VA Maine Healthcare System ROI Office Takes a Step Back in Time and Rural Vets Take the Hit

My HealtheVet was created to help address some of the communication issues veterans had with medical providers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and is a wonderful program. We love it. When it was first created, we were finally able to easily have conversations with our medical providers and get medical clearance forms signed by … More VA Maine Healthcare System ROI Office Takes a Step Back in Time and Rural Vets Take the Hit

Portland JetPort Baggage Claim Protest Made Dangerous Situation More Dangerous in Public Space Known to Have Existing Security Flaws

I am still reeling from the impact this potentially dangerous situation had on both my husband and I upon our return to the closest airport to our home. I haven’t been right since. Let me begin with the fact that this Portland JetPort baggage claim protest isn’t about me and the impact this situation had … More Portland JetPort Baggage Claim Protest Made Dangerous Situation More Dangerous in Public Space Known to Have Existing Security Flaws

VA New England Summer Sports Clinic 2016, Providence, Rhode Island

This past week my husband (also a veteran) and I attended the VA New England Summer Sports Clinic hosted by the VA Boston Healthcare System. The event was held in Providence, Rhode Island. Although we were not sure what to expect, we were willing to give it a try because the event featured sporting activities. … More VA New England Summer Sports Clinic 2016, Providence, Rhode Island

An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act

Dear Senator/Representative, We are asking that Congress ensure that the military give soldiers the same constitutional rights you would have in a civilian court of law. We want professional investigators, not Commanders, investigating felony crimes. We want prosecutors, not military Commanders to make the decision whether we have the evidence to go to court. We … More An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act

Soldier Ride Tampa Inspired Me to Start Cycling for Physical & Mental Health

Soldier Ride Tampa (Florida) was incredible. I had a lot of anxiety about signing up for this program but thanks to some coaxing from some female veteran friends I got up the courage to give it a try. Initially I had planned to go to Soldier Ride with a female veteran friend from every branch of service … More Soldier Ride Tampa Inspired Me to Start Cycling for Physical & Mental Health

Sailboating in Tampa Bay with the St. Petersburg Sailing Center in Florida

I’ve done a lot of firsts this past couple years and I added one more to the list this past week. I went sailing for the first time ever and even took the helm of the sailboat for quite a ways. What went from being completely uninterested in pursuing this particular hobby in the future … More Sailboating in Tampa Bay with the St. Petersburg Sailing Center in Florida