Category: Veteran Community

Ableism is Discrimination Against Veterans

Ableism is Discrimination Against Veterans veteran with prosthetic left leg stands in front of rock wall, looks off into distance

Discrimination against Veterans is a problem. Despite the fact that federal laws make this practice illegal in the workplace, discrimination against Veterans simply cannot be eliminated through laws. Make no mistake, there isn’t an undercurrent of anti-Veteran sentiment in America. Rather the discrimination against Veterans, and especially discrimination against disabled Veterans, is due to an […]

Supportive Communities Are Vital for Veterans in Crisis

Supportive Communities Are Vital for Veterans in Crisis Veterans in crisis can benefit from support groups.

For many Veterans in crisis, there is no way to plan for the challenges you face after leaving the military. VA Claims Insider identified ways to find support.

Burn Pit Symptoms: The Top 5 Things to Know

Burn Pit Symptoms: The Top 5 Things to Know flame from burn pits burns near military vehicles

In 2011, government research on burn pit symptoms and long-term effects of burn pits failed to take into account the growing evidence of burn pit symptoms reported by service members. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and hydrogen cyanide are produced by burn pits and could potentially be causes of burn pit symptoms. These were not measured in […]