Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Shape of our Forces from Rhino Den - Ranger Up!

"....Then it hits me- the Body Mass Index (BMI) of this group is pretty significant! I mean, there are some chunky monkeys anchoring this team, but if they can handle their business and put Hell fire on the enemy, who really gives a shit? If the Air Force thinks they’re ready for war, then I have no say in it. In the big scheme if things, they are all here to complete a mission."

Read more: The Shape of our Forces

Friday, August 24, 2012

“The End of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” edited by J. Ford Huffman and TammyS. Schultz

Marine Corp University's book on the end of DADT presents an argument for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. 

"'The End of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell' is a timely and necessary book...and goes far beyond to articulate and make fully human the toll of DADT on many military service members and their loved ones." 

Read More:  Opinion on The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Arkansas Women Veterans Summit 2012

Arkansas’s Second Women Veterans Summit!

Saturday, August 25, 2012
9am – 3:00pm

Pulaski Technical College Campus Center
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR  72118

(next to the Ft. Roots VA Hospital)

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System, Veterans Affairs Regional Office, and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services in cooperation with Pulaski Technical College will present Arkansas’s Second Women Veterans Summit Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Pulaski Technical College Campus Center in North Little Rock.

The summit’s goal is to reach out to these veterans in order to inform, educate, and ensure that they have the knowledge of services available to them and hopefully become involved in outreach for other women veterans who may be in need of help.

The summit will include speakers discussing various topics of interest to women veterans including health care and benefits.  Additionally, exhibitor booths will provide free health screenings, information, resources, and giveaways.  A FREE lunch will be provided by Golden Corral for pre-registrants.  Those attending will have an opportunity to meet, mingle and network with other women veterans.

We encourage those interested to pre-register for this event.  Space is limited for lunch and speaker sessions to the first 200 registrants. Exhibitor booths may be visited at any time and do not require registration. Child care will not be available.

Register here: Arkansas Women Veterans Summit Registration Form

Friday, August 17, 2012

Natalie Dell: VA Researcher and Olympian

"VA Employee and Medal Winning Olympian Natalie Dell on Veterans and Never Giving Up:

The Olympics are filled with inspirational stories that bring the country together in celebration of exceptional accomplishment and national pride. And we at VA are very proud to share an inspiring story from one of our own, Natalie Dell—a Bronze Medal winner at the Summer Olympics."

Read more: Natalie Dell: VA Researcher and Olympian