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Connecting Vets attempts new Army PT test
The Army recently announced a new PT test better designed for real-world situations. It's called the Army Combat Fitness Test and we had our own Army veteran and Drill Sgt. Jake Hughes try it out for himself.
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Hack the VA: Dental Benefits
Dental care at the VA is one of life’s greatest mysteries. There are a couple dental options for vets, so we at ConnectingVets are breaking down the different dental categories at the VA. Read our article on VA Dental Services: https://bit.ly/2ncKHpY Read our article on Dental Insurance 101: https://bit.ly/2IwHVEs
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Hack the VA: Searching for a Job
Looking for a new job or career? We take a look at some websites geared towards veterans that will help you find careers based on your military service and interests.
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Hack the VA: Compensation exams
If you’ve filed a claim with the VA for either a disability compensation or pension benefits, you will probably need an exam from a VA doctor. This episode looks at the steps you will take to help complete this process. Websites featured in the video: benefits.va.gov/compensation ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/learn/compensation benefits.va.gov/vso/
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Hack the VA: 5 VA mistakes you can appeal
There are five, very common mistakes that can happen on the VA’s side of things that will automatically let you appeal a claims decision.
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Hack the VA: Travel Reimbursement
How would you like to get paid to go to your VA medical appointment? With the VA’s Beneficiary Travel program, veterans who are eligible can be reimbursed for their mileage. Or use special modes of travel can be arranged for going to medical appointments.
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Hunting at Warriors Rest
Retired Navy SEAL Don Shipley and his wife Diane, have created a special place by the Chesapeake Bay for wounded warriors. Connecting Vets joined Marine veteran amputee & marathon athlete Rob Jones and Marine veteran Ben Kiernan for some hunting, whiskey and good times.
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Joe Walsh Interview Prior to VetsAid 2017
Rock legend Joe Walsh is raising money for veterans causes through music, and the non-profit he founded – VestAid.
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Hack the VA: State Benefits
Learn how to take advantage of some of the state benefits that are offered to veterans and their families. From taxes to education as well as employment, when you interact with your local and state government, make sure to let them know you are a veteran. Learn more about veteran benefits, visit our Get Help section: http://connectingvets.com/categories/get-help
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The U.S. Army Drill Team at Twilight Tattoo!
The U. S. Army Drill Team, performs mind-boggling tricks and precision drills at the seasonal Twilight Tattoo show.
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Hack the VA: Dental Insurance & FEDVIP
Veterans are losing Tricare dental insurance at the end of this year. Insurance is available to purchase under the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Here’s a few things to consider before open enrollment begins in November.
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“Grunt Padre” remembered for his love and service to his Marines
On the 50th anniversary of his death, Navy chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient Fr. Vincent Capodanno is being remembered for his love of the Marines he served with and the comfort he gave them as they fought in Vietnam. Read the article here: http://connectingvets.com/2017/09/05/grunt-padre-remembered-for-his-love-service-to-his-marines/
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Cadets visit Pentagon to cheer on Army Football
The Pentagon was greeted with the cheers and music of the United States Military Academy at West Point's cheer and spirit band the day before the 118th Army-Navy Game. Army and Navy leadership greeted the cadets as they visited various locations in the building.
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Hack the VA: Decision Ready Claims
On this Hack the VA, Connecting Vets reporter Jonathan Kaupanger tells us how you can get a claim decision in less than 30 days!
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Meet Kaylah Jackson - Multimedia Journalist for ConnectingVets.com
Kaylah describes her military service as “being part of an international club. A group of like-minded people with pride in themselves, others, and their country."
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Meet Eric Dehm – Multimedia Journalist for ConnectingVets.com
From basic training to 1010 WINS in New York City, Eric Dehm brings his talents to the nation's capital. "My expertise will allow me to provide information, provide entertainment and provide knowledge to my fellow veterans."
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30 Day VA Claims
Jonathan Kaupanger tells us about a new and faster VA claims process.
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Meet Amanda Macias - Multimedia Journalist for ConnectingVets.com
“Being part of a military family, and being a military brat, and going to journalism school -- I feel like it’s all coming full circle.”
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'Godfather of Blind Hockey' describes rules of the game
Hearing the words “Blind Hockey” may cause some to scratch their heads, but in reality it is not too different than hockey for the sighted. Craig Fitzpatrick, captain of the Washington Wheelers, explains.
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Hack the VA: Basic Veterans Affairs Information
There’s two ways to get basic Veterans Affairs information, the long way or the short way. ConnectingVets checks out the difference between VA’s explore.va.gov and va.gov.
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Connecting Vets tries U.S. Army's female body armor
Who among us hasn't worn body armor that was two sizes too big and made them feel like they were wearing a turtle shell? Well, that uncomfortable feeling is no more for female soldiers. The U.S. Army is changing the way it's designing body armor, helmets and other protective equipment soldiers can train effectively and comfortably and we tried it out for ourselves.
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Navy football says happy birthday, Navy
What does it mean to be a part of Navy football? We went to Annapolis to ask the captains and head coach Ken Niumatalolo about naval history, the team's legacy, and the Navy's 242nd birthday. Don't give up the ship!
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Behind the scenes of the upcoming Iraq and Afghanistan galleries
Take a behind the scenes tour of the upcoming Iraq and Afghanistan galleries at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
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The Vietnam War: Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Interview
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their new 10-part documentary, "The Vietnam War," with ConnectingVets,com reporter Jarid Watson.
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Hack the VA: Mobile Apps
The VA’s collection of mobile apps can assist you in several areas, such as organizing your medical appointments and medications, as well as oversee personal goals like quitting smoking and losing weight.
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American Legion delegates "Storm the Hill"
Follow members of the American Legion's Department of Ohio as they visit with their state's legislators to discuss the organization's legislative agenda. Feb. 27, 2018
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Former Marine Creates Non-Profit To Train Service Dogs For Veterans
Semper K9, a non-profit organization is run by husband and wife team Christopher Baity, a Marine Corps veteran who worked as a dog handler while in the service, and Amanda Baity.
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Sen. Jon Tester Talks with ConnectingVets.com
Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, the ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, has been dealing with veterans-related issues for 10 years. “Bottom line is, if you signed up to serve, we made a promise to you.”
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ConnectingVets visits the Ms. Veteran America Competition
For women in the military, sometimes life can feel like choosing between combat boots and heels, but the Ms. Veteran America competition has made it so female veterans no longer have to make that choice.
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Blind Hockey 'Try It' Session
Anywhere from 12-15 visually impaired players attend BVA's weekly “Try It” sessions, held every Sunday morning at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia — the same ice rink where the Washington Capitals practice.
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State of VA Affairs with Secretary David Shulkin
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin talks with ConnectingVets.com's Chas Henry about wait times at facilities, opioid abuse, accountability & more.
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Yes, Military Fidget Spinners Are A Thing
Milspin, the brainchild of two Recon Marine brothers, creates hand-crafted personalized fidget spinners for veterans and service members alike. Read more on Connecting Vets: http://cbsloc.al/2xCYMkl
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Hack the VA: Burial Benefits for Women Veterans
Women veterans are missing out on a huge benefit at the VA. We talked to Danielle Corazza from VA’s Center for Women Veterans about burial benefits and how to make sure that the final wishes of veterans are honored. Read our article about this burial benefits: https://bit.ly/2FDDBGr
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The Irish Brigade Memorial
Mike Gamble, Park Ranger at Antietam National Battlefield, showed us the Irish Brigade Memorial and the place where hundreds died during one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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A look at the National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is currently undertaking its "Final phase" of construction for several new galleries. We talked with President and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Lt. Gen. Robert Blackman, (ret.) about the museum and its mission to honor the service of the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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IAVA Storm the Hill Time Lapse - Audio
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America placed 5,520 flags on the Mall this morning to represent the veterans and military personnel who have died from suicide so far in 2018 alone
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New Law May Make Military-Issued Purple Heart Sales Illegal
There is a market for military-issue Purple Heart medals, for now. But soon, a new law may make their sale illegal.
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Meet A.J. Janitschek - Multimedia Journalist for ConnectingVets.com
A.J. enlisted at the age of 17. "The A.J. you know now, is totally different than the A.J. who went in."
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Air National Guard Search & Rescue during Harvey
106th Rescue Wing airmen from the New York Air National Guard assist with search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
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Liquor Lab - ConnectingVets
A West Point graduate and Army veteran has created a unique social experience in an age when no one seems to look up from their cell phones....a Liquor Lab that teaches attendees how to make cocktails. Think of it as a cooking class behind the bar.
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Women In Military Service Memorial
The Women in Military Service Memorial in Washington D.C. turns 20 this year and is the only of it's kind that celebrates the service of our women in uniform.
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Family Members of Korean War Veterans at Memorial
On the 65th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, we went to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. to speak with some family members of Korean War vets. Here's what they had to say.
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Veteran Pin-Ups for a Cause
For 12 years running, Pin-Ups for Vets has raised thousands of dollars for VA hospitals nationwide by putting a new twist on a wartime tradition. The group of sharply dressed vets has visited over 11,000 veterans at 62 hospitals and donated more than $56,000 of medical equipment to VA hospitals so far, all by selling calendars of women veterans dressed as WWII-style pin-up models. Read the entire story here: http://cbsloc.al/2vFt3yq You can also check out: https://www.youtube.com/user/PinUpsForVets
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ConnectingVets shave for #Vetbeard
The men of ConnectingVets have shaved their beards and are competing for the best Veteran beard this November. Watch their progress here and at Connectingvets.com
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Purple Heart Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor has a continuing effort to register Purple Heart recipients, building a unique and searchable database of those who have bled for our country. To learn more go to www.thepurpleheart.com.
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Meet Phil Briggs - Multimedia Journalist for ConnectingVets.com
Phil Briggs made a name for himself in rock radio in Providence, Boston and Salt Lake City. “But this job? It’s like coming home.”
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