By Joe Silva Two members of the Army National Guard were arrested in California, accused of selling weapons, ammunition and body armor. Staff Sergeant Andrew Reyes and Specialist Jaime Casillas were assigned to Troop C, 1-18, a California Army National Guard Cavalry unit stationed at the Armory in El Cajon. On seven separate occasions, the […]
Entries for the ‘A Veteran’s Perspective’ Category
By Joe Silva Since the implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2009, more than one million individuals, including Veterans and dependents with transferred GI Bill benefits, have enrolled at institutions of higher education. And approximately 250,000 service members continue to separate from the military each year, the majority of whom will use their GI […]
Today is Memorial Day. At the grocery store recently, I was in the check-out line and saw two Coca-Cola bottles, the ones that have people’s first names on them. I happened to see the names “Chad” and Mitchell” next to each other. I did a double take, because when I was in the Navy, Chad […]
By Joe Silva So many Veterans today are suffering– alone. Veterans from all eras are struggling from afflictions such as PTSD or a service-connected disability, or from unemployment, underemployment, lack of fulfillment in their civilian lives, and just the general pressures of life. Military conditioning teaches service members not to share personal problems, to keep […]
By Joe Silva There is no question that unemployment among Veterans is improving. The utilization of resources such as the MilitaryConnection.com Jobs Page, Virtual Job Fair, as well as other government and private sector initiatives have made headway in eliminating unemployment among Veterans. But our latest generation of war Veterans still encounter an unemployment rate […]
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