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Today's Opinions

  • Staying employed may be good idea for boomers

    News and Experts
    Boomers may want to recall one of the poets they grew up reading, Dylan Thomas, and his most famous poem, named for its first line, “Do not go gentle into that good night,” a desperate appeal to resist the trappings of old age.
    “As they retire, baby boomers need to stay true to their reputation for grand statements, and to mobilize their skill set in the business world,” said media expert Steve Kayser, author of “The Greatest Words You’ve Never Heard,” (www.stevekayser.com).

  • ‘Stupid’ questions people ask, military spouses field

    By KRISTI
    Military OneSource’s Blog Brigade
    I’m pretty sure that one of my teachers told me that there is no such thing as a stupid question. But it turns out that stupid questions are alive and well.
    Any one of these questions or comments is cause enough for an eye roll followed by the classic, “Don’t get me started.”

  • Band of fathers still close, support family, community

    By KATHY BAUMGARTEN
    VAntage Blog
    Maybe it was just a coincidence that my father bought a house near WWII veterans like himself; maybe there were so many of them that it couldn’t be avoided. However, none of that mattered to me as a child. What counted was the subtle influence those men had; it changed my life and I didn’t even know it.

  • VA responds to early, surging flu season

    By VICTORIA DAVEY
    VAntage Point Blog
    This winter, America is experiencing an early flu season with flu cases surging across the country. The Veterans Health Administration is responding vigorously to the nationwide outbreak to protect the health of all veterans and staff in the VA health system.
    All of the VHA medical facilities around the country have flu prevention and treatment as one of our top priorities.

  • Tricare offering preventive services at no cost

    By KRISTIN SHIVES
    Tricare Management Activity
    Tricare beneficiaries should make time to get preventive health screenings starting in the new year.
    All Tricare health plans offer preventive services at no cost. Beneficiaries can start the year off right by putting their health first.
    Beneficiaries enrolled in Tricare Prime may receive clinical preventive services from their primary care manager or from any network provider without a referral or authorization at no cost.

  • Veterans unemployment lower than US average

    By LAUREN BAILEY
    VAntage Point
    On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released veteran unemployment data for the month of December. The unemployment rate for all veterans was 7 percent—still below the national average of 7.8 percent. For post-9/11 veterans, the rate was 10.8 percent. Most importantly, the annual jobless rate for post-9/11 vets was 9.9 percent in 2012; a significant drop from the annual average in 2011 of 12.1 percent.

  • College life differs from military

    By KEVIN DEAN
    Veterans Certificate Coordinator
    Many veterans think they experience culture shock when they make the transition from military to civilian life, but an even greater transitional shock is the one experienced when veterans enter college for the first time.
    The most common advice comes in studying hard and managing your time well, but here are five overlooked adjustments from life as a veteran to life as an student.
    College isn’t just about studying

  • Prepare your vehicle, your drivers for winter driving

    By RICHARD RUDOLPH
    Garrison Safety Office
    Winter is less than two weeks away. It may seem like spring now but that can change in just a few short hours in Kentucky. If you were here in 2009, you know what I’m talking about: the ice storm. Hopefully we will not see anything like that again. Post was closed and driving was not something people wanted to do, unless it was an emergency, due to the snow and ice on the road ways.
    Here are a few simple tips to help keep you safe when the weather takes a turn towards the worst.