Guest post by Patti Shaner HomeBridge Financial What is a VA Home Loan? A VA Home Loan is a mortgage loan provided by private lenders, such as mortgage companies and banks. The loan is partially guaranteed by the Veterans Administration. The Veterans Administration does not lend money, itself. The VA gives a mortgage lender a guarantee that if […]
Articles about Military Veterans
A military veteran is a person who is no longer serving in the military.
A military veteran that has served directly in combat in a war is further defined as a war veteran (although not all military conflicts, or areas in which armed combat took place, are necessarily referred to as wars).
Military veterans are unique as a group as their lived experience is so strongly connected to the conduct of war in general and the application of professional violence in particular.
Therefore, there is a large body of knowledge developed through centuries of scholarly studies that seek to describe, understand and explain their lived experience in and out of service. Griffith with colleagues provides an overview of this research field that addresses veterans' general health, transition from military service to civilian life, homelessness, veteran employment, civic engagement, and veteran identity as recurrent investigative topics in the field.
Ken Guthrie is a veteran of the Viet Nam war and won the Purple Heart after being wounded in the conflict.
Military Exchange Benefits As you may know, Active duty and retired military have always had the ability to shop at the military exchanges. As of late last year, all honorably discharged veterans now have those privileges as well! This is just for the online Exchanges, not the physical locations. Here’s what Tom Shull, director, and […]
This past Wednesday was Veteran’s Day, and in honor of our veterans and active duty military personnel, we’d like to share a little information about homeownership and our service members. The homeownership rate among veterans far outpaces that of civilians, according to Veterans United Home Loans. However, active duty military personnel often face challenges, due […]