Most Recent Blog Posts
Proving Military Sexual Trauma claims
When the VA says “Oh no it didn’t” to your claim of a Military Sexual Trauma…here’s how to corroborate military sexual trauma and show “Oh Yes It Did”.
Episode 4: Behind the Lens.
No matter what branch you served in - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard - the purpose of basic training was the same: to break us of our individuality so that we can focus on the team. Basic training, more than anything, was immersion training in the...
Government Gaslighting: VA, the JSRRC, and Agent Orange exposure in Thailand
So you served in Thailand during the Vietnam war, and now have a disability that you claim is related to Agent Orange or tactical herbicide exposure in Thailand. Seems like a straightforward claim - after all, you've heard that the VA is supposed to concede exposure...
A Profile in Advocacy: Melissa Bryant
Melissa Bryant is no stranger to veteran advocacy groups. She is a Black female US Army combat veteran from Philadelphia. Formerly the National Legislative Director of the American Legion and Chief Policy Officer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, she also...
Episode 3: Cornpone Opinions.
Episode 3: Find out what corn pone has to do with reintegration into civilian life. Then, Tony Williams and I talk about his non-profit “Veterans Counseling Veterans” which works in unique ways to bridge the civilian-military gap.
VA disability rating for knee pain [Pop-Up Video]
In this Pop-up Video, I talk about several topics, including how to figure out if you got an adequate VA disability rating for knee pain. What's a "pop up" video? I will randomly "pop up" - LIVE - on You Tube or Facebook and talk to whoever's listening for 5 or 10...
Episode 2: Listen.
Episode 2: Women in the veteran community – transgender or CIS – face challenges reintegrating that most men will never have to confront.
Episode 1: The Chains Fell Off.
Episode 1: Is the current Veteran brand holding us back? I visit with Marine combat veteran Hill Pluviose, and then discuss the GI Bill.