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The links below are provide to our service members and veterans as easy reference. Operation Undergarment does not endorse any of the products or services they provide.

Links to Tributes to Our Troops

Patriot Guard

VeteranCareGiver.Com

Informal caregiving for injured or ill Veterans.

http://veterancaregiver.com

USA People Search
Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans in the USA

Camp Patriot

Camp Patriot exists to take Disabled U.S. Veterans on outdoor adventures.

Camp Patriot wants to renew the dreams and visions of our disabled veterans for a meaningful future. We will be bringing disabled American Veterans to the great State of Montana for outdoor adventures of their choosing. However, outdoor adventures are just some of the activities we provide disabled U.S. Military Veterans at Camp Patriot. We want to create relationships for them through outdoor adventures that will promote positive, life changing experiences.

http://www.camppatriot.org

Silver Star Families of America

Recognizing and remembering our wounded by providing them or their families a
Silver Star Banner or Flag.

http://www.silverstarfamilies.org

Military Connection

Military Jobs & Federal Government Jobs
Employment Opportunities, Schools for Veterans, New GI Bill Resources and Military Loans

http://www.militaryconnection.com

Educational Resources

Accredited Schools Online

More than 150 Resources to help student Veterans and their families overcome the challenges of higher education and career training.

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/

PTSD Resources

The Recovery Village

This site offers information and help for our Veterans with Substance Abuse resulting from PTSD and Chronic Pain. https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/veterans/

Raising Awareness about PTSD: A Resource Guide

RNtoBSN.org recently published a resource to help not only nurses, but anyone -- family members, friends, co-workers -- better understand and recognize PTSD. You can take a look here: http://www.rntobsn.org/resources/ptsd/. It includes tools and information to empower education and career; and help non-healthcare workers understand more about PTSD.

PTSD Symptoms, Causes and Effects

Getting injured protecting your country is a devastating and terrifying experience, not just for the sufferer but for their family as well. With over 900,000 injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, support for our wounded soldiers has never been so important. Furthermore, the possible effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can leave an injured soldier unable to function and feeling helpless. The symptoms of PTSD include extreme anxiety, petrifying flashbacks, deep depression, sleepless nights and loss of appetite – all of which greatly impact on anyone’s life. If you believe you, or someone you know, may be suffering from PTSD, read this guide for possible treatments.

http://www.psychguides.com/guides/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-causes-and-effects/

PTSD Online Resource Center

Information on PTSD. Causes, History and other things you may need to know about PTSD.

http://www.accuterm.com/post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html

Resource for those looking for information about brain and spinal cord injuries and PTSD.

BrainandSpinalCord.Org

Resource for those who suffer with Sleep Issues and PTSD.

sleepopolis

TUCK Advancing Better Sleep

Tuck Sleep is a non-commercial community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Tuck has been referenced by NBC News, Smithsonian Magazine, and Harvard University and is referenced by many health providers and sleep organizations across the web.

TUCK

Financial Resources

The Financial Impact of Depression and Grief

Depression and grief affect many areas of your life and this includes your finances. We take a look at how to make sure your money situation doesn't add to your worries when you're going through such a difficult time.

Read more: http://www.money.co.uk/article/1010322-the-financial-impact-of-depression-and-grief.htm#ixzz31ET57XSt

Just Military Loans

Fast Military Loans - Same Day Approval

Omni Financial

Military Loans up to $10,000. Exclusive lending to Military members for over 63 years.

Housing and Mortages for Veterans

A guide to help veterans and active military understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans.

Home Resources for Veterans

U.S. veterans, service members and other eligible surviving spouses in search for home loans and grants offered for veterans need to check out our site.

Information on Home Financing for Veterans

Credit Critics provides veterans and their spouces information on Housing benefits, Va Mortgages and other Home financing options.

Veteran Business Ideas

A number of business resources for Veterans to help with their success back home.
(Suggested by children at Brenham Community Center, TX).

Solutions for Debt

A This is a web site that can provide you with much information on getting out of debt and staying out of debt. Also information on Student Loan forgiveness.

Couponchief

We've provided our research on special offers and discounts available to senior citizens, women, and veterans, in our series of guides to help you find ways to save money.

 

Discounts for Soldiers and
Veterans

The Ultimate Military Discount Travel Guide (2017)

Military members can save money on hotels, flights, car rentals and more! Great resources for all those trips with your families. Downloadable Guide available on site.

Military Discounts & Career Programs for Service Members and Veterans

Verizon is offering discounts on your monthly Verizon Service and other discounts off select accessories and discounts on FiOS Triple Play, Double Play and High Speed Internet. Plus a possible career at Verizon when you retire. Click link above for all details.

Armed Forces Car insurance Discounts

One of the easiest ways to save money on car insurance is by taking advantage of a discount. Most major car insurance providers offer some kind of markdown off-the-top — for students, good drivers, members of specialty organizations, and especially veterans and active military.

As a current service member or veteran, you may be paying too much for car insurance if you are not taking advantage of one of these discounts.

Mesothelioma Resources

Free Mesothelioma Assistance
mesocare.org

Founded by 2 Navy Vets who had a vision of helping their fellow brothers in arms.

MesoCare is a free public service that is dedicated to providing support, education and hope for patients and loved ones who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

MesoCare helps patients with benefits, finding doctors and cancer centers as well as guiding them through the financial assistance process to help them find grants and assistance for medical bills, hospice care and living expenses.

MesotheliomaVeterans.org

Mesothelioma Veterans Center offers free support to veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Guide

1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.

Mesothelioma Cancer Resource for Veterans

The Mesothelioma Cancer Center is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States' armed forces. hundreds of thousands, if not millions of these living veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service. Asbestos.com offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure, to treatment options for epithelial mesothelioma .

Mesothelioma Specialist

Asbestos exposure, a known cause of mesothelioma, was unavoidable for millions of veterans, whether they were deployed overseas or working in the U.S. Up to 30 percent of all diagnosed mesothelioma cases are veterans. Our mission is to help educate all veterans on the dangers of asbestos exposure and to also help provide service members suffering from mesothelioma the most up-to-date and accurate information on treatments, clinical trials and other patient resources. Our goal is to partner with organizations like yours to spread awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

Learn about the Leading Mesothelioma Lawyers in your area. We'll send you Free Brochures from these top Mesothelioma Lawyers. Visit our site and find information on Mesothelioma trust funds, information related to Military Veterans amd Mesothelioma, symptoms of Mesothelioma Cancer, types and treatments available.

Mesothelioma.Net

Free resources, education, support and hope. Patient advocates are there to support you, answer your questions, provide you with resources, and inform you about your financial options. Call 1-800-692-8608 or visit our web site (linked above).

MesotheliomaGroup

Take control of your Prognosis. * Understand mesotheliom cancer * Receive the latest mesothelioma information *Improve your prognosis with our free help guide. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase awareness, improving survival rates and veteran life expectancy.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Resources for patients and their families. Treatment options, information for veterans, types of Mesothelioma, risk factors, causes, etc.

Mesotheliomahelp.org

www.mesotheliomahelp.org provides caregivers, patients, and others (including veterans, emergency personnel, firemen, mechanics, homeowners, etc) resources and tools to gain knowledge about a horrible type of lung cancer. Their main mission is to spread awareness for asbestos exposure, which leads to Mesothelioma. It is the only site to feature a live chat option (24/7) with certified doctors and nurses, annual $10,000 scholarship, Q & A, and much more.

Mesothelioma Law Firm

We support our community by establishing an annual $1k scholarship for college students. We’re also organizing a 5k run this year to bring awareness and donations to American Veterans with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Resource Online

MesotheliomaSymptoms.com is dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families. Our Free Mesothelioma Guide will help you understand your diagnosis with information about:

Top doctors around the country
Treatment options for living longer
Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Fund

MesotheliomaFund.com helps patients and families obtain compensation from asbestos trust funds faster than filing lawsuits and going to court.

They offer a free case evaluation for patients and their families. Financial assistance may be available to cover treatment costs.

Can help family members of mesothelioma victims with information on wrongful death claims.

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I am only one,
but still I am One.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
I will not refuse to do the
Something I can do.

--Helen Keller

FOR YOU

THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

" Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

" Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

~Author Unknown~

Retire your flag with respect!

Retirement of YOUR American Flag

Guidelines for Displaying the Flag

1. The flag of the United States should be flown daily from sunrise to sunset in good weather from public buildings, schools, permanent staffs, and in or near polling places on election days. The flag may be displayed 24 hours a day on patriotic holidays or if properly illuminated.

2. The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is bad, except when an all-weather flag is used.

3. The flag should always be flown on national and state holidays and on those occasions proclaimed by the President. On Memorial Day, the flag should be half staffed until noon.

4. The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously. It should never be dipped to any person nor should it ever be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress.

5. The flag should never touch anything beneath it, nor should it ever be carried flat or horizontally.

6. It should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, drapery, or decoration, nor for carrying or holding anything.

7. The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged. It should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.

8. The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle. When a flag is displayed on a car, the flag's staff should be fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right fender.

9. The flag or its staff should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. Nor should any picture, drawing, insignia or other decoration be placed on or attached to the flag, its staff, or halyard.

10. The flag should not be embroidered on cushions, handkerchiefs, or other personal items nor printed on anything designed for temporary use nd discarded. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, or members of other patriotic organizations.

11. When the flag is so worn or soiled that it is no longer suitable for isplay, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning.

Flag Flying Holidays

New Year's Day Lincoln's Birthday Washington's Birthday Armed Forces Day
Memorial Day Flag Day
Independence Day V-J Day Labor Day
Thanksgiving Veterans' Day Pearl Harbor Day
Christmas State Admission Day

Retirement of YOUR American Flag

You can retire your tattered, worn out and frayed American flags without any cost to you. Send your flags to the Kitchen Table Gang Trust, 42922 Avenue 12, Madera, CA 93638-8866 and we will dispose of your flags in a proper and dignified manner with full honors pursuant to the United States Flag Code Section 8K. We have been providing this free service for the past seven years. Our flag retirement ceremonies are held on Flag Day, June 14th each year and are conducted by a volunteer military honor guard.

http://www.kitchentablegang.org

WWW.ServiceFlags.Com

DoD Certified Manufacturer of the Service Flag

The Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.

MORE LINKS

The links below are provide to our service members and veterans as easy reference. Operation Undergarment does not endorse any of the products or services they provide.

Other Resources

NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org

Our mission is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of nursing home injury and abuse. Our team at nursinghomeabuseguide.org strives to provide a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about nursing home abuse and the actions they can take to protect a loved one.

NursingHomeAbuseSupport.com

Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Elder Abuse is experienced by 1 out of every 10 seniors, ages 60 and older, who live at home. At Nursing Home Abuse Support we find this statistic unacceptable. Our goal is to increase elder abuse awareness, educating the public with factual and current information relating to elder abuse and neglect within the United States and throughout the world.

RecallGuide.org

Recall Guide is a Free medication tracking platform where you can keep track of your medications, and learn about important recalls and prescription information that may directly affect you.

Medical Malpractice Center

Medical malpractice exists in cases where a patient sustains some level of damages from a medical professional during the course of his or her official medical duties. Damages are grounds for a lawsuit in many cases, but other elements must exist in medical malpractice legal cases. This is a resource to investigate if you have experienced a damaging medical procedure.

Dangerous Drugs/Medical Devices/News Alerts

Practical Drug, Device, & Healthcare Safety Information. To educate the American public on current pharmaceutical drug and evices commonly being used within the United States.

ConsumerDangers.Com

This site is a valuable resource for anyone looking for information on Safety issues on everything from Medical treatments, to Consumer products and where to find help when you are the victim of these treatments and products.

Military Move/Relocation Help Guide

It’s no secret that moving isn’t the most fun thing in the world to do, and goes the same for those who are in the military. Families of those in the military know that relocation can be a normal part of life. We’ve put together the basics of any military move to help ease any stress that those families or service members might have.

Give a warm snugglie to the children of our service men serving abroad.

Operation Snuggles
Operation Snuggles too

 

SnowBallExpress.org

"For the children of our fallen warriors… Reaching out now and far into the future." - Michael Kerr

 

 

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