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InDependent - On a Mission to Improve Fitness and Wellness

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 14:55 -- vjorden

Physical fitness and mental resiliency are fundamental parts of a successful military career. Each military branch provides programs and training ensure military service members remain mission ready. But too often the priority of physical and mental wellness falls to the wayside for military spouses trying to juggle all of the responsibilities their role entails.

Five military spouses and their fitness and wellness nonprofit, InDependent, are on a mission to change that.

Nebraska Arts for Vets Helping Veterans Cope with PTSD

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:52 -- vjorden

In the past sixteen years more nearly 350,000 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries and anywhere from 11- 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from depression and/or PTSD. These numbers are both staggering and heartbreaking. Treatment is often a lifelong process. One emerging method to help returning service members cope and overcome the challenges presented when returning home with these injuries is art therapy.

MSCCN & CASY - Helping Military Families Find Jobs That Fit

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:46 -- vjorden

One of the hardest parts of transitioning in or out of the military or PCSing to a new location is figuring out what’s next, especially when it comes to a career. The whole process can be like trying to scale Mt Everest in the dark in the middle of winter. But two sister nonprofits, the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) and sister nonprofit Corporate America Supports You (CASY), are serving as beacons of light for service members and spouses looking to find gainful employment.  

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