veterans

May 24, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranks Seventh Best State For Military Retirees

WalletHub ranked Maryland the seventh best state in the country for military retirees. The number one state on the list is Virginia. WalletHub, a company that offers free credit score reports and provides financial advising services, ranked the states based on a variety of criteria, including job and economic opportunities for veterans, quality of life, […]

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March 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

It’s National Puppy Day! Warrior Canine Connection Celebrates New Litter of Future Service Dogs

Tuesday marked National Puppy Day, and Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds is celebrating since they recently welcomed a litter of future service dogs for Veterans in need. WCC has placed 75 canines to date and has helped thousands of Veterans nationwide through its Mission Based Trauma Recovery Model, where Warriors help train service dogs for […]

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March 8, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland Women’s Caucus to Honor Veterans in Virtual Event

The Maryland Women’s Caucus is hosting a virtual celebration to honor women veterans on March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The celebration also looks to pay tribute to the state’s first woman veteran, Harriet Tubman. This will be the Caucus’ third Women Veterans Day but the first virtual celebration.  The event will feature […]

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February 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Vaccines Available for Veterans Ages 65 and Older

The Department of Veterans Affairs is now vaccinating individuals who served in the military ages 65 and older. The VA is also vaccinating younger veterans if a person has several pre-existing conditions, is homeless, lives in a group home, is on renal dialysis or uses a wheelchair. Veterans already receiving healthcare from the VA are […]

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November 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection in Need of Puppy Parent Volunteers

A special announcement just in time for Veterans Day- Warrior Canine Connection needs puppy parent volunteers. The organization is headquartered in Boyds and provides specially trained service dogs to Military veterans nationwide. WCC Puppy Parent Program Manager Cheryl Bingham says although becoming a volunteer takes work, it is extremely rewarding because the puppies grow up […]

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October 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection Hosts 2020 Graduation Virtually

Although this year marked Warrior Canine Connection’s eighth annual graduation, it was their first virtual ceremony. The special presentation showcased successful service dog placements that will help veterans in need nationwide. On Saturday, six Veteran Service Dog teams, two Facility Dogs, and five Breeder Dogs graduated. Click here to view the entire ceremony. WCC is […]

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September 15, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Seneca Boat Launch Gives Veterans, Walter Reed Patients Easy Access to Potomac River

Kayakers, canoeists, and paddle boarders looking to set sail at the Seneca Landing Special Park now have a safer and easier way to embark on their journey. Located at one of the busiest access points to the Potomac River and C&O Canal, the new floating launch for canoes, kayaks, and other paddle boats is fully […]

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July 17, 2020 | Staff Writer

Mood Booster: Watch Warrior Canine Connection’s Live Puppy Cam

The Warrior Canine Connection has a new litter of puppies. Now, the future service dogs are on their journey to help change lives. Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help veterans recovering from the stress of combat reconnect with their families, communities, and life. Click here to brighten your day by watching […]

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May 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked Fourth Best State For Military Retirees

WalletHub ranked Maryland the fourth best state in the United States for military retirees. The number one state on the list is Virginia. WalletHub, a company that offers free credit score reports and provides financial advising services, ranked the states based on a variety of criteria, including job and economic opportunities for veterans, quality of […]

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April 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Area VA Centers Provide Resources for Vets During COVID-19 Health Crisis

Veterans in the metropolitan area who think they have been infected with the coronavirus should be aware that the VA Medical Center’s Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Gaithersburg and the DC VA Medical Center in Northwest Washington are currently operating during the health crisis. Both organizations can help veterans according to a statement from the […]

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