Women who serve in the military have unique needs. They are much more likely to be single parents than their male counterparts, and childcare is a significant issue both while in the service and when they return from service. The homelessness rate for female veterans is on the rise. Employment can be a challenge as well. These financial and family struggles are often compounded by the psychological aftermath of traumatic experiences incurred in service. In addition to increasing exposure to dangerous combat situations, approximately one in five females serving in the armed forces report experiencing sexual harassment or assault, which can lead to pervasive problems with mental health and future relationships. Read More
Archive | January, 2018
C&J Bus Lines, one of New England’s premier transportation providers, and the Jalbert Family, will donate proceeds from a 1941 Military Scout auction to Veteran’s Count. Veteran’s Count is the philanthropic arm of Easter Seals’ Military and Veteran Services which provides critical and timely financial assistance and other aid to veterans, service members, and their families, the goal being to “ensure their dignity, health, and overall well-being.
The motorcycle will be auctioned at the highly acclaimed Bonham’s Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction on January 25, 2018. Bonham estimates the sale of the vehicle to exceed $25,000 and has waived all auction and processing fees to ensure 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Veteran’s Count. Read More
Those were actors.
The heroes were eating dinner behind me, a retired Brig. Gen. from Laconia named Don Bolduc and his wife, Sharon.
They watched a special screening of 12 Strong, a movie about the horse back-riding Special Forces team that fought the Taliban in Afghanistan soon after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
We got the film one day after its red-carpet premier in New York City and two days before major cities because local state Rep. Mike Moffett is a retired Marine Corps officer who served in Afghanistan. Read More
12 Strong tells a story based on true events. In the harrowing aftermath of 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces team, led by Captain Mitch Nelson, played by Chris Hemsworth, was sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission.
Through connections with Fahim Fazli, 12 Strong actor and friend of Veterans Count, along with Michael Moffett, Ret., Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Marine Corps, Warner Bros. has generously provided the opportunity for Veterans Count to thank NH veterans, service members and their families through this special premier screening. Read More