Jefferson Exchange | September 22, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Getting Former Soldiers To "Stand Down"

Credit Robert Neff/Fifth World Art

Our attitude toward the military has come about-face since the Vietnam war. 

Where once we reviled soldiers and blamed them for the unpopular war, we now praise service members as heroes, without question. 

But once they settle back in society, they still have need to be met. 

And "stand down" events are designed to connect them to services to meet those needs. 

The North Coast Stand Down comes to the Humboldt County Fairgrounds next weekend (October 3-5). 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 6, 2013
10:44 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Helping Veterans Collect On Their Benefits

Credit Robert Neff/Fifth World Art

Veterans Day is less than a week away, and this year, vets will have a chance to get a realistic picture of the benefits for which they are eligible. 

A recent poll showed that a majority of vets are not working with full knowledge of their pending Social Security benefits, or the upside to delaying the age to begin receiving benefits. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:48 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Veterans Come Home In Redding

Credit Robert Neff/Fifth World Art

The political figures came out recently for the ribbon cutting; now it's time for the veterans to move into the new veterans home in Redding. 

It took most of a decade to locate and build the facility, eventual home to 150 military veterans. 

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