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Four Tips for Employers Hiring Veterans

Veterans can bring unique experience, leadership and skill sets to your organization. Professionalism, responsibility and a commitment to standards are desirable attributes in a job candidate. Despite the wealth of experience veterans offer, many HR representatives struggle with properly evaluating … Continue reading

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Modern Warfare: The Unique Experience of OIF/OEF Veterans

Veterans across generations can speak of the commonalities of war. Across time, many aspects remain consistent: uncertainty, violence, chaos and death among them. War takes a toll on its combatants, physically, mentally and emotionally. Despite many similarities to previous conflicts, … Continue reading

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Military Families: Service Banners and Their Meanings

It is not only the soldiers that make sacrifices in their service. The commitment and support of family members can be an arduous and costly journey as well. Those who are not close to an individual in the service may … Continue reading

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Understanding Invisible Injuries: A Primer for Educators and Employers

Presence of invisible injuries occurs at nearly 10 times the rate of physical injuries. Researchers estimate that 1 in 5 Veterans suffer from a mental health condition. Although the majority of Veterans that return from combat do not experience problems, … Continue reading

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Interacting with Veterans: Tips for Educators

Veterans’ unique experience and knowledge can be a valuable asset to the diversity and depth of an institution’s culture. The military develops a focus on mission accomplishment and teamwork that is not easily lost. Individuals often bring a strong commitment … Continue reading

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Myths about PTSD

By Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Major, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves “Veterans with PTSD are ticking time bombs” Although some evidence supports a connection between aggression and Post Traumatic Stress, most veterans with PTSD are not unstable, … Continue reading

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ACI Specialty Benefits Recognized by the Department of the Navy

MEMPHIS, November 14, 2013 — ACI Specialty Benefits has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), recognizing ACI for exceptional commitment and support as demonstrated in the crisis response to the tragic Naval Yard … Continue reading

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Veteran Connection Videos

Our Veteran Connection Blog highlights thoughts, tips, and personal accounts aimed at individuals with military experience and those who interact with them. The ACI team understands the unique challenges that veterans face in life, whether it’s balancing school, integrating back … Continue reading

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Finding Strength in Tragedy

by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Captain, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves  “How do you handle it? How do you listen to people tell you about their most horrible experiences and still love what you do?” As a … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Transitioning Veteran Students

 by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Captain, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves  Culture shock is the catch phrase used by student veterans transitioning from military careers to college life. Stay ahead of the most common challenges with the … Continue reading

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