Sarah and Mike Verardo have become a national face for severely wounded combat veterans and their caregivers. They appeared on wide array of television programs and news outlets over the past several years to advocate …

Richard Jadick, D.O. earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Ithaca College and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. He completed his …

SGT Sean Kilbane joined the Ohio Army National Guard in November 2003. He conducted Basic/OSUT (One Station Unit Training) at Fort Knox to become an Armor Crewman on Tanks and was assigned to the 2nd of the 107th Cavalry …

SSG David Edward Abt, being born in southern CA and raised in central KY joined the Army on 01 April 2003 enroute to Fort Benning, GA where he conducted Basic/OSUT (One Station Unit Training) to become …

CSM Donald McAlister entered the Army on July 29th 1992 and attended Infantry OUST at Fort Benning, GA. Upon completion, CSM McAlister was assigned …


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Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Donald McAlister: My Story

I would like to introduce myself and why I am compelled to continue to serve our nation's Heroes as a board member of “Square Deal for Vets.” This is my story.

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Square Deal for Vets: “New Breed” Veterans Org to Leverage Veterans Passion, Political Participation into Public Policy in 2017

The 2016 election saw a record number of veteran voters participate in both the political process and media activities. Square Deal for Veterans is designed to carry the passion shown by our nation's heroes and continue to foster a productive dialogue with our nation’s elected leaders.

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Military caregiver. Army wife (retired). Hidden Hero. VA watchdog. Nurse. Fighter.

My husband is six years removed from catastrophic and life changing combat injuries. He’s been out of the hospital for over three years, but life hasn’t stabilized. Much of my day feels as though I am deployed to my own war on the home front.

My husband’s battlefield was Afghanistan. The weapon that took him out of the war was an IED. My battlefield is the Department of Veterans Affairs; their...