Monday, November 11th, 2013
When he came home from the war in Iraq 10 years ago, Jason Sagebiel, a scout-sniper and sergeant in the U.S. Marines, knew something wasn’t right. He was losing weight rapidly, getting lightheaded after going up only a few steps, and without knowing it, was slurring his speech.
It took many tests — and even a diagnosis of parasites that he treated with medication to help him gain his weight back – to find that he had bleeding in his brain stem.
“Looking back, we finally made the connection,” Sagebiel said. “What we know about brain injuries now is they usually don’t happen from one occurrence, they usually happen from multiple occurrences.”
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
On an average day, 10,000 visitors tour the Statue of Liberty. If the vendors lining the sidewalk along nearby Battery Place and State Street are lucky, a slice of those tourists leave with a souvenir to remember their visit: a green foam Statue of Liberty crown, a pair of sunglasses or an “I Heart NY” T-shirt.
But since Oct. 1, when the federal government shutdown closed all national parks, including the Statue of Liberty, vendors in the area said they are seeing fewer sales. And in New York City, where many of non-food vendors are disabled veterans, the financial hit could be coming from two sides.
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
The high unemployment rate among veterans is starting to slowly decline, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help with the job hunt, the Save-A-Suit Foundation has pledged to provide $1 million worth of free suits and professional business attire to veterans in need. More than 1,00o veterans got the opportunity to pick up suits and meet with prospective employers at the “Be a Hero, Hire a Hero” job fair held at Citi Field.