Video and Radio Shows for Veterans
According to a VA census, there are now 18 million veterans in the United States. And statistically, many have disabilities. Here are some key data points:
- The largest cohort of veterans alive in 2018 served during the Vietnam Era (6.4 million), which lasted from 1964 to 1975. The second-largest cohort of living veterans served during peacetime only (4.0 million).
- The median age of veterans in 2018 was 65. By service period, Post-9/11 veterans were the youngest with a median age of about 37; Vietnam Era veterans had a median age of about 71; and World War II veterans were the oldest with a median age of about 93.
- Post-9/11 veterans had a 43% chance of having a service-connected disability, after accounting for differences in demographic and social characteristics among veterans —significantly higher than that of veterans from other periods.
- Among veterans who had a service-connected disability, Post-9/11 veterans had a 39% chance of having a disability rating of 70% or more — significantly higher than for veterans from other periods.
Veterans Administration YouTube information series – #theSITREP
The Veterans Administration has created a YouTube information series, called the SITREP, providing short video segments to give veterans information about the VAs and the resources available to veterans. Begin with this introduction video – theSITREP introduction Video
Cup of Joe Radio
Beginning in November 2020, Marine Corps Veteran Mike Spotswood began Cup of Joe Radio, which provides information to the veteran community. Cup of Joe airs on WREZ 106.3 FM in Rochester, New York, but also can catch the show streaming on www.tunein.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Podcast
The VFW has a long history of supporting the veteran community. The podcast covers important veterans’ legislation and education and financial assistance programs from the VA. The podcast streams on www.vfw.org/podcast and on the following platforms: Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher, and Deezer.
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