I wish I could tell you that Military Veterans is some large organization with millions of dollars in resources to help veterans. It's not. Far from it. Instead, it's a labor of love created by one female veteran to assist as many veterans as she can get the help they deserve.
My name is Jinger Jarrett. I am a US Army veteran who served from 1982 to 1986 and then from 1991 to 1998 in the Michigan Army National Guard. During my time in the Army, I earned the 32F and 71L MOSs (job skills). (A 32F repairs both voice and data encryption equipment at the DS/GS level. A 71L is simply an administrative specialist, a clerk.)
While I was in the Guard I earned the 46Q, Print Military Journalism MOS and worked at Camp Grayling, Michigan. My job was to create a monthly newsletter, as well as report on the happenings around base. During that time I also earned my sergeant stripes and became a 46Q20. When that job ended, I became the work order clerk for Facility Engineers. I really enjoyed my time in the Guard as well as the Army. Two divorces and health problems during my time in the Guard made me decide to get out because I then became a single mom.
After my children and I moved back down south, where I am from, I joined the American Legion and was a member of the Legion on and off. It wasn't until around 2010 when I joined Facebook that I became interested in veterans' issues again. Around 2013, I started connecting with veterans from across the world. This is when I discovered that veterans, regardless of what country they are from, tend to have the same problems. My goal was to unite as many of us as possible, so we could work together to solve as many of our problems as possible, or at least help other veterans.
Things didn't work out quite like I planned. Unfortunately, I seemed to rub some veterans the wrong way, and I ran afoul of some of them. I was vetted for Stolen Valor multiple times, got a visit from the Secret Service, and was threatened with a visit from the DOJ for practicing medicine (the DOJ doesn't have jurisdiction.) and one group promised to push me to suicide. That was a hard time for me. I tried to get veterans who were my friends to help me put a stop to the abuse. Most just told me to ignore it and move on. Easier said than done.
In 2014, I ended up homeless. I went to the VA (Veterans' Affairs), and I was able to get some help. It didn't mean I got well, though. It wasn't until I went to the VA the second time in 2018 that I got the services I needed to really heal and get my life back on track. From there I had a couple of false starts, and eventually I got my life on track. During that time, I was doing energy medicine/positive psychology to help me clear out my traumas. (My official diagnosis from the VA is complex post-traumatic stress disorder and unspecified depression.)
The harassment from within the veteran's community had stopped as well, and many of those who had harassed me were outed as fakes, frauds, or posers by the Stolen Valor organizations, so I no longer had to deal with any of that. I built a strong support system among the veteran's community as well, and I am now surrounded by many wonderful veterans throughout the community.
The most important thing I learned from my experiences is that "hurt people, hurt people." Many of the things I was accused of doing were being done by those making the accusations. These people were lashing out at me for various reasons because I threatened their lives in some way. Some veterans simply don't want to get well because it threatens their disability checks. Others suffer from addiction. Regardless of what their issues were, it wasn't my problem, and today, I only help those who actually want it. Those who don't I simply walk away from. My mental health is too important to me not to.
Today, I am committed to help every veteran who wants it, as well as I can. Military Veterans Worldwide is a labor of love, and the profits from the resources and products I sell on this site will be used to fund other veterans' programs, as well as provide a source of income for veterans who want to promote this site. (Please check the Affiliate Program page for further details.)
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I have combined all my survival skills resources with this site because so many preppers are veterans, and I want to give you a one-stop shop for resources for veterans. Even for those who aren't, you will still want to check out the resources. Survival skills and disaster preparedness is for everyone. I know because I live close to the coast of North Carolina, where hurricanes occur often.
Military Veterans Worldwide is dedicated to helping my fellow veterans. The more resources we have, the more we can do. I look forward to hearing from you.