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How a Navy Veteran is Changing Lives Through Yoga

True to her naval training, Kathryn Thomas never backs down from a challenge. After fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a helicopter pilot, she suffered an injury that would require her to medically separate from the United States Navy. “I … Continue reading

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Florida’s Dawn Patrol

Florida Military Surf Club is what Living in the Sunshine State is All About.   It’s early. The crack of dawn. The sun is just starting to peak over the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean—its golden light warms a thick … Continue reading

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An Army Veteran Launches His Post-Military Life in Florida

Florida offered a near-perfect climate, endless outdoor activities, in-state tuition and a warm family atmosphere.   Kyle Lee, 27, an Army veteran who is studying nursing, greets several classmates in a light-filled building on the Southshore campus of Hillsborough Community … Continue reading

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5 Top Reasons Veterans Move to Florida

Veterans make the Sunshine State their home because of its unparalleled career, education and lifestyle opportunities. Here, veterans tell us in their own words why they chose to move, study and work here.   Ask a veteran who has transitioned … Continue reading

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Veterans Filmmaking Academy Launches in Florida

A new program from the Sarasota Film Festival gives veterans vital storytelling tools and provides opportunities for personal growth   The Sarasota Film Festival, which takes place every April in Sarasota, Florida was recently included in MovieMaker Magazine‘s list of … Continue reading

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A Woman Veteran’s Florida Nonprofit Transforms Lives With Yoga

This Florida vet’s organization is helping people who have lost their way or are on shaky ground find their footing   Kathryn Thomas, a 32-year-old former Navy helicopter pilot and the mother of a 5-month-old daughter, breathes deeply as she … Continue reading

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This Florida Veteran Dedicates Himself to Helping Others Transition

The efforts of people like Mike Marzella make Florida one of the nation’s most supportive states for veterans.   When Mike Marzella transitioned out of the U.S. Army in 2004, he made the decision to return to his home state—Florida. … Continue reading

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Basics of the VA Home Loan Guarantee Program

Step-by-step instructions on how to obtain a VA Mortgage By Juan C. Jimenez, VA Mortgage Loan Specialist, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. Our country affords our veterans the opportunity to obtain a mortgage for a home with no money down and … Continue reading

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Moving to Florida Was One of the Best Decisions This Veteran Ever Made

Army JAG Corps veteran Whitney Bradfield recently transitioned to Florida. Her only regret: not having moved sooner.   Former JAG Corps paralegal Whitney Bradfield and her eight-year-old daughter Evelyn are digging for shells in the sugar white sands of Siesta … Continue reading

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Top Veterans Discounts: Save Thousands in Florida!

There are many excellent reasons for veterans to make Florida their home—but the state’s efforts to help them cut costs are chief among them.   To express appreciation for the huge price veterans have paid in serving their country, Florida … Continue reading

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