Kim Lengling is a Air Force Veteran whose passion is to help support veterans and their families.
Kim is currently working on a book which should be released December of 2014 which will be titled Snapshots; The Veteran’s View and is a compilation of veteran interviews and articles that span a 10 year period.
Kim writes a monthly column for the PA Meadville Tribune highlighting veterans and their time in service to their country. Kim's hope is that each article written and each story told will help the veteran as well as provide insight to civilians of how our veterans and their families have helped to protect our country generation after generation.
Articles By Kim Lengling
A Forgotten Flag
As I grow older, I often wonder about my family members and the homes they’ve lived in for so long. I would wonder about my “Grandma’s house” and who would take care of cleaning it out when the time came. This summer, the wondering stopped and the time came. The task of cleaning out and […]
America’s Homeless Veterans: More Than Just A Number
America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/OIF), and the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. Nearly half of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam era.
Dangerous Military Jobs That May Shock You
Military jobs all have an element of danger to them, even if it is a desk job at the Pentagon. However, there are still some jobs in the military that tend to be more dangerous than the rest. Here is a list of the five jobs (in no particular order) that are considered to be the most dangerous.
Are You Sure You’re Now Eligible To Join the US Military?
This is a question that goes through the mind of many youngsters who are interested in serving their country by joining the armed forces. But, joining the military takes more than just guts and ambition, the US military look for candidates that have the right abilities.
Five Amazing Myths of the US Military Debunked
There are over 330 million people living in the US, out of which only 1.4 million serve in the military. This is less than 0.4 percent. Most US citizens do not think of serving in the military and make assumptions based on Hollywood movies. The following are five myths that have been created in a Hollywood studio that most people think are true.
Could The Rescue Attempt For American University of Afghanistan Professors Been Successful If Not Delayed
United States Special Forces initiated an unsuccessful rescue operation for two American University of Afghanistan professors kidnapped last month in Kabul
officials with understanding of the attempted rescue incident reported today.
US Military Veterans Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A young man, Army veteran, called to see how he could volunteer his time to help us. As a combat veteran who lives with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), he shared with me that it helps him to help other veterans, it keeps him grounded. We talked for quite some time and found, even though we both had very different military experiences and a 15 year age difference, we had many things in common when it comes to wanting to help others and the reasons why.<
Do You Take Your Freedoms For Granted?
My freedom to vote, to voice my opinion, to wear what I want, work where I want, read what I want, attend church where I want; all are freedoms that we as Americans enjoy. If I am being honest with you and with myself, I know I take them for granted at times, but catch myself and work that much harder not to
VA Loan Answers That All Veterans Need To Know
Are you a veteran? If so, you may qualify for a VA loan. But you need to know all the VA loan answers to your questions. Many applicants already with a VA loan are constantly asking this question: Can you have more than one VA loan? How you go about obtaining your next loan after the first may vary depending on how you go about the process and terms related to your first loan.
Comparing FHA vs VA home loans
Interested in comparing FHA vs VA home loans? FHA and VA loans are both backed by the federal government. They are similar in different ways but they have details that set them apart. To really understand how you can benefit from each option is to review details carefully and choose based on what you feel is best for your situation.