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Military – Wounded Warriors

Stand Downs: VA and Partners Helping Homeless Vets

Stand Downs are collaborative events between VA and other agencies which serve homeless Veterans.   Compliments of: Hans Petersen Stand Downs are one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless Veterans. Stand Downs are one to three day events providing health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling and […]


Step By Step – Rebuilding a Life After a Suicide Attempt

Compliments of: Written by  Sue Martin At 26 years of age, my life had hit rock bottom. Deeply depressed, I had reached the point where I believed I no longer had options. Placing a loaded gun to my head, I pulled the trigger. There was an explosion and in an instant my world went dark. […]


Leaders Honor Missing, Captured Service Members, Families

Compliments of: Written By Karen Parrish The Defense Department will never stop working to bring captured and missing service members home, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pledged at a Pentagon ceremony today. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets former prisoners of war following a […]


Wounded Warrior Game on September 15, 2013


Army Casualty – Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37, of Orange, Va., died Aug. 20, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned […]



Compliments of: The Department of  Veterans Affairs HUD-VASH vouchers to build on 17 percent decline in veteran homelessness since 2009 The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) funding to local public housing agencies across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. […]


B-1B Lancer Bomber Crashes in Montana

A B-1B Lancer bomber with the 28th Bomb Wing here crashed today near Broadus, Mont., during a routine training mission. A crew of two pilots and two weapon systems officers were on board. All four members of the aircrew safely ejected with some injuries. “We are actively working to ensure the safety of the crew […]


DOD, VA, Other Agencies Team to Study PTSD, TBI

Compliments of: American Forces Press Service   In response to President Barack Obama’s executive order, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs highlighted the establishment of two joint research consortia at a combined investment of $107 million to research the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury over a five-year […]


Injured Marine Continues Service to Others

By Aquita Brown “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is exactly what Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Andrew Goodrich did when he joined the Marines in 2005, and again when he made the transition to the civilian sector in 2012. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. […]


Air Force Tennis Coach Battles Back After Strokes

Compliments of: By Amber Baillie Each day Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous is reminded to keep fighting when he glances at the bright green wristband he sports on his right arm that reads: “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, an active-duty tennis coach at the U.S. Air Force […]


Budget Cuts Hurt DOD Model Program for Hiring Disabled

By  Cheryl  Pellerin One victim of defense budget cuts this fiscal year and into uncertain times ahead in 2014 is a model program cosponsored by the departments of Defense and Labor to recruit disabled college students and recent graduates into the workforce. DOD’s Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, or ODMEO, facilitates and supports […]

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