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December 7: A Day to Support and Remember Veterans

By Shad Meshad / December 6, 2023

In the buildup to the holidays at the end of the year, this day, December 7, stands out. As much…

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Choose to Continue Supporting the NVF in Your Year-end Giving

By Shad Meshad / December 23, 2022

As the National Veterans Foundation enters its 38th year, I am both amazed at our long journey together, and profoundly…

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Suicide While on Active-Duty

By Shad Meshad / December 9, 2022

Four sailors in the same command have taken their lives in less than a month (October 29 – November 26)…

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Looking Through the Wrong End of the Telescope

By Shad Meshad / March 25, 2022

You expect population growth and the impact that will have on traffic, services, employment opportunities and affordable housing. What we…

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The Historic I Am Vanessa Guillén Act

By Shad Meshad / February 3, 2022

For over five years, I’ve been writing about MST, military sexual trauma, initially as experienced by women Veterans. I had…

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Starting the New Year

By Shad Meshad / January 7, 2022

It’s January again, after Janus, the Roman god depicted looking both forwards and back, seen often over doorways. On the…

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Sharing Experiences from the Shadows of Military Life

By Shad Meshad / December 21, 2021
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NVF’s Nationwide Prison Outreach

By Shad Meshad / November 1, 2021

The award-winning San Quentin News, written and published by inmates in San Quentin, published an article about James “Sneaky” White’s release…

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