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Special Event: The Consequences of War,
a Panel Discussion, May 5, 2022

By Cathie Smith / May 26, 2022

On the heels of our withdrawal from Afghanistan, we’re watching another war unfold, witnessing the devastating consequences war brings – from the mass exodus of refugees across Ukraine to war atrocities inflicted on soldiers and civilians. Our Veterans are watching the same headlines we are, but with a difference – memories and traumas from their service rise and wounds thought healed re-open.

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Staffing Up the Office

By Cathie Smith / May 26, 2022

US Army Veteran Tonya Tran joined our team in April. Well-known in the LA Veterans Services community, she has served…

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A Sampling of the Work of our NVF Outreach Staff

By Rich Rudnick / May 26, 2022
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The Alpha Dogs: Volunteers with a Mission

By Cathie Smith / May 26, 2022

Our chosen task is the mission of raising money to extend the hours of the Lifeline for Vets crisis hotline. We had all reached a point in our lives where we felt it was time to start giving back.

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Spring into Recovery, 
April 8, Long Beach

By Cathie Smith / May 26, 2022

On April 8th, the Veteran Peer Access Network partnered with Los Angeles Valley College to offer a day to educate Veterans and Military Families about substance use and chemical dependency.

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homelessness helping

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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Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith to Donate Proceeds from Cover Song

By National Veterans Foundation / February 22, 2022

Grant Maloy Smith, Billboard singer, songwriter, and supporter of the National Veterans Foundation, recently received a fan pitch requesting he…

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Vanessa Guillen Act

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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