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Celebrating the Fourth of July: A Look Forward and Back

By Rich Rudnick | August 10, 2019

Channel surfing, my eye was stopped by the image of a man’s finger tracing a name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and it all flooded back. Like many Vietnam vets, I’d stood at the Wall and done that same…

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The NVF’s #22pushups Campaign for Veteran Suicide Prevention

By Bill Morgan | August 6, 2019

Support the National Veterans Foundation’s efforts raise awareness and support for Veteran Suicide Prevention! Take the challenge. Support the NVF #22pushups team, donate $22 to support the campaign. Get your friends and family to sponsor my #22pushups challenge with a donation…

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Shad Meshad’s 75th Birthday Message

By Bill Morgan | July 31, 2019

This is a big one, my 75th birthday. As I look over the years, I am thankful for the “miracles” that changed my life in so many ways. I have been blessed with a great family and childhood, blessed to…

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Homelessness: A Look at the Root Cause

By Shad Meshad | June 20, 2019

At the latest count, homelessness in Los Angeles was up over 16%. According to Steve Lopez, writing in the Los Angeles Times on June 16, the state count was twice as high. Disappointing news, especially since we’ve thrown $800 million at…

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Shad Meshad Memorial Day Interview with Sirius Radio

By Bill Morgan | May 25, 2019

Check out NVF Founder & President’s Memorial Day interview on Sirius Radio.

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After-Hours: When Stakes are Highest

By Bill Morgan | May 21, 2019

The call came in on our Lifeline for Vets at 4:55 PM, Pacific Time, on a Friday. The counselor who took the call immediately identified it as a crisis call and turned it over to Shad Meshad, our founder and…

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Going the Extra Mile for a Homeless Woman Vet

By Bill Morgan | May 21, 2019

Los Angeles Police Department’s HOPE team (Homeless Outreach and Protective Engagement)  held a meeting to address the difficulty getting veteran service providers to intervene with help beyond during-office-hours-referrals. Attending that HOPE meeting were our Women Veterans Outreach team and representatives…

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Help Navigating the VA

By Bill Morgan | May 21, 2019

In early March, NVF social worker Mary Ann Mayer took a call from an Air Force Veteran in the Midwest. Recently discharged from a civilian hospital, he’d been sent back to the VA with a potential diagnosis of pancreatic cancer…

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A Special Kind of Veteran Advocacy

By Bill Morgan | May 21, 2019

The homeless Veteran calling from a mountain state didn’t let on, but our counselor sensed that he was in crisis. Between that first phone call and the most recent one, where he admitted that he’d been going to use his…

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