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 of $22. Join these people in supporting the NVF’s #22pushups Campaign for Veteran Suicide Prevention…

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Texas is a big state with many small towns. A call came in from a male Navy veteran in a small rural town of 5,076 people. He and his wife were in desperate need of food. They had been managing a hotel, which had been sold. In such a small town there were no other…

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A woman veteran in Arizona had been through treatment for PTSD, MST (Military Sexual Trauma) and SUD (Substance Use Disorder). Although she was clean and sober, she’d had two DUI’s before she went into treatment. As a result of that, she still had a breathalyzer, or ignition interlock, on her car. During an incident of…

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Chauncey McNeill smiles easily when you meet him, but engage him in conversation and you quickly find out how passionate he is about learning. Born in Southern Pines, NC, he grew up in Charlotte where he attended UNC- Charlotte, graduating with degrees in Chemistry and Criminal Justice. Pressed, he mentions his publications in scientific journals:…

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A native Angeleno, Jackie Hill attended Cal State, Dominguez Hills for her undergrad work. She credits leaders at the university with her choice of social work. “They showed me that I had always been a social worker because of my commitment to service and the empowerment of others. I chose to work with Veterans because…

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Loxley, AL – (May 22, 2018) – Aloha Hospitality, Inc., parent company of Baumhower’s Victory Grille, will honor our military heroes by donating 5% of their restaurant’s proceeds this Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th to the veteran service programs of the National Veterans Foundation “We could never repay the sacrifices our veterans have made defending…

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With the replacement of David Shulkin as VA Secretary, the second largest department of our federal government (after the Department of Defense) is once again looking for new leadership. Frankly, that’s more than a little disheartening.  I can’t help thinking how damaging that must be to staff morale, and how that might impact the veterans…

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47 years of working with Veterans. I thought I’d run into every kind of challenge they face.  Then, recently I attended a cybersecurity conference in Los Angeles, with presentations by the LAPD’s cybersecurity team and others fighting identify theft. That’s where these experts hit me with the information that Veterans are twice as likely to…

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This is the time of year when we look forward and back.  We’ve talked about a lot of issues our men and women veterans face this past year. In our day-to-day at the National Veterans Foundation, several incidents from our Lifeline for Vets crisis and information line stand out. On a rainy morning in February,…

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When Veterans call our Lifeline for Vets™ – 888-777-4443 they need someone to talk to, someone who understands, someone they can trust.  They reach another veteran of America’s armed forces. Speaking to another veteran who “gets it” is crucial for a soldier who has returned to the homeland he or she has defended only to feel like…

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