In his recent book “Tribe”, Sebastian Junger writes, “In humans, lack of social support has been found to be twice as reliable at predicting PTSD as the severity of the trauma itself… No one goes to war and returns unaffected, and these burdens do not belong to the veteran alone – they belong to all…

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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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A 31-year-old combat veteran who served in Iraq was battling testicular cancer. He was living in a hotel to be close to the VA hospital in Florida where he was being treated, but he was running out of money. There are areas of the country where VA facilities are spread out and vets must travel…

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Aloha Hospitality, Inc., parent company of Baumhower’s Victory Grille, will again honor our military heroes by donating 5% of their restaurant’s proceeds on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 to the veteran programs of the National Veterans Foundation. “I can’t think of a better way to honor our Veterans than to support their readjustment to civilian…

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The vote was unanimous. On August 21, the California Board of Parole Hearings voted to recommend that James “Sneaky” White’s sentence be commuted. White has served 37 years of a life sentence. If White’s name is familiar to you, it’s likely because the NVF has been advocating for him for years. Shad Meshad met White…

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National Veterans Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the first time the National Veterans Foundation has earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations…

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The National Veterans Foundation honors the memory of Burt Reynolds (1936 – 2018). Though not a veteran himself, Reynolds was a staunch advocate for veterans. He joined our honorary board in the late nineties. Reynolds was a close friend of Charles Durning, a WWII veteran who served on Normandy Beach. Durning joined our honorary board…

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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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