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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Nothing to be proud of—Los Angeles County has the highest percentage of homeless vets in the nation. Still. So, can somebody please explain why a successful program to take in homeless men and women veterans is being shut down? That’s right. Shut down. Vets forced out of housing and treatment. After six successful years taking…

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James "Sneaky" White Home for Chistmas

National Veterans Foundation President & Founder Shad Meshad has been working for decades on a pardon case here in California, the 44-year imprisonment of James “Sneaky” White, one of the most decorated chopper pilots of the Vietnam War. The Jewish News of Northern California recently published a terrific and thorough article on James White and…

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James "Sneaky" White Home for Chistmas

National Veterans Foundation President & Founder Shad Meshad has been working for decades on a pardon case here in California, the 44-year imprisonment of James “Sneaky” White, one of the most decorated chopper pilots of the Vietnam War. The Jewish News of Northern California recently published a terrific and thorough article on James White and…

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Generations of Veterans

Recently a vet I know called me about his brother. They both served in Iraq, at different times.  One brother’s transition back into civilian life went, if not easily, then smoothly. He was soon back into his family, work, and community. Not so for his brother, who’d missed out on the support programs that were…

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The NVF is pleased to be collaborating with the Sol­diers Project, a non-profit that provides free counseling to Post 9/11 veterans and their loved ones. It’s a natural match. Our Lifeline for Vets callers range from requests for information to complex situations that call for therapy. It’s a great resource for our counselors to offer…

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When he found his wife in their house, she asked for his forgiveness. She’d taken 50 pills in an attempted suicide. Pure chance that he found her so soon after she’d swallowed those pills. They would have killed her if they’d had time to metabolize. Both husband and wife are Navy veterans. He called 911…

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Justice for Veterans

Last month, CBS Sunday Morning ran a story by Lee Cowen about public defenders and their caseloads.  Cowen interviewed Rhonda Covington, the only public defender in her judicial district of a thousand square miles.  Covington’s case load is 500-600 cases a year. The American Bar Association’s standard is 150 per year. My ears perked up…

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THE NVF NEWS The Lifeline For America’s Veterans SERVING OUR VETERANS CELEBRATING 29 YEARS Memorial Day 2017 NVF Gives Away 24,000 New Lands’ End Clothes to Vets On February 3, Veterans began lining up at 8:00 AM  at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) in West Los Angeles. VA staff and volunteers set…

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National Veterans Foundation Founder and President Shad Meshad was interviewed by Jude Angelini on Shade 45 SiriusXM Radio on March 1 about the readjustment challenges many Veterans face. The interview deals with the readjustment challenges Veterans deal with when they return home from war and the military, including PTSD, military sexual trauma, Veteran suicide and the services…

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