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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   National Veterans Foundation and Zenti, Inc. Announce Alliance to Identify and Intervene Online with At-Risk Veterans to Prevent Suicides July 19, 2016– Los Angeles – The National Veterans Foundation (NVF) and Palo Alto technology company Zenti Inc., with suicide prevention expert Dr. Joe Franklin at Florida State University, are allying to implement…

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I’ve been thinking about the Invictus Games (“Invictus” means unconquered) since the news coverage last month. Modeled after the U.S. Department of Defense’s Warrior Games, these Games honor athletes who are wounded, ill and injured military service members and veterans. From the Invictus website:  the word “embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and…

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Our guest blogger, Bob Fraser, served as a sergeant under Shad Meshad with the 98th KO (psychiatric team) in I Corps, South Vietnam in 1970. Upon discharge he was one of the co-founders of “Vet’s House,” a community-based multi-service center in Madison, Wisconsin. Today, he is the director of Neurological Vocational Services and Professor in…

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Buzz Aldrin, Ph.D, Colonel, USAF, Ret. is probably best known as a moonwalker, scientist, inventor, engineer, and author of nine books. His most recent book is Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet from National Geographic Kids. He’s also an advocate for veterans, and his passion for flight has led him to explore new treatments for veterans…

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This November 11th will be our nation’s 96th Veterans Day – a day meant to mark the end of the “war to end all wars.”  Almost a hundred years of parades and speeches, and of men and women returning to us from military service with seen and unseen injuries. We know more than ever before…

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Being a veteran advocate is my full-time job. It’s the kind of job that you take with you on vacation, into the shower, to bed at night.  I often feel frustrated in my work. But once again I’m feeling optimistic and energized. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to be in dialogue  about modes of treatment…

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