Veterans Day commemorates the end of World War I, the war to end all wars. It’s become a day to remember all Veterans and victims of war. In America we especially honor that precious one percent of our population who have fought our longest-running wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, their brothers and sisters who served…

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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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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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We here at the Women Veterans Outreach program hear stories from the women Vets we work with of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military every day. 38% of women military personnel and veterans report Military Sexual Trauma that includes both harassment and assault, and 24% report being sexually assaulted by a fellow service…

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Served Like A Girl is a documentary film chronicling the lives of female veterans as they compete for the crown of Ms. Veteran America. “The documentary is superb because it touches base on all the issues of being a female vet today,” said Women Veteran Outreach Coordinator Leaphy Khim. “These include homelessness, MST, transitioning, services…

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Back in the Way Back When, as we were setting up the Vet Center program, we put together focus groups to help address issues specific to various groups of vets: women, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, physically disabled, etc.  That was in 1980, when this photo of the National Advisory Women Veteran Committee was…

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National Veterans Foundation Founder Shad Meshad was interviewed by Gary Ray at the American Heroes Network  on June 13.   Shad talks about the Vet Center Program he authored, the challenges veterans face reintegrating back to civilian life, veteran suicide, military sexual trauma, and the services the National Veterans Foundation provides to help veterans with any…

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It’s important to acknowledge that all branches of the armed services are working to eliminate military sexual trauma (MST), to bring perpetrators to justice and to provide treatment for victims.  That said, this comes after years of ignoring or dismissing complaints.  Years. The National Veterans Foundation’s concerted outreach to female veterans finds that MST is…

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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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Who better to lead the first NVF Women Vets Kickboxing event than our own USMC veteran Leaphy Khim, Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator? “Being fit and having the support of a community is an important part of wellness,” she said.  “We put this event together to do both those things.” The NVF partnered with Foxy and…

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