Aftermath of war

The American Legion activates national Buddy Checks to save veteran lives amid rising suicide rates, urges Congress to pass bill to help

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:52pm

The nation's largest veterans organizationis also urging Congress to pass the Buddy Check Bill which will make wellness checks a national priority for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  • The nation's largest veterans organizationis also urging Congress to pass the Buddy Check Bill which will make wellness checks a national priority for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • The American Legion warns that veterans can be at particular risk for depression and suicide around the holidays and into the winter months.
  • "The American Legion knows from 100 years of experience that it's veteran-to-veteran contact that can make the difference for someone in a crisis situation," says James W. "Bill" Oxford, national commander of The American Legion.
  • The American Legion is also urging Congress to unanimously pass the Buddy Check Bill introduced with bi-partisan support from Sens.

Frank Larkin, Distinguished Navy Seal And Secret Service Agent Joins Boulder Crest Foundation Board Of Directors

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

BLUEMONT, Va., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Crest Foundation, a veteran-led nonprofit organization serving military combat veterans and first responders, through free, posttraumatic growth programming, announces former Navy SEAL, Secret Service Agent, and senior government executive, Frank Larkin, has joined their Board of Directors.

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  • BLUEMONT, Va., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Crest Foundation, a veteran-led nonprofit organization serving military combat veterans and first responders, through free, posttraumatic growth programming, announces former Navy SEAL, Secret Service Agent, and senior government executive, Frank Larkin, has joined their Board of Directors.
  • Frank's passion to help his fellow veterans and first responders is exactly what we look for when recruiting new board members.
  • More broadly, Boulder Crest is working to drive change across the mental health system, in pursuit of a system that is accessible, effective, and healthy.
  • For more information about Boulder Crest Foundation please visit http://bouldercrest.org .

PadInMotion joins STAGE ACCESS™ to provide no-cost, tablet-based streaming arts performances for patients in New York City-area hospitals

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:47am

"Arts content is proven to assist in the treatment of multiple diseases, including Alzheimer's, dementia, PTSD and stroke," said Bruce H. Lipnick, STAGE ACCESS founder and CEO.

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  • "Arts content is proven to assist in the treatment of multiple diseases, including Alzheimer's, dementia, PTSD and stroke," said Bruce H. Lipnick, STAGE ACCESS founder and CEO.
  • "We're honored to support healing by delivering world-class arts to patients in NYC-area hospitals via PadInMotion's patient engagement technology."
  • "PadInMotion helps healthcare organizations discover new ways to increase patient satisfaction and improve outcomes," said Nir Altman, PadInMotion CEO.
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    STAGE ACCESS is the on-demand streaming platform dedicated to the performing arts highlighting iconic content in dance, opera, concerts and theater.

Eyemart Express Focuses on Military Hiring and 20% Discount for Veterans Day

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:33pm

"We are proud to be a veteran-friendly company and we value the skills and experiences veterans bring to the optical industry," said Gianna Venturi, Eyemart Express Chief People Officer.

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  • "We are proud to be a veteran-friendly company and we value the skills and experiences veterans bring to the optical industry," said Gianna Venturi, Eyemart Express Chief People Officer.
  • "When veterans become Eyemart associates, they are trained in a trade which will lead to new opportunities and career paths within the optical industry.
  • Eyemart Express is also thanking veterans, active- and inactive duty military personnel, and their families for their service with a 20% discount on eyewear purchases.
  • Eyemart Express has continued to help relieve financial burdens for military families with an annual donation to the VFW Unmet Needs program.

Craft for a Cause: Shotgun Seltzer Supports Lone Survivor Foundation

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

"We were introduced to the Lone Survivor Foundation by Navy SEAL Veteran Marcus Luttrell himself," stated Shotgun Seltzer co-founder, Lori Foster.

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  • "We were introduced to the Lone Survivor Foundation by Navy SEAL Veteran Marcus Luttrell himself," stated Shotgun Seltzer co-founder, Lori Foster.
  • For every Shotgun Seltzer Variety 12-pack sold, $0.50 will be donated to the Lone Survivor Foundation during the months of October and November.
  • In response to COVID-19, Lone Survivor Foundation has created new virtual programs in order to keep serving veterans when they need support the most.
  • Lone Survivor Foundation provides relief, direction and hope to military families who are living with PTSD, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, chronic pain, and caregiver stress.

Carry The Load Introduces 'Carry It Anywhere' Events for Veterans Day

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

"In a recent survey of veterans and military families, we found that when people say, 'thank you for your service', it's appreciated.

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  • "In a recent survey of veterans and military families, we found that when people say, 'thank you for your service', it's appreciated.
  • However, less often does someone follow-up with, 'how can I as a Patriot support you and your fellow servicemen and women'," says Debbie Wright, executive director of Carry The Load.
  • Participants instantly put action to their words of appreciation by making a positive impact on the lives of our nation's veterans and their families.
  • Carry The Load is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2011 by veteran U.S. Navy SEALs Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley.

Webinar focuses on integrating young refugees

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:05am

FRA held a webinar with representatives from integration and youth welfare authorities on 20 October on integrating young refugees when turning 18.

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  • FRA held a webinar with representatives from integration and youth welfare authorities on 20 October on integrating young refugees when turning 18.
  • It was follow-up to FRAs report on the integration of young refugees.
  • The report gathered practices from Austria, France, Germany, Greece and Italy.
  • During the meeting, representatives exchanged good practices that supported young refugees during their transition to adulthood in the fields of housing and education.

VMFP Endorses Presidential Senate and House Candidates

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 6:13pm

Veterans and Military Families for Progress ( www.vmfp.org ) enthusiastically and proudly endorses the following candidates in the upcoming Federal Elections.

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  • Veterans and Military Families for Progress ( www.vmfp.org ) enthusiastically and proudly endorses the following candidates in the upcoming Federal Elections.
  • These candidates have demonstrated an extraordinarily strong commitment and deep understanding of the issues that affect America's veterans.
  • They have a deep personal understanding of the issues veterans and their families confront.
  • Veterans and Military Families for Progress is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan, not-for-profit, tax-exempt Veterans' organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Honor and Celebrate Veterans with Pilot Company's Round-Up for Wreaths Across America and Free Breakfast for Veterans Day

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:55pm

In celebration of Veterans Day, from Nov. 9-15, the company will offer all veterans one free breakfast combo, valid at participating U.S.

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  • In celebration of Veterans Day, from Nov. 9-15, the company will offer all veterans one free breakfast combo, valid at participating U.S.
  • Pilot Company also will celebrate Veterans Day with a week-long special offer for all U.S. military veterans.
  • The Veterans Day Breakfast Combo offer is available through the Pilot Flying J app and is redeemable at participating U.S.
  • For nearby travel center locations to donate and to redeem the breakfast offer for veterans, download the Pilot Flying J app.

America Salutes You 'Guitar Legends 4' to Broadcast and Stream Benefit Concert Across Multiple Platforms During Week of Veterans Day

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1:36pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --America Salutes You, its sponsors and charitable partners are pleased to announce that Guitar Legends 4 will be broadcast and streamed on multiple networks the week of Veterans Day (November 11, 2020).

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  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --America Salutes You, its sponsors and charitable partners are pleased to announce that Guitar Legends 4 will be broadcast and streamed on multiple networks the week of Veterans Day (November 11, 2020).
  • These artists, who are donating their time, taped their performances at various locations across the country from LA and New York, to Nashville and Miami.
  • Bob Okun, CEO of America Salutes You, said: "America Salutes You continues to assist our men and women in uniform, our veterans, our first responders, and all their families.
  • It is an honor to partner this year with the US Department of Veteran Affairs to support veterans mental wellness and suicide prevention."