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Paralyzed Veterans of America | PsychArmor | FULL

Paralyzed Veterans of America | PsychArmor | FULL

– Hello, I am Shaun Castle, Deputy Executive Director for the Paralyzed Veterans of America. I am a husband, an athlete, and a paralyzed veteran. I was injured while serving my country. People may see me and say, “Oh, he is disabled or he has a disability,” but I am not defined by this. I have the ability to define who and what I am and a large part of who I am comes from my education. My disability didn’t…

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Operation Homefront – Serving America’s Military Families (2 min)

Operation Homefront – Serving America’s Military Families (2 min)

I was injured prior to my retirement Had me out of work for over a year and a half experiencing you know financial difficulties I Was probably at my lowest If it was not for Operation Homefront I would have possibly lost everything. I was introduced to Operation Homefront Critical Financial Assistance program and immediately applied and they covered my rent for quite some time. As a man, it’s always difficult to ask anybody for help, but they made it…

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FOIA Basics: How to use the Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Basics: How to use the Freedom of Information Act

Robert: Hi, this is Robert Chisholm from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick and with me today is– Maura: Maura Clancy. Robert: And, we’re going to be talking today about FOIA. So Maura, what is FOIA? Maura: FOIA stands for the Freedom of Information Act. It is a statute and it is a way that we can actually request documents that are considered public records from government agencies, in particular from VA. Robert: And because we work with VA, we make a…

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America’s VetDogs Imagine Awards Finalist 2016

America’s VetDogs Imagine Awards Finalist 2016

America’s VetDogs was founded in 2003 as a program by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. We’re a Finalist in the Innovation category because at America’s VetDogs I think we’re very courageous. In our new pilot program, we’re training service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. We’ve had veterans come to our program who have not been out in public in any meaningful way since they came home several years ago. I decided to design the program that…

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Pilot Joe Bryon’s Honor Flights Honor Nation’s Veterans | Connecting Point | Nov. 11, 2019

Pilot Joe Bryon’s Honor Flights Honor Nation’s Veterans | Connecting Point | Nov. 11, 2019

>>JOE BYRON LAUNCHED HIS FIRST HONOR FLIGHT ON JUNE 13TH, 2009. THAT FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON D.C. OF FIFTY VETERANS AND GUARDIANS INCLUDED FOURTEEN WWII PRISONERS OF WAR AND 5 WORLD WAR II HEROES. SINCE THAT TIME, JOE HAS LAUNCHED OVER 50 FLIGHTS AND BROUGHT OVER 2000 VETERANS TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL TO SEE THE WAR MEMORIALS. HE ADMITS IT’S A RACE AGAINST TIME BUT SAYS HE HAS NO PLANS OF STOPPING. CONNECTING POINT PRODUCER DAVE FRASER PARTICIPATED IN A RECENT…

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