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Veterans Empowering Veterans

“I’m a work in progress, we all are”, explained formerly homeless Air Force veteran, Robert Morrison. Morrison is now employed and taking computer classes at a local college thanks in large part to the work of Renee and Calvin Elder, founders of Veterans Empowering Veterans.

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Stand Down 2011

During war time, “Stand Down” is a term that describes the removal of exhausted soldiers from combat to a safe place to rest, enjoy warm meals, get new uniforms and receive medical care. Thanks to founders and Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison, “Stand Down” now refers to their grassroots, community based intervention program put in place to offer aid to the nation’s homeless veteran population.

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Unconventional (and adorable!) Aid for Veterans

Veterans and the dogs

Soldier’s Best Friend is an non-profit organization that works to connect service dogs (or Therapeutic Companion Dogs) with veterans suffering from PTSD.

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Operation Harmony: New Music Therapy Program for Veterans

Operation Harmony provides music lessons (some taught by other veterans) and instrument to troops involved in the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Five very heroic soldiers

Five veterans have stationed themselves at Fort Hood in Kileen, Texas campaigning for the right to heal. They are there as part of Operation Recovery, a program of Iraq Veterans Against the war, that is fighting to stop the deployment of traumatized troops.

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we’re nominated for a Voice Award

Hidden Battles has been nominated for a Voice Award!

What’s that?

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Veteran Civilian Dialogue at Intersections International

An interview with Scott Thompson, founder of Veteran Civilian Dialogue – an moving evening of expression through talk, song and theater.

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Washington Post explores wartime brain injuries through multimedia

American soldiers are surviving injuries that they might not have without the advanced protective gear. This six part multimedia piece by The Washington Post features five soldiers who return home from war with brain injuries and touches on the very personal and difficult journeys they have ahead of them.

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Veterans point to Pathway Home as life saver

The current issue of Smithsonian features a great profile on The Pathway Home, a place where returning soldiers are able to get the help they need to come down from the stress of war. Several vets who have gone through their program say that The Pathway Home saved their lives. They are developing programs for [...]

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