“I think one of the biggest problems with the veterans coming back – myself included – is that you’re so used to that institutionalized way of life,” says Brock Horner, 25, a US Army veteran who served 15 months in Afghanistan with Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion Airborne, 503rd Infantry in Kabul Province. “You always have things set in stone and always have a set schedule that someone else makes for you. When you come home, a switch is turned off, and you don’t have that anymore. You have to do it all yourself, so it’s completely different and overwhelming.”
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As wars end, the hardship continues. Servicemen are still stationed overseas, families remain left behind and veterans return to an economy stuck in the doldrums. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation’s Return the Favor campaign supports programs and services that work to ease the burden on America’s active-duty military, veterans and their families.
One key part of the campaign is the Unmet Needs Program. The program assists with basic life needs such as rent, mortgage, utilities, vehicle repair, medical expenses or food/basic assistance. It has helped over 3,000 military families and funds are available to all five branches of the military, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserves. Since 2004, the Unmet Needs Program has provided more than $4 million dollars in financial assistance to deserving military families.
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More than a dozen top romance authors, including Barbara Samuel, Stephanie Bond, Cindy Gerard, Christie Ridgway and Alison Kent, contribute short stories to this anthology celebrating the heroic Navy SEALS. All proceeds go to veterans medical research. Learn more about this book and its authors here, http://bit.ly/SEALofMyDreams Romance
Butta Verses, a Bronx-bred rapper who now calls Fort Lauderdale, Florida home, made his debut appearance on De La Soul’s 2004 release The Grind Date spitting back to back with Posdonus on the song “No.” Butta’s name was bestowed upon him by fellow MCs at local ciphers but once his mixtape reached the ears of DJ Maseo from De La Soul, his rhymes started reaching neighborhoods around the world. Maseo signed Butta to his Bear Mountain Entertainment label and he began touring with De La Soul to promote The Grind Date. Butta released several mixtapes while playing over 200 shows on De La Soul’s international tour and began recording with his crew GCD (Glee Club Detention) as well as Seattle’s Vitamin D and Bean One for his Bear Mountain debut, Brand Spankin.
Having completed his term with Bear Mountain, Butta focused on live performances, sharing the stage with such veterans as Wu Tang Clan, KRS-One, Boot Camp Click and many others. Though no longer signed with Maseo, Butta was heard in late 2006 on De La Soul’s old-school flavored track, “You Got It” from Impossible Mission. All along, Butta has seen a great deal of his catalog licensed for television (NBC’s Saturday Night Live and A&E’s Dog The Bounty Hunter, to name a couple) and ringtones through his partnership with NYC-based licensing company, Beats and Rhymes.
Today, Butta is wrapping up his follow-up album, Six Minutes To Ten, with such guests as CL Smooth, and A-Butta of Natural Elements with production help from The Mighty V.I.C. and Tzarizm among others. March of 2007 will see the release of an exclusive Butta V track produced by Marco Polo on hip-hop upstart label Audio Clutch. The label's debut release will be available in record stores and online everywhere. Expect more from this rising star in 2007.
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This Labor Day weekend Americans will have a compelling and easy way to pay tribute to the sacrifices of military veterans and their families, through the Fifth Annual Patriot Golf Day, the largest annual grassroots golf event in the country. The idea behind the effort is simple, during Labor Day weekend (September 2-5), golfers across the country are encouraged to add $1 or more to their greens fees.
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This Veterans Day, as Americans honor those who serve our country, Colorado Technical University (CTU) is recognizing the sacrifices of 25 wounded service members and 25 spouses of wounded service members with the gift of education.
CTU today announced the 2011 recipients of the CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship and Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship programs.
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As Americans honor those who serve our country this Veterans Day, Colorado Technical University (CTU) is recognizing the sacrifices of 25 wounded active duty and veteran service members and 25 spouses of wounded service members with the gift of education.
CTU today announced the 50 recipients of the 2012 CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship and Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship programs. The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, course materials and fees, as well as a new laptop computer.
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On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS’s highest-rated programs, the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The multi award-winning television event honors the service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The concert will feature riveting performances from some of the world’s biggest stars. In addition, acclaimed actors will present personal stories of love and sacrifice submitted by viewers through the concert’s Virtual Wall of Remembrance.
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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest non-profit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, are joining forces to provide America’s newest generation of military veterans with more than $1 million in apparel and footwear to start new civilian wardrobes. With over two million servicemen and women who deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the “Welcome Heroes” campaign seeks to honor and support recent vets with the apparel needed to pursue new career opportunities or to enjoy the leisure activities missed most at home.
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America’s largest specialty party retailer, Party City, announces a partnership with Iraq War Veteran Troy Yocum to support “Hike for Heroes,” Yocum’s personal mission to walk 7,000 miles across America to raise funds and awareness for military families in need. A recent survey by non-profit and government agencies revealed one out of three military families have trouble meeting monthly bills. In response, from June 15 – July 31, Party City is conducting a nationwide in-store donation drive to support “Hike for Heroes,” and Party City customers can support Yocum’s incredible journey and military families with dollar donations collected at any of Party City’s nearly 700 retail stores.
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This Veterans Day, dozens of senior veterans coast to coast are sharing life lessons learned in service through a project spearheaded by Watermark Retirement Communities, one of the nation’s leading operators of senior living communities. Watermark is giving senior veterans the opportunity to share with younger generations essential life lessons they learned – the hard way – so that others may learn from, and aspire to, their examples.
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