Entries for May, 2016

Worst Charity for Veterans Run by VA Employee

By Debbie Gregory. You would think the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation (NVVF) is highly successful, given their ability to secure over $29 million in donations in four years. But as far as using that money for “aiding, supporting and benefiting America’s veterans and their families”…that’s another matter altogether. Most of the money spent by the […]

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Honoring Gold Star Families on this Memorial Day

Photo of Toni Gross volunteering at Fisher House credited to Craig Orsini By Debbie Gregory. During World War I, military families began a tradition of hanging a small banner in the windows of their homes. Bordered in red, the white banner had a blue star for each family member in the military. If a family […]

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Companies Commit to Jobs for Military Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. Joining Forces, created in 2011 by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, has resulted in jobs for military veterans, hiring/training more than 1.2 million veterans and military spouses. Now, 40 companies pledged more than 110,000 jobs for military veterans and military spouses over the next five years, and more committed […]

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Undercover Prisoner Reveals Insights About Jailed Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. Since last fall, A&E cameras have been rolling inside the Clark County Jail as seven people went undercover as inmates for 60 days. 60 Days In is a television documentary that follows the volunteers as they exposed problems in the system. One of the volunteers, Zac, a U.S. Marine veteranand aspiring DEA […]

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Spartan Pledge: A Promise to Seek Help Before Suicide

By Debbie Gregory. It’s a staggering statistic that we’re all becoming aware of: an average of 22 veterans take their own lives each day. While some people debate that number from the Department of Veterans Affairs, any number of lives lost to suicide is unacceptable. Recently, a coalition of nonprofits led a “Spartan Weekend” for […]

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