Veterans and Military Families

  • Posted on Nov 11, 2011
    Veterans Day should remind us that our veterans deserve much more than our thoughts and kind words. The transition from the battlefield back to civilian life is never easy, but long and multiple deployments and a weak job market make this one of the most difficult times ever to be a veteran.
  • Posted on Nov 10, 2011
  • Posted on Nov 10, 2011
  • Posted on Nov 7, 2011
    It's no secret that personal attention in the classroom can deliver big results on a report card. For children of military families, that extra kindness can be even more crucial. Frequent moves and the stress caused by having a parent on deployment can take a toll. But a special group of military kids in Dover, DE is getting a little support from a few great Grandparents.
  • Posted on Nov 3, 2011
    As servicemen and women return home from deployments, the urge to continue serving one's country doesn't go away. Many returning veterans are turning to AmeriCorps programs to continue their service, using their leadership, logistical, and analytical skills gained from their military service and applying it to their terms of service in AmeriCorps. To date, more than 16,000 veterans have served in AmeriCorps.
  • Posted on Nov 2, 2011
    Todd Schnittke proudly served his country during the Gulf War as a Multiple Launch Rocket System Technician from 1989-1993. Yet, he had a will to continue his service to the United States that never disappeared. Now, he proudly serves under another title – AmeriCorps member at the AMVETs Career Center in Mansfield, Ohio.
  • Posted on Oct 20, 2011
    Though retired from the service for 14 years, 68 year-old veteran Larry Mills found he wasn't done serving. He answered this call by serving fellow veterans through the Senior Companion program, one of three Senior Corps programs at the Corporation for National and Community Service.Across the country, Senior Companions provide care and companionship for aging adults, those with disabilities or terminal illnesses, and offer respite for caregivers.
  • Posted on Sep 20, 2011
  • Posted on Aug 15, 2011
    One wouldn't expect to see a 90-year-old wandering the corridors of Remann Hall, a juvenile detention center in Tacoma, WA. However, Del Rotan, a World War II veteran, has made Remann Hall his “second home,” mentoring at-risk youth at the facility for 16 years as a foster grandparent.
  • Posted on Aug 8, 2011
     After a long career with the U.S. Military, retired Lieutenant Colonel and Vietnam Veteran Howard Parker Rice found himself unable to stop serving. RSVP of Allen County provided the opportunity for him to continue serving by helping active military members and their families through the hardships of deployment.“I've been providing service to the country since 1953. Volunteering is just another extension of service to my country,” said Rice. “I can't be on the front lines anymore, but I can continue to serve in other ways.”

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