Month: August 2020

Veterans Day High School Essay Competition Now Open through Sept. 13

Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV) is inviting all Arizona High School students to share their stories of inspiration, hope, and gratitude for veterans by entering the annual Essay Competition. HAV awards cash prizes to the top four entries and their teachers. This year’s theme is The USA, A Beacon of Liberty.  Essay judging will focus on …

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Former Linguist Now Offers A Mindful Life Acupuncture

There is something about military service, that conquers many divides.  When I first met Lesley Johnsen, we immediately bonded.  She was an Air Force veteran, and I was a Navy veteran.  We started talking about our military job occupations, where we were stationed, and how our service led us to our present-day careers. Johnsen served …

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Executive Inc.: Meet Paula Pedene, former VA whistleblower now Phoenix Veterans Day parade organizer (Video)

Known nationally for blowing the whistle on problems within the Phoenix VA Health Care System, Paula Pedene has for years embraced a role doing what she loves most — organizing the annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. Retired with 40 years in federal service, she’s now writing a book on her whistleblower experience. Read more: https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2020/08/07/paula-pedene-organizes-phoenix-veterans-day-parade.html

Brandy standing by pictures at Phoenix West Realty

USAF Veteran Gains New Career Thanks to DOD-Civilian Partnership

Thanks to a partnership between the Department of Defense Skill-Bridge program and Phoenix West Commercial, U.S. Air Force veteran Brandy Braveboy has a new opportunity as a commercial real estate agent. A native of Tempe, Braveboy spent 20 years in the military with more than eight years of service overseas. Her interest in commercial real …

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