Paula Pedene

Heroes to Heroes Foundation expands moral injury program for veterans

Although there are many organizations trying to assist veterans on the suicide prevention front, the nonprofit Heroes to Heroes, is focusing on something unique known as moral injury (MI) – a psychological response that occurs in reaction to witnessing behaviors that go against an individual’s values and moral beliefs. Recent studies show that veterans who …

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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame to Induct New Class

The UAV was founded by the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in December 1981 as a consortium of Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) supporting veterans and their families in Arizona. Since then, the UAV has grown to over 50 member organizations representing the half million (+) veterans who call …

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Veterans get training through the Chase Bank and Bunker Labs CEO Circle program

CEO Circle program for military-connected companies is now open for applications

Thanks to a partnership between Bunker Labs and JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking applications are now open for the 2022-2023 CEO circle program for military-connected companies. The 13-month program, which kicks off in November, provides executives with opportunities to advance their businesses through quarterly in-person sessions, monthly peer-to-peer networking meetings, and a ten-week mentorship program with JPMorgan Chase. “Veteran-owned …

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Phoenix VA expands health care access with new 32nd Street clinic

Phoenix area veterans will see expanded services thanks to the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System’s new state-of-the-art facility. The building, located at 400 N. 32nd Street, is in the Gateway neighborhood and boasts of approximately 203,000 net usable square feet of clinical space and approximately 1,370 parking spaces. The clinic will be for Veterans …

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Wheelchair bound veterans participate in a game of quad rugby on the indoor basketball court

VA’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games heading to Tempe

Rehabilitation is a critical function for many of our injured veterans. That is why the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) work together to present the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) from July 6-12 in Tempe, AZ.    “The games,” as they are called, change location from city to …

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Navy Veteran Eric Allen

With DES help, veteran goes from sales job to project manager

When U.S. Navy veteran Eric Allen got job placement assistance from the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) Veterans Employment Program, his life changed. After losing his sales job, Allen went to the DES ARIZONA @ WORK office. Although he was looking for a job, his workforce specialist, Joel O’Connor, suggested that Allen take a …

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Small American Flags are placed at the gravesides at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

Memorial Day Honors to be rendered for the 95,000 plus veterans interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

While Memorial Day brings barbecues, sales, and graduation parties, there are also parades, cemetery visits, and rituals for those who traditionally mark the day. Memorial Day got its start three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, when the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the …

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Cedric Wyaco highlights his USMC bead medallion he made

U.S. Marine Corps veteran finds the love of art after a stroke

Cedric Wyaco is a 54-year-old veteran who joined the Marine Corps right out of high school in 1985. Wanting to go to college but not receiving any scholarships, Wyaco heard about the GI Bill and completed the challenge with six years of service. After his discharge, he met his wife Cassandra Herrera, and they moved …

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