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Chaz Kovacks Stands in front of PPE mask making machine

U.S. Army Veteran Kovacs Says Military Skills Help Him Create PPE

Chaz Kovacs is a U.S. Army Veteran and the Director of Operations at US POWER AZ PPE’s (POWER PPE) Mesa manufacturing plant. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provider began production on its POWER3 Smart Masks and accompanying POWER3 Filter inserts in August 2020. Since then, Kovacs has been working diligently to provide high-quality, U.S.-made PPE …

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When It Comes to COVID, Let’s Be Battle Ready Not Battle Weary

When not deployed, service members and their units undergo traditional training to prepare for military duties. During this phase, servicemembers go through routine training and medical evaluations that maintain their personal and team readiness level. They also take time to think about what enemies may be lurking around the corner.  Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster …

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High School Essay Winners Speak to Legacy of Liberty During Veterans Day Broadcast

As part of its legacy building to recognize and celebrate our nation’s veterans, Honoring America’s Veterans hosts an annual High School Essay competition to bolster the knowledge of the sacrifice military members make through their service to the country.  This year’s theme is “The USA, A Beacon of Liberty.” Students from across the state sent …

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Veterans Day Online Broadcast Will Feature Seven Veterans

Due to COVID-19, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is moving to an online program.  The program will air at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11th, typically the same time and day that the parade kicks off.  During the online program, Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV), which hosts the parade, will present the seven “Honor Our Heroes” winners …

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Homeless Veteran Gains Strength Through Volunteering

Through Ozanam Manor, St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)provides a bridge to permanent housing for homeless men and women age 50 and above.  Their program includes veterans.  As many of those on the streets face physical or mental challenges, SVdP’s goal is to help Ozanam Manor residents move into permanent housing. Ozanam Manor offers a safe, …

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Vets Helping Vets In Need

Veterans groups are working together to assist Native American Veterans on reservations to improve their sustainability needs.  They are calling the project Native American Sustainability for Veterans and those in Uniform (NAVSU). According to Bob Dalpe, one of the coordinators, “NAVSU will focus on fulfilling water, electrical and housing needs on the reservations.  The emphasis …

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Marine Corps Veteran Gives Back By Leading Community Resilience Program

Southwest Behavioral Health Services offers a Community Resilience Center which provides a cutting-edge resource in holistic treatment for adults experiencing the effects of severe mental illness, substance abuse, and co-morbid disorders. Participants receive an individualized program based on personal needs and preferences. They use a Recovery Model framework that breaks down barriers and supports success. Former Infantry …

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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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