Vets' Community Connections Research Summary
The San Diego Chamber of Commerce financed a study on behalf of Vets’ Community Connections to examine how veterans and military family members could tap the experience of a greater number of community members to make reintegration easier. The 2015 results overwhelmingly supported a role for the greater community in assisting veterans and their families… Continue readingContinue reading
Sort By Region
Mexican Ambassador to U.S. & Vets’ Community Connections
Got 10 minutes?
Veterans looking for a new home after leaving the military will find Maricopa County a more welcoming place if local volunteers step up. That’s what founders of Vets’ Community Connections hope. The new program aims to match Valley residents with veterans and their families for 10-minute phone conversations about neighborhoods to move to, schools for… Continue reading
My Turn: Do you have 10 minutes for a vet?
Last weekend, throughout the Valley of the Sun and across the United States, Americans celebrated Veterans Day. As with most such holidays, some paid tribute to our men and women in uniform. Many more used the three-day weekend to take advantage of Veterans Day sales, enjoy time with their families and relax after an exhausting… Continue reading
Program to Connect Veterans to Services Set To Launch In Maricopa County
A new service for veterans in the Valley will launch on Monday. Its goal is to help answer veterans’ questions about living here, and connect them to the services they need. We speak with Vets Community Connections Kathy Hancock, executive director at the law firm Fennemore Craig and a member of Vets Community Connections advisory board,… Continue reading
Got 10 minutes for a vet? If so, here’s how you can help
When Baby Boomers came home from Vietnam – a conflict many were conscripted to fight – they experienced the fallout of an unpopular war. Soldiers were scorned. Abandoned. Today, a far smaller percentage of Millennials serves in the military. But this generation of volunteer soldiers comes home to a far more appreciative public. They are… Continue reading
Breaking Away Award of Excellence: Veterans Community Connection
Things just got a whole lot better for Military veterans and their families in San Diego. There’s a new way to help these families transition after service to civilian life and those behind the program are being honored with this week’s Breaking Away Award of Excellence. 211 San Diego is home base. “We actually had… Continue reading
South Bend Launches Vets’ Community Connections Program
Veterans living in South Bend now have another source for information. Veterans Community Connections is a program meant to help veterans and their families living in South Bend find helpful information. South Bend is one of the first cities in America to start the pilot project. Veterans who are adjusting to civilian life in South… Continue reading
South Bend helping vets
It’s one of the hardest things veterans will face — the transition back to civilian life. A new pilot program hopes to make that transition easier. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Assistant Secretary of Defense Douglas Wilson were live in the studio this morning to explain how it works.
New South Bend vet program one of few in country
A new program is helping area veterans, and it’s only in two other cities. She’s a St. Joseph County Commissioner, but cleaning teeth is also how Deborah Fleming helps the community. “I am a dentist and this is one of the ways I can help,” Fleming says. Her usual tools are on a dental table… Continue reading