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Dec 23, 2010
Categories: Resource Programs

Train a Dog, Save a Warrior by Patsy Swendson

Penny’s From Heaven Foundation, Inc. (http://www.pennysfromheavenfoundation.org/) is a 501 (C) (3) non profit organization that evaluates, tests, trains, qualifies and assists working therapy dogs to provide loving, nurturing, and empathic, trained working dogs for returning wounded warriors faced with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The latest program implemented is TRAIN A DOG - SAVE A...

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Dec 20, 2010
Categories: Personal Stories

Junior High Students Create Letters and Cards for Service Members

As mentioned in the last post, students from the "Supporting Our Soldiers" Club, at Nixa Junior High in Nixa, Missouri, created letters and cards that will undoubtedly have a positive impact on some of our nation's greatest heroes.  Challenge America mailed these cards to the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion in Fort Carson, CO. 

We will periodically post some of these cards and...

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Dec 16, 2010
Categories: Health Topics

TBI Research in Washington, DC, by Noah Meyers

TBI Research in Washington, DC

My current research is examining the effect of traditional masculine gender role adherence on community reintegration following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in military veterans. Well over 1.65 million US military soldiers have been deployed to combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), and...

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Dec 14, 2010
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Junior High Students Create Letters and Cards for Service Members

Challenge America is happy to connect letters and cards, created by students, to servicemen and women during this holiday season.   Students from the "Supporting Our Soldiers" Club, at Nixa Junior High in Nixa, Missouri, created letters and cards that will undoubtedly have a positive impact on some of our nation's greatest heroes.  Challenge America will help in making sure these messages get...

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Dec 10, 2010
Categories: Resource Programs

From the Kessler Foundation:  2011 Signature Employment Grant Cycle Opens by Elaine E. Katz

Kessler Foundation’s Signature Employment Grant Program seeks to fund cutting-edge, innovative and other non-traditional solutions that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Projects must be collaborative, serve a large geographic area and include multiple funding partners and stakeholders. In addition, initiatives or projects must have the potential for growth,...

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Dec 03, 2010
Categories: Advice from Members

Family Movie Night Highlights Military Family Experience by Johanna Hatfield

Family Movie Night is back again this Friday, December 3 with A Walk in MyShoes” at 8/7C on NBC.  This is the third film in the Family Movie Night partnership between Procter & Gamble and Walmart.  This heartwarming drama explores what happens when you step into someone else’s shoes and into their life.  In the process, it sheds light on the sacrifice of a military family and the challenges of...

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