THE POWER TO STAND UP

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PEACE OF MIND

PEACE OF MIND

Military veterans are proud men and women who are reluctant to ask for help, even when the need is overwhelming. Erik knows how difficult it is to reach out for assistance. Serving seven years in the Army as a Black Hawk pilot and paratrooper, Erik was deployed to Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  … Continued

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LIFE AFTER THE ARMY

LIFE AFTER THE ARMY

Career Army Staff Sergeant Art was deployed with Operation Iraqi Freedom when he suffered a serious injury. Recovering stateside at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Unit, Art contemplated his future after his expected retirement due to his injuries.  His civilian career had been in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), a field he planned to return to … Continued

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A LIFE OF SERVICE

A LIFE OF SERVICE

Sergeant First Class John has had a lifetime of service in the military and the police force.  Serving in the US Marine Corps for four years, John sustained several injuries before his return home.  John then started a new chapter in his life and became a police officer in a major metropolitan area.  He also … Continued

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BREATHING MORE EASILY

BREATHING MORE EASILY

After serving four years in the U.S. Army, Corporal Jason returned home and started pursuing a degree in Nursing.  Successfully accomplishing that goal, he found full-time work at a local hospital, but soon experienced some of the typical difficulties faced by returning veterans who are transitioning to civilian life.  Fortunately, Jason was able to find … Continued

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CLEAN LAUNDRY, PEACE OF MIND

CLEAN LAUNDRY, PEACE OF MIND

Doing simple chores like laundry can be a big challenge for someone confined to a wheelchair.  Sergeant Kyle knows the reality of that challenge, because he was living in a home with a top-loading machine which he was unable to use because of his physical limitations.   Proud Army veteran, Kyle suffers from a degenerative spine … Continued

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MORE THAN A HELPING HAND

MORE THAN A HELPING HAND

Alfred devoted almost 20 years of his life to the United States Navy, serving in both the OIF and OEF campaigns.  During his transition to civilian life, Alfred sustained a serious spinal injury in which he lost use of his legs.  Not one to be held back, Alfred sought a way to maintain and improve … Continued

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HELP IN A TIME OF NEED

HELP IN A TIME OF NEED

Major David spent over 12 years serving our country as a proud Marine, which included four tours of duty in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. During his time in military, he severely injured his back, which required five different surgeries to repair the damage. Compounding the family’s stress was his wife’s long term illness. … Continued

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EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS AT THE MOST CRITICAL TIME

EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS AT THE MOST CRITICAL TIME

Army Sgt. Joe served during the OIF/OEF campaigns, both overseas and stateside.  During his service, Joe suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and a spinal injury, and due to his debilitating injuries, was medically retired from the Army.  While it is important to focus on the sacrifice Joe made for our country, there is more to … Continued

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FINDING A HOME FOR THE FAMILY

FINDING A HOME FOR THE FAMILY

Like far too many servicemen and women returning home from their tours of duty, Dayn had trouble escaping his past.   While his combat duty was recognized with a Purple Heart, Dayn was having less success receiving benefits from the VA.  Because the PTSD/TBI was preventing him from working, he was unable to cover the cost … Continued

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THIS IS ME

THIS IS ME

Army specialist Rogelio V. served six years in the Illinois Army National Guard, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  His assignment in Afghanistan involved patrols in a MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle.  Rogelio left the Army and returned to civilian life, but was still troubled by injuries … Continued

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SECURITY

SECURITY

Army Staff Sergeant Travis P. retired in 2014 after a long and distinguished career that included service in Baghdad and Mosul.  Due to the injuries sustained during his time in the Army, Travis and his family were receiving retirement and disability pay.  However, his government benefits account was hacked and his monthly pay was not … Continued

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HOME SWEET HOME

HOME SWEET HOME

Marlin served in the U.S. Army for over nine years.  During his service in Afghanistan, he suffered wounds that left him disabled and unable to work due to PTSD and other injuries.  Returning home, Marlin and his family faced financial difficulties while awaiting his service connection pay.  When they contacted SALUTE, INC., the family of … Continued

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AN ANSWERED PRAYER

AN ANSWERED PRAYER

Roberto was deployed to Iraq three times during his 12 years of service in the Army.  Despite injuries suffered during his service, Roberto is currently working and enrolled in the V.A.’s Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) program.  The VSOC program aims to help veterans succeed and thrive through a coordinated delivery of on-campus benefits assistance … Continued

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GETTING CLOSE TO FAMILY

GETTING CLOSE TO FAMILY

Chrishelle K. retired from the Air Force after six years of service as a Medical Services Journeyman.  Chrishelle is a 100% disabled veteran, due to traumatic brain injury and other injuries sustained during her time in the military.  Overjoyed by the birth of her new baby, but concerned about the physical demands a new baby … Continued

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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT

Chief Warrant Officer Tellys H. served 16 years in the Army, highlighted by his time as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot.  After his separation from the Army, Tellys almost gave up his dream of flying until he found the PSA’s Rotor Transition Program.  This program is partnered with Sky Warriors Flight School and trains qualified … Continued

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