They served us,
now it is time to serve them
from hell to home
don't have to go far to hear the intense stories
of our fighting men and women coming home from
the front lines in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other
theatres of combat.
Few of us could even imagine what these brave
mean and women have witnessed. The hell and
mayhem of an exploding desert, smells of burning
who-knows-what, living in the state of
fight-or-flight for 12-18 months at a time! My
God, what they give of themselves under the
colors of our flag is truly heroic.
So now what? They are back. Some are able to
readjust. Others struggle. And, painfully,
others will find it too difficult and choose to
end the pain by ending their lives (about 15 per
day). The race is on. The race is for us as
Americans to catch up to the demand for support
that our heroes deserve. AHR, along with many
other veteran support organizations, are in
the race to win.
was initiated to address the needs of veterans as they
transition from military duty to civilian life, or from active
reserve status back to inactive reserve status.
Our veterans give SO MUCH and we must be
there to support them as they return to home and find
their "new normal," whatever that may be for them. They
have been forever changed by their service and it is our
time and responsibility to assist in engaging in their
new post-service lives.
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PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Troops to Truckers
Rapid Retraining Program
FACTS: There are 30,000 troops returning from war, and 1 million
new veterans over the next four years.
During 2013 and 2014, the United States Armed Forces will return
nearly 30,000 troops from the Middle East, mostly from
Afghanistan, back to the United States. In addition, the Asst
Dir of the VA says there will be 1 Million new veterans entering
the work force in the next four years! As these men and women
return, what we also know is that many return with a “new
normal” that will impact where they go, how they live, and what
type of jobs they will be more successful at...read
they served, we place
demands of working in and around a war zone contribute to a
veteran returning home with specific skill sets, strong work
ethic, enhanced leadership skills and changed preferences for
work environment. A program of career education and job
placement has been designed specifically to address those
changes in many veterans and rapidly prepare them for a career
in outdoor oriented positions...read
who is there for them?
through claims paperwork to receive benefits the Soldier,
Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Cost Guardsman and women have
earned, or checking into a VA clinic for the first
time, or reporting to the emergency room at the Veterans Medical
Center, NO ONE should have to go it alone.
They supported our country as a force and we
need to offer them a civilian force to engage