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November 16, 2018
Originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone, Specialist Mohamed Sullaiman joined the U.S. Army in 2015. Although Sullaiman has been on active duty for the last three years, his wife and kids remain in Freetown. He chooses to serve not just for himself,...
November 15, 2018
Our Leader Spotlights offer a glimpse into our diverse leadership: veterans who are continuing to serve their country and community in creative ways. Today, we profiled Christian Bellavia, United States Army veteran and VFAI leader in Charlotte,...
November 13, 2018
by Cate Klepacki Each year, on Veterans Day, America honors those who served. This past weekend, towns held parades, families visited graves, and veterans shared memories with their loved ones. At Veterans for American Ideals, we commemorated...
November 8, 2018
From a former Navy SEAL to a pioneering helicopter pilot, veterans made a splash in this week’s midterm election. At least fifteen military veterans will march onto the House floor as new members of the 116th Congress. Click here for a brief roundup...
November 7, 2018
By Fiona Tomlin On Friday, November 2nd, I was honored to attend Shabbat at the Ohev Sholom synagogue in Silver Spring, Maryland. As a show of unity and love against hate, we were there to #ShowUpForShabbat. The campaign, launched by the American...
November 2, 2018
In response to last weekend’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, a Muslim American group raised more than $125,000 through an online crowdfunding campaign to help the families of victims. "We’re really hoping to help the community that’s...
October 29, 2018
This Veterans Day we’re committed to continuing our service to our nation, and calling on our fellow veterans to join us to do the same. We’re partnering with the Travis Manion Foundation and The Mission Continues to bring veterans together across...
October 26, 2018
Raye Montague, a pioneering African American engineer, passed away this month at the age of 83. Raye began her career as a clerk-typist in the Navy and worked her way up to becoming a digital computer systems operator in a male-dominated field. In...
October 26, 2018
 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to send eight hundred or more troops to the southern border as a caravan of refugees and migrants approaches, Founder of Veterans for American Ideals Scott Cooper issued...
October 26, 2018
  By Teresa Kennedy On October 20th I was honored to join several fellow members of Veterans for American Ideals in attending a dinner in Baltimore hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. We were invited to be part of a special moment as they...

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