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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...
October 25, 2018
This blog is authored by guest contributor John Falcone, President of the Graduate chapter of Princeton University’s Student Veterans Alliance. This past Saturday, on a beautiful fall morning in New Jersey, I along with my fellow students and...
October 22, 2018
Our Leader Spotlights offer a glimpse into our diverse leaders: veterans who are continuing to serve their country and community in creative ways. Today, we profiled VFAI leader Andrea N. Goldstein, United States Navy veteran and Chief Executive...
October 6, 2018
  This Friday, Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker wrote in Newsweek of his disappointment in the 2019 refugee cap. “As an ambassador to six countries under both Republican and Democratic presidents, I saw firsthand the power of American leadership on...
October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018 – “It doesn’t really matter to me, and I don’t think it matters to Maytham, that I was born here and was in the U.S. military and that he was born in Iraq and was an ally and an interpreter, because we experienced the same thing, and...
September 22, 2018
On September 17th, 1787, America’s founding fathers signed our country’s most prized document at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Army veteran and VFAI leader Arti Walker-Peddakotla reflected on this historic day about the oath she...
September 19, 2018
Fiona Tomlin and Elaina Stephenson Last Tuesday seventeen years since the 9/11 attacks, about 150 people showed up to DC Improv for a night of storytelling. Each year, September 11th remains a sorrowful commemoration of those we lost in the...

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