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December 12, 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 Sean Horgan, a Marine Corps veteran who enlisted shortly after becoming a U.S...
December 10, 2018
Nearly a dozen permanent U.S. residents were deported back to their birth-country of Vietnam over the past year under a tough new immigration policy from the Trump Administration. Most of the group came to the United States during the Vietnam War...
December 6, 2018
  By Michael Trudeau One of the most rewarding elements of being a Vets for American Ideals (VFAI) leader has been meeting committed, patriotic friends and neighbors—individuals who are spending their time building up, not tearing down. I’ve had...
December 3, 2018
  This week, Vets for American Ideals hosted the last panel in our fall speaker series, in partnership with Global Center for Refugee Education and Science. The panel, entitled “Discussing Solutions to the Global Refugee Crisis,” featured Herrick...
November 27, 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 Tammy Barlet, United States Coast Guard veteran and VFAI leader based in both...
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...

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