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December 30, 2018
By Scott Cooper The end of the year is always a time for reflection and taking stock. We ponder what we have accomplished and what still remains to be done. For myself–I didn’t lose 10 pounds. I did do a better job of calling my mom a couple of...
December 19, 2018
  Our Leader Spotlight series highlights the diverse and dynamic veterans who make up VFAI. Today, we're highlighting Pattie Adams of Los Angeles, California. Tell me about your military service.  From the age of five, I knew I wanted to be in the...
December 14, 2018
The White House will deport certain protected Vietnamese immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades—many of them having fled the country during the Vietnam War. The Atlantic reports: “The administration has now decided that...
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,...

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