Welcome to 2015! We’re back from our holiday semester break – with classes starting on Jan 12. If you are a Northern Arizona Veteran, and are wondering if you are ready for going back to school – why not try our Veterans Upward Bound free services and pre-college classes first? Contact us for more information at 928-717-7686 or www.yc.edu/vub.
Coming to Prescott, January 8 from 3- 4:30 at the Prescott VA Health Center: Veterans Town Hall. See: http://www.prescott.va.gov/ or call 928-445-4860 or 800-949-1005 for more information.
Check out and vote for your favorite photo of the year at: www.army.mil/yearinphotos/2014/ They are all amazing, so it will be tough to choose.
From the RAO Bulletin: “A special web page has been launched to assist veterans seeking to upgrade punitive discharges related to behavior problems caused by post-traumatic stress. The web page provides information and applications to seek an upgrade to discharge from service. The page can be found at http://arba.army.pentagon.mil/adrb-ptsd.cfm. It follows a recent directive to the Army's Review Boards Agency to give liberal consideration to requests for discharge upgrades from veterans who say they were kicked out of service because of problems related to PTSD, before it was recognized as a debilitating medical condition.”
Eagle Scout Derek Copeland interviewed 16 Veterans for the Veterans History Project (see: http://www.loc.gov/vets/) . See the Fox News story for more about Derek’s project at: http://bit.ly/1xJ0Pha - maybe you’ll want to do a similar project here?
In 2015, please spread the word to support efforts to stop soldier suicide, and check out the resources available at: http://stopsoldiersuicide.org/