A personal commitment to war veterans

A personal commitment to war veterans

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Well, I figure that anyone serving in the armed forces has committed themselves fully to serving the country.

I take that personally, so I'm trying to help out, particularly trying to help veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Perhaps the group that's been most effective in support for returning troops is the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. They're the real deal, already contributing to the success of the new GI Bill and the end of "stop-loss" with more to come.

To that end, I've joined their Board of Directors, helping regarding social media and getting the word out.

Not a big deal on my part, just following through with the "treat others like I want to be treated" thing.

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twodogkd

I am on their email list. Text of the 3/31 IAVI email that I received. I pasted in the embedded links:
Dear [name deleted]
What percentage of our armed forces are women? The answer might surprise you. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=S4Ea0Pr2jpxmrklupKM2NwKZaWl4xXnu
Today, as we mark the end of Women's History Month, we're honoring the incredible sacrifices of women who have served our country in the military.
Click here to take a quick quiz, and test your knowledge of women in the military. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=PpG%2BDuKJesTKv2UXCSPq%2BwKZaWl4xXnu
Women have played an integral part in defending our country since the Revolutionary War and continue to do so, now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in dramatically different roles, and in greater numbers.
Do you know what jobs a female servicemember legally can and cannot hold? Click here to see if you get the answer right, and meet a few of the remarkable women who have served during the current wars, including a Silver Star recipient. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=oqipKzjP2UkbOy3jL9ADKwKZaWl4xXnu
Female troops and veterans face unique challenges both during their service and upon their return home. That's why IAVA is leading the charge for this generation of women warriors, not just during Women's History Month, but every month of the year.
Click here to take a short, interactive quiz and learn more about the experiences some women have faced in the military. http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=HzuQ6JW27SdaleMqdPDOPxY4wO5mFcoc
Let's all take a moment to remember the sacrifices that women in uniform are making for our nation, on and off the battlefields.
Thank you for standing with us.
Sincerely,
Paul
Paul Rieckhoff
Iraq Veteran
Executive Director & Founder
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

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Hi I am taking a War Literature class. I have a number of questions to ask a war veteran then write a five page paper on. Is anyone interested in answering some questions about their war experience? It would be greatly appreciated. Let me know and I can either post the questions or we could do it by e-mail.

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Hi I am taking a War Literature class. I have a number of questions to ask a war veteran then write a five page paper on. Is anyone interested in answering some questions about their war experience? It would be greatly appreciated. Let me know and I can either post the questions or we could do it by e-mail.

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Wait a minute! What if I can beat this Jesus guy at his own game? What if I have *more* of a positive impact?
Let's say I became a businessman who put lots of unemployed people to work!
And instead of using my money to buy luxury cars and houses, I got runaway children in safe homes, helped homeless people get a new start, built houses for war veterans

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