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Interview: Swords to Plowshares

July 30, 2013

Hey there, as many of you know, I gave $50k to the CrowdRise Veterans Charity Challenge earlier this month. The total money raised for Veterans and Milfams exceeded $448,000.   In my #VetsChallenge wrap up post, I asked you to stay tuned for the interviews I'd be conducting with two great orgs, both winners of… Read more »

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craig newmark & stephen colbert

Help me give back to military families via DonorsChoose.org

May 7, 2013

Okay, teachers in a lot of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families. Remember that the families of active service troops also serve when troops are deployed. A really good way to give teachers and military families a break is via DonorsChoose.org. They're a great example of how… Read more »

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Peter Levin and Roger Baker leave Dept Veterans Affairs

Big IT development at Dept of Vets Affairs

February 28, 2013

(from the dept of giving-credit-where-it's-due) VistA is the Dept of Vets Affairs health record system, and it's been a huge success. VA has open sourced it, which is remarkable achievement for Washington, a really big deal. It means that anyone can improve it or interface with it. Check out the Challenge.gov VA Medical Appointment Scheduling… Read more »

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Chris Chandler

Veteran's Day Tribute

November 11, 2011

My Marine unit was the first to enter Afghanistan.  Immediately after 9/11, we diverted from the scheduled deployent and conducted the longest amphibious assault in history.  We launched from our ships and caputered a desert outpost controlled by the Taliban.  The outpost became the first U.S. land base established in Afghanistan. We engaged the enemy… Read more »

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Veteran Courts Can Help Vets

July 29, 2011

  Currently every state in our country is seeing a huge inflow of combat veterans return home from active duty every year. In states like California and New York more than 30,000 veterans return every year. Many of these young veterans are happy to be back and are adjusting well to civilian life by returning… Read more »

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