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A Veteran in Old Age

July 27, 2011

My Dad served in WW2. While I was growing up, he used to love to tell stories about his experience. He'd park himself on his favorite chair in the living room and tell story after story about his experience being stationed in the Philippines or his time in San Francisco before being shipped out to… Read more »


Welcoming Our Veterans Home – Unseen Injuries and the Power of Community

July 25, 2011

Troops come home to a community not a set of isolated institutions It takes a community to welcome home the warrior The community must be whole and well for the welcome to be effective War-related trauma affects everyone who serves, not just those with direct combat experience. Its shockwaves radiate across individual, family, community and… Read more »


A Generational Approach to Service: They Were There for Us; Let’s Be There For Them.

July 12, 2011

As tens of thousands of young veterans return from terms of service spanning the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, America’s young adults are provided with a unique opportunity to help one another, and the impact could turn out to be much bigger than one might think. This process begins with fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst… Read more »


It's our Mission, but it is Mission Possible

July 6, 2011

In the next two years 130,000 veterans will be returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Half will be Reservists or National Guardsman and most will have served multiple deployments.   They will need to be transitioned home and all will need counseling and job/career briefings and training.  The unemployment statistics for returning veterans is very… Read more »

Lawrence Carroll
Lawrence Carroll

San Francisco VA Medical Center: Quality Health Care For All Veterans

July 5, 2011

The San Francisco VA Medical Center, which was founded in 1934, has a long history of conducting cutting edge research, establishing innovative medical programs, and providing compassionate care to Veterans. We are a proud community dedicated to meeting the health care challenges of all generations of Veterans. In addition to our hospital, we have a… Read more »


Hack for Change: fast development of apps for civic use

June 22, 2011

Hey, over the weekend a bunch of coders met at for the Hack for Change effort, which was really effective. Over the course of hours, and little sleep, they developed useful apps. Check out the whole announcement, and here's a little from that: Fifty engineers and designers from the US and Canada competed this… Read more »