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Monroe County Mayor Tim Yates Grateful to Vet to Vet TN

On August 8, 2018 Vet to Vet Tennessee officers presented The George Thomas Memorial Award to Monroe County Mayor Tim…
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Veterans Can Schedule Appointments Online

Have you scheduled an appointment online through My HealtheVet yet? Veterans across the country can manage appointments online. This easy…
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VA Dr. Robert Hierholzer received “The JL” Award

Joseph "JL" Tucker Memorial Award Recipients August 9, 2018.  Department of Veterans Affairs Knoxville Outpatient Clinic's Acting Supervisory Psychiatrist Dr. Robert…
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Monroe County Mayor received “The George Award”

August 8, 2018.  Monroe County Tennessee Mayor Tim Yates receives the George Award from VTVT Secretary Bob Hatley and President…
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Parenting for Service Members & Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new parenting course resource for Veterans and their families. This free…
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12 year old chooses DAV Post #93 as his Summer Mission Project

Cole Kirkland, a 12 year old 7th Grader from Rule Vale Elementary School, Tellico Plains, Tennessee was challenged to do…
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Helping Hands program giving away shoes and school supplies to kids in need

As the time to head back to school approaches Rio Revolution Church in Maryville Tennessee is giving away free shoes…
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Suicidal veterans lives with help from Veterans Court and Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation

Monroe County Veterans Court, Madisonville, Tennessee A high risk suicidal justice involved veteran graduate gives thanks to God, Monroe County…
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VTVT Partners with the 917 Society to Teach 8th Graders!

The 917 Society is providing each Tennessee 8th grader their very own pocket Constitution in honor of September 17th, Constitution…
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VEText system transforming VA’s medical scheduling process

July 17, 2018, 09:40:00 AM Text messaging improves access, reducing thousands of missed appointments WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans…
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MCA’s Weekly Newsgram – July 11th 2018

Executive Director Notes   This week's column focuses on the Veteran Military Friendly Congregation Ministry of the MCA (VMFC). This ministry…
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NC Lay Leader Honors Vietnam War Veteran Surviving Spouse in Ohio

Ray Wease, Lay Leader of Crossroads United Methodist Church of Concord North Carolina, travels to Manchester Ohio to present the…
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TN WWII American Airman dog tag found in Italy

Welcome Home Mr. Henry Hunter Jr. from Fountain City, TN!   On July 7, 2017 we at Vet to Vet Tennessee…
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Happy 4th of July

We pray God's blessing over you as our nation celebrates Independence Day. May the grace of God bring peace, love,…
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“I didn’t expect this – it means so much!”

July 3, 2018  Blount County Tennessee Three months ago, the Blount Memorial Hospice Care (BMHC) partnered with Vet to Vet…
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Thank you so much!

Wyoming, Michigan. "I wanted to give my sincerest thanks to you and your organization. My Grandfather Eugene G. Roberts was…
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East TN Korean War veterans honored by KAKA and VTVT

This past Monday on June 25, 2018 Korean War Veterans from around East Tennessee joined together to enjoy lunch and…
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Another Repairs for Heroes Project

June 22, 2018.  Walland, Tennessee. Repairs for Heroes (RFH) remodeled Mr. and Mrs. Cooley’s bath room and installed rails on…
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Trinity Health Foundation Awards Grant to Vet to Vet Tennessee

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee awarded a 2018 Phase I grant award to Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) for…
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East Tennessee veterans remember comrade, advocate Freddie Owens

"The definition of an American patriot, hero and selfless human being: Freddie J. Owens...Rest in peace Sir! Semper Fi"  USMC…
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Amassador for Peace Korean War Veteran Medal Awarded to James Ray Cox of Heflin

Vet to Vet Tennessee, "Thank you so much for assisting us in awarding my brother the Korean Ambassador for Peace…
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Monroe County Veterans Court’s Graduate

May 23, 2018.  Madisonville, TN. Air Force veteran Keith Duncan completes the Monroe County Veterans Court (VC) program with the…
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MCA’s Executive Director Waff Notes Veteran/Military Friendly Congregations.

Even though our brother Freddie Owens went to heaven on Good Friday, he is still hard at work making sure…
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Morning Pointe of Powell’s Pre-Memorial Day Celebration

May 18, 2018 Powell, Tennessee A wonderful ceremony was held at the Morning Pointe of Powell community at the request of…
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Rio Revolution Celebrate Recovery Enrolls as a VMFM

On May 8, 2018 Rio Revolution Celebrate Recovery  began a "Welcome Home" share group led by Celebrate Recovery (CR) National…
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Rio Revolution Church Enrolls in VMFC

Rio Revolution Church, Blount CountyTennessee God gave Pastor Pacer Hepperly a dream of planting a church with a simple goal:…
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2018 Korean War Veterans Memorial Luncheon

2018 Korean War Veterans Memorial Luncheon 11AM- 1PM Monday June 25th, 2018 Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Rd NW, Knoxville, TN…
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10th Judicial District Expungement Clinic

April 21st Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) partnered with the University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Joy Radice, 10th…
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Clover Hill Senior Living Flag Raising

Amvets Post 22  donated and installed a concrete base, flag pole and American flag to Clover Hill Senior Living on a…
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Judges to Host the First Saturday Expungement Court at First Baptist Church of Madisonville

Press Release On April 21st, 10th Judicial District judges and court clerks with the help of Vet-to-Vet, the UT Legal…
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Vet to Vet TN Co-founder goes to heaven on Good Friday

Freddie J. Owens went to heaven on Good Friday after 77 years of service and sacrifice to God, Country and…
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Army & Marine Vets Graduate from Monroe County Veterans Court

March 21, 2018  Madisonville, Tennessee Wednesday we celebrating the graduation of two justice involved veterans from the 10th Judicial District…
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Pastor Koopman teaches youth about challenge coins

February 11, 2018 New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Madisonville Tennessee Youth Sermon by Pastor Dr. David Koopman Challenge Coin “Do…
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Newest JL Tucker Memorial Award Recipient

March 8, 2018 Knoxville, Tennessee Debra Cohan, the Department of Veterans Affairs Knoxville Outpatient Clinic's Suicide Prevention Coordinator, attended the…
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Latest Loudon County Justice Involved Veteran Graduates

March 7, 2018  Loudon, Tennessee Another Air Force justice involved veteran (JIV) appeared before Judge Hank Sledge at the Loudon…
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Dr. Richardson receives the George Thomas & JL Tucker Memorial Awards

February 8, 2018  Knoxville Tennessee Dr. Donald Richardson was the inspiration to the first PTSD workshop group in April 2011. …
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Navy Veteran John Merrill receives Award

February 8, 2018 Knoxville Tennessee Air Force Council member Jesse Rivera bestowed the George Thomas Memorial award to John Merrill. …
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Statement by VA Secretary David Shulkin — State of the Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2018 Statement by VA Secretary David Shulkin -- State of the Union Under President Trump’s…
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New Council 2018 Council member and awards

January 11, 2018.  Knoxville, Tennessee.  First 2018 Council meeting opened with introduction of two new Council members;  Emily Hager, Navy…
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Veteran from Washington County TN Graduates from Veterans Court

January 9, 2018 Washington County Tennessee The beginning of the year was very special to Washington County Navy Vietnam Veteran…
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Humana and VTVT Collaborate to Prevent Veteran Suicide

2018 began with a new partnership to stop veteran suicide with Humana.  This is the second year the Vet to…
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VA Veteran Services

Veterans are 5 times more likely to go to clergy than all other Mental Health Providers. The VA Chaplain Service…
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2017 Accomplishments & 2018 Goals

December 30, 2017 Thanks to the support of numerous federal, state and local governmental agencies, Veteran/Military Friendly Congregations, Ministries, Universities…
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Repairs for Heroes #2

December 29, 2017 was a better cold day in Maryville, Tennessee., but that didn't stop the roofers from RC Roofing…
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FREE Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans Available Monthly

2018.  First clinic January 10, 2018. The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to announce that a Legal Advice Clinic for…
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Delaware Valley Veterans Home joins as the 1st Veteran/Military Friendly Organization in PA

VTVT and Delaware Valley Veteran’s Home Announce Partnership 12/04/2017 12:29 PM EST PHILADELPHIA — Today, Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT)…
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Vietnam Helicopter Crew Chief Receives the “George Thomas Memorial Award”

Veterans Day at Redemption Church was a family affair with Randy Bradley serving as "Host.” He greeted everyone present and…
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Update for Repairs for Heroes

This great veteran is Virgil Cooley and his wife Deanna. Virgil is going through several medical issues and cannot walk.…
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Veterans Day Luncheon at Faith Encounter

Faith Encounter Pastor & SMSgt USAF NG TNANG (US) Michael “Mike” E. Williams hosted a Veterans luncheon at his church…
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Veteran Centric Veterans Day Huge Success in Blount County

Over 320 attended the 49th Blount County TN Veterans Day event  on Saturday November 11, 2017.   But every thing seemed…
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