Vet to Vet TN Recognized as a “Standout Partner” by the USA VWC

The U.S.A. Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC) recognizes Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) as a standout partner for hosting 69 events thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families thus far in 2017!  The recognition was published in the VWC “SITREP” monthly newsletter on November 8, 2017 in Issue 10, 2017.

Thanks to the numerous VTVT partners and presenters we have meet over 10,000 individuals and have identified and honored over 5,000 Vietnam War Veterans and hundreds of spouses of Vietnam War Veterans who were either KIA, POW or died after their return from service.

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VA End of Year Hospital Star Rating (FY2017)

In 2017 64% (94 out of 146) of VA Medical Centers showed Improvements compared to their baseline one year earlier.  Great news!  Thank you Secretary Shulkin.

The Mountain Home Medical Center received a 4 out of 5 and on their way to a five star with the new leadership and vision of Facility Director Dean Borsis.

However, many of the worst VA hospitals in the country last year remain among the worst this year, according to internal rankings released on October 25, 2017 by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Click here to view the full report.

Nearly a dozen of the medical centers who received one out of five stars in quality ratings this year received the same low score in 2016.

They include three veterans hospitals in Tennessee in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Memphis.

Veterans’ ethos does not allow defeat.  Demand a better VA Hospital.  Contact the White House Veterans Hotline at 855-948-2311  and don’t stop fighting until your hospital has a 5 star rating.


Vet to Vet TN goes to Columbia MO

Thanks to Vet to Vet TN President Freddie Owens, veterans in Columbia MO were recognized and remembered for their service in the Vietnam War.  On October 22, 2017 Columbia MO veterans were presented with the Vietnam War Commemoration presidential proclamation and lapel pin.

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Expungement Clinic “Life Changing!”

October 28, 2017 was a memorable experience for hundreds of citizens and volunteers who participated in the first FREE Knox County Expungement Clinic at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center despite the inclement weather.

A new loving community emerged as over 300 individuals were served by over 100 volunteers. People caring and helping each other made this event a miracle.

Each person left the clinic with joy, relief, jubilance, and gratitude; many with tears of happiness.  Many thanked the volunteers for “changing my life.”  The Beck was packed from 8:45 am till 3:00 pm, three hours longer than scheduled; special thanks to General Sessions Judge Chuck Cerny and Municipal Court Judge John Rosson Jr. and Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen who agreed to “stay until everyone in the building was served.Click here to Read More