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 County Justice Center on Wednesday March 7, 2018.

The Air Force JIV entered the Veterans Court program on October 5, 2017 under the supervision of Monroe Country Veterans Court Judge Dwaine Thomas.  The veteran entered the Helen Ross McNabb Military Service Center for treatment.

On March 6, 2018 he successfully completed McNabb treatment plan.

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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.  Doc brought together 23 unwilling Vietnam Veterans on Monday April 11, 2011 at the VA Knoxville Outpatient Clinic.  His workshop brought healing to the 23 but it wasn’t easy.  22 were Vietnam veterans and one, David Smith, was an Iraqi vet.  No one wanted to be there.

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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.  Jesse recommended John because of selfless dedication to helping others through faith and God while at All Saints Catholic Church.

John Merrill is a 1980 Naval academy graduate. He is the father of five daughters and married to Margaret Merrill for 34 years.

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Statement by VA Secretary David Shulkin — State of the Union


January 30, 2018

Statement by VA Secretary David Shulkin — State of the Union

Under President Trump’s leadership, VA is engaged in the largest transformation and modernization effort in decades. As part of this effort, the department is tackling head-on issues that have lingered for years, including accountability, whistleblower protection, improving transparency and customer service for Veterans and expanding suicide prevention and mental health care services. Continue reading “Statement by VA Secretary David Shulkin — State of the Union”