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 support and care from Helen Ross McNabb Military Services Center Clinical Therapist Tony Weaver, Monroe County VC Judge Dwaine B. Thomas, Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) VC Mentor Coordinator Bob Hatley and VTVT mentors.

Members of the Monroe County DAV, council members of the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council and several mentors attended the celebration.  Also in court this afternoon were members the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program.

After the graduation, Judge Thomas asked VTVT members to stay to witness the swearing in of three new CASA volunteers.   The court also recognized that Vet to Vet Tennessee is now assisting veterans in the family court/DCS system.  A partnership between CASA and VTVT will be very beneficial to the children of Monroe County.  Click here to view the graduation photos.

Congratulations Kevin!  Pay it forward.  Thank you Monroe County for caring for your citizens.

The Vietnam War 10 part series on PBS – Watch out for triggers

September 15, 2017 PBS Vietnam War TV series and the Wall That Heals

This past Sunday 9/17/17 East Tennessee PBS began the broadcast of “The Vietnam War”, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Additionally, “The Wall That Heals” a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica and mobile education center will be in Knoxville October 4 – 8, 2017.

Vietnam veterans watching this series or visiting The Wall That Heals may feel the need to share their thoughts, feelings and opinions with others, but have limited avenues to do so. 

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New Celebrate Recovery in McMinn County

September 3, 2017 Englewood, TN

The Englewood Church of God kicked off their inaugural Celebrate Recovery(CR) program Sunday evening.   This the third CR in the Tenth Judicial District in Tennessee and the first in McMinn County.

Senior pastor support from Englewood Church of God’s Pastor Scott and inspired by CR Ministry Leader Starlit Johnson, the Englewood CR began with fellowship and refreshments at 6:15 PM, Worship at 6:45 PM with Biblically-based teachings and music (awesome band), followed by testimony.

Heather Mills was the guest speaker who shared her amazing journey from darkness into light.

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Crossroads UMC Joins Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation

August 7, 2017 Concord, North Carolina

Pastor Lowell McNaney and Lay Leader Ray Wease execute the Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation enrollment for on the 7th of August; Crossroads United Methodist Church become the latest member of the Military Chaplains Association Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation.

This opportunity to support veterans and their families in the Crossroads United Methodist Church community was made possible because of three Vietnam Veterans:  Ray Weiss (Air Force Vietnam Veteran and Crossroads member)  & Carlos Rivera (Army LTC (retired) Vietnam Veteran and member of Crossroads UMC) and Jesse Rivera (brother of Carlos and Vietnam Air Force Veteran and one of the original  LPG and Council member.  We are honored and grateful for their continued service and sacrifice.

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V2VT thanks Crossroads UMC Senior Pastor Lowell McNaney for his prayers and support.  Please send Pastor Lowell a welcome email at  and Ray Wease at

If you are interested in the Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation program please leave us a note below or call us at 865-336-2624.  Peace.

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