Welcome Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation to the VMFC network, Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church from Del Mar, California. Thank you Reverend Paige Blair-Hubert and Lay Leader Christina for joining our mission. This is second Church in Southern California to enroll this weekend. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Veterans Court Graduation in Madisonville

On September 16, 2020, the Monroe County Veterans Court held another graduation. This time the Court ceremony was held in the new Robert “Bob” Hatley Monroe County Veterans Service Center. Army/Navy Veteran Wayman “Keith” Stephens completed the Veterans Court program. Helen Ross McNabb Military Service Center Clinical Therapist Cade Long was Keith’s therapist and Bob Hatley was Keith’s mentor. Randall Scott was also Keith’s mentor when Bob unexpectedly passed in April 2020. According to Keith, the program changed his attitude and his health is improving.  Keith has a better vision of life going forward and looking for a new mission.  Keith thanked Bob’s family, Judge Dwaine Thomas, Cade Long, and Vet to Vet Tennessee for making a significant difference in his life. Keith is a member of the Monroe County DAV.  Congratulations Keith!.  We thank you for your dedication to the program and your service and sacrifice. Click here to view more photos.

1st Public Meeting in the Robert “Bob” Hatley Monroe County VSC

On September 16, 2020, Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) hosted their first public meeting in the new Robert “Bob” Hatley Monroe County Veterans Service Center in Madisonville Tennessee.

The first event was to honor Korean War Air Force Veteran Walter Price with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal and proclamation.  Presenting the proclamation from the Republic of Korea Patriots and Veterans Affairs Minister was Monroe County Mitch Ingram.  Presenting the medal was VTVT Vice President Randall Scott.

Also in attendance: Monroe County General Sessions and Veterans Court Judge Dwaine Thomas Mr. Price’s family, Bob’s daughter and son, his partner Mary Wolfe, Monroe County Veterans Service Officer Andy Boyd and members of VTVT.

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In person QPR Suicide Prevention training returns!

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 Vet to Vet Tennessee’s QPR Instructor trained an in-person class for the 134th Air Refueling Wing at McGhee Tyson Airbase.  This is VTVT’s first in person class since our last military training at MEPS in March 2020.

Emily Hager received the request for training from G Dean Sinclair, PhD, LICSW Director of Psychological Health 134th Air Refueling Wing.  VTVT has been a partner with the ARW since 2016 and have numerous individuals from the base in our Veterans Court, Peer Support and suicide prevention.  We are grateful to Dr. Sinclair for allowing us to teach 31 of his team.

Training and support is needed more now due to the pandemic. Please contact us at 865-336-2624 if you would like more information about our QPR Suicide Prevention programs.

Click here to view the after action report (AAR) of the training.