Documentary featuring Army Veteran Nick Mendes showing in Rhode Island Film Festival

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  New Englanders have a chance to watch HFOT home recipients Nick and Wendy Mendes on the big screen this weekend. The documentary featuring Nick’s story, American Veteran, is being shown at 2017 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival on Aug. 13, 2017 at 4 p.m. The film follows Nick’s recovery and the love he …

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Navy Veteran Timothy Birckhead receives new adapted home from Homes For Our Troops on ABC’s The View

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  Last Wednesday, July 26, viewers across the country joined in Navy PO2 Timothy Birckhead’s joy and emotion as he received his HFOT home in an episode of ABC’s The View. Timothy’s home reveal wasn’t the only surprise. His favorite basketball player Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors stopped in for a visit with …

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HFOT Veteran continues to serve through international mission trips

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During his two deployments to Afghanistan, Marine Corporal Luke McDermott thrived off the ability to help others. He loved witnessing the positive impact he and his fellow Marines were making in a country dealing with oppression and violence. “Knowing I was making a difference keeping people safe back home in the United States was huge …

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PTSD Awareness Day: Where to go for help

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It is not uncommon for Servicemembers to experience post-traumatic stress after serving. According to the PTSD Foundation of America, there are as many as 400,000 Servicemembers battling PTSD. The foundation also states that of those returning home with PTSD symptoms, less than 40 percent will seek treatment. In light of PTSD Awareness Day on June …

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