Mental Health Awareness Month: Where Veterans can 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. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and …

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The power of a mother’s love

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  On Dec. 5, 2011, Willie Rice got the call that every mom fears most: Her 30-year-old son Marcus, who was serving in Afghanistan, collapsed from a heart attack and seizure. Willie immediately boarded a plane to be at her son’s bedside where doctors delivered the heart-wrenching news that Marcus may never be able to …

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Kentucky Derby contender Combatant supports Homes For Our Troops

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Kentucky Derby contender Combatant supports Homes For Our Troops
  Homes For Our Troops was well represented at the 144th Kentucky Derby this past weekend. HFOT Veterans had front row seats to cheer on Combatant, who was racing and supporting Homes For Our Troops. The aviation company Sentient Jet sponsored Combatant to generate awareness for Homes For Our Troops. Combatant’s owners, Winchell Thoroughbreds and …

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Homes For Our Troops and the NFL team up to celebrate Marine SSgt Omar Milan’s Groundbreaking

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  Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), in collaboration with the NFL, celebrated the start of construction on a new specially adapted custom home for retired Marine SSgt Omar Milan, who was injured in Afghanistan, on April 28 in Mansfield, Texas. The Groundbreaking event signifies the start of the build process and provided members of the HFOT …

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Meet HFOT Volunteer Jim Gray

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  Several days a week, Jim Gray can be found volunteering at HFOT’s headquarters office in Taunton, Massachusetts. A proud Navy Veteran, Gray is usually sporting a baseball cap adorned with an array of military insignias and HFOT pins. Gray has helped the organization since its early days in 2004, most recently assisting the Development …

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