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AHERO: ‘True humanity still exists’

“This came at a pivotal time in my life where i given up on the reality that real people who truly cared still existed.”

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AHERO: ‘Here I am mentally stable while experiencing good epiphanies every day’

“I have been to Afghanistan in October of 2004. I have experienced IEDs, have had a TBI, suffer from PTSD, and I strive to live on.”

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AHERO: ‘We are our brothers’ keepers’

“From the moment I shook another vet’s hand and looked them in the eye, I was at ease. I lowered my walls and opened up to Vietnam vets, Desert Storm and OIF OEF vets.”

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AHERO testimonials: ‘There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t contemplate suicide’

PENSACOLA—Last month, the eighth annual AHERO Warrior Hook-Up Pensacola Beach was held to bring together veterans with patriotic members of local communities and provide a…

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Veterans, By the Numbers

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Most people are aware that there’s a considerable military presence and corresponding veteran population in Northwest Florida, but now that population’s…

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Florida veterans share their VA stories

Hundreds of veterans are sharing their experiences with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on MyVAStory.org, a new Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) platform which…

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Combating rise of suicides among military veterans [podcast]

On “Pensacola Speaks,” USAF Major Damon Friedman discussed on Monday his efforts to combat the rise in suicides among our military veterans. “There is an…

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Go in Peace, helping veterans deal with PTSD

According to a 2013 Veterans Administration report, 1 in 4 Americans who dies is a veteran. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide daily. Many of those deaths…

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Commissioner May comes to aid of parade organizers

The daily newspaper has an article on how the volunteers that have organized the Pensacola Veterans Day believe that they have been given the runaround…

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