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[Video] Non-profit group
connects Veterans with companion dogs
Soldier’s Best Friend is an Arizona based
non-profit that connects Veterans suffering from combat injuries, such as
PTSD and TBI with therapeutic companion dogs. The group will work
with any Veteran that has been diagnosed with PTSD or TBI living in
Arizona, or who is willing to relocate as training is available for
Veterans offered in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Sierra Vista.
This training usually takes about six to nine months to complete.
Army Veteran finds triathlon racing brings joy, emotional
boost during tough times
Courage and ambition have never been in
short supply for Army Veteran Indira Glennon. As a young
child she dreamed of joining the service and becoming a pilot. As a stay-at-home
mom with five children, she walked into a specialty store for triathlon
racing and signed up for her first race—with no prior experience and
without owning a bike.
VA employee and Veteran Eric Detrick, the
day began as a brisk Sunday under sunny blue skies – the perfect day for a
100-mile bike ride through California’s Coachella Valley known as the Tour
de Palm Springs.
around mile 30, events took a turn that would leave Detrick emotionally
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OF THE WEEK
This week we honor Women Airforce Service
Pilots (WASP) Veteran Mildred (Millie) Davidson Inks Dalrymple.
Millie served during World War II from 1943-1944.
Millie joined the WASP program in 1943 with
a good friend after they both became widows from war.
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