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Gleason's Gym

[Video] Historic New York boxing gym opens its doors to Veterans

Muhammad Ali, Jake LaMotta, and Mike Tyson have trained at the “cathedral of boxing.” Located on the banks of the East River in the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood of Brooklyn, Gleason’s Gym is owned and operated by Vietnam Veteran Bruce Silverglade.

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[Video] Taking part in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can save lives and protect your loved ones

Survey data shows the majority of people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family and friends – often from a home medicine cabinet. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are also highly susceptible to misuse.

The American Veteran

[Video] The American Veteran: the Forever GI Bill and stories of courage and sacrifice

The newest episode of VA’s The American Veteran features stories about: a Veteran’s training program at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn; how VA plans for major natural disasters or catastrophic events; an introduction to the Forever GI Bill and what’s in it for you; we meet Army Veteran Ardrena Bailey, an award-winning adaptive athlete; and remembering a World War II Veteran who died at Pearl Harbor.

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Veteran of the Day


This week we honor Navy Veteran Tammie Jo Shults. Tammie Jo served for 10 years as a pilot and earned the rank of lieutenant commander.

Tammie Jo completed the successful emergency landing of Southwest flight 1380 at the Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

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It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to us with as much information as you can put together. Click on the picture to the left for an overview of how to put together a great #VeteranOfTheDay package.

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