TOP PHOTO: VA nurse manager Virginia Warren stands with fellow nurses on VA North Texas Health Care System’s ward 7C-200. In 1975, with the Vietnam War still fresh in the minds of the American public, most high school senior graduation plans did not include joining the U.S. Army. But for eighteen-year-old Virginia “Ginny” Warren, the North Texas daughter of a cotton farmer, the Army looked like an ideal path. (Photo by Michael Cole for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
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Are you a fan of podcasts? Borne the Battle is our weekly #podcast where we interview Veterans and share their stories with you.
This week’s guest is Joseph Pennington, a former Navy Seabee and the current Director of Military Programs for Allstate. Joseph talks about how his grandfather, a WWII Veteran, inspired him to raise his right hand. He also talks about his transition, his experience in building military programs for various companies, and how that experience led him to his current role at Allstate.
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This Mental Health Month, hear Veterans share the moment that sparked their recovery — and changed their lives. Now, they encourage fellow Veterans to reach out for support when they need it. Visit https://maketheconnection.net/mhm for more.
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