Service and Baseball with Luke Gillingham

Minor League Baseball player and Surface Warfare Officer Luke Gillingham shares his memories of playing baseball at the United States Naval Academy for Coach Paul Kostacopoulos, his recollection of being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays, and the options the Navy presented to him as he fulfilled his commitment to serving his country through the […]

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Long Island Patriots Walk to Prevent Veteran Suicide

NEW YORK – At 9:30 am on August 1, 2020, an energized group of patriots kicked off the inaugural Walk4Valor Hike for Military Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Lead by Marine Corps Major Chad Lennon (Reserves), close to 20 fellow comrades, family and friends set off from Citi Field in Queens, NY to trek 66 miles […]

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Changing the World One Person at a Time with Judge Michael Allen

Judge Michael Allen speaks about his path to serving as one of nine judges on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the youngest federal court, created in 1988. Appeals of all benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs are heard by the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Judge Allen speaks […]

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Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Scholarship Program

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation is proud to announce the creation of a new education tuition assistance program for all qualified students of military families, veterans and service members seeking post-secondary education. The foundation’s ongoing mission is to acknowledge and support the sacrifices made by service members, veterans and their families. As […]

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The Power of Positive Leadership with Retired Fleet Master Chief Scott Benning

Retired Fleet Master Chief Scott Benning speaks about the opportunities presented by the military for individuals to improve themselves while serving one’s country and receiving an education. It is vital to our country that the military is on the leading edge of technology and human capital development. Chief Benning speaks about the sacrifices people make […]

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Air Force and Entrepreneurship with Ms. Charlynda Scales

Air Force Veteran, TEDx Speaker, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Seasoned Brand Ambassador, Girl Scout Gold Award Winner Charlynda Scales on her time in acquisition in the Air Force and lessons learned from entrepreneurship. Ms. Charlynda Scales speaks of her time as an acquisitions officer in the United States Air Force, the bond she shared with her grandfather […]

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Walk4Valor 22 pounds and 66 miles for the Veterans who die by suicide each day

On August 1-2, United States Marine Corps Reserve Major Chad Lennon will hike 66 miles carrying 22 pounds to represent the 22 Veterans who die by suicide each day. He will begin at Citi Field in Queens, NY and end his journey at Grumman Memorial Park in Calverton, NY. Walk4Valor is sponsored by the Bob […]

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Creating Ecosystems with Navy Veteran Alan Bottorff

“Retiring after 21 years of active service in the United States Navy, Alan Bottorff earned his Bachelor of Business Administration – Healthcare Management from Strayer University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He completed his MBA at Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business in December 2018. Mr. Bottorff has acquired 27 years of professional leadership, entrepreneurship, […]

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Combining Forces to Honor the Fallen with Kevin Hertell and Chad Lennon

Over 20 veterans take their lives each day, evidence of a suicide epidemic within our country, a problem specifically prevalent within the veteran community. The Suicide Awareness and Prevention flag is a symbolic combination of the Prisoner of War (POW) and Gold Star flags. The Gold Star is displayed on a service flag to indicate […]

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Just Lead: Chief Petty Officer Terry Spain, USN (Ret.)

Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Terry Spain speaks about his leadership philosophy, lessons learned in his life from family and military service, what it means to be a Chief Petty Officer in the world’s finest Navy, and writing his new book, Just Lead! “Terry Spain is an author and CEO of Terry Spain Consulting LLC, […]

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