Veterans program – United Children of Veterans http://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 16:04:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-04T112559.751-150x150.jpg Veterans program – United Children of Veterans http://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/ 32 32 Launch of the Dwyer veterans program in Greene | Greene County https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/launch-of-the-dwyer-veterans-program-in-greene-greene-county/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 01:32:54 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/launch-of-the-dwyer-veterans-program-in-greene-greene-county/ CAIRO — The Peer Support Program for PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans opened for the first time in Greene County on Monday, as the initiative to help veterans in crisis was launched in Cairo. Based in the Greene County Office Building in Cairo, the Dwyer Program Local Chapter will be administered by the Hudson Valley […]]]>

CAIRO — The Peer Support Program for PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans opened for the first time in Greene County on Monday, as the initiative to help veterans in crisis was launched in Cairo.

Based in the Greene County Office Building in Cairo, the Dwyer Program Local Chapter will be administered by the Hudson Valley Veterans Rehabilitation Center in partnership with the County Veterans Services Agency. of Greene and the Greene County Department of Mental Health.

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Bunker Labs Veteran Program Set for September 15 and More Business News https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/bunker-labs-veteran-program-set-for-september-15-and-more-business-news/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 22:41:15 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/bunker-labs-veteran-program-set-for-september-15-and-more-business-news/ Advertising Advertising September 9, 2022 at 5:56 p.m. by Mike Pare Bunker Labs Veteran Program is scheduled for September 15 Military veterans interested in starting or growing their business with support from the Bunker Lab Network can learn more about the program at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday, September 15 at the Tap House & Empyreal […]]]>

September 9, 2022 at 5:56 p.m.

Bunker Labs Veteran Program is scheduled for September 15

Military veterans interested in starting or growing their business with support from the Bunker Lab Network can learn more about the program at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday, September 15 at the Tap House & Empyreal Brewing Co. in St. Elmo.

The Bunker Labs Veteran-in-Residence Business Growth Program offers a business incubator for early-stage startups and growth-oriented small businesses and will be discussed during the September 15 program.

To register go to bit.ly/3L2HW4s.

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CBL Properties has adopted a shareholder protection rights agreement and declared a dividend of one right on each outstanding CBL common share.

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Barr Announces Federal Grant to Establish New Veterans Program at EKU | New https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/barr-announces-federal-grant-to-establish-new-veterans-program-at-eku-new/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/barr-announces-federal-grant-to-establish-new-veterans-program-at-eku-new/ US Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announced Tuesday that Eastern Kentucky University will receive a federal grant of $1,437,685 to establish a VUB (Veterans Upward Bound) program. According to a statement, EKU will receive $287,537 per year for the next five years to implement the new program. VUB is a federally funded outreach program designed to […]]]>

US Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announced Tuesday that Eastern Kentucky University will receive a federal grant of $1,437,685 to establish a VUB (Veterans Upward Bound) program.

According to a statement, EKU will receive $287,537 per year for the next five years to implement the new program.

VUB is a federally funded outreach program designed to prepare eligible low-income first-generation veterans to enter post-secondary education.

Currently, there is only one other university with a VUB program in the state.

Officials said EKU would use the funds to provide free services including support, books and instruction to 125 veterans on an annual basis.

Barr advocated for EKU’s grant application through a letter of support to the US Department of Education.

“EKU’s tradition of promoting educational and career opportunities for our veterans is second to none,” Barr said in a statement. “The new VUB program will allow EKU to expand the university’s footprint in the veteran community and ensure that more veterans can make the smooth transition from military service to civilian life. I am delighted that EKU received this grant and look forward to seeing its impact when the program is fully implemented. »

“As one of the top three veteran schools in the nation, we are proud to continue to support our veteran population with additional help through the Veteran’s Upward Bound program,” said the president of EKU, David McFaddin. “With the help of Congressman Barr and his team and the leadership of our Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Barbara Kent, this injection of funds will ensure our ability to continue to increase our support for men and women who have served our country.”

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Barr Announces Federal Grant to Establish New Veterans Program at EKU https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/barr-announces-federal-grant-to-establish-new-veterans-program-at-eku/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 16:44:14 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/barr-announces-federal-grant-to-establish-new-veterans-program-at-eku/ RICHMOND, Ky. – US Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announces a federal grant of $1,437,685 to Eastern Kentucky University to create a VUB (Veterans Upward Bound) program. EKU will receive $287,537 per year for the next five years to implement the new program. VUB is a federally funded outreach program designed to prepare eligible low-income first-generation […]]]>

RICHMOND, Ky. – US Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) announces a federal grant of $1,437,685 to Eastern Kentucky University to create a VUB (Veterans Upward Bound) program. EKU will receive $287,537 per year for the next five years to implement the new program. VUB is a federally funded outreach program designed to prepare eligible low-income first-generation veterans to enter post-secondary education.

Currently, there is only one other university with a VUB program in the Commonwealth. EKU will use these funds to provide free services, including support, books and instruction, to 125 veterans on an annual basis. Congressman Barr advocated for EKU’s grant application through a letter of support to the US Department of Education.

“EKU’s tradition of promoting educational and career opportunities for our veterans is second to none,” Congressman Barr said. “The new VUB program will allow EKU to expand the university’s footprint in the veteran community and ensure that more veterans can make the smooth transition from military service to civilian life. I am delighted that EKU received this grant and look forward to seeing its impact when the program is fully implemented. »

“As one of the top 3 schools for veterans in the nation, we are proud to continue to support our veteran population with additional help through the Veteran’s Upward Bound program,” said EKU President David McFaddin. “With the help of Congressman Barr and his team and the leadership of our Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Barbara Kent, this injection of funds will ensure our ability to continue to increase our support for men and women who have served our country.”

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GV Veterans Program Expands as MVAA Awards University Gold Recognition – Grand Valley Lanthorn https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/gv-veterans-program-expands-as-mvaa-awards-university-gold-recognition-grand-valley-lanthorn/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/gv-veterans-program-expands-as-mvaa-awards-university-gold-recognition-grand-valley-lanthorn/ After serving their country, many veterans bear invisible scars for the rest of their lives. However, Grand Valley State University has made it a goal to provide resources for all veterans to remind them that they are not alone in their personal post-war battles. These efforts are being recognized as the university has again been […]]]>

After serving their country, many veterans bear invisible scars for the rest of their lives.

However, Grand Valley State University has made it a goal to provide resources for all veterans to remind them that they are not alone in their personal post-war battles.

These efforts are being recognized as the university has again been considered a top college destination for veterans seeking higher education.

GVSU was awarded Gold status by the Michigan Veterans Agency in late August for the eighth consecutive year.

This much-appreciated recognition indicates that GVSU has created a supportive and accommodating environment for veterans on campus.

For veterans who decide to pursue a college-level education, GVSU entities have been visibly and vocally loyal in their efforts to provide housing for the needs of United States military veterans.

One such entity, the Peter Secchia Military and Veterans Resource Center, focuses its efforts on promoting inclusive environments and support systems for veterans at GVSU.

Jill Hinton Wolfe, a United States Army veteran and GVSU alumnus who currently serves as the military and veteran resource manager, describes the program’s mission as having an “overarching and ambitious goal of helping those who have done their military service to reach their highest potential”.

Assistance from the program can range from financial support to mental health and academic achievement.

“Our goal is to ensure their success,” Wolfe said. “If there’s anything or anyone they need help with, I’ll always be that person for them.”

Regarding GVSU’s status as a model of veteran support, Wolfe said the success of the university’s efforts and Gold recognition is the result of many people helping to support veterans on campus.

“From his first days on campus [GVSU President Philomena Mantella] showed a nuanced appreciation of both the challenges these students face and the diverse value they bring to campus,” Wolfe said.

Various other individuals and organizations at GVSU contribute to the recognized success of the university’s veteran support system.

Dr. Ernest Park, an associate professor of social psychology at GVSU, has spent time coaching veteran students who applied for graduate school.

In addition to academic staff, GVSU has also implemented policies and protocols designed to facilitate the admissions process for veterans and establish resources to help them navigate the college environment.

Veterans who graduated from high school in Michigan and served in the U.S. military for at least two years may receive pre-approved admission to college. This admission can be deferred until each veteran is ready to begin their academic journey.

As for his own efforts, Wolfe has worked to ensure military veterans receive the opportunities and help they need. Wolfe has been particularly vocal about her advocacy for underrepresented military veterans like women, veterans with disabilities, veterans of color, and those in the LGBTQ community.

GVSU, Wolfe said, also has some of the hardest working and most involved veterans on campus.

“Nationally, they have higher graduation rates (grade point averages) and they accept tougher majors than their civilian counterparts,” Wolfe said.

Travis Snyder, a veteran U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and current GVSU student who is president of Laker Vets, said the veterans program offers the help Wolfe mentioned.

“GVSU is definitely vet-friendly, which was a big influence on my college decision,” Snyder said. “This program helps me and many others fight all the intimate battles we experience after service with the variety of resources they provide us with.”

In addition to helping retired soldiers in areas where they might be struggling, the GVSU Veterans Support Apparatus also helps them rekindle a sense of community they may have lost since their return home.

“The military will always be a community unto itself,” Wolfe said. “At GVSU, we try to rebuild that by establishing that all veterans have aspirations they want to achieve outside of war and combat.”

Snyder agreed with Wolfe that the program made him feel like he had a veteran family in college.

Considering the sacrifices veterans have made while serving and those made to further their education at GVSU, Wolfe said the university strives to provide assistance in any way necessary.

Wolfe said the university hosts many events with the goal of not only offering support, but also making the college experience enjoyable and fun.

“We host several veteran-related events throughout the year, including three separate events on Veterans Day to commemorate their service,” Wolfe said. “Additionally, last year we sent nine military-related students to the National Conference of Student Veterans of America and we offer veterans flexible opportunities to work on campus through the [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] Work-study program.

Snyder said veterans have the opportunity to join the GVSU Student Veterans of America chapter, Laker Vets.

“We try to find ways and events to engage with the GVSU community and the military community,” Snyder said. “Essentially, we’re aiming to close the generational gaps between veterans and other Lakers on campus.”

Snyder explained that veterans tend to be older than each other, even in their own military community, because everyone serves their time differently. So not only does the Laker Vets society strive to connect from within, but they also strive for relationships with other members outside of their Chapter beyond any potential age gap.

The success that Wolfe and her colleagues have had with the program, she said, has been accelerated.

“I was hired at GVSU in the middle of the pandemic, and there was no veterinary center at that time,” Wolfe said. “We veterans had very little support before COVID, but then we received a generous donation from the Secchia family.”

With their input and the support of President Philomena Mantella, Wolfe shared how it was possible for them to develop the best program in the state.

“Before, all we had was a hallway in Kirkhof,” Wolfe said. “Now we have opened the door to many possibilities for building a thriving community and have since opened two entire rooms dedicated to our veterans; one located in Kirkhof at 0072 and the other at the downtown health campus.

Those interested in exploring the full range of benefits offered by the university to veteran students can visit GVSU website.

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Vail Veterans Program Brings Back Popular Golf in the Rockies Program https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/vail-veterans-program-brings-back-popular-golf-in-the-rockies-program/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 20:31:33 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/vail-veterans-program-brings-back-popular-golf-in-the-rockies-program/ US Army Sergeant First Class Dillon Behr, US Air Force Staff Sergeant Jimmie Barlan and Beaver Creek Golf Club member Wesley Sinor watch veteran Jake Murphy putt at Beaver Creek Golf Club during the Golf in the Rockies program offered by the Vail Veterans Program. Vail Veterans Program/Courtesy Photo After a two-year hiatus due to […]]]>
US Army Sergeant First Class Dillon Behr, US Air Force Staff Sergeant Jimmie Barlan and Beaver Creek Golf Club member Wesley Sinor watch veteran Jake Murphy putt at Beaver Creek Golf Club during the Golf in the Rockies program offered by the Vail Veterans Program.
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After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Vail Veterans Program Golf in the Rockies event is back. The four-day golf outing brings injured service members to championship golf courses for rounds of golf, clinics with PGA professionals, meals with other veterans and other fun activities.

More than a dozen veterans from as far away as Alaska have participated in the program. They played at Beaver Creek Golf Club on Monday, Tom Fazio and Greg Norman courses at Red Sky Golf Club on Tuesday and Wednesday and EagleVail Golf Club on Thursday.

The Vail Veterans Program believes that part of the healing experience for vets is therapy, bonding and the ability to be outdoors and golf provides a different way for some vets to recover.



“Our veterans have individual issues to overcome and they are adjusting in different ways so they can continue to play,” said Jen Brown, executive director of the Vail Veterans Program.

2022 Vail Veterans Program Golf in the Rockies program participants warming up to play at Red Sky Golf Club.
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The Vail Veterans Program was founded by Cheryl Jensen in 2004 and at first the non-profit organization injured service members and their families on the trails. In 2012 the VVP added the Golf in the Rockies program and it is thanks to the tremendous support of community golf clubs and their members.



Retired U.S. Army Capt. Jake Murphy was recovering at Walter Reed National Military Recovery Center in Bethesda, Maryland from an injury he sustained in Kandahar, Afghanistan in July 2011. The injury left left Murphy amputated on both sides and he was in rehab when he heard about Vail’s veterans program. Murphy and his then-girlfriend went out for the winter version in 2012 and he learned to sit-ski. Murphy and his girlfriend have since married and moved to Texas and now have two children, an 8-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter.

“I always wanted to come back to ski, but life passes and I couldn’t come back. When I heard about the Vail Veterans Program Golf in the Rockies event I searched through my old emails and found Cheryl Jensen’s email address and contacted her and she told me emailed back within hours and next thing I knew I’m coming back to Colorado, but this time golfing,” Murphy said.

Most of the other veterans return to the golf program, but Murphy said it didn’t take long to feel like he belonged.



“There is a difference in playing with guys who have the same background as you and are in the same injury situation and can connect even off the golf course. It’s pretty crazy how fast it happens. It’s unspoken, a lot of bonding,” Murphy said.

Retired US Army specialist Ian Harding came from Alaska. In 2006, while on a night mission in Baghdad, Iraq, as the company commander’s radio operator, Harding was injured in a small arms fire. He’s new to Vail’s veteran program winter and summer offerings, but he’s settled in quickly too.

“You meet people you never would have met before and it’s almost like you’ve known each other your whole life. It just clicks being around people who have had the same experiences. You don’t you don’t have to explain anything, you act like you’ve known everyone from day one,” Harding said.

Beaver Creek Golf Club member Bill Grojean is joined by U.S. Army Specialist Ian Harding, left, and U.S. Navy Chief Gunner Justin Greenland, right, and Staff Sgt. U.S. Army Maj. Shaun Elizondo at Beaver Creek Golf Club during Vail Veterans Program golf in the Rocky Mountains week.
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There is natural competition and side games happening at every turn, which facilitates friendships. In addition to golf, participants also go bowling at Deca + Bol, receive massages, and tour Piney Lake on a jeep tour with Timberline Tours. So there is plenty of time to bond.

There is also time for reflection.

“Being here this week has only reinforced my own belief that I’m not going to give up or quit,” Murphy said. “I focus on what I can do.”

“With my injury, there’s no pity button or whine, there’s no choice, either you embrace it, accept it and overcome challenges and do things like try to play football. golf as a bilateral amputee, or you complain and wallow and it gets you nowhere.

From the Vail Veterans ski program to the golf programs, Murphy said he will make improvements in his golf game or his skiing, but more importantly, “I’m going to prove to myself that I can keep improving and keep going. to overcome other challenges that come my way.”

U.S. Army Specialist Ryan Wilcox stands near Holden Barn during play at Beaver Creek Golf Club during Vail Veterans program golf in the Rockies.
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Ryan Flamm, director of golf at EagleVail Golf Club, said of all the groups hosted by the club, this is the most rewarding for staff members.

“It’s just a humbling experience to greet them all and be in their presence because they are our heroes and it’s something we only do once a year but we wish we could welcome them all the time. , that’s pretty cool,” Flamm said.

Flamm also said all the staff felt that too.

“Their energy and pride radiates all over the golf course. From neighbors along the course to golfers in front or behind the foursomes, they bring so much to us and it’s so great to have them here every summer.

To find out more about the summer and winter programs, go to VailVeteransProgram.org.

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HCMC Hospice participates in the We Honor Veterans program | Health https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/hcmc-hospice-participates-in-the-we-honor-veterans-program-health/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/hcmc-hospice-participates-in-the-we-honor-veterans-program-health/ PARIS, Tenn. – The Henry County Medical Center Home Health and Hospice participates in the national We Honor Veterans program. We Honor Veterans is a national outreach program that focuses on building partnerships and networking with other veterans organizations to improve care and service availability for veterans and their families. The participants’ goal is to […]]]>

PARIS, Tenn. – The Henry County Medical Center Home Health and Hospice participates in the national We Honor Veterans program.

We Honor Veterans is a national outreach program that focuses on building partnerships and networking with other veterans organizations to improve care and service availability for veterans and their families. The participants’ goal is to recognize “the unique needs and challenges of veterans and guide them with respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment leading to a more peaceful end-of-life journey,” a statement from hurry. HCMC Home Health and Hospice has been awarded “Tier Three” status in the program for its ongoing service to veterans and outreach activities.

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Patuxent Habitat Veterans Program and BPOE Elks Lodge #2092 team up to help local veteran https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/patuxent-habitat-veterans-program-and-bpoe-elks-lodge-2092-team-up-to-help-local-veteran/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 14:30:02 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/patuxent-habitat-veterans-program-and-bpoe-elks-lodge-2092-team-up-to-help-local-veteran/ Pictured – L-R: Mr. Everhart, Trent Manson ~ Grants Committee Chair, Elks Lodge, Debbie Settle ~ PHH Board of Directors, Andrea Dyson ~ Veterans Affairs Committee Chair, Elks Lodge, Ms. Everhart and Tim Barnes ~ Chairman of the PHH Board of Directors LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Recently, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Critical Veterans Repair Program […]]]>
Pictured – L-R: Mr. Everhart, Trent Manson ~ Grants Committee Chair, Elks Lodge, Debbie Settle ~ PHH Board of Directors, Andrea Dyson ~ Veterans Affairs Committee Chair, Elks Lodge, Ms. Everhart and Tim Barnes ~ Chairman of the PHH Board of Directors

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Recently, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Critical Veterans Repair Program was contacted by Dan Muchow who was doing mold remediation work on Jim and Debbie Everhart’s home.

He realized it was more than he could handle and needed help removing the drywall and carpeting along with several other repairs to make this home a decent and safe place for this veteran. of the Navy and his wife.

He contacted Jenkins Enterprises & Patuxent Habitat to help make the home safer for this family. Mr. Muchow has helped us many times with mold removal for our veterans who need a little help but can’t afford to fix these problems themselves. Jenkins Enterprises also took care of it because the process was going to be long. Patuxent Habitat volunteers and PAX NAS volunteers helped fix the drainage issues to prevent this from happening again as well.

The immense cost of this project would have been far beyond the means of the Everharts. So, thanks to a few grants and this amazing $4,000 donation from local BPOE Elks Lodge #2092, this family’s plight has improved a lot.

Mr. Everhart, who suffers from lung problems as a result of his Navy service, has made great strides in being able to live a better quality of life.

Patuxent Habitat Veterans Program and BPOE Elks Lodge #2092 team up to help local veteran

Everyone deserves the opportunity to age with dignity in their own homes and communities, especially our veterans!

The Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Critical Repair Program for Veterans is designed to repair the homes of military veterans and their families. The program will assist with repairs identified in Habitat’s guidelines for essential home repairs which can range from roof repairs and structural wall repairs to the installation of wheelchair ramps and bathroom renovations so that they can be easily used by veterans with disabilities. If you want make a donation or volunteer for any project, including veterans programs, please call Laurie at 301-863-6227. Email laurie@patuxenthabitat.org for more information.

About Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and works to create decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. We build our strength, stability and independence by building on foundations that strengthen our community. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located at 21600 Great Mills Road Unit 18A, Lexington Park, MD 20653. For more information on donating money to Affiliate or donating items to the ReStore, please visit our site website. www.patuxenthabitat.org. If you would like to volunteer, contact Laurie at laurie@patuxenthabitat.org or call 301-863-6227. Every donation helps a family help themselves.

About Habitat for Humanity~ Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in South Georgia in 1976 to a global housing organization. nonprofit in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in more than 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat owners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, anyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a life. better. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org

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Smiles for Veterans program returns to Tri-Cities https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/smiles-for-veterans-program-returns-to-tri-cities/ Sat, 20 Aug 2022 01:53:26 +0000 https://unitedchildrenofveterans.com/smiles-for-veterans-program-returns-to-tri-cities/ August 19, 2022 6:52 p.m. Job : August 19, 2022 6:52 p.m. Updated: August 19, 2022 6:55 p.m. KENNEWICK, Wash. – Oral Surgeons of the Columbia Basin announced the launch of their annual Smiles for Veterans app. The chosen candidate receives brand new permanent teeth. They say it’s a procedure that typically costs $50,000, but […]]]>

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Oral Surgeons of the Columbia Basin announced the launch of their annual Smiles for Veterans app.

The chosen candidate receives brand new permanent teeth. They say it’s a procedure that typically costs $50,000, but for that soldier, reservist, or active-duty veteran, it’s totally free.

“With this program, we provide a complete set of teeth that is supported by dental implants. It’s repaired. It’s not removable, very functional and very aesthetic,” said Dr Teeples.

Dr. Tyson Teeples of the Columbia Basin Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons told KAPP-KVEW why this is so important to their practice each year. He said: “Dr. Black, who is one of our surgeons, is a veteran himself. And so we tour working with patients and doing this program, and in discussion with Dr. Black, we have decided to do it because his connection to this demographic was magnificent.

For these veterans, Dr. Teeples said it had life-changing effects. He said: “For patients having the procedure, it’s basically a whole new set of teeth. If you think about eating, think about talking, think about smiling.

Dr Teeples said the Smile Again program was started six years ago, but only in the last two years has he geared it towards veterans.

“The program is for active duty veterans or members of the Armed Forces Reserve who provide such great service to our community. We wanted to give back, so we selected this patient demographic.

He said not only has there been an overwhelming positive response from the community, but also a great response of interest from veterans applying. “To continue this program year after year is something we hope to continue for the long term,” said Dr Teeples.

Apps

Apps are open until September 15. There are a few questions and a place to include photos of your teeth.

According to the app, Dr. Teeples said the practice selects a patient who is a good surgical candidate, as well as a patient who hopes to “jump off with new teeth and a new smile.”

READ: Lifetime Dental Care in Richland offers free dental care to veterans

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