This Week In History

September 1, 1977 - Bobby C. Wilks became the first African American in the Coast Guard to reach the rank of captain.
September 2, 1945-Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II.
September 3, 1777 - The American flag is flown in battle for the first time, during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Maryland.
September 4, 1940 - American destroyer Greer becomes the first U.S. vessel fired on in the war when a German sub aims a few torpedoes at it, sparking heightened tensions between Germany and the United States. 
September 5, 1975 - In Sacramento, California, an assassination attempt against President Gerald Ford is foiled when a Secret Service agent wrests a semi-automatic .45-caliber pistol from Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a follower of incarcerated cult leader Charles Manson. 
September 6, 1901 - President William McKinley is shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley was greeting the crowd in the Temple of Music when Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, stepped forward and shot the president twice at point-blank range.
September 7, 2002 - Pres. Bush met with British PM Tony Blair at Camp David, Md., to work out a strategy for taking action against Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.

 

 

 

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Top 6 States Where Vets Set Roots

Is your neighbor a vet? After hanging up their combat boots, there are parts of the country that are popular places for vets to call home. Surprising to some, you’re the least likely to have a vet as a neighbor if you live in New York City, Washington DC or Los Angeles.

Unique Program Assists Vets Full Circle For Jobs, Financial Assistance

Lack of employment is one of the major issues facing veterans of all ages. According to PBS, around 9% of veterans are unemployed. That average is higher than the unemployment rate of civilians at 7%. As veterans struggle to find employment, Veterans’ Outreach offers a unique opportunity to employ local vets.

 

Top 4 Ways To Help Veterans' Outreach Today

Like most nonprofits, Veterans’ Outreach depends on public support to help meet the needs of its mission. Veterans’ Outreach works tirelessly each day for veterans’ assistance not only in Youngstown, but throughout several parts of the country. We are a veterans’ assistance organization that exists for the sole purpose of assisting. Sometimes, the organizations who do the helping need help themselves. Following are the top 4 ways that you can help VO today; they’re quick, easy and always 100% appreciated.

 

Veterans' Voices: Kentuckiana

 

As veterans re-adjust to civilian life, advocacy groups can help them examine and solve their problems. One is Veterans' Voices, a nonprofit organization with 113 volunteer councils across the United States.

 

Celebrate July 4th by Giving Back to Our Veterans — Volunteer, anyone?

The BEST way to show your thanks this Fourth of July, to those who fought for your freedoms, is to make a commitment. Volunteer a small piece of your available time!
 
 A volunteer is our greatest, most precious commodity that a charity can boast. They are worth their weight in gold! Here at Veterans’ Outreach, we have plenty of opportunities for volunteering.
 
Contact us and we will show you how!
 

Veteran’s Trek: 2,700 Miles To Awareness and Self-Discovery

Map of the documented trek completed by Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss.

Proposed Tracking System Sheds Light on Invisible Battle Scars

When soldiers return home with invisible injuries, many may have trouble getting treatment. Proper documentation for mild or traumatic brain injury triggered by combat is difficult under the current system, which sets up a road block for many vets suffering from anxiety, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Michael Fairman. Photo Credit: WOSU

Barbie Treharn: proof that a hand up can turn a veteran's life around.

Caitlin Schlabach, staff writer


Barbie Treharn and Bob Julian standing outstide VO in Struthers, OH

 

As an organization we are often blessed with meeting true heroes.

 

 

Surviving the Flames, a USS Arizona Survivor's Story

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(Lauren Bruner (center) is escorted by Chief Historian Daniel Martinez (right) and Navy Captain Jim James (left) to the USS Arizona Memorial)

Surviving the Flames, a USS Arizona Survivor's Story
By: Caitlin Schlabach, Staff Journalist

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Live History Revisited by Caitlin Schlabach

Throughout the past year, life has taken me many places. From the tundra of Alaska to my hometown in Wisconsin and out to Hawaii- all the while still working with Veterns’ Outreach.

Meet the Staff Series: Bob Wheeler's Story

 
staff writer, Caitlin Schlabach
 
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   Bob Wheeler, manager of Veterans’ Outreach’s Alabama office is most certainly a character. A proud, retired Navy veteran, Wheeler has been involved with the VO for nearly 11 years and stands as one of our staunchest supporters. 

Charity Fraud Watch

We have created this document with the public’s awareness and protection as our driving force.  We have learned over the years that the public is taken advantage of by folks who claim to be something that they are not. Charities are a needed and appreciated asset for our society.  They are the driving force of goodwill towards men.  Philanthropy is earned by a charity’s credibility and legitimacy.

VO's Caitlin Steinberg In Alaska - Entry #2

At times, my time teaching across southeastern Alaskan panhandle seems a blur. Each week’s itinerary differed only slightly - travel Saturday, explore island Sunday, teach Monday through Friday, repeat. One look at my dizzying collection of airline and ferry receipts is proof enough. Life moved quickly. We settled in, laid out lesson plans, contacted locals, met our new, (and always exciting!) class, and set off making the most of each island.

Remembering and honoring those touched by September 11

Here at Veterans' Outreach, we would like to extend our deepeset condolances to those who lost loved ones on September 11, as well as those brave souls who stood strong in NYC on that fateful morning. On that morning, we stood as a strong, united country... let us stand together again!

 

Veterans' Outreach Receives Donation From Home Savings Charitable Foundation

 
Youngstown, OH  (August 17, 2012) – Veterans’ Outreach, a non-profit, charitable organization, was recently presented with a check for $5,000 from the Home Savings Charitable Foundation for annual program support.
 

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