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Borne the Battle

Hosted by Tanner Iskra, Borne the Battle recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans.
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May 22, 2019

Fisher houses are a vital part of helping Veterans heal. If there is an open room in a Fisher House next to a VA or military medical facility, a family can join in their Veteran’s recovery at no lodging cost. Today, two new Fisher houses opened at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York City. These two new homes will join the 70+ Fisher Houses currently in operation around the world. By the end of the year, the Fisher House Network will be able to provide for over 1,000 families at any given time.

To mark today’s event, today’s interview is the current President of the Fisher House Foundation, Army Veteran David Coker.

We talked about:

  • His family’s extensive military service
  • His personal service as an Army medical officer
  • His transition in the 90s how he came to be the very first employee of the Fisher House Foundation.
  • The unique way that the foundation got its name.

Enjoy.

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#BtB Veteran of the Week:

Army Veteran Todd Cornell

Additional Links for this Episode:

https://maketheconnection.net/mhm

https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/purchaseco_loan_fee.asp

https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/ceremony/2019_Memorial_Day.asp

www.carrytheload.org

May 1, 2019

For the next month, the VA’s National Cemetery Administration is partnering with Carry The Load and this week’s guest, Stephen Holley, is the CEO and co-founder of the nonprofit, Carry the Load. In addition, he is a former quarterback at the Naval Academy and a former Navy Seal.

In addition to talking about Carry The Load, we dive into his four deployments in five years, his transition and what Memorial Day means to him. 

Enjoy.

Additional Links to This Episode:

https://www.va.gov/PAINMANAGEMENT/Opioid_Safety/index.asp

https://www.va.gov/HEALTHPARTNERSHIPS/index.asp

http://www.carrytheload.org

https://bit.ly/2VwziUn

https://bit.ly/2DucCtZ

https://bit.ly/2V2gJs3

https://bit.ly/2WchKKw

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/59350/march-memorial-day-va-carry-load-honor-fallen/

#BtBattle Veteran of the Week:

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/59517/veteranoftheday-navy-veteran-marc-alan-lee/

 

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