VBMA’s June Military History Talk

Speaker: Major (retired) Jeff Davis Title: The Spanish Flu Comes from Flanders Fields, to America Subject: Most soldiers returning from World War I thought only about their families, and moving on to a rosy future. Unfortunately, many returned bringing death with them, in the form of a pandemic known as the Spanish Flu. This devastating …

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VBMA’s May Military History Talk

Speakers: Captain (retired) Warren Aney Title: Oregon’s Military History Subject: Oregon has a rich military heritage from native warriors to settler militias to the National Guard. Before Oregon achieved statehood, its settlers formed their own militia and volunteer units for self-protection. In the years since, Oregon’s citizen soldiers have answered the call of their governor …

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PTSD and beyond: Treating the complexities of trauma in the veteran community with Dr. John Briere

Presenter: Dr. John Briere, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. In his workshop Dr. Briere will detail some of the more common adversities and early traumas experienced by veterans and how they impact their …

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Free NAMI Homefront Online Program

I’m emailing to alert you that registration is open for the next NAMI Homefront online program – a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans.  The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health …

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VBMA’s February Military History Talk

Speaker: Dr. Donna Sinclair Title: African American Contributions to the Civilian Conservation Corps From 1932 until 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC was one of the largest public works programs of the New Deal. The program employed single young men to perform unskilled manual labor in jobs related to the conservation and development of …

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