A Recap of Heal with Honor

“Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services’ are effective and true ambassadors on behalf of our veterans who are dealing with or have succumbed to the invisible wounds of war.”– Anne Dunsmore, Founder & President,Angel Force USA

As we closed out 2023, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services organized, led, and participated in convenings and summits focused on addressing the isolation and disconnection that burdens so many veterans and their families. We joined in frank discussions on how conventional approaches to the high number of veterans dying by suicide are not working, shared new approaches that emphasize the importance of the eight dimensions of wellness, and celebrated in recognizing the sacrifices and service of our Vietnam War-era veterans.At Columbia University during Empowering Veterans-NYC 2023, we brought our expertise in veteran health and wellness to bear by organizing and leading a panel discussion on new approaches to increasing well-being among veterans, and specifically student veterans.

We assisted in organizing and leading the Angel Force USA Stop SuiSilence 2023 Summit in southern California. Over three days, we moderated and participated in thought-provoking discussions on the far-reaching impacts veteran suicide has on communities and how community-based organizations play an integral role in combatting isolation and disconnection among the veteran community. We also recognized dozens of local Vietnam War-era veterans and their spouses in an inspirational ceremony by pinning them with a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative medal.And we advocated for connecting transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses with careers that provide purpose and direction, a key component of occupational wellness, in our end-of-the-year Task Force Movement Board and Partner meeting.

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