This Generation’s “Agent Orange”

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Service Before Self , produced by Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services , Retired Army Colonel Sam Whitehurst, the host, is tackling the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. One of those evolving and emerging needs is dealing with exposure to toxins ...
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Operation Burn Pits

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In Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas of the Southwest Asia theater of military operations, open-air combustion of trash and other waste in open burn pits was a common practice and created an " Airborne hazard ". The VA contends that evidence is lacking as to the long-term health effects to service members and veterans exposure to burn pits during ...
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Designating Dixon Center In Annual Charitable Giving

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Please consider Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services in your annual charitable giving. No gift is too small, and your contribution goes a long way toward enabling veterans and their families to succeed where they live. Our mission and our service delivery model are more important and even more on-point than ever before. Dixon Center is b...
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UWUA, Tim Thorne, and Rick Passarelli Recognized

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On 15 December Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services recognized organizations and individuals committed to addressing the well-being of veterans and military families. Eugene and Ruth Freedman Leadership Award The award is named after Eugene and Ruth Freedman, whose lifetime of philanthropy continues through their family foundation and th...
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Service Before Self Podcast-Episode #3

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On August 14, 2020, Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services launched the first episode of Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. This podcast will introduce you to people and the programs that are having a...
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Service Before Self Podcast Episode 2

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On September 15, 2020 Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services posted the second episode of Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the communities where they live. This podcast will introduce you to people and the programs that are havin...
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Service Before Self Podcast Episode #1

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On August 14, 2020 Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services launched the first episode of Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the communities where they live. This podcast will introduce you to people and the programs that are having ...
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Seeking Solutions for Our Most Vulnerable

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The last three months of the year brings the population opportunities and challenges. In a normal year, families will travel to join and gather in thanks for all they have and to reflect on the past and revel in the hopes of the future. This year is far from normal. Families are putting off planned gatherings, communities are creating workarounds t...
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Basic Needs

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Basic needs are generally defined in terms of a minimal list of elements that human beings need to fulfill basic requirements and achieve a decent life. Typically, the list includes basic commodities, such as food, clothing, and shelter, as well as essential services, as access to drinking water, to sanitation, to education, to healthcare facilitie...
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Veterans Day

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Join us this Veterans Day by reflecting on the service, and celebrating the achievements, of our Nation's veterans. At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services we recognize that many of the freedoms and values we may take for granted come from the service and commitment of our veterans and military families. We believe our veterans and milit...
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Housing Solutions

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services recognizes that most of our veterans successfully return to their families, neighbors, and communities. Access to affordable housing is key to that successful transition. Safe, secure shelter is the underpinning of a successful reintegration, but sometimes it helps when combined with a menu of complim...
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Operation Workforce Development

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services weekly 'Bugler' has recently been the forum to share and discuss our business goals. This week we begin a new series. We will be sharing our 15 programs, as a Center of Excellence, used to help achieve those goals. Operation Workforce Development Operation Workforce Development is a program where Dixo...
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Grow Contributed Income

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services is a member of The Fedcap Group , a global network of top-tier nonprofit agencies. The Fedcap Group serves as the fiscal agent for Dixon Center and as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and provides our back-office support. This includes human resources, finance and accounting, legal services, informati...
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Diversify Operations and Revenue Streams

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Since 2012, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services has had the goal to diversify operations and revenue streams as part of our business strategy. As a Center of Excellence, diversification allows the Center to remain relevant and current on the needs of veterans and their families. It also causes us to look for new business opportunities. ...
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Leveraging and Strengthening Program Networks

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In 2012, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Warrior and Family Support published a White Paper, Channeling the "Sea of Goodwill" to Sustain the "Groundswell of Support" Transitioning from Concept to Application written by Captain Chris Manglicmot, Major Ed Kennedy and Colonel David W. Sutherland, now Chairman of Dixon Center fo...
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Stronger Together

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As a Center of Excellence, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services provides and coordinates technical assistance/training, resource sharing, and strong leadership to our partners, who, with our ongoing support, operate direct service programs. We work at local and national levels in five focus areas: Workforce development and career placeme...
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Engagement and Awareness

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In our recent eNewsletters and into the next month we are sharing our goals as they relate to our work as a Center of Excellence. We are doing this to build awareness and then, to inspire the reader by demonstrating that Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services is accountable for something big. One of Dixon Center's seven goals, and one of t...
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Enabling the Enablers

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services is enabling the enablers. One of our goals for the past eight years is to leverage & strengthen the Center's network of partners, supporters, and community-based programs serving veterans and their families . In 2020, Dixon Center has been working, despite the pandemic, to increase brand awareness...
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Achieving Dixon Center's Goals

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One of Dixon Center's goals is developing, designing, and delivering relevant, objective, and trusted expertise to assist organizations so they can find and focus on veterans and their families in employment, education, wellness, and housing. While the pandemic has presented challenges in achieving this goal, it has also created opportunities for D...
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Listen to Our First Podcast

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The first episode of the new podcast from Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services has launched! Service Before Self tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the idea that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. In the first episode, host Sam Whitehurst is joined by Rick Passarelli, the director of...
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