Search Result for 'state partnership program'

The Youth ChalleNGe program focuses on eight core components including physical fitness, academics and life-coping skills. Photo courtesy of Michael Borrel.

Guard program helps at-risk youth get on track

When Grace Nichols’ teenaged son was finishing his junior year of high school in Oregon, he only had a freshman’s worth of credit. There was little hope of him graduating. Then he and his family heard of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program in their state and their hope was renewed. Nichols’ son not only completed the program, but he thrived in it. He ...

(From left to right) Maj. Alea Nadeem, Air Force Women’s Initiative Team Chief; Nancy Maher, PhD, Analyst VA Women’s Health Services; Michelle Padgett, Director, Warrior Wellness and Policy Integration, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower and Reserve Affairs); Emily Barkin, VA Women’s Health Transition Training Evaluation Lead; Tory Gentry, VA Women’s Health Transition Training Communications Lead. Photo by Emma McClary.

Program aims to ease transition for women veterans

A new partnership between the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs focuses on the gender-specific needs of women veterans leaving the service.  Air Force Reserve Maj. Alea Nadeem spearheaded efforts to launch a pilot program addressing challenges attached to transitioning women veterans. Though her primary job is as an intelligence officer with a focus on the Middle East, she says it was a problem she couldn’t walk past as a woman.  ...

Washington National Guard

Malaysia and Washington State Partner for Exercises

Roughly 100 members of the Washington National Guard deployed this month to participate in two annual exercises with Malaysian Armed Forces. Keris Strike and Bersama Warrior are two separate exercises that focus on different topics, but will take place around the same time. Joseph Siemandel, Public Affairs Officer for the Washington National Guard, said that Bersama Warrior is a command post exercise located in ...

Page 2 of 7 1 2 3 7