HEALING THE SCARS

Army veteran uses art to cope with PTSD RYAN WILUSZ Staff Writer   Jan 2, 2018   It felt like a punch to the gut. James Gillon stepped off the plane in 2009 and felt the dry Afghanistan heat bombard his 19-year-old face like an enemy attack. But even more than the...

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Students invite veterans to ‘Message of a Mask’ event

ELKO — Everybody has a different story and there are many ways to tell it. That’s the idea that Elko County School District educators, partnered with Great Basin College and the Veterans Resource Center, are conveying to students and veterans alike this January. The...

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OPERATION A.R.T.

A.R.T. always tells a story. A.R.T. is a way to share without speaking. The Joel Fund in partnership with the Wake Forest Renaissance Center, will be hosting free A.R.T. classes to the veterans in our community. Veterans will learn simple skills in artistry to aid in...

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Donations for the VA Hospital in Durham

     This November, The Joel Fund worked with several businesses in downtown Wake Forest to collect items for the VA Hospital in Durham. The hospital was in need of a variety of items from sweatshirts to coffee cups to decks of cards. These amazing businesses helped...

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Fair Winds and Following Seas

ANOTHER LEGACY INSERTS UNDER THE PEARLY GATES. JOE, YOU ARE RELIEVED OF THE WATCH; WE HAVE THE WATCH. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS MATE, YOU WILL BE MISSED BY THOSE WHO ARE NEVER OUT OF THE FIGHT. LONG LIVE THE BROTHERHOOD. SEE YOU IN FORT PIERCE, 2015. These words...

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Giving Time

"The greatest gift you can give someone is your time.  Because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back." - Unknown I always remember my dad wearing his diving watch. He never took it off. As a child, I remember...

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The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things

Navy SEAL: The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things At All, But Relationships By THE HAVOK JOURNAL on June 17, 2016       A former Navy SEAL shares the way his perspective has evolved since getting out of the military. Editor’s Note: This article by Craig “Sawman” Sawyer...

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