Welcome First A.M.E. of Gaithersburg

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation to the VMFC network, First A.M.E. Church of Gaithersburg Maryland. Thank you Reverend Dr. Vanetta Brice and Lay Leader Lillian Brice for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church Lawton

We are pleased to announce our first Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation in 2021 to the VMFC network, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Lawton, OK Thank you Reverend Stephanie Jenkins and Lay Leader Joanne Boyer for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation to the VMFC network, the Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland. Thank you Rabbi Chesky Tenebaum Raymond and Lay Leader Erwin Burtnick for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support. Mitzvah!

Welcome Outside the Gates Worship Center

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation to the VMFC network, Outside the Gates Worship Center, Fountain, CO. Thank you Pastor Raymond Pettitt and Lay Leader Brandon Raymond Pettitt for joining our mission. The Worship Center is supported by the Church of God in Cleveland Tennessee and Freedom Outreach Incorporated/Ministry to the Military organizations. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Veteran of the Potawatomi Nation receives medal posthumously

On Sunday December 13, 2020 Vet to Vet Tennessee received the following note from Navy Veteran Gayle Malone about her uncle who served in the Korean War Veteran.

Thank you so much for expediting the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal for my uncle Martin Hughes Hackler that my mother, Stella L. Malone requested.  As a Navy veteran myself, I know that my uncle would have treasured this.  My family is of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and at our last ceremony on the banks of the Tennessee River, we had a group photo taken while we honored Uncle Marty.  With the magic of Photo Shop, my niece was able to add a faint image of him with the medal attached to his ribbon shirt regalia.  From left to right, the image includes his grandson Chris, grandson Rob, granddaughter Kenyon, niece Gayle (me), sister Stella (my mom), daughter Becky, great niece Jessica, and of course, Uncle Marty himself.  Again, thank-you so much.”  Regards, Gayle Malone

We are grateful to your uncle for his service and sacrifice and thankful that you family still remembers his service. Thank you.

Welcome All Souls’ Episcopal Church San Diego

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation to the VMFC network, All Souls’ Episcopal Church, San Diego, CA. Thank you Reverend Joe Dirbas and Lay Leader Dan Garcia for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

First VFMC in Oklahoma – Welcome All Souls’ Episcopal Church

We are pleased to announce our newest and first Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation in Oklahoma to the VMFC network, All Souls’ Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City, OK. Thank you Father Christopher Yoder for joining our mission and for being the first congregation to enroll in Oklahoma. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Welcome Saint Michael’s by the Sea Episcopal Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation to the VMFC network, Saint Michael’s by the Sea, Carlsbad, CA. Thank you Father Doran Stambaugh and Lay Leader Ginny Unanue for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

1st Lt (ret) Marine Jack Lucus from Mississippi received Korean War Medal

Thanksgiving 2020. Vet to Vet Tennessee received a beautiful thank you email and photo from Korean War USMC Veteran 1st Lt. (ret.) Jack Lucus’ family on Thanksgiving Day.

“Thank you for such an incredible honor. Attached is a small number of my amazing family:

From left bottom row- Mikki Pyles PhD, (daughter) Recipient Jack Lucas 1st LT. (Ret), Betty Lucas (spouse); From left back row – Morgan Johnson(great granddaughter), Gavin Federowski (great grandson), Desiree’ Federowski, RN (granddaughter), and Mike Federowski (grandson in-law).”  Rachael Anne Witherspoon

Lt. Lucas served in Korea from 8 November 1953 until 17 January 1955.  He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. Lt. Lucas honorably  served in the United States Marine Corps for 19 years, 6 months and 10 years.

Hoping all things that mean the most at Thanksgiving will stay with you throughout the year.  The smiles and love  shown in the picture says it all, Thank God for his blessings.

Welcome All Saints’ Episcopal Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network All Saints’ Episcopal Church, San Diego CA. Thank you Father Carlos Exposito and Lay Leader Barbara Wilder for joining our mission. Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.