Welcome Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation in February 2021 to the VMFC network, Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, Staunton, VA. Thank you Reverend Dr. Edward A. Scott 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 Emmanuel A.M.E. Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation in February 2021 to the VMFC network, Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, Portsmouth, VA. Thank you Reverend Granger Flythe and Lay Leader Annette Brown Boyce 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 Cumberland A,M.E. Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation in February 2021 to the VMFC network, Cumberland A.M.E. Church, Georgetown, SC. Thank you Reverend Effson Bryant 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 Lemoore First United Methodist Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation in 2021 to the VMFC network, Lemoore First United Methodist Church, Lemoore, CA. Thank you Reverend Dr. Dennis Hutson 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 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.

Veteran Military Friendly Congregations Boot Camp Kickoff

Last month, Military Chaplains Association conducted the first VMFC Boot Camp, where churches across the nation were introduced to variety of programs that could help the Veterans in their congregations. In collaboration with Vet to Vet Tennessee and the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, Veterans across the nation can be touched by empowered and active congregations. As we continue to expand, the monthly meeting will be occurring to grow and spread the MCA initiative. This meeting marked to flawless and smooth transition from a small-town operation in Tennessee with VTVT to a national effort including new congregations from west and east coast.

This movement in the MCA network allows for the replication of established programs in different parts of the county. In collaboration with fiery churches, we can recognize and honor our Veterans, conduct Veteran-specific suicide prevention to Veterans and family, provide outreach to local military bases and much more. We aim to get every Vietnam and Korean War Veteran identified and honored for their service and sacrifice. We also are driven to lower Veteran suicide across the nation. This network of committed mission-oriented organizations is the exact vessel to make this happen.

 Thank you to all the churches of the VMFC network for signing up. If you or your church are interested in participating in the VMFC network, please reach out to us at info@tnvhc.org. This is the beginning of a great movement of missionary work for military, Veterans, and their families.

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.