Make a Wish Teen is Ft. Drum Soldier for a Day

Anthony “A.J.” Plyter is getting a taste of the military life. The 16-year-old teen, who suffers from  Hodgkin’s lymphoma, got to ride in a Humvee, scale a rappelling wall, and sit in the cockpit of an Army helicopter. “I was put through training and...

Makeovers That Matter Makes a Difference

By Debbie Gregory. For female veterans, returning to the workforce can be hard and downright scary. In 2012, Makeovers That Matter (MTM) was founded by Michael John (MJ) Derricott to help female veterans and economically challenged women get back to work....

VA Social Worker Named Social Worker of the Year

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has announced North Carolina social worker John Cowart is recipient of its National Social Worker of the Year Award for his outstanding and compassionate work improving the well-being of our nation’s veterans. The...