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Veteran's Appreciaton Day

Posted by [email protected] on September 10, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Licking County Main Library will host "Veteran's Appreciation Day" on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

From 1:00 to 7:00pm, The Licking County Historical Alliance members will present exhibits of Licking County veterans.  You can write a message on The Veteran's Wall and listen to audio intervews with local veterans.

Musician Steve Ball will perform from 7:00 to 8:00pm with a Concert of Patriotic Songs.

This will be a great day to honor our Ohio veterans of Licking County.


Licking County Main Library

101 West Main Street

Newark, Ohio

For more information, contact: Doug Stout at [email protected]


The Freedom Warriors Network

Posted by [email protected] on September 10, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Coming up on the Freedom Warriors Network . . .

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 4:00pm on Blog Talk Radio

"Honoring Ohio Veterans in Licking County"

 Join us for my interview with Ken Blaney and Gary Wimer of The Licking County Veteran's Museum and Educational Center, located at 39 North First Street, Newark, Ohio.

Ken and Gary take us on a virtual tour of the museum and share history of Licking County veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

For more information about the museum, please contact:

Ken Blaney at 740.258.2760 or email: [email protected]

Gary Wimer at 740/.670.2206 or email: [email protected]

To participate in the development of The Licking County Veteran's Museum and Educational Center or make a donation, please contact:

Treasurer, Licking County Veteran's Museum

155 Neal Avenue

Newark, Ohio 43055

The Purple Heart

Posted by [email protected] on August 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This week marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Purple Heart. originally designated by General George Washington as the Badge of Military Merit on August 7, 1782. The Purple Heart is the oldest military award given to those who are wounded or killed during any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces.

The Purple heart was initially designed as a purple cloth in the shape of a heart. Today, it is a medal in the shape of a heart, bordered in gold with the profile of General George Washington in the center. Dimensions: 1 3/8 inches in width.

It has been a special week for our Freedom Warriors group, as our radio interview was conducted for the next show to be broadcast on Blog Talk Radio. My guests are USAF veteran Gary Wimer and Ken Blaney of the Licking County Veteran's Memorial and Educational Center in Newark, Ohio. During our interview, Ken shares and reads from a Purple Heart Certificate. What a way to celebrate the anniversary. The air date in early September will soon be announced.

Ohio Veterans Benefits in Education

Posted by [email protected] on July 13, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Veteran Services on Ohio Campuses

Many of Ohio's colleges and universities have established programs to support veteran students on their campuses that are among the best in the nation. Check out the link below:





Have You Heard of VAMBOA?

Posted by [email protected] on July 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Check these guys out at:

They are doing great things for our military veterans!


Uniting Veteran and Military Business Owners For Collaboration, Connections and Contracts


VAMBOA Mission:


Ensuring the development, growth and prosperity of Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners of all sizes worldwide. We do so by connecting our members with private corporations and government agencies. We provide networking, collaboration, mentoring, education, certification and advocacy. VAMBOA’s “Vet Owned” seal symbolizes the talent, dedication, leadership and courage of these special Americans who currently serve or have served in our nation’s Armed Forces.


Have You Met an Ohio Vet?

Posted by [email protected] on July 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We'd like to invite veterans and their familes to send us their stories. We'll share them online here on The Freedom Warriors Network. Have you met an Ohio vet? They're awesome!

Email us at [email protected]

URGENT! Ohio Veteran's Bonus

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Veterans Bonus Program - Eligibility Requirements

Show eligibilty requirements for:


•Active Service Member


•Medically discharged or medically retired from service due to combat-related disabilities sustained during Afghanistan or Iraq service

•Family of a Veteran whose death was not a result of injuries or illness sustained in Afghanistan or Iraq service

•Family of a Veteran whose death was a result of injuries or illness sustained in Afghanistan or Iraq service

•Veteran or the family of a Veteran who was declared Prisoner of War or Missing in Action

Your application will not be processed for compensation until we have received your signed, acknowledged or notarized application and the required documents indicated above.

Eligibility Criteria

A person who served or is serving, greater than 90 days, on active duty service in the US Armed Forces, excluding dates for training, during at least one of the compensable time periods and meets requirements may be eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus.

Go to:



Attention Disabled Vetereans!

Posted by [email protected] on July 7, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

You could win a FREE 2015 Toyota VMI Wheelchair Van!

Just enter the "Star Spangled Salute Giveaway" today.  Only U.S. disabled veterans are eligible.  Go to to enter.

If you are a disabled veteran, simply fill out the form on their main page.  All entries must be submitted by November 9, 2014 and the winner will announced on Veteran's Day- 11/11/14.

It could be you. Imagine the possibilities!

Go right now to and enter today.  Good luck!

News for Homeless Veterans

Posted by [email protected] on July 7, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)


VETS News Release: [06/26/2014]

Contact Name: Egan Reich

Phone Number: (202) 693-4960

Email: [email protected]

Release Number: 14-1224-NAT


$36M in job-training grants to help 12,000 homeless veterans

awarded by US Labor Department


WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the department's Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program, administered by the Veterans' Employment and Training Service.


"These job training programs will provide the skills that veterans require to find and keep a job and secure housing," said Secretary Perez. "The progress made in recent years to reduce veterans' homelessness is encouraging, but it remains our moral duty to do all we can to honor our veterans with the dignity of a good job and opportunities to build a solid middle-class life for their families."


The grants announced today include $9,094,355 in funding for 37 new grantees to provide job-driven training, in which they will actively engage with employer partners to identify the skills needed for in-demand jobs and careers. They will also provide job placement, career counseling, life skills and money management mentoring, as well as help in finding housing. VETS estimates that these new funds will help approximately 3,000 veterans.


Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Notably, this year's new grantees also include one tribal organization, Idaho's Nez Perce Tribe. These grantees are familiar with the areas and populations to be served and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs to help homeless veterans.


More information on the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans is available at For additional information on these grants, contact Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4570.




The Freedom Warriors Network

Posted by [email protected] on July 3, 2014 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We're celebrating the launch of our Freedom Warriors Network today, July 3, 2014. The first episode and debut program is scheduled for 4:00pmEDT on Blog Talk Radio. We thank them for the platforms they offer to broadcasters who want to share their efforts globally.

Today's program is pre-taped, as there are no call-ins. The topic for our debut program is "The Latest in Veteran's Benefits". If you're a veteran just recently discharged, it is critical for you to apply and sign up for the benefits you deserve. All veterans who have never applied are always eligible. We'll also talk about the GI Bill and educational opportunities that are there waiting for you.

Go to their website right now: to learn more, then contact your local veterans office and start building your future. It's for you and your family.

If you don't get a chance to check out the show on the air today, it will be archived and you can listen anytime. Here's the link:

We'd love to hear your comments and suggestions. You can email us here via this site or directly at [email protected]. (We are based in Ohio)

By the way, you can follow us on Twitter now @

Thanks for joining us and Happy Birthday America!