When Women Veterans Return Home

VA offers many readjustment solutions

Letting go of your active duty lifestyle can be tough, especially after returning home. Are you wondering how you fit in with your family, friends and loved ones? Do you feel alone and isolated or that your relationships aren’t as close as they used to be? If so, VA offers a variety of services to help women Veterans readjust to life at home. Learn more.

Happy Veterans Day – “You’re Worth It!”

November 10, 2018 Blount County Tennessee.

The United Veterans of Blount County hosted Blount County’s  50th Veterans Day Celebration at Rio Revolution Church.  Special Guest speaker was  Lt. Col Army Ellison “Vic” Vickery gave an inspirational service and sacrifice speech.

Vic’s told us that he never felt comfortable responding to anyone who “thanked him for his service” until his wife Suzanne suggested responding with “You’re worth it!”

Thank you Mrs. Suzanne Vickery for your recommendation.

We are grateful to all who have served, whether in peacetime or in periods of conflict. Especially for those who have fought on the battlefield, those who continue to bear wounds both seen and unseen. We pray for physical healing and God’s peace in your life.

On behalf of the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council and Vet to Vet Tennessee we wish everyone a blessed and happy Veterans Day.

MCA’s Executive Director’s Notes – Women Veterans Summit

Executive Director’s Notes

This past Thursday I was fortunate to be able to attend the Women Veterans’ Summit in Knoxville, supported by Vet to Vet Tennessee. VTVT is one of MCA’s strategic partners with the Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation (VMFC) ministry. They along with along with the Episcopal Church’s lay men’s organization, The Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BSA) work together to help congregations across our land to be more military friendly. Continue reading “MCA’s Executive Director’s Notes – Women Veterans Summit”

Summit Mission Complete!

October 4, 2018 the Inaugural Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit was successfully completed.

“I can’t say thank you enough to God for orchestrating everything and to the people involved in pulling this event off. The sponsors, production team, speakers, attendees, worship team, volunteers, caterer… EVERYONE was so incredibly helpful and kind. Such an honor to be among great people! Mr. Freddie is proud! Vet to Vet Tennessee, Redemption Church U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mayor Madeline Rogero Tim Burchett for Congress Jerome Moon for State Representative”.  Emily Hager, Chairwoman Women Veterans Committee

The first annual Freddie J. Owens Memorial Honor award was present to the first two recipients:
Redemption Church Pastor Ed King and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.

The second annual Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit will be help on October 3, 2019 at our Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation, Rio Revolution in Maryville TN.

We were blessed to have so many Women Veterans in attendance.

Click here to view summit photos.

Vet to Vet TN preparing for Women Veterans Summit

Knoxville Regional Veteran Mental Health Council Co-Chairwoman and Chairwoman Women Veterans Summit Emily Hager is helping pull the summit together in early October and explains the event.  Note: Event is being held at Redemption Church not Redemption Church International as listed on the video below.

Click here to register now!

VTVT Prepares for Suicide Prevention Training at the Women Veterans Summit

In preparation for the Summit,  Vet to Vet Tennessee  recently trained 17 QPR Suicide Prevention Instructors on August 20, 2018.   The summit’s agenda includes training up to 500 QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers.

Vet to Vet Tennessee (Vet to Vet TN (VTVT) received grants from Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee and several individual donors to help VTVT train suicide prevention advocates.  The donations allowed VTVT to grant seventeen $500.00 scholarships.  Continue reading “VTVT Prepares for Suicide Prevention Training at the Women Veterans Summit”