2019 Freddie J. Owens Memorial Award Nomination


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The questions below have been developed to guide you in the presentation of your nominee. Please answer which you feel apply.

In what ways have the nominee's community activities focused on enhancing lives and/or strengthening the veteran/military community?

How has the nominee contributed to advancing accessibility and inclusion in the veteran/military community?

How much time and energy has the nominee invested in veteran/military community service?

In what ways has the nominee shown perseverance in the pursuit of veteran/military community service in the face of obstacles and/or challenges?

Transformation Haven Ministries enrolls in Veteran/Military Friendly Ministry

January 23, 2019 Transformation Haven Ministries Founder Selena Rider and six current residence attended Vet To Vet Tennessee’s (VTVT) officer meeting to present the Transformation Haven Ministries’ (THM) mission.    “A safe haven for women who battle addictions” in Monroe County Tennessee.  The THM mission is to maintain a 12-month discipleship program where women will live in a safe, stable home, at no cost to them, and receive the love and support they need to “Transform” their lives into the image of Christ…without addictions…and become productive members of society.

Continue reading “Transformation Haven Ministries enrolls in Veteran/Military Friendly Ministry”

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.