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Aleethia Foundation

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Aleethia Foundation

aleethia foundationThe Aleethia Foundation was formed in 2005, when the Friday Night Dinners that were started at Fran O’Brien’s Steakhouse in 2003 needed some financial assistance. Since Hal was an owner of Fran O’Brien’s, he took on the task of forming the 501c3 called The Aleethia Foundation. He therefore became the Executive Director and has held that position since the corporation was formed.

Hal is dedicated to supporting the newly injured service members. As with all members of the Aleethia Board, Hal does not receive any compensation for anything he does with the Aleethia Foundation and its activities. For Hal, and all the board members this is a labor of love. It is to help the service members and not to exploit the service members.

Tune in for the American Heroes Network for their new episode “Aleethia Foundation” on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel Every Tuesday 8am Pacific Time.

American Heroes Network

It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

Female Veterans: Military Sexual Trauma & Combat Roles

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Female Veterans: Military Sexual Trauma & Combat Roles


Since 2002 I had closely followed the actions of women throughout the war and it quickly became apparent that women were doing things they had never done before.  Women like Kayla were successfully serving as imbedded members of combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan.  They were being used in ways that clearly violated the intent of the combat exclusion policy.

Kayla Williams is a former sergeant and Arabic linguist in a Military Intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). During her deployment to Iraq, Williams was at the forefront of troops’ interaction with Iraqis while also navigating the challenges of being part of the 15% of the Army that is female. Kayla is the author of Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army, a memoir about her experiences negotiating the changing demands on today’s military. She regularly speaks and writes about military and veterans’ issues for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, CNN, BBC, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Slate.

Ellen Haring is a senior fellow with Women in International Security where she directs the Combat Integration Initiative project.  Her research and work focuses on women and gender in the military.  She is a West Point Graduate and a colonel in the US Army reserves. Haring has been a guest speaker on numerous foreign and domestic news shows including: BBC Radio, CNN, PBS News Hour, NPR, and Voice of America.  She guest lectures at universities and has been invited to address members of Congress.

For more information about Radio Show Times, Visit their website at the American Heroes Network

The American Heroes Network is a for-profit organization formed by Vietnam Era Veterans to help Veterans returning home. American Heroes Network was envisioned as a place where Veterans could gather to find the Best Available Information of interest to American Veterans and their families. An interesting and important element of The Network is our “responsive” mobile site that is viewable . . . Anytime, Anywhere and on Any device.

You can also Tune in with the American Heroes Network Every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on Voiceamerica Variety Channel For their latest episode Nov. 19.


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