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FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
Outreach director speaks multilingual veteran By Patrick McCallister For Veteran Voice Bernadette Rednour has a fulltime job taking care of a veteran. Come June 1, she’ll start a part-time job taking care of all the rest. “I’m the 411 person, and also developing and implementing programs that are servicing veterans,” she said. Not as simple as it might sound. “Veterans” describes a wide range of people as diverse as the nation they defended. Different races, ages, genders, cultural and regional backgrounds. A veteran can be a 70-year-old construction contractor, or a 30-year-old schoolteacher. A veteran’s favorite music can be the Count Basie Orchestra or Snoop Dogg. Rednour’s job is to speak multilingual veteran. She’s the Veterans Council of Indian River
County new Director of Veterans Outreach. Martin “Marty” Zickert, president, said Rednour will be an integral part of the council’s Community Blueprint program. “We came to the realization we’re a bunch of old guys and don’t know how to reach out to our children, our grandchildren,” Zickert said. “We don’t know how to reach out to Generation Y.” While generational designations are fuzzy, Generation Y is generally a description for those born during or after the 1980s. They’re also frequently called millennials, or the millennial generation. In a previous interview, Zickert said that post-traumatic stress disorder classes done in Indian River County are well suited to Vietnam-era veterans. As operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom veterans started arriving, it
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Photo courtesy of Bernadette Rednour Bernadette Rednour is the Veterans Council of Indian River County’s new director of veterans outreach. Her husband, James Rednour, is a combat-wounded Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. Her father and grandfather are also veterans, Vietnam and World War II respectively. Rednour studied business management, dramatic arts, and image development. The couple has two children: Luke, 12, and Makaila, 3.
Murphy gives portion of pay to VVA 1041 Rep. Patrick Murphy sequestered his congressional paychecks and helped out local veterans with it. On Armed Forces Day — Saturday, May 18 — the congressman spent time with the Vietnam Vet-
erans of America Chapter 1041, Stuart. In addition to helping the chapter prepare care packages for service members in Afghanistan, Murphy gave it 5 percent of his monthly congressional pay, $725. “We just shipped out 15 boxes to a frontline unit in Afghanistan,” chapter president George Mittler said. “The congressman helped
out with that.” Tiffany Muller, the representative’s deputy chief of staff, said Murphy was moved by the chapter’s outreach to those serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. “He wanted to make sure they had more money to send more care packages,” she said in a phone interview. Murphy, Muller said, is donating 5 percent of his pay to local charities as the federal government remains deadlocked in a budget battle commonly called “sequestration.” Congress passed and the president signed the Budget Control Act in 2011, which created sequestration.
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, often called the super committee, formed to work out a deal for Congress to raise the federal government’s Patrick Murphy debt ceiling to avoid sovereign default on previously-appropriated spending. The committee hatched the idea of giving Congress and the president a frightening prospect if they couldn’t agree on budget
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VFW10066 installs new officers By Pat Moore VFW Post 10066 For Veteran Voice
Photo courtesy of Pat Moore Veterans of Foreign Wars District 11 Commander John Ayres, second from right, installed officers at Maurice K. Langberg VFW Post 10066 in Jensen Beach on Sunday, May 19. Pictured left to right are: Larry Schramm, Trustee; Ed Berzinski, Adjutant; Terry Thiel, Quartermaster; Don Allyn, Trustee; Verne Garbers, Commander; Harry Keat, Senior Vice Commander; Jim Serafica, outgoing Commander; Ross Stoer, Trustee; District Commander John Ayres and former Service Officer Joe Celli.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Florida District 11 Commander John Ayres installed officers for the 2013-2014 year for VFW Post 10066 in Jensen Beach during ceremonies Sunday, May 19, in the Al Pond Hall at the Post. Ayres also installed new officers of the VFW Post 10066 Men’s Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer Jacqueline Pascarello served as installation officer for the new officers of the Ladies Auxiliary. All new officers were elected in April and will assume office on June 16, the last day of the Florida VFW Convention in Orlando. The Post will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, in Stuart and attending ceremonies there. Afterward, the Post provides a light lunch to those who marched.
4 • MAY 24, 2013 • VETERAN VOICE • THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Officers of the Men’s Auxiliary to VFW Post 10066 in Jensen Beach were installed for the 2013-2014 term during ceremonies Sunday, May 19, in the Al Pond Hall at the Post. New officers include, left to right, Terry Bryant, Trustee; Dan Trainor, Treasurer; Paul Mullins, President; Tim Allington, Senior Vice President; Chris Andrews, Secretary and Ron Thompson, Trustee.
Photo courtesy of Pat Moore New officers of the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 10066 were installed during ceremonies Sunday, May 19, in the Al Pond Hall at the Post in Jensen Beach. Pictured left to right are Joanne Blais, Conductress; Dev Andrews, Secretary; Patty Schramm, President; Kathy Allen, Senior Vice President; Jacqueline Pascarello, Treasurer; Sandy Garbers, Trustee and immediate past President; Alice Maher, Chaplain; Terry Joyce, Trustee; Barbara Celli, Guard and Pat Moore, Patriotic Instructor.
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MURPHY from page 1 cuts and revenue increases — sequestration, automatic acrossthe-board spending cuts over 10 years accompanied by expiring tax reductions. Many believed the prospect of a fiscal cliff that could send the nation into recession would force Congress and the president to work toward more agreeable solutions. While some compromises have happened in the last two years, Congress and the president still haven’t reached the much-discussed “grand bargain” to end sequestration. Muller said Murphy strongly believes that congressional pay should have been affected by sequestration, just as many federal workers are living with furloughs, but it isn’t. In the alternative, she said Murphy advocates members of Congress give away a portion of their pay until sequestration ends. Mittler said Murphy’s donation comes at a good time. The VVA
chapter recently set up the Veterans Rapid Response Fund. “The Rapid Response Fund, that’s something that can be tapped into in a matter of hours,” Mittler said. “The board doesn’t have to approve that — Tony Reese can.” Reese is supervisor of Martin County’s Veterans Services Office. Mittler said that many veterans go into the office needing immediate help, in addition to assistance filing claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VVA gave Reese access to $17,500 to help veterans with everything from getting groceries to paying rent. At the chapter’s next regular meeting, it’ll ceremonially give Reese a check for the fund. That’ll be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. The chapter meets at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall, One S. Sewall’s Point Road the first Tuesday of the month. To donate to the Veterans Rapid Response Fund, mail checks to P.O. Box 2196, Stuart, FL 34994.
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Youth groups supporting our military Article reprinted with permission from Ladies Auxiliary VFW Magazine
Photo courtesy of Soo Keller Fairlawn Elementary School students Logan Folan, Ryan Warnack, Nicole Rathburn, Bryan Quigley and Traves Jean-Baptiste pose for a photo as they put together care packages for soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
Students’ bond with soldier begins with care packages Shirley Helton’s previous class
of fifth-graders at Fairlawn Elementary School in Fort Pierce didn’t know what a reward was in store when they sent care packages to troops in Afghanistan. One soldier was inspired to
write back to them. “They loved it, and we started sending him boxes,” said Helton.
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Young people in your town are eagerly serving veterans and active duty military. Let them know their work is appreciated with Youth Groups Supporting Our Military citations. Applications are due every year by April 15. In 2011-12, more than 400 groups were recognized. So far this year nearly 150 groups have received citations. As your Auxiliary participates in community and school programs, keep an eye out for young people also serving. Previous applications indicate they’re everywhere: Scouts, church groups, dance students, Junior ROTC, Young Marines, 4-H Clubs, even history and culinary arts classes. They’re planting flowers and walking dogs for veterans. They’re providing Color Guards for parades. They’re donating cases of highly-sought-after Girl Scout cookies to deployed troops. They’re interviewing veterans and recording their stories. They’re raising thousands of dollars for World War II veterans’ Honor Flights to Washington, D C.
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became increasingly obvious that the classes might as well have been conducted in Mandarin. “They come through our PTSD classes, and don’t even speak the same language we do,” he said. “They have a totally different language than we do. Things we talk about, they don’t talk about.” Folks from the Military Officers Association of America recently met with the council to help it start a Points of Light Institute’s Community Blueprint. The council is working with the program to create local behavioral-health and reintegration assistance for younger, returning veterans. That’s where Rednour comes in. She speaks fluent millennial, and is married to a combat-wounded veteran, James Rednour. He served in the Army from 2000 until medical retirement in 2007. He was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq that left him with the current wars’ signature wound — traumatic brain injury. “He has a severe TBI,” Rednour said. “He has a titanium plate over three-fourths of his head.” And James has the common wound of all wars: PTSD. But Rednour also knows a fair amount about veterans from other eras. “My father is a Vietnam veteran,” she said. “Army. My grandfather was a World War II veteran. He just celebrated his 91st birthday. “My grandfather suffers from PTSD and manic depression.” Zickert said Rednour’s intimate contact with veterans of several generations made the council feel she was unusually qualified to promote its Community Blueprint programs and efforts. “We had to get somebody who has a clue,” he said. “Someone
Command Commander Lloyd Morris received the award and its beautifully crafted glass block trophy from chairman Jim Ridenour, who presented it on behalf of the Brevard Tourism Development Council. The Valiant Air Command was recognized for its 36-year history of excellence in preserving and presenting the heritage of American military aviation, highlight-
See AWARD page 7 “My father is a Vietnam veteran,” she said. “Army. My grandfather was a World War II veteran. He just celebrated his 91st birthday. “My grandfather suffers from PTSD and manic depression.” Zickert said Rednour’s intimate contact with veterans of several generations made the council feel she was unusually qualified to promote its Community Blueprint programs and efforts. who knows how to do all that stuff that makes us go, ‘Wow.’” Like, say, posting a picture on Twitter, driving traffic to a Facebook page, or evaluating mobile-phone apps. Communicating where and how younger veterans are. Rednour studied business management, dramatic arts and image development at college. In addition to her work with Community Blueprint, she does freelance image consulting and professional job interview coaching. “What I do full-time, I’m a caregiver for my husband,” she said. “I’m on call for him at all times.” James has memory problems that can cause episodes of severe anxiety. The couple has two children, Luke. 12, and Makaila, 3. The council is paying Rednour $2,000 a month for her services. To become blueprint community, one or more organizations have to complete a needs assessment to the Points of Light Institute, complete a survey and submit an agreement to implement solutions to at least two of eight listed items within a year. When done, the institute can provide help from the Veterans Leaders Corps, which operates through AmeriCorps.
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A bond was formed between the students and Sgt. Jordan Stransky that extended to this year’s fifth-graders as well. “He enjoys the children,” Helton said. “The letters he sends them are so detailed.” When a student asked in an email about his meals. He promised to send MREs for the class to try. A recent email from Sgt. Stransky told the students about military budget cuts and the new Secretary of Defense. Ladies Auxiliary 8058 Youth
Activities chairwoman Soo Keller said the Auxiliary got to know Helton’s students through their participation in the Americanism Program over several years. “This teacher was just a great find. You’d never want to let go of her. She just sparkles,” Keller said. “And the kids are fabulous,” she added. “They’ve gotten involved in other ways, too. At the Post and Auxiliary’s 2012 scholarship awards ceremony, the children performed a skit and a song they had written about veterans.”
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Photo courtesy of Soo Keller Fairlawn Elementary School students Ysabella Ventulan, Jake Boyd, Laney Merritt and Kameron Schultz pack movies and magazines for troops serving in Afghanistan.
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New memorial Christine Forney of Bradenton, left, and her sister, Linda Chastain of St. Lucie West, read the inscription on the memorial dedicated to their father, Wallace Sample, following a dedication of a memorial to him at Veterans Memorial Park in Fort Pierce Wednesday, May 15. Sample served as mayor of Fort Pierce from 1953-54 and as a circuit court judge from 19591978 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Sample is credited with the creation of the park to recognize fallen and returning veterans and offer a gathering place for their families.
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The Brennity hosting a vets presentation for Flag Day Join The Brennity in Tradition on Flag Day as we celebrate with pancakes and a Veterans Aid and Attendance presentation. Learn about your pension benefits and how to qualify and help with assistance with Mike Fowler, attorney at law, Friday, June 14 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and 9:15 a.m. for the seminar. RSVP to (772) 345-2700. The Brennity is located in Tradition at 10685 Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie.
Council makes returning vets outreach an urgent priority For Veteran Voice During a press conference by the Veterans Council of Indian River County at the County Administration Building B, May 22, they announced the creation of a vital new outreach program aimed at helping returning military veterans make a successful transition from military to civilian life. Veterans Outreach aims to place returning veterans into the existing network of local business, service, education, and health and medical organizations in Indian River County, many of which already support veteran’s activities. The outreach effort will attempt to locate as many returning veterans as possible and provide them with the networking assistance necessary to make their transition successful. Outreach is modeled after the national Community Blueprint Program, which has been successful in assimilating returning veterans in other communities throughout the U.S. Retired Air Force colonel Marty
Zickert , president of the Veterans Council of Indian River County, announced the Council’s initiative today. “Veterans in increasingly large numbers are returning to Indian River County because of reductions in our military forces. It is a topmost priority of the Council to give them every opportunity as soon as possible to gain the same advantages in civilian life that all Americans enjoy. “Many of these veterans have little if any civilian experience. They have nonetheless volunteered to serve our country, often under extremely dangerous conditions,” Zickert said. “We have an obligation to make sure they find a proper and productive role in our community. The Council feels duty-bound to ensure that takes place. We are asking all community organizations to join us in our efforts.” Outreach is a new, veteran-centered program conducted under the auspices of the Veterans Council of Indian River
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Pancakes and VA Seminar in Honor of Flag Day Join The Brennity at Port St. Lucie on Flag Day as we celebrate with pancakes and a Veterans Aid and Attendance presentation! Learn about your pension benefits, know what is available, how to qualify and help with assistance. Michael Fowler, Attorney at Law, will be on site with all the details. The ROTC will also visit our community and pay respect to the flag.
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tively as possible,” Zickert said. “They have more than earned their rightful place in the community. A major goal of the Outreach program will be to locate returning veterans and raise their awareness of the resources and opportunities that exist in the community. We urgently want them to use what is available to them, and we are determined to see that they are successful in their transition.” The Veterans Council of Indian River County is a county-wide community organization comprising the veterans groups of all U.S. military services and works to ensure that veterans remain a pillar in the activities of the Indian River community.
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Join Southeast Florida Honor Flight on Saturday, May 25 for Operation Homecoming. Come to Palm Beach International Airport and help us welcome home 85 WWII veterans from their Honor Flight trip. The flight arrives at
7:50 p.m. on US AIRWAYS. We encourage greeters to arrive at least one hour prior to arrival. Flags, homemade welcome home signs and patriotic attire are very encouraged.
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