Author: Ashley Hieb

Army Veteran Shares Entrepreneurship Journey in her Own Words

Doctor Trillitye “Trill” Paullin is among the first ten participants in the Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program’s inaugural Master’s Program that launched in Fall 2020. Dr. Paullin is currently serving her 14th year in the Army National Guard. While serving, she received her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology and founded Free to Feed, an organization...

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Helping heroes during the holidays

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, including Military Heroes. Veteran unemployment reached a 20-year high, and many faced difficult financial situations after losing their jobs. Unemployment affected CDR (Ret.) Joseph Hutchinson, a 21-year Navy combat veteran turned commercial airline pilot. When travel halted in early March, the airline was one of the...

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Supporting heroes through the holidays

CSM (R) David Clark, PenFed Foundation’s Director of Outreach, recently visited USVETS to donate winter clothes and laptops to homeless veterans and their families. One of the veterans who received laptops was CPL Matthew Bradford USMC (RET) in Lexington, Ky. On January 18, 2007, Matthew was walking point for his squad like he did on...

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PenFed Foundation’s 2020 Year in Review

This year has been challenging for many, including our Military Heroes. While the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects are far from over, together we made a difference in the lives of thousands of military families this year. Take a look at our impact: Help us continue to have an impact on Military Heroes in 2021...

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White House Chef partners with SOWW on PenFed Foundation House

The White House Presidential Chef has committed to preparing a gourmet meal every week for the warrior family staying at the PenFed Foundation Home at SOWW’s Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. They have been there for every family since the opening of the home. The home was opened in December 2018, and the funds to build the...

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Military Families Month: The Paredes Family

This month is Military Families month, and we are highlighting the sacrifice of service members and their families all month long. We honor service members like Air Force Reservist Enrique Paredes, who was called to serve at the onset of COVID-19. “I had been on orders, away from my family while they were stuck in...

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True Made Foods Giveaway

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ALL ENTRIES HAVE AN EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING. Thanks to True Made Foods, from September 3 -7, all PenFed Foundation donors or sweepstakes entrants will be entered to win one (1) True Made Foods prize pack valued at $100 . To enter the giveaway, please fill out...

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Marine veteran gets help during COVID-19

Tiffany Vilchis-Parks served our nation in the Marine Corps for over 9 years, and worked as an air traffic controller for the majority of her military career. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiffany was a contractor for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Transition Assistance Program. She was the Site Lead for Naval Air Station Lemoore and...

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