Author: Ashley Hieb

Joint Statement In Support of AAPI Communities

PenFed Foundation for Military Heroes has joined with 40+ other organizations to affirm that violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is violence against our entire community, and such activity – like all hate-based activity – is fundamentally wrong in every way, anti-American, and unpatriotic.

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Resources for Military/Veteran Community

Here are emergency financial resources available to service members and veterans: Air Force Aid Society – Military emergency relief programs available for Airmen in need. Falcon Loans can provide emergency financial assistance, is easy to apply for online and can provide up to $1,000 in need much needed financial help. https://afas.org/ Air Warrior Courage Foundation – The...

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Q&A with Washington Justice’s Aaron Heckman

In honor of Month of the Military Child in April, we spoke with Aaron Heckman, Washington Justice General Manager and son of an Air Force veteran, about the importance of supporting veterans and service members. Read on to check out the Q&A: Question: What was it like growing up with a parent in the military?...

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Military Appreciation Month

This May we are celebrating Investing in Our Military Heroes for Military Appreciation Month. We’re proud to support veterans and service members everyday year round. Here are some of the ways we support veterans and service members: MidCountry Bank Ignition Challenge “We are proud to celebrate military heroes through our programs and in collaboration with...

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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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