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Troopers Assisting Troops Weekend Trip – Sea Girt, NJ

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Before you can attend, you MUST contact Jenna at 904-760-2418.

 Sept 15-17: WWP is teaming up with Troopers Assisting Troops (TAT), an organization consisting of present and former members of New Jersey State Police, to provide an amazing weekend event for you and your fellow Alumni at the New Jersey National Guard/State Police Training Center. You’ll join injured veterans from the Army’s Wounded Warrior Transition Units based in Ft. Drum, NY and Ft. Dix, NJ for a weekend of outdoor activities, demonstrations by the New Jersey State Police Special Operations Section including helicopter FAST Rope Operations, K-9 Operations and swat team entries, HAZMAT and bomb squad static displays. You’ll also have access to counseling aimed toward helping you on your journey to recovery. All guests will stay in the barracks at the Police Training Center for the two nights and all food and travel over the weekend will be covered.

Contact is listed below to attend.  Jenna Fullmer is my POC with Wounded Warriors on this event.  Email her directly if interested.  Share with other Veterans.
Best,
 Jenna
JENNA FULLMER
outreach coordinator
A Decade of Service. 
A Lifetime of Commitment.
Wounded Warrior Project
370 7th Avenue, 18th Floor, Suite 1802
New York, NY 10001

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The Fear of Disruption Can Be More Damaging than Actual Disruption

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While business leaders are always worried about disruption, the reality is that companies have more time to react than they think and that an effective response is available to them. Too often, companies respond to the fear of disruption by taking random actions aimed at catching up to competitors or by postponing investments because they fear the outcomes won’t be relevant. Instead of panicking, companies should take well-considered proactive actions that rely on and build their core strategies and strengths. The fear of disruption should lead executives to concentrate on making the investments that can build an identity for their company that is strong and resilient in the face of change. See also “Disruptors and the Disrupted: A Tale of Eight Companies — in Pictures.”
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VERY IMPORTANT INFO for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan

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VERY IMPORTANT INFO for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan
Support Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act, HR 1279
Representative Elizabeth Esty, ranking member of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability and Memorial Assistance, introduced H.R. 1279, the Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act. The bill would establish a Center of Excellence in preventing, diagnosing, mitigating, treating and rehabilitating conditions related to veterans’ exposure to burn pits during Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.  The Center would be charged with using data from the registry to study whether exposure is associated with long-term health effects in veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan in addition to improving diagnosis and treatments for those exposed.

VA’s website states that exposure to toxins found in the burn pits may be associated with skin, eye, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, or internal organ problems.  Exposure to burn pits is generally associated with short-term effects, such as eye irritation, acute respiratory symptoms, and skin itching or rashes.  However, according to a 2011 Institute of Medicine report, fine dust particles and pollution in Iraq and Afghanistan may actually be more responsible for respiratory illness claimed by veterans who served there.

DAV Resolution No. 237 supports improvement of care and benefits for veterans exposed to toxins and environmental hazards, including a rigorous research agenda to identify any associations between such exposures and adverse health outcomes.

Please write your elected officials and urge their co-sponsorship and support for passage of H.R. 1279.  Thank you for your continued efforts and participation in the DAV CAN (Commander’s Action Network).

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Site:

https://www.dav.org/can/?vvsrc=%2fActivities%3fid%3djtZiGr3aRmRcfPnI0N2Ip47jzHsT0xa4zrl3T1ZnGpA
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