Jorge

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…my name Jorge Zamora and it’s a pleasure to introduce myself. I joined the Marine Corps infantry immediately after high school and served four honorable years. A few years later in 2005 I “got the call” that I would be recalled to service, and was attached to a reserve unit deploying to Iraq. During that deployment I suffered multiple injuries …

Skylar

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My name is Skylar Brown, and I am brand new to the group, so I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and explain a little bit about my background, and how I have been helped by this amazing organization. I am veteran of the US Navy, where I served for four years as a Petty Officer 2nd Class/Quartermaster, …

Thomas

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My name is Thomas Brown and I would like to introduce myself to this group because I have been lucky enough to have found them when I needed them the most Just to give a little bit of background, I am an Army veteran of nine years. I spent two of those years in Iraq and one of them in …

Veronica

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My name is Veronica Hernandez. I am originally from Oakland, California. Growing up in a city full of gang violence and poverty, I didn’t see myself being a product of my environment. I wanted to embrace what the world has to offer and travel and explore new endeavors. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to live that life, …

Erick

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My name is Erick Revolorio and I served in the US Navy for a Naval Squadron, VFA-22, out of NAS Lemoore, CA. I did a deployment to the Persian Gulf in 1993 on the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln which was sent to enforce the no-fly zone in the Iraq/Kuwait area and later to assist along the coast of Somalia during …

Day at the Ranch -2018

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For our first Family Day of 2018, we’d like to thank the folks at Horse of the Sun Ranch. We had a wonderful start to the year and took advantage of a much-needed opportunity to get together with old and new friends alike. Most importantly, Family Day helped us maintain our great friendship with Horse of the Sun Ranch. Jerry, …

A Navajo Soldier’s Story – Spc Alroy Billiman

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In 2007,I had the opportunity to attend a Purple Heart ceremony for four veterans. The ceremony was held at the Long Beach VA in California, and it was the first time I had any personal contact with combat wounded veterans. We at WHOA had recently begun providing financial assistance to wounded vets, but they were out of state. Prior to …

A Soldier’s Story- Sgt Doraliza Vellez-Collazo

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I first made contact with Doraliza in 2008, when she was living in a boarding house in Orange County. Her parents and most of her family members were back in Puerto Rico, her homeland, and the only person she had any contact with was her niece. Intelligent and educated, Doraliza had served in the Army Medical Corp in Iraq. She …

2018 – A New year & New Opportunities

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2018 is going to be a great year, but of course, we have to make it great. As time goes by, we realize that the needs of our young veterans and their families change, and we need to stay relevant to those needs. As a nation, we have to keep these young men and women at the forefront of our …

Operation Santa 2017

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We had another successful Christmas by WHOA’s Santas and helpers. Not to say that Santa had it easy. On the contrary, it took several Santas, a bunch of elves, lots of friends, and plenty of community members to make the operation happen. There are so many people to thank, and if not for their help, we couldn’t have had a …