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Desert Storm at 30: Continuing to Serve

January 21, 2021

VIRTUAL – 12:00pm
 
Please join the Milwaukee VA in partnership with the War Memorial Center for the first event in 2021 supporting Operation 30:20
The anniversary of the beginning Operation Desert Storm — Jan. 17, 1991 – comes just one day before the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
Rather than just a remembrance of the war to free Kuwait from Iraq, the panel discussion will use King’s statement — “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” — to look at how Veterans from the Gulf War have continued their service to others 30 years later.
In particular, the panel will discuss how some Veterans, once they leave the military, find it difficult to transition to civilian life and to find the same sense of mission they had while in the military. This “lost” feeling can sometimes lead to tragic outcomes, including homelessness, family strife, job insecurity and suicide.
The panelists:
• James M. Cocroft, Assistant Director, UWM Military and Veterans Resource Center; U.S. Navy veteran, 1987-2007
• Jim McLain, Deputy Medical Center Director, Milwaukee VA Medical Center; U.S. Army veteran, 1987-2007
• Michael Koszuta, Command Sergeant Major (ret.), U.S. Army; member of War Memorial Center Board; chairman of Operation 30:30 Committee; U.S. Coast Guard veteran of Desert Storm
The moderator will be Dan Buttery, President and CEO of the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee and a U.S. Army veteran.

Event is FREE, registration is required via link

Operation 30:20:
January 17, 2021 marks the 30-years anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Storm. September 11, 2021 marks the 20-year anniversary since the terror attacks on 9/11. Both events link together decades of service of our men and women deploying as members of our U.S. Armed Services totaling 19 Department of Defense authorized Expeditionary Ribbon Medals.
The War Memorial Center, in partnership with multiple organizations from around Wisconsin, will be one of the premier locations to host and promote recognition of this latest generation of our nation’s heroes and their accomplishments. Not only did thousands of Wisconsin residents from around the state answer the call to serve in the United States Armed Forces, but tens of thousands of loved ones stood strong as they watched their family and friends suit up and deploy.
 

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S.A.V.E Suicide Prevention Training

February 24, 2021

VIRTUAL – 10:00am
 
As part of our Operation 30:20 – #BeThere Mental Health Awareness we are happy to again bring this valuable training.

Join the Milwaukee VA Suicide Prevention Team in this valuable training.
Our hope for this course is that you will become empowered to play a vital role in suicide prevention. The Suicide Prevention Team at the Zablocki VA Medical Center is dedicated to reducing the rate of suicide not only in the Veteran community but also in the general community. We are providing a one-hour virtual training at no cost. The training is available to anyone that wants to learn more about how they can help to reduce suicide. S.A.V.E. Training is designed to help people identify the signs that someone may be at risk for suicide or in crisis and provide ways to help. Simple effective interventions can make a real difference and save lives. Each of us has the opportunity to be that one person who makes a difference–the person who asks the question that can save a Veteran's life, or the life of anyone struggling with the thoughts of suicide. Using the simple steps of S.A.V.E., we can all make a difference.
Due to the nature of this event, registration will be required.
 

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S.A.V.E Suicide Prevention Training

February 24, 2021

VIRTUAL – 10:00am
 
As part of our Operation 30:20 – #BeThere Mental Health Awareness we are happy to again bring this valuable training.

Join the Milwaukee VA Suicide Prevention Team in this valuable training.
Our hope for this course is that you will become empowered to play a vital role in suicide prevention. The Suicide Prevention Team at the Zablocki VA Medical Center is dedicated to reducing the rate of suicide not only in the Veteran community but also in the general community. We are providing a one-hour virtual training at no cost. The training is available to anyone that wants to learn more about how they can help to reduce suicide. S.A.V.E. Training is designed to help people identify the signs that someone may be at risk for suicide or in crisis and provide ways to help. Simple effective interventions can make a real difference and save lives. Each of us has the opportunity to be that one person who makes a difference–the person who asks the question that can save a Veteran's life, or the life of anyone struggling with the thoughts of suicide. Using the simple steps of S.A.V.E., we can all make a difference.
Due to the nature of this event, registration will be required.
 

SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO HONOR THE DEAD – SERVE THE LIVING

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

(414) 273-5533
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