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It’s a new year and we’ve found a few resolutions to keep military families moving forward in a positive way.
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It’s a new year and we’ve found a few resolutions to keep military families moving forward in a positive way. 
guideposts.org/how-we-help/military-outreach/new-year-s-resolutions-for-military-families  

#veterans #military #volunteer #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet 

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Learn how art can help those suffering from PTSD in this inspiring talk.
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Learn how art can help those suffering from PTSD in this inspiring talk.
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#veterans #military #volunteer #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet 
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Today, we remember and honor those fallen CT heroes who lost their lives in the month of January. The courage, bravery, and selflessness of our men and women who served and sacrificed will never be forgotten:
Sergeant Benjamin Gilman, died 1/29/04; Captain Eric Paliwoda, died 1/2/04; Staff Sergeant Thomas Vitagliano, died 1/17/05; Captain Jessica Rios, died 1/14/11; OSSN Tyler Connely, died 1/15/02; Specialist Cindy Beaudoin, died 1/1/91; Staff Sergeant William Butts, died 1/1/91; First Lieutenant George Arteaga, died 1/1/91; Captain James Sylvia, died 1/1/91; CWO Robert Hughes, died 1/1/91.
Visit Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown, CT, and walk the path of heroes.
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Today, we remember and honor those fallen CT heroes who lost their lives in the month of January. The courage, bravery, and selflessness of our men and women who served and sacrificed will never be forgotten: 
Sergeant Benjamin Gilman, died 1/29/04; Captain Eric Paliwoda, died 1/2/04; Staff Sergeant Thomas Vitagliano, died 1/17/05; Captain Jessica Rios, died 1/14/11; OSSN Tyler Connely, died 1/15/02; Specialist Cindy Beaudoin, died 1/1/91; Staff Sergeant William Butts, died 1/1/91; First Lieutenant George Arteaga, died 1/1/91; Captain James Sylvia, died 1/1/91; CWO Robert Hughes, died 1/1/91. 
Visit Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown, CT, and walk the path of heroes.  
cttreesofhonor.com
#veterans #military #volunteer #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet

Show your support of CT Veterans in need with the APK Victory or Valhalla Long Sleeve T-Shirt! FREE shipping on every shirt. Proceeds go to our Direct Assistance Program. Get yours now!
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Show your support of CT Veterans in need with the APK Victory or Valhalla Long Sleeve T-Shirt! FREE shipping on every shirt. Proceeds go to our Direct Assistance Program. Get yours now!   
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Just ordered one...Thanks ❤

Captain Andrew Ross, a 2009 West Point graduate, took over APK’s unit, Special Forces Unit ODA3126, after he was killed in action. Ross was so connected to APK, that he made a wooden American flag and presented it to Bob and Helen Keiser in 2017 at the annual APK 5K Ruck & Run. The following November, Ross was himself killed in action. Helen and Bob felt a fitting home for the flag was Avon Old Farms where it will be prominently displayed in the school. Pictured is Helen and Bob holding the flag, and Captain Andrew Ross is third from the left.
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Captain Andrew Ross, a 2009 West Point graduate, took over APK’s unit, Special Forces Unit ODA3126, after he was killed in action. Ross was so connected to APK, that he made a wooden American flag and presented it to Bob and Helen Keiser in 2017 at the annual APK 5K Ruck & Run. The following November, Ross was himself killed in action. Helen and Bob felt a fitting home for the flag was Avon Old Farms where it will be prominently displayed in the school. Pictured is Helen and Bob holding the flag, and Captain Andrew Ross is third from the left. 
#veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet     
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Love you guys, love that Drew was able to do that and be a part of all PK did for so many.

Will there be a formal ceremony at AOF? As an alumni of the school I would like to attend if so.

Drew, you are surely with the Lord! Always in our prayers!