The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) attended this year’s 10th Annual Summit of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation on March 12, 2018 at the Capitol Hill Visitor Center Conference Auditorium in Washington, District of Columbia. The theme “Army Women: Lead, Network, and Grow” focus on celebrating the service, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Army women. The summit guest speakers discuss issues and opportunities impacting U.S. Army women. Summit participants interacted and partners shared information among military leaders, corporate leaders, opinion leaders, and policy makers. Welcome remarks were given by BG Anne Macdonald, U.S. Army (Ret), President of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation and the Keynote Addresses were presented by General James C. McConville,
36th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and The Honorable Gina Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. The mission of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is to promote public interest in the Army and recognize and honor the invaluable service of Army women through various programs, research, scholarships, and grants. Visit: www.awfdn.org.
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, NAAV attended the Arizona State University Graduate College Program and Graduate College Professional Panelists who shared their research on multiple topics. The Graduate College professional development programs build professional identities and communities, preparing students for careers in and outside of academia. Welcome and introduction were presented by Alfredo J. Artiles, Ph.D. Dean, Arizona State University (ASU) Graduate College and De. Jennifer Cason, Director of Graduate Support Initiatives, Graduate Education, Tempe, AZ. For more information about their empowering academic units, visit www.graduate.asu.edu.
The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) attended The John P. Mayhugh Foundation’s “The Hero’s Journey Symposium” on March 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Visitor Center Conference Auditorium in Washington, District of Columbia. The theme “Building Better Pathways to Recovery, from Wounds to Wellness” focused on changing the narrative about the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, drug addiction and suicide to build better pathways to recovery from wounds to wellness. The JPM Foundation was founded by Colonel Mary Lowe Mayhugh (Ret) whose son passed away on 2016 for drug related addiction.
The John P. Mayhugh (JPM) Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in February 2017 to honor the memory and the legacy of its namesake, John Powell Mayhugh. John was born to Kevin and Colonel Mary Lowe Mayhugh. John, who battled issues from secondary post-traumatic stress that led to addiction, tragically died at the age of 27 from an opiate drug overdose. Along with John’s friends and colleagues, Mary Lowe and Kevin established the Foundation to address systemic barriers to recovery and improve outcomes.
The goals of JPH Foundation are to educate by engage leaders from across government, industry, academic and healthcare to develop and disseminate a blueprint for best practices for our communities; facilitate and support productive discussion and advancement of research and treatment options for mental health conditions including PTS, TBI, opiate drug addiction and suicide; and collaborate and help develop and implement an online collaboration platform that provides ready access for cross-functional dialog, publishing, information and research on PTS, TBI, drug addiction, suicide and related brain health issues. For more information about these quality of health-related issues, visit www.johnpmayhugh.org.