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For Veteran’s Day, Help Veterans

This Veteran’s Day, I’d like to let you know about the DV Farm. It will be run by vets for vets – providing practical rehabilitation for homeless veterans through a combined program of housing & meals, animal care, a structured work schedule and the camaraderie of fellow vets working together to reintegrate back into civilian life.

These guys have been putting on comedy podcasts for the last two years, and built a community of vets who take care of each other when the system fails them. Click the picture below to go to their GoFundMe, and please consider donating.

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The Poacher Hunter’s Name is Kinessa Johnson

There’s been a photo floating around Facebook for a few days saying “There are poachers in Africa currently hunting Rhino. This woman hunts the poachers.”

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Her name is┬áKinessa Johnson, and she’s part of vetpaw.org

Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) is an organization that aims to provide veterans with meaningful employment protecting critically endangered creatures and their ecosystems. They do everything from anti-poaching patrols to medical care. Johnson is a US Army combat veteran, weapons instructor, and mechanic — just one member of the VETPAW team.

If you’re interested in learning more about their work and achievements, head over to their web site. If you have the unique skill set needed to further their mission, applications are available for both post 9/11 veterans and civilians. Each rotation lasts about four months.

Pass it on.