More than 20 veterans die every day by suicide, a rate more than one and half times that of the persons who have not served in the military, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Making suicide prevention for veterans a top priority, St. Petersburg College and Veterans Counseling Veterans came together to hold the … Continue reading Veterans Suicide Prevention Forum at EpiCenter
Memorial Day is a time to take a moment and realize how the freedom of all Americans is built upon the ultimate sacrifice of others.
In January, Glenn Davis, Program Director for Emergency Medical Services at SPC, received the Department of Defense Patriot Award for his exceptional support of Guard and Reserve members employed at the college.
St. Petersburg College’s Community Concert Band and Community Wind Symphony will present the annual Community Connections Concert on Sept. 13, this year promoting awareness and raising donations for local charity Operation: Military Matters. Admission for this event is FREE and takes place at the Palladium at St. Petersburg College. The concerts starts at 7 p.m. Concert … Continue reading Concert Honors US Military, Operation: Military Matters
Veterans and non-veterans come together to ride with Project Hero Mondays and Saturdays, beginning at Clearwater Campus and finishing at Courtney Campbell. Thursdays feature a Seminole City Park ride. All rides are structured to help injured veterans and first responders rehabilitate and recover through cycling.
Sgt. William H. Thompkins is an American hero. He showed extraordinary courage in the face of the enemy. At the time, he believed that he was just doing his duty as a soldier, but his actions saved the lives of his comrades and helped change the way that the country perceived African-American soldiers. Thompkins was … Continue reading Pride of the Buffalo Soldiers
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS), in collaboration with the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office, will host a Veterans town hall meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will take place in the J.C. Cobb room located on the first floor of the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (building … Continue reading Veterans Town Hall Meeting
Did you know that if you are a military veteran, you likely have skills to start a career in project management within the civilian workforce?
Dear Community Partners, Many of you already received an invitation about our Homeless Summit event scheduled for our northern service area on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. As communicated previously, the event will take place in our building 20 auditorium located at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Click … Continue reading Invitation – Bay Pines VAHCS Homeless Summits November 17, 2017 (Northern) and December 5, 2017 (Southern)
Today, VA Secretary David Shulkin joined President Donald Trump in the Oval Office for the President’s signing of a proclamation establishing November as Veterans and Military Families Month. This is the first time that America will celebrate Veterans and Military Families for the entire month and not just on Veterans Day. “Our Veterans and Military … Continue reading President proclaims November Veterans and Military Families Month