New Battlefront Foundation

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New Battlefront Foundation
MottoHelping Veterans Fight the New Battlefront faced upon returning home
Type501(C)(3) Corporation #27-1989831
Purpose"To provide a free resource to aid in the transition of veterans from military to civilian life by helping them find jobs, providing a network of other veterans, and providing job placement assistance."
HeadquartersNew Haven, Connecticut
Staff
5 Full-time Employees

The New Battlefront Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to aid veterans of the United States Armed Forces in their transition from military to civilian life. The New Battlefront Foundation (NWB) was "founded and operated by a disabled combat veteran" in order to "provide help navigating some of the troubles faced during a veteran's 'new battle' found upon returning home."[1]

History[edit]

The New Battlefront Foundation was founded in 2010 by Ryan Cleckner, a current law student[2] and former United States Army Ranger, Sniper, and combat veteran[3][4][5] dedicated to raising veterans' issues awareness[6][7] who was featured as one of the "Dozen Who Make a Difference"[8][9] by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Services[edit]

The New Battlefront Foundation serves as a source for veterans to receive help and for volunteers to help provide the assistance needed. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides support to veterans and is overseen by the United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Veterans may receive assistance from the NBF in 3 main resource areas,[10] Education,[11] Employment,[12] and Healthcare.[13]

Education[edit]

The GI Bill and its benefits are explained to veterans as they are given help applying for and preparing for college. Volunteers provide assistance filling out the required paperwork and the veteran network supports veterans throughout their education.

Employment[edit]

A free job listing and searching database is provided for veterans to find jobs and potential employers to hire veterans. Resume writing assistance and job preparation advice is given.

Healthcare[edit]

Veterans are provided help navigating the Veterans Health Administration via informational articles, community support, and volunteer advocates. Assistance filing a disability claim and getting enrolled in the health care system is provided. A special emphasis on PTSD counseling is provided.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Us, New Battlefront Foundation, retrieved 2010-02-23
  2. ^ Law students strive to make school forerunner in veterans’ advocacy, Quinnipiac University, November 23, 2009
  3. ^ Kates, William (April 5, 2002), "Troops Back at Ft. Drum After Afghanistan Campaign", Kentucky New Era archived by Google News here
  4. ^ Hart, Marcia (April 19, 2002), "Rangers Returning Home from Afghanistan", The Mountaineer, Ft. Carson News, United States Army Public Affairs Office[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Tanner, Stephen (2002, 2009), Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War Against the Taliban, Cambridge, Mass: Da Capo Press, p. 319, ISBN 978-0-306-81826-4 Check date values in: |date= (help) Google Book Search. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  6. ^ Solup, Jessica (December 9, 2009), "Grad students call for veteran recognition", QU Chronicle
  7. ^ Marchi, Jason (January 21, 2010), "Ryan Cleckner: Fighting for our Veterans", North Haven Courier, Shore Publishing archived by TheDay.com here.
  8. ^ Dozen Who Make A Difference, Connecticut Law Tribune, December 21, 2009
  9. ^ DeMerell, Robin (December 21, 2009), "Finding a New Way to Fight", Connecticut Law Tribune
  10. ^ Veteran Resources, New Battlefront Foundation, retrieved 2010-02-23
  11. ^ Education Assistance, New Battlefront Foundation, retrieved 2010-02-23
  12. ^ Employment Assistance, New Battlefront Foundation, retrieved 2010-02-23
  13. ^ Healthcare, New Battlefront Foundation, retrieved 2010-02-23
  14. ^ National Center for PTSD