We are the Veterans Employment Committee of San Mateo, California and we produce the "Veterans Helping Veterans" tv series. You can check us out online at www.VHVtv.org. VHVtv offers a variety of topics of interest to veterans. We are produced at the Mid Peninsula Media Center studio in Palo Alto, CA.
The latest VHVtv episode is "Vets, find a career, not just a job." Interviews with Jarom Vahai, Chairman of the Veterans Employment Committee of San Mateo and Helen Wong, Team Leader of the AMVETS Career Center in San Francisco, CA.
VHVtv presents 2 Vet Expos. The first is about the "Vet Expo Indio." We present interviews with 7 Veteran Service Providers in So. Cal. who provide genuine and effective outreach for our veterans. Interviews with Riverside County Veteran Service Officer Clinton Hollins, AMVETS CA Service Officer Oscar Sifuentes, AMVETS Post 66 Commander Philip Watts, Mike Read of U.S. Senior Vets, Scars to Fredom Founder Guadalupe Ponte, Vet Center Mobile Vet Van of Cornoa Readjustment Counselor Mark Ho and EDD CA Vet Rep Frederic Straight. Interviewed by Sheryl Shaffer.
The "Vet Expo Beaumont" features VHVtv Interviews with Anita Worthen, Chairwoman of the Vet Expo; Beaumont Councilwoman Brenda Knight, Deborah Franklin, Mayor of Banning; Douglas Tavira, a Veterans Services Liaison of the County of Riverside, Edward Martinez of the Corona Vet Center, and Phillip Watts, AMVETS Commander Post 66 Palm Springs. How concerned citizens and community based organizastions outreach to vets in So.Cal.
Another VHVtv episode is "Unique Challenges For Women Veterans." Interview with Lori McCallum, U.S. Navy combat veteran back from her 9 month tour of duty in Afghanistan, talks about being in a 45 minute firefight at the clinic she worked at. She provided security for civilian Afghanistan women who came to the clinic. Also how lack of sleep and stress cause PTSD in many returning veterans and why it is important for vets to get registeed at the VA. Interviewed by Sheryl Shaffer.
VHVtv presents "How All of Us Can Help Veterans." Paula Caplan, author of ""When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home, How All of Us Can Help Veterans" is interviewed by Sheryl Shaffer. Actively listening to veterans and not drugging or labeling them with PTSD would be an appropriate choice. Healing through the Arts is discussed.
"Native American Vets, interview with Louis Bickford." Sheryl Shaffer interviews Louis Bickford, VFW CA Chairman for the Native American Veterans. Mr. Bickford is certified by the Veterans of Foreign Wars to do Veteran Claims for Compensation and Pension. He is the President of First Nations, a V.S.O. and how they are training Native American Vets to become Tribal Vet Reps and veteran advocates.
VHVtv presents "Craig Newmark talks to Vets." Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, talks to Veterans on August 1, 2012 at the Veterans Success Center, at the War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA. Mr. Newmark explains the virtues of Social Media and how veterans can network using Social Media. A truly inspiring presentation. This VHVtv episode was produced by Leo Madrid, Operations Manager for the Veterans Success Center in San Francisco and the American Legion War Memorial Commission of SF.
VHVtv presents "2012 SHOUT Women Veterans Art Show." Rebecca Murga interviews Charlotte Bear, Sharon Birzer, Latonia Dixon, JoAnn Martinez, Bridgett McCoy, and Emily Yates at the 2012 SHOUT Women Veterans Art Show at the Women's Building in San Francisco CA. An open and frank discussion from women veterans about Military Sexual Trauma and their military experience is presented.
VHVtv presents the "Alameda County Veterans Employment Committee" and features their Chairman Eli Soto and a CA EDD Vet Rep Pat Keenan. What VEC's do in the local community and the partnership with the CA Employment Development Department are presented. Find out how WOTC, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit gives employers tax breaks for hiring veterans. Your best bet is to hire a vet.
Sheryl Shaffer interviews Anthony Garcia and Manjula Jonnalagadda who created Call Dibs a free App for smart phones, for more info goto: http://www.calldibsapp.com Plus a special video roll-in from the 2012 AFMD 128th Air Refueling Wing of the Wisconcin Air National Guard, filmed by David Ryba of Veteran Media Services.
Memorial Day Observance 2012 at GGNC. Presented by the Avenue of the Flags and VHVtv.
"Women Veterans Breaking the Silence." Prts. 1, 2 and 3 was videotaped at The National Women Veterans Association of America NWVAA's first national conference in San Diego in late April. These are frank and open discussions of Military Sexual Trauma MST, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD. This is an outreach to women veterans to enroll in and receive care from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs. These are stories of recoverey and inspiration. We encourage women veterans to come out of hiding and to obtain the assistance they deserve.
"South Bay Collaborative" is about the work of the California Collaborative founded by Mary Ellen Salzano. Charlotte Bear, Facilitator of the "South Bay Veterans Collaborative" of Santa Clara county, is intervierwed by Sheryl Shaffer. "The Calfiornia Collaborative is a strong voice advocating for a wholistic, compassionate continuum of services, treatment and care for our service members, veterans, families, care givers and care providers. through out California. We provide a forum to share information and education, raise awareness, focus outreach and promote strategic partnerships that will streamline and improve access to health and human services. We build fully integrated partnerships of Federal, State, Local and Community in support of our Military and Families."
Sheryl Shaffer, a member of the DAR, interviews Christina Ramos, Regent of the Presidio Chapter NSDAR. They discuss the history of the DAR, membership, qualifications and what they do to help veterans. For more information go to: http://presidiodar.org.
Sheryl Shaffer, AMVETS Post 34 interviews Dick Rutledge, President of the California chapter of Tee It Up For The Troops and Fred Brattain, Founder of the Disabled Golfers Learning Foundation (DGLF) as they discuss outreach to disabled veterans and how they teach golf to our wounded warriors.
San Francisco Community Covenant presents the following service providers: Jerry P. Greer, AMVETS CA State Commander, Eduardo A. Ramirez, Admin. Officer for Mental Health at the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Ft. Miley, SF. Joan Kelly Williams, Dir. of SAF of the American Red Cross Bay Area, Alex Guzman, Warrior Outreach Coordinator with the Wounded Warrior Project, Jonathan Burns, Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge 3 of SF, Alexandra Crichlow, SF Veterans Afairs Commisioner and Rhonda Harris, CEO of R.F. and Assoc. and Craig Newmark, Customer Service Rep and Founder of Craigslist.org. These indivudals explain how they are outreaching to veterans in the SF Bay Area. Interviewed by Sheryl Shaffer, host and producer of VHVtv.
"Veteran Employment Opportunities" features Jarom Vahai, Chairman of the Veterans Employment Committee San Mateo. Jarom explains how he is collaborating with employers through out the San Francisco Bay Area and presenting training and job opportunities for veterans. Also featured is Christopher Loverro interviewing Sheryl Shaffer on how VHV TV was started and why we outreach to veterans.
"Veterans Resource Center San Francisco" tells the story of how the Veteran Resource Center was created by community partnerships and private donations. VRC Facility Managers Mike Smith, Randolf Martinez and James Small discuss the employment and training services they provide veterans in San Francisco. The VRC is located at the historic War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. This is Part 1 of 2. VRC SF Part 2 features Jarom Vahai, Founder of Green Careers for Veterans, Roger Dong and Mario Benfield of the American Legion, Paul Cox of Veterans For Peace, Michael Blecker of Swords to Plowshares, Craig Newmark, Founder of Cragislist and others tell how they all collaborated to create the Veterans Resource Center in San Francisco, CA. This is an outreach to all veterans to assist them in obtaining employment, training and other supportive services. There are many jobs and training opportunities available for veterans in the SF Bay Area.
Another VHV TV episode is "Three Interviews." The first is "USA Together" Founder and Presidernt, Dave Mahler, followed by the story of Kilroy Was Here and third is about the Viet Nam Veterans Legacy Motorcycle Club.
"Jobs and Services for Veterans" features representatives from "Swords to Plowshares", a non-profit in San Francisco that transitions homeless veterans and "Green Careers 4 Veterans" and how they offer training and employment opportunities for veterans in the Bay Area.
VHV TV presents "VA Mortgages and How to Purchase a Home with Zero Down." Other topics are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the Barstow Veterans Home, women veteran issues, federal employment and how the feds want to hire as many veterans as possible because of the Veterans Employment Initiative. These are just some of our shows. We have 25 VHV TV episodes available on pegmedia for dowloading and braodcasting in your area. These are timely shows with important topics for our veteran population. We offer free dowloads.
Another VHV TV timely topic is "Federal Employment." There are many careeer opportunities in the Federal Government for Veterans in the U.S. An interview with OPM Veteran Services Representative West, Shelley Anderson is featured. She provides useful information for veterans on how to complete the federal application process. Lots of geat advice for veteran job seekers. Start your career with the Federal Government today.
An inspiring episode is "WholeVet' and veterans are restoring their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being in a collaborative group environment through a combination of mind/body disciplines, including athletic training, psychoactive nutrition and counseling. The veterans give testimonials on how this "WholeVert" concept has changed and increased the quality of their their lives. Staff explain how this program was started in San Francisco and what an impact it is having in their community. Staff from the Vet Center in San Francisco explain how they reach out to veterans and why veterans need to become more active. Many of these veterans disscuss how "WholeVet" is helping them with PTSD.
Another episode is about the new Veterans Resource and Opportunity Center (V-ROC) Ribbon Cutting at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA. It shows how colleges can help veterans to make the change from combat to the classroom, with the support from other veterans who know the challenges. They can help them with benefits and educational guidance, in a low stress environment, in order to adjust back into civilian life. The goal is to help them in getting the tools to become productive again and support them along the way.
The "Barstow Veterans Home" is a 5 star rated facility. This wonderful episode about the Barstow Veterans Home showcases that gem of a place. The staff there are truly dedicated and shining examples of those who care for our aging veterans. AMVETS volunteers discuss their many projects including Bingo and trips to local casinos that are provided to the residents. The Barstow Veterans Home is located in the high desert about halfway between LA and Las Vegas where the I-15 and I-40 freeways meet. There are currently vacancies available in the domiliciallary care unit. There are 3 levels of care available: Domiciliiary care, Intermediate Nusring and Skilled Nursing Care. Fees are based on level of care and income. Staff and residents and AMVETS volunteers are interviewed. The "Barstow Veterans Home" is a state of the art facility that offers a package deal, which includes full room and board, fuill medical care, medication as well as optical and dental care. All rooms are fully furnished. You may have to share a room with someone.
"Veteran Legislative Issues" features John Reece, AMVETS CA Past Dept. Cmdr. and Lorraine Plass, AMVETS CA Dept. of CA Legislative Chair. Mr. Reece discusses the importance of County Veteran Service Officers throughout the state of California. The CVSO provide invaluable services to veterans in California.
"Kilroy Was Here" episode features an interview with Patrick A. Tillery, Editor of kilworywashere.org and his quest for a U.S. Postage stamp. An interview with Leo McArdle and his work with the Boy Scouts of San Mateo County is included.
"Honor Flight and AMVETS Post 40 Santa Rosa" episode features Tom and Debbi Johnson of Honor Flight NORCAL. They tell how having her father be the first recepient of an Honor Flight changed their lives and how they run the Honor Flight program for the state of California. Honor Flights take WWII veterans to the National WW2 Memorial in Washington, D.C. Also featured is Bud Simmons and Dave and Jackie Richey of Post 40 in Santa Rosa and the VA "Myhealthevet" is presented.
The "Veteran Peer Specialists" episode introduces the first 2 graduates of the Dept. of VA program of Veteran Peer Specialists; Major General Daniel E. Helix, Commanding General of the U. S. Volunteers and Leo McArdle, Colonel and Deputy Chief of Staff for Honors of the U.S.V. The host is Sheryl Shaffer AMVETS CA Dist. 4 Cmdr. A frank and honest discussion of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is presented. The U.S. Volunteers is a non profit group that provides honors for deceased veterans at national cemeteries through out the U.S.
"PAWS With A Cause" has interviews with Deb Davis, National Marketing Director for PAWS and Kevin Stone, a U.S. Army, Retired, who tells how having a service dog changed his life and gave him his independence back.
“PTSD from Vietnam to Iraq” and introduces, Joe Diaz and John Casterman, 2 Vietnam combat vets who encourage OEF/OIF vets to seek treatment for PTSD through the Vet Centers.
"The Truth about PTSD." Sheryl interviews Dr. Briget C. Cantrell, of www.heartstowardhome.com and Stacey M. Sprenkel, Attorney from Morrison and Foerster in San Francisco as they discuss PTSD diagnosis and treatment within the VA system and outside of the VA system. The attorney is part of the legal team that filed a class action on behalf of all veterans for not receiving timely treatment for their PTSD through the Dept. of Veteran Affairs.
"Welcome Home" episode presents representatives from the USO at SFO and how they welcome home troops at the San Francisco International Airport and Pacifica Military Moms; how they started and outreach to troops by holding local events in their community.
Notes to stations:
"Veterans Helping Veterans" TV series is an outreach to all U.S. military veterans. We present individuals and groups that work on behalf of veterans and encourage people to volunteer and make a positive impact in the lives of veterans. There is help for all veterans through the Dept. of VA and Vet Centers and non profit groups that work outside the VA system. The Dept. of Defense own studies reflect that at least 20% of returning troops suffer from P.T.S.D. Our mission is to encourage and educate veterans on what their potential entitlements may be and to apply for those benefits. Veterans, you are not alone, there are people who want to help you.
Type of Show: Multiple episode series
Target Viewing Market: National (US)
State of Production and/or Target State or Province: California
Frequency of Episodes: Approximately every 30 days
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|VHV - 2012 SHOUT Women Veterans Art Show||00:29:03||0.61||18|
|VHV - Alameda County Veterans Employment Committee||00:28:45||0.93||14|
|VHV - Barstow Veterans Home||00:30:06||0.86||22|
|VHV - Call Dibs App - Plus 128th Air Refueling Wing of Wisconsin||00:28:37||0.92||16|
|VHV - Craig Newmark talks to Vets.||00:27:12||0.60||11|
|VHV - Daughters of the American Revolution, Presidio SF||00:28:39||0.92||21|
|VHV - Federal Employment||00:28:26||0.92||28|
|VHV - From Vietnam to Iraq||00:28:22||0.70||79|
|VHV - G. I. Hope||00:28:25||0.85||27|
|VHV - HonorFlight, plus Santa Rosa AMVETS CA Post 40 Interviews||00:31:27||0.99||17|
|VHV - Honoring Disabled Golfers||00:35:45||0.86||14|
|VHV - Jobs and Services For Veterans||00:28:48||0.95||34|
|VHV - Kilroy Was Here and Leo McArdle Interviews||00:28:53||0.81||25|
|VHV - Memorial Day 2012 at GGNC||00:59:57||0.99||10|
|VHV - Monterey Bay Vets||00:28:37||0.68||24|
|VHV - Operation E-Car about Training and Employment for Veterans||00:30:42||0.97||16|
|VHV - Opportunity Center (V-ROC) Ribbon Cutting at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA||00:30:52||0.87||9|
|VHV - Outreach in the Community||00:28:35||0.68||31|
|VHV - Paws with a Cause||00:28:33||0.70||35|
|VHV - Reaching Women Veterans||00:29:53||0.77||28|
|VHV - SF Community Covenant Ceremony Keynote Speeches||00:55:17||0.99||2|
|VHV - SF Covenant, Boots on the ground.||00:33:48||0.99||6|
|VHV - South Bay Veterans Collaborative||00:31:27||0.99||8|
|VHV - The Truth About PTSD||00:28:38||0.70||56|
|VHV - Three Interviews||00:28:44||0.63||27|
|VHV - VA Mortgages - Buy a home with zero down.||00:28:47||0.94||33|
|VHV - Veteran Peer Specialist||00:28:33||0.70||28|
|VHV - Veteran Resource Center SF, Pt. 2||00:29:02||0.79||10|
|VHV - Veterans Employment Opportunities||00:28:51||0.92||21|
|VHV - Veterans Legislative Issues||00:27:54||0.88||25|
|VHV - Veterans Resource Center San Francisco||00:28:34||0.77||11|
|VHV - Vets Resource to Opportunity Event||00:28:55||0.71||25|
|VHV - Welcome Home Vets||00:28:21||0.69||61|
|VHV - WholeVet: Body-Mind-Spirit-Community||00:30:36||0.99||27|
|VHV - Women Veterans Breaking The Silence_Part 1 of 3||00:27:23||0.82||20|
|VHV - Women Veterans Breaking The Silence_Part 2 of 3||00:32:02||0.90||17|
|VHV - Women Veterans Breaking The Silence_Part 3 of 3||00:32:44||0.99||15|
|VHV- How All of Us Can Help Veterans||00:31:52||0.77||9|
|VHV- Native American Vets, Interview Louis Bickford||00:28:20||0.91||15|
|VHV- Unique Challenges for Women Veterans- Lori McCallum||00:39:20||0.99||7|
|VHV- Vet Expo Beaumont||00:31:44||0.36||2|
|VHV- Vet Expo Indio||00:33:50||0.60||7|
|VHV- VETS-Find a Career not just a Job||00:27:28||0.68||4|
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