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Going Solo Veteran’s Corner

Going Solo Veteran’s Corner

Thank you to Paul Holbert with Going Solo Veteran's Corner for inviting Hero's Bridge Air Force Veterans and Community Outreach Coordinator to two of their recent podcasts. If you missed the live broadcast, you can watch them both here. Helping Our Nations Heroes On...

Hero’s Bridge CEO Village Statement

Hero’s Bridge CEO Village Statement

We knew things would get harder as the Hero’s Bridge Village project matured. In the last 30 days, our project has been used in a political campaign, was the main topic of discussion during citizen’s time at the last Warrenton Town Council meeting, and took the front...

Hero’s Bridge Village FAQs

Hero’s Bridge Village FAQs

Aren’t Veterans dangerous, will my family be safe? This will be senior housing for veterans 65 and older who are long past any trouble making days. The vast majority of them never had any trouble making days. With an all woman staff, we have served hundreds of older...

Charlie Mike: The Code that Shapes Behavior

Charlie Mike: The Code that Shapes Behavior

While the phrase Charlie Mike may not mean much to civilians, to military personnel it means a lot and can be one of the driving factors to better understanding the mindset of military personnel as they move from active duty back to civilian life. The term, used...

Hero’s Bridge Suitemate Shares her Story

Hero’s Bridge Suitemate Shares her Story

Flexibility is the Key to Air Power Hero’s Bridge shares its office floor with the Arc of North Central Virginia and recently learned that their “suitemate”, the executive director of the nonprofit, served ten years in the Air Force. A decade that, as it turned out,...

Charlie Williams Looks Back at His Naval Service

Charlie Williams Looks Back at His Naval Service

Charlie Williams celebrated his 98th birthday on May 1 and spent the time remembering his military service seven decades earlier. Born in 1925 in Tunnelton, West Virginia, he was the middle son of five boys. His father worked on the railroad Tunnelton Cooperative Coal...

January Newsletter: A Note from Molly

January Newsletter: A Note from Molly

While the New Year has everyone looking forward, I would be remiss in not looking backward for just a moment. Let me explain... 2023 marks Hero's Bridge's seventh year serving veterans ages 65 and older. During that time, we have had tremendous growth. From the...

December Newsletter: A Note from Molly

December Newsletter: A Note from Molly

It's been a busy month celebrating the holidays with our Veterans. My family chose to do a 'no gift' Christmas this year. As a mother, I had an ulterior motive. I didn't want the children to spend their hard-earned money on me during this difficult inflationary...

November Newsletter: A Note From Molly

November Newsletter: A Note From Molly

The holiday spirit is strong at Hero's Bridge! As we do each month, we spent our time focusing on aging veterans in our region. However, in addition to improving their quality of life through everyday needs, this month we also spent a fair amount of time celebrating...

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

October Newsletter: A Note from Molly

I am excited to share that I have completed the George W. Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program. When former President Bush was designing the Institute, he had to decide what he wanted to focus on in his post-presidency era. He wanted to make sure that he...

September Newsletter: A Note from Molly

September Newsletter: A Note from Molly

A little levity is a welcome change for our office and team members. Our veterans' needs come in all shapes and sizes and for some, the changes we bring to their lives make a huge difference. Whether it's much-needed medicine we help them get with a drive to a...

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

August Newsletter: A Note From Molly

Summer is winding down in our region and our youth volunteers are returning to their classrooms. We are fortunate to have 16 youth among our volunteers. We hope their interactions with our veterans have made an impression on them. The name Hero's Bridge is indicative...

July Newsletter: A Note from Molly

July Newsletter: A Note from Molly

Summer has proven itself to be a challenging time for our veterans, especially so this year. Finances are tenuous and making ends meet for older people has become harder than ever. Combine unprecedented storms, power outages, and sustained high temperatures with...

June Newsletter: A Note From Molly

June Newsletter: A Note From Molly

This has been an exciting month for Hero's Bridge! While my team held down the fort, I attended the first week of the Bush Institute leadership program. This program is giving me an opportunity to learn from peers and national experts how to best grow the organization...

A Memorial Day Note from Molly

A Memorial Day Note from Molly

While we honor and help aging veterans everyday, there is always an echo of their younger selves that we can hear if we listen closely. It is the strong, vibrant young man or woman who left their school, their family, their friends to take up arms and travel to exotic...

April Newsletter: A Note from Molly

April Newsletter: A Note from Molly

This was such an exciting month for us! We welcomed eighteen new veterans to our services which is a record number for us. One of our combat Vietnam veterans was also gifted a new roof by a local construction company. This is significant to us for several reasons....

March Newsletter: A Note From Molly

March Newsletter: A Note From Molly

As an organization that serves aging veterans, many of the people we help are men who served in WWII, the Korean War, and/or the Vietnam War. Many, but not all. Over the years, we have featured female veterans who have had groundbreaking careers during their service....

December Newsletter: A Note From Molly

December Newsletter: A Note From Molly

The holiday season is challenging. While in our personal lives, we are fortunate to have family and friends who love us and surround us to celebrate the holidays, our work with Hero's Bridge reveals a much lonelier side of the season. Our aging veterans returned home...