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The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

Michael Plummer Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet: Michael Plummer, Reaching Across the Miles To 'Adopt-a-Platoon' The hot spots where Americans have been deployed to douse post — Cold War fires may be exotic, but they also are far from home. Very far. For the soldiers and sailors, airmen and Marines who find themselves on the front lines in locales halfway across the globe, being away from their loved ones and removed from the routines of the lives they left behind are voids that are difficult to fill. Keeping in touch with family and fri
Veterans Advantage Logo Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: John Mitas, M.D./Teaching Doc John A. Mitas II, M.D., has been appointed deputy executive vice president and chief operating officer of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM), the nation’s largest medical specialty society and second-largest medical group. Its membership comprises more than 115,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students. Internists are specialists in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses that primarily affect adults. He will join the college staff on July 1, 2002.
Al Peck (Center) with Ed Koch Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet: Al Peck On Veterans Day in 1987, the City of New York opened a new, 400-bed shelter for the homeless in a converted belt and pocketbook factory in Queens. What made this facility different from others scattered across the five boroughs was its clientele: to be admitted to the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence, a man had to have served in the Armed Forces. This was a condition imposed by the community and agreed to by the city, which wanted to site a shelter in the solid, lower middle class community of Long Island City.
Wharton B. Rivers Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Wharton B. Rivers, Jr., Advanced Radio Telecom Wharton B. “Zie” Rivers, Jr., a retired Army Officer, joined Advanced Radio Telecom in November 2000 as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rivers spent 20 years in the Army, serving - and excelling - in a variety of command and high-level staff positions, culminating in his assignment as a strategic policy specialist for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Prior to joining Advanced Radio, he had more than a decade of experience in executive management roles for some of the most prominent telecommunications companies in the U. S.
Roger Staubach Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame Quarterback Roger Staubach, whose college coach called him “the greatest quarterback Navy ever had,” won the Heisman trophy in 1963 as a junior when he led the Midshipmen to a 9-2 record and the No. 2 national ranking. As “Roger the Dodger,” the scrambling, strong-armed quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys during the glory years of the 1970s, he led “America’s Team” to six National Football Conference championship games, winning four of them, and to victories in Super Bowls VI – he was also named MVP in that game – and XII.
Congressman Norwood Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Charlie Norwood, Georgia Congressman Charles Whitlow Norwood, Jr. - he prefers Charlie - was born in Valdosta, Georgia, in 1941. After graduating from Baylor Military High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1959, Charlie received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro in 1964, and a Doctorate in Dentistry Sciences from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, D.C., in 1967. He was elected president of the student body at Georgetown in his senior year.

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