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VAN Year in Review

2023 was a year of discovery for VAN. The organization unveiled the all-new and improved Veterans Adventure Network (VAN) as a non-profit subsidiary of The Lone Magnolia Foundation, Inc. in October of this year. Formerly known as the Veteran Approved Network, the rebrand reflects the organization’s unwavering commitment to elevate

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My Warrior’s Place

Giving the Gift of Hope and Healing Nestled off the Little Manatee River between Snake Island and the mainland of Ruskin, Florida, sits My Warrior’s Place, a place of tranquility and peace founded by Kelly Kowell, mom to Corey, who gave his life in service to our country in Afghanistan,

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Suicide Prevention Training Institute

Educating to Save Lives Dr. Derrick Copper, a counseling psychologist, and Navy Veteran provided behavioral health services to the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, and Army Substance Abuse Program for 35 years. He trained as a LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer in 2008 while serving at the

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Cryo-Eeze 22

Together, We Can Change 22+ Per Day There has to be a better way than hospitals and prescription pills to help ease the suffering of veterans, service members, and first responders. Ryder Gaston, Founder of Cryo-Eeze 22, knew this and was determined to change the playing field. With a singular

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Peaceful Pastures Ranch: Healing Together

There is a rush in the city. Everyone is anxious and late for something. The high stressors of everyday life seem to envelop you in a dense fog. But, driving north on I-75 with the bustling city behind you, the buildings become sparse, the trees become plentiful, and your mind

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Operation Toy Soldier

Written By Maisie Petchey Christmas is upon us, and many wonder how to afford a memorable Christmas for their kids. With so many things to be concerned about financially, the pressures of parent performance at Christmas shouldn’t be one of them.  For enlisted ranks whose years in service are at

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Who is VAN?

VETERANS ADVENTURE NETWORK VAN’s mission is to “Restore Connection” within the veteran community. VAN engages the civilian and local business community, corporations, and other non-profit organizations to support free veteran events, event tickets to local venues, adventure opportunities, and resources.  At VAN, we are all about FUN! VAN Signature Events

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What Does It Mean To Be A Gold Star?

The Gold Star designation has a long history dating back to World War I. Family members would wear black armbands with a Gold Star to represent a loved one who had died at war.  In A Brief History of Gold Star Mothers and Family’s Day by author Abigail Carey1, she

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