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ARVets salutes the life and legacy of Ted Smith.

ARVets salutes the life and legacy of Ted Smith.

At ARVets, we celebrate the service of our nation’s heroes and remember the sacrifices they made to preserve freedom.

Ralph “Ted” W. Smith, a Veteran who served in the Army, died on December 19, 2014 surrounded by his family.

Recently, Ginger Ritchie and Graham Gillis, the niece and nephew of Ted Smith, made a generous contribution to ARVets in honor of their uncle. Ginger and Graham wanted their donation to support programs and services that improve the lives of Veterans and their families.

The entire ARVets team thanks Ginger and Graham for their generosity and we salute Ted Smith for answering the call to serve our great country.

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what's your 20? campaign

The Veterans in our community sacrificed many things to serve. Giving back a little can go a long way.

At ARVets, we believe that now is the time to give back to Arkansas Veterans and help improve their quality of life because they served our country. This is why we are launching the “What’s Your 20?” campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness in the community about the important work being done to help Veterans and advocate for their needs. This initiative aims to get people motivated and generate more support for the Veteran community in your local area.

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The ARVets entrepreneurship workshop gives Veterans tips for starting a business.

The ARVets entrepreneurship workshop gives Veterans tips for starting a business.

As part of the Delta Veterans Program, ARVets is offering a 2-day training program designed to help Veterans and their family members start or expand small businesses.

On Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ARVets will host an Operation JumpStart entrepreneurship short course at the ITT Technical Institute’s Little Rock campus.

The free workshop is designed to help participants improve their ideas and strengthen their businesses. The sessions will include important guest speakers and attendees will learn skills in the areas of business development, market research and analysis, and pricing and profits.

Click here to register online or reserve your spot today by phone and call Malcolm Glover at ARVets headquarters (501) 246-5341. Click here for a complete list of all sessions and presenters for the training.

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New support group offers solutions for families and friends of Veterans combating PTSD.

New support group offers solutions for families and friends of Veterans combating PTSD.

Veterans and their loved ones often face serious health challenges, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Experts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report PTSD occurs:

• In about 11-20% of Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom), or in the range of 11-20 Veterans out of 100 who served in OEF/OIF.

• In as many as 10% of Gulf War (Desert Storm) Veterans, or in 10 Gulf War Veterans out of 100.

• In about 30% of Vietnam Veterans, or about 30 out of 100 Vietnam Veterans.

To confront these troubling statistics, ARVets is supporting the efforts of a new group that seeks to address the needs of family members and friends of Veterans with PTSD.

The first meeting of the support group will be on Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the East Room of the Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library in downtown Little Rock. For more information on the event call 501-541-2262.

ARVets small business training cancelled, due to snow and freezing rain.

ARVets small business training cancelled, due to snow and freezing rain.

Due to impending winter weather for Wednesday and possibly Thursday of this week, ARVets has cancelled the upcoming small business development workshop at the ITT Tech campus in Little Rock on March 4th and March 5th.

We hope to reschedule this event for the end of this month. When new dates are finalized for the entrepreneurship training, ARVets will promote the event on this website and social media.

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