VOIEF seeks to help servicemen

Non-profit engages community to support veterans of recent conflicts


Kurt Schwab, left, founder and national director of Veterans of Iraqi/Enduring Freedom, visits with Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, before a proclamation signing at the Capitol.

Kurt Schwab, left, founder and national director of Veterans of Iraqi/Enduring Freedom, visits with Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, before a proclamation signing at the Capitol.

Air Force veteran Kurt Schwab has embarked upon a mission to help veterans of recent conflicts in acquiring the assistance that can make a profound difference in their post-service lives.

As the founder and national director of Veterans of Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom (VOIEF), Schwab seeks to ensure that those who have served -- or continue to serve -- in military conflicts since Desert Storm, receive assistance with matters regarding education, job training and placement, and even health care referrals beyond what can be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

With headquarters located in St. Louis, the VOIEF has engaged various organizations and agencies throughout the country in order to launch a nationwide web of resource providers and support outlets to assist veterans with an array of issues.

Read the full article in our newspaper or e-Edition for Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

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