Our Operation Independence initiative, which supports Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign and educates disabled veterans about federal grant 21-4502, recently got a boost. To strengthen the program and provide veterans even better service and resources, we have taken two big steps:
- A new jobs creation program is being developed under Operation Independence
- Our relationship with Paralyzed Veterans of America has been extended
As part of our continued support of the disabled veteran community, we have asked Retired Air Force Lt. General John F. Regni to join our Board of Advisors. As a member of our board, Regni will be able to help develop a jobs creation program for disabled U.S. veterans under Operation Independence, as well as education programs to teach disabled vets about their VA benefits.
Lt. General Regni’s career has encompassed a wide range of personnel, training and command assignments, culminating with his assignment as Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy, from 2005 to 2009.
“After serving with so many dedicated, selfless men and women in the U.S. Armed Services, my primary focus is to assist them in building a prosperous civilian life,” said Regni. “I plan to work with VMI and Paralyzed Veterans of America to further develop a jobs program that will put vets back to work when they return home.”
The renewed partnership between Paralyzed Veterans of America and Operation Independence will continue to raise awareness of the options available to disabled veterans. Since 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been helping disabled veterans get what they need to achieve the things they fought for – freedom and independence. VMI’s Operation Independence will continue to support this effort by providing mobility solutions for those deserving heroes.