Armed Forces News

AMVETS, the veterans’ service organization, has elected Jan Brown as its National Commander. Brown becomes the first female to head AMVETS. As commander, Brown will continue her work with Save a Warrior, a Newark, Ohio, based group that offers counseling for suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and mental-health wellness. Veterans, current service members, firefighters, police officers and other first-responders all benefit from Save a Warrior’s activities.
“There are parts of ourselves that the traditional medical model is not equipped to heal or nourish, adding to our suffering,” Beown said. “AMVETS works relentlessly to heal veterans, and I believe through this project, we will continue working to see that veterans are living well not just ‘un-sick,’ and we’ll begin to curb the national veteran suicide crisis.”
Brown was elected at the AMVETS annual convention in Louisville, Ky.