National Association of Black Veterans Opens Chapter in Frederick | WDVM25 and DCW50
FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) – Many military veterans have sacrificed a lot for their country, but they often struggle to adjust to civilian life – especially African American veterans. WDVM spoke to some of the racial and economic disparities they experienced.
The National Association of Black Veterans strives to help those who have served build a positive lifestyle by helping them navigate civilian life.
According to the National Institute of Health, PTSD is highest among African American veterans, it could be for a number of reasons, such as health disparities and lack of mental health opportunities.
However, organizations like NABV aim to help black veterans find their voice and succeed in civilian life. NABV opened its first operational chapter in Frederick, Maryland.
They help provide personal advocacy on behalf of all veterans, especially black veterans, soliciting complaints against the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
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“We just want to open the doors and help break down the barriers that some black veterans face. We are here to help in any way we can, we strive to help veterans give hope and a future, ”said Paul D. Flemings, vice-commander of the NABVETS Western Maryland section.
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