In the News

In the News

  • Jan 11 2018

    Howard and Jean Somers comment on new Executive Order

    Executive Order Directs Mental Healthcare Resources for Vets

    A new Executive Order signed by President Trump directs mental health treatment and suicide-prevention resources for service members for up to a year after they leaving the mil

  • Dec 17 2017

    Wreaths Across America 2017

    We had the honor of placing Veteran Honor Wreaths at Ft Rosecrans yesterday with many other volunteers for Wreaths Across America.

  • Nov 01 2017

    Broadcasting in most cities on November 6 at 9 or 10PM on PBS’ Stories of Service

    Other dates may be 11/11, 11/12 or 11/13.  Check your local PBS station to find out when it will air in your city.

    PBS Documentary

    ‘VA: THE HUMAN COST OF WAR’ FOCUSING ON THE HISTORY, FAILURES, AND SUCCESSES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.

    A documentary by Steeplechase Films & Ric Burns

  • Jun 22 2017

    Stigmas: An ode to the power of opening up

    With thanks to Ode Storytelling of Sioux City IA (@odestorytelling) whose mission is "impact through empathy" for giving Lisa the opportunity to tell her story.
     

  • May 22 2017

    Dillion Naslund: A Mother's Story

    On Mother's Day 2017, we released Lisa's story of 

  • Nov 19 2016

    Things They Carry March

    Things They Carry March

  • Nov 19 2016

    Ruck March November 2016 by university student veterans

    IA and NE Student Veterans "Things They Carrry" Ruck March

    Nebraska, Iowa student vets take 347-mile walk for suicide awareness

  • Apr 29 2016

    Jake Heller with Lisa Naslund, IA Director of Operation Engage America

    Operation Engage America in Storm Lake IA

    Operation Engage America is hosting a resource fair on Saturday, April 30th at King's Pointe Waterpark in Storm Lake, IA.

  • Jan 04 2016

    ABC 10 News Report on DoD's latest suicide numbers

    Military Suicides Higher Than Last Year

    New military numbers show there is no progress when it comes to stopping suicides among servicemen and women.

    Somers' parents, Howard and Jean, thought he was OK, but he was just hiding his post-war pain.

  • Nov 10 2015

    Veterans Day 2015 - Sioux City IA

    Local organizations who serve veterans are teaming up to provide food, support and resources to northwest Iowa veterans and military families the day before Veteran's Day. All veterans and military families are invited to attend this free event