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"Welcome Home Joe" from JC Penny and Joseph Abboud
JC Penney Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA has partnered with JCPenney and Joseph Abboud to launch “Welcome Home Joe,” a national campaign that provides Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with $1 million in certificates to purchase professional attire as they transition to the civilian workforce.

With over two million servicemen and women who deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Welcome Home Joe seeks to honor and help support America’s next generation of veterans as they pursue career opportunities after their military service. The Welcome Home Joe program materials feature real veterans and IAVA members who describe their military experiences in a video diary filmed during a photo shoot for JOE Joseph Abboud apparel. You can view footage from the shoot and read more about some of the military servicemembers who served overseas by visiting

Who Do I Call If ... ?

I feel depressed or lonely?

  • Returning Veterans Project (503) 933-4996 or
  • Military Family Life Consultants: (503) 856-6688 (Salem)
  • MFSO Family Support Group: (503) 617-0997, or see more information at their web site

I am looking for a LIFELINE or I feel suicidal?

If you are a Veteran and need to talk to someone who understands, call:

I want to find Military discounts on merchandise?

I want to quit drinking, or know someone who does?

I think I might have a Gambling problem.

  • For information on free and confidential treatment, call (877) MY-LIMIT (695-4648) or chat at

Q:How far is it from Portland to the Anderson Readiness Center and Family Assistance in Salem?

A: Head south on Interstate 5 to exit 256. Exit right, and take the first left at light onto Hawthorne.Stay on Hawthorne for nearly 2 miles. Turn right at State Street; the center is on your right.

Q:Where can I get a new ID card in Oregon?

A: Portland Air National Guard base is near Portland International Airport. Address: 6801 NE Cornfoot Dr.
Portland, OR 97218 Anderson Readiness Center (Salem) address: 3225 State St.
Salem, OR 97301

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What do you do if you add too much salt when you are cooking?

Answer: If possible, add a potato. Cut up and continue to cook. A little bit of brown sugar can also help. Adding a little bit of lemon juice is another remedy. Add carefully and taste often!

Did you know: Peanut butter and a paper coffee filter can get scratches out of a DVD or CD?

More interesting and helpful hints coming soon!