Helpful Airmen aid homeless vets

Airman 1st Class Daniel Hansen, 108th Medical Group, New Jersey Air National Guard, checks the blood pressure of a homeless veteran at the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Stand Down Day at the John F. Kennedy recreation center in Newark, N.J. On Oct. 10, 2015. The stand down day allows the veterans to get much needed care and services from a wide array of state agencies and nonprofit organizations. Members of the 108th Medical Group have been providing care at stand down days for more than 10 years and were providing blood pressure checks as a means to have conversations with the veterans about their overall health and wellness. Stand Down is a military term referring to exhausted combat units that were removed from the battlefront to a place of security and safety for rest and recovery. Today, Stand Downs are grass roots, community-based intervention program to help veterans' battle life on the streets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Carl Clegg, Released)

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