Priority Soldier Inc.

Priority Soldier Inc. Priority Soldier Inc. has served nearly 1,000 Veterans by offering assistance to veterans in need of fundamental services and utilities. We are a Birmingham based non-profit founded by LTC Kenneth Phillips that's dedicated to serving veterans.

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05/09/2021

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05/09/2021

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Priority Soldier Inc. proudly celebrates Cinco de Mayo.Americans actually do have a cause to celebrate and commemorate t...
05/05/2021

Priority Soldier Inc. proudly celebrates Cinco de Mayo.

Americans actually do have a cause to celebrate and commemorate the Texan-born Mexican general, and his battalion of enlisted volunteer troops and their unlikely defeat over the French Army at the battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Despite being outnumbered 3-1, the Mexicans obliterated the French, forcing a retreat after the French sustained over 500 casualties, compared to the Mexican’s mere 100 deaths in the battle.

What many people might not know was that the French were planning a lot more than just a one-off takeover of the small Mexican city of Puebla. Along with this mounted offensive, Napoleon and his Army were planning to exchange their superior and advanced artillery with the American Confederate Army in exchange for southern cotton; a commodity that was growing quite sparse across the pond in Europe.

Had the French won the battle of Puebla and made that deal with the Confederates, our Civil War most-certainly would have turned out quite differently.

Source: https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/americans-celebrate-cinco-de-mayo/#:~:text=A%20Cinco%20de%20Mayo%20celebration%20in%20Washington%2C%20D.C.,the%20battle%20of%20Puebla%20on%20May%205th%2C%201862.

Priority Soldier Inc. proudly celebrates Cinco de Mayo.

Americans actually do have a cause to celebrate and commemorate the Texan-born Mexican general, and his battalion of enlisted volunteer troops and their unlikely defeat over the French Army at the battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Despite being outnumbered 3-1, the Mexicans obliterated the French, forcing a retreat after the French sustained over 500 casualties, compared to the Mexican’s mere 100 deaths in the battle.

What many people might not know was that the French were planning a lot more than just a one-off takeover of the small Mexican city of Puebla. Along with this mounted offensive, Napoleon and his Army were planning to exchange their superior and advanced artillery with the American Confederate Army in exchange for southern cotton; a commodity that was growing quite sparse across the pond in Europe.

Had the French won the battle of Puebla and made that deal with the Confederates, our Civil War most-certainly would have turned out quite differently.

Source: https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/americans-celebrate-cinco-de-mayo/#:~:text=A%20Cinco%20de%20Mayo%20celebration%20in%20Washington%2C%20D.C.,the%20battle%20of%20Puebla%20on%20May%205th%2C%201862.

Monday Motivation!"Coming together is a beginning; staying together is a process; and working together is a success." - ...
05/03/2021

Monday Motivation!

"Coming together is a beginning; staying together is a process; and working together is a success." - Henry Ford

Monday Motivation!

"Coming together is a beginning; staying together is a process; and working together is a success." - Henry Ford

Today we pay tribute to our country's youngest military members, the military brats!When remembering the sacrifices of o...
04/30/2021

Today we pay tribute to our country's youngest military members, the military brats!

When remembering the sacrifices of our military personnel, don’t forget the sacrifices of the 15 million people who are the children of our military personnel.

Share your experiences and stories as a military brat today!

Today we pay tribute to our country's youngest military members, the military brats!

When remembering the sacrifices of our military personnel, don’t forget the sacrifices of the 15 million people who are the children of our military personnel.

Share your experiences and stories as a military brat today!

Jeffrey Smith received his gift card from Priority Soldier after completing the survey at the VA.
04/29/2021

Jeffrey Smith received his gift card from Priority Soldier after completing the survey at the VA.

Jeffrey Smith received his gift card from Priority Soldier after completing the survey at the VA.

04/27/2021

Don't forget about the upcoming food distribution on Friday!

Register for our food distribution event on April 30th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Robert Hanson Community Center. Donations Accepted!

Monday Motivation!A journey of a thousand miles start with one step. Start the week off with that first step!
04/26/2021

Monday Motivation!

A journey of a thousand miles start with one step. Start the week off with that first step!

Monday Motivation!

A journey of a thousand miles start with one step. Start the week off with that first step!

April is Stress Awareness Month: Tips to Help You CopeTake care of yourself! Eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty...
04/23/2021

April is Stress Awareness Month: Tips to Help You Cope

Take care of yourself! Eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, but most important, give yourself a break if you feel stressed. Discuss your problems with a parent, friend, or another trusted source, but recognize when you need more help – know when to talk to a psychologist, social worker, or counselor if things continue.

April is Stress Awareness Month: Tips to Help You Cope

Take care of yourself! Eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, but most important, give yourself a break if you feel stressed. Discuss your problems with a parent, friend, or another trusted source, but recognize when you need more help – know when to talk to a psychologist, social worker, or counselor if things continue.

Make Every Day Earth Day!Let's work together to make the earth a better place to live for our future generations!
04/22/2021

Make Every Day Earth Day!

Let's work together to make the earth a better place to live for our future generations!

Make Every Day Earth Day!

Let's work together to make the earth a better place to live for our future generations!

We want to hear from our Veterans!Comment below any topics or subjects you would be interested in for our Saturday morni...
04/21/2021

We want to hear from our Veterans!

Comment below any topics or subjects you would be interested in for our Saturday morning webinars!

We want to hear from our Veterans!

Comment below any topics or subjects you would be interested in for our Saturday morning webinars!

Back in November, Priority Soldier Inc. partnered with numerous licensed psychologists and senior clinicians to provide ...
04/20/2021

Back in November, Priority Soldier Inc. partnered with numerous licensed psychologists and senior clinicians to provide free therapy to veterans in our state whose PTSD symptoms have worsened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So far, we have helped 115 Veterans!

Reach out to us if you or a hero you know could benefit from this program!

Back in November, Priority Soldier Inc. partnered with numerous licensed psychologists and senior clinicians to provide free therapy to veterans in our state whose PTSD symptoms have worsened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So far, we have helped 115 Veterans!

Reach out to us if you or a hero you know could benefit from this program!

Monday MotivationIt's another Monday! Time to get moving!
04/19/2021

Monday Motivation

It's another Monday! Time to get moving!

Monday Motivation

It's another Monday! Time to get moving!

A grant from the U.S. Veterans Administration will give Alabama its fifth veterans home. The State Board of Veterans Aff...
04/16/2021
Alabama to build its fifth veterans home

A grant from the U.S. Veterans Administration will give Alabama its fifth veterans home. The State Board of Veterans Affairs Veterans Homes Committee announced a $39 million federal grant to build a new VA home in Enterprise, Alabama. The long-term care home will provide housing to 175 residents and employ more than 200 people once it is fully operational by 2023.

Read More Below:
https://www.wsfa.com/2021/04/07/alabama-build-its-fifth-veterans-home/

A grant from the U.S. Veterans Administration will give Alabama its fifth veterans home.

Continuing Stress Awareness Month: Learn to Overcome Issues You Cannot ControlSometimes the stress in our lives is not s...
04/15/2021

Continuing Stress Awareness Month: Learn to Overcome Issues You Cannot Control

Sometimes the stress in our lives is not something we any power to change – it is during these times that mental health professionals recommend you change your approach to situations. Try to…

-Recognize when you don’t have control, and let it go.
-Avoid getting anxious about situations that you cannot change.
-Take control of your reactions and focus your mind on something that makes you feel calm and in control.
-Develop a vision for healthy living, wellness, and personal growth, and set realistic goals to help you realize your vision.

Continuing Stress Awareness Month: Learn to Overcome Issues You Cannot Control

Sometimes the stress in our lives is not something we any power to change – it is during these times that mental health professionals recommend you change your approach to situations. Try to…

-Recognize when you don’t have control, and let it go.
-Avoid getting anxious about situations that you cannot change.
-Take control of your reactions and focus your mind on something that makes you feel calm and in control.
-Develop a vision for healthy living, wellness, and personal growth, and set realistic goals to help you realize your vision.

Join Carmen McLntyre this Saturday our online seminar discussing Anger Management. Learn to manage anger effectively, en...
04/14/2021

Join Carmen McLntyre this Saturday our online seminar discussing Anger Management. Learn to manage anger effectively, encourage stopping violence or the threat of violence, develop self control over thoughts and actions and receive support from others. Link below to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85727907039?

Below is the Anger Management worksheet that will be useful for attendees:

https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/anger_management_workbook_508_compliant.pdf

Join Carmen McLntyre this Saturday our online seminar discussing Anger Management. Learn to manage anger effectively, encourage stopping violence or the threat of violence, develop self control over thoughts and actions and receive support from others. Link below to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85727907039?

Below is the Anger Management worksheet that will be useful for attendees:

https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/anger_management_workbook_508_compliant.pdf

Help protect your family & friends by getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at your local VA. Click below to sign up and l...
04/13/2021

Help protect your family & friends by getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at your local VA. Click below to sign up and learn about eligibility. VA is offering COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans. Find out if you're eligible.

https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/sign-up/introduction

Help protect your family & friends by getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at your local VA. Click below to sign up and learn about eligibility. VA is offering COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans. Find out if you're eligible.

https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/sign-up/introduction

Learn about the VA's educational and career counseling programs offering:-Career counseling to help you decide which civ...
04/12/2021
VA.gov

Learn about the VA's educational and career counseling programs offering:

-Career counseling to help you decide which civilian or military jobs you want
-Educational counseling to help you find a training program or field of study
-Academic and adjustment counseling to help you address issues or barriers that get in the way of your success
-Resume support and goal planning

https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/education-and-career-counseling/-

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Don't forget about our first webinar tomorrow at 9 a.m. Link is below to register!Jose Vazquez will be discussing:• Ways...
04/09/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: PTSD critical intervention with combat veterans with Jose Vazquez. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Don't forget about our first webinar tomorrow at 9 a.m. Link is below to register!

Jose Vazquez will be discussing:
• Ways to recognize the most significant symptoms of PTSD
• Other problems associated with PTSD
• What treatments are available and most effective
• Learn when to refer to other professionals

Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpc-Ctrz0rHdWSW-DO9r2aHQWm62ywp5ji

Online Workshop

Stress can effect more than just your mind. Long term stress can prove to be more than just a mental issue. From headach...
04/08/2021

Stress can effect more than just your mind. Long term stress can prove to be more than just a mental issue. From headaches to stomach disorders to depression – even very serious health issues like stroke and heart disease can come as a result of stress.

Learning to cope with stress means taking care of yourself mentally and physically.

Stress can effect more than just your mind. Long term stress can prove to be more than just a mental issue. From headaches to stomach disorders to depression – even very serious health issues like stroke and heart disease can come as a result of stress.

Learning to cope with stress means taking care of yourself mentally and physically.

04/06/2021
Today, on Gold Star Spouses day, we recognize the sacrifices made by the husbands & wives of our fallen service members....
04/05/2021

Today, on Gold Star Spouses day, we recognize the sacrifices made by the husbands & wives of our fallen service members. Gold Star Spouses are resilient legacies of their service member’s sacrifice to the nation.

The strength of our military are our Soldiers. The strength of our Soldiers are their families.

Today, on Gold Star Spouses day, we recognize the sacrifices made by the husbands & wives of our fallen service members. Gold Star Spouses are resilient legacies of their service member’s sacrifice to the nation.

The strength of our military are our Soldiers. The strength of our Soldiers are their families.

Happy Easter!
04/04/2021

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Our first webinar has been rescheduled to April 10th! Link is below to register!Starting April 10th, we will be hosting ...
04/02/2021

Our first webinar has been rescheduled to April 10th! Link is below to register!

Starting April 10th, we will be hosting a webinar every Saturday lead by a different clinician here at Priority Soldier addressing different issues that affect the Veteran community.

Join us Saturday, April 10th, at 9 a.m. with David Vazquez who will be discussing:

• Ways to recognize the most significant symptoms of PTSD
• Other problems associated with PTSD
• What treatments are available and most effective
• Learn when to refer to other professionals

Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpc-Ctrz0rHdWSW-DO9r2aHQWm62ywp5ji

Our first webinar has been rescheduled to April 10th! Link is below to register!

Starting April 10th, we will be hosting a webinar every Saturday lead by a different clinician here at Priority Soldier addressing different issues that affect the Veteran community.

Join us Saturday, April 10th, at 9 a.m. with David Vazquez who will be discussing:

• Ways to recognize the most significant symptoms of PTSD
• Other problems associated with PTSD
• What treatments are available and most effective
• Learn when to refer to other professionals

Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpc-Ctrz0rHdWSW-DO9r2aHQWm62ywp5ji

April is Stress Awareness Month. All April long, we'll be sharing ways to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways ...
04/01/2021

April is Stress Awareness Month. All April long, we'll be sharing ways to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations. Simple changes every day can go a long way in living a healthy and positive life.

Today's question is: What does stress mean to you?
Everyone experiences stress – yet everyone may experience it in very different ways. Because of this, there is no single definition for stress, but the American Institute of Stress states the most common explanation is a “physical, mental, or emotional strain.” A 2017 study from the American Psychological Association found the most common sources of stress reported among Americans was money and work.

The first step in managing stress is to understand where these feelings are coming from. Keep a stress journal to identify the causes of short-term or frequent stress in your life. As you write down events, think about why this situation stresses you out.

April is Stress Awareness Month. All April long, we'll be sharing ways to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations. Simple changes every day can go a long way in living a healthy and positive life.

Today's question is: What does stress mean to you?
Everyone experiences stress – yet everyone may experience it in very different ways. Because of this, there is no single definition for stress, but the American Institute of Stress states the most common explanation is a “physical, mental, or emotional strain.” A 2017 study from the American Psychological Association found the most common sources of stress reported among Americans was money and work.

The first step in managing stress is to understand where these feelings are coming from. Keep a stress journal to identify the causes of short-term or frequent stress in your life. As you write down events, think about why this situation stresses you out.

Before the end of Women's History Month, we would like to honor 2 more women. They were WASPs, or Women Airforce Service...
03/31/2021

Before the end of Women's History Month, we would like to honor 2 more women.

They were WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots, and the only two Chinese-American women pilots during World War 2, Hazel Ying Lee and Maggie Gee.

"They never met, but their early lives ran a strikingly similar course. They were both Chinese-American women who thwarted layers of prejudice and preconception to become World War II pilots. One died young, while transporting a fighter plane. The other lived to 89 and went on to become a scientist."

Read More about the lives of Hazel and Maggie here:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/obituaries/hazel-ying-lee-and-maggie-gee-overlooked.html

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IT IS WITH EXTREME GREAT THANKS THAT I SEND THIS NOTE OF APPRECIATION TO PRIORITY SOLDIERS FOR HELPING ME GET MY POWER BACK ON (WHICH INCLUDES HEAT/AC , HOT WATER HEATER , AND CPAP BREATHING MACHINE ) AFTER SUFFERING RESTRICTIONS AND SELF QUARANTINING IMPOSITIONS FOR MONTHS FROM COVID-19 . I TRIED SEVERAL CHURCH , GOVERNMENT AND VA RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND "TONS"OF PAPERWORK , BUT YOU WERE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAME THROUGH FOR ME ! SATURDAY WAS THE FIRST HOT SHOWER THAT I HAVE HAD SINCE OCTOBER !!!