Spotlight on Veterans


Brigadier General Vaughn talking with women veterans

Veterans Week

Each year JCCC celebrates and honors our veterans with a variety of activities.

Past activities have included:

  • A visit from Brigadier General Wilma Vaught
  • Performance "Basetrack LIVE", a work of documentary theatre that tells the story of a young Marine who went to Afghanistan and his return to his wife.
  • Dialogues in Transition Roundtable discussing the experiences of transition and reintegration
  • "Ask Me Anything" where veterans answer questions about their experiences
  • Screening of "Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots"
  • Honor Tree
  • Taps on the Hill
  • Roll call of honoring members of all branches of the armed services who have fallen in battle.

#22KILL Awareness Campaign

In October and November, the JCCC Veterans Club and Active Minds teamed up to present #22KILL, a campaign under the nonprofit Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. In 2012, the VA released a Suicide Data Report that and average of 22 veterans are “Killed By Suicide” (KBS) every day.

The name “22KILL” is meant to grab people’s attention, because the primary mission begins with raising awareness to the issue. Suicide prevention is a very difficult task to undertake, especially when the general public is unaware of the issue in the first place.

With this goal in mind, the two student groups requested assistance from the JCCC faculty, staff and students, as well as the surrounding community, in donating to the #22Pushups Challenge. Refer to this playlist containing over 9,000 pushups for #22KILL. Thank your for your participation and help to raise awareness to help our veterans.