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AMVETS PA Blog

Four years after state officials turned out the lights and locked the doors, a former medium-security state prison in Hempfield may be poised to become a full-service veterans transition center.

David Goldsmith, the Carlisle businessman who bought the 300,000-square-foot facility in 2015, first broached the possibility in a regional construction publication and a YouTube video last year. http://veteranssunrisecenter.com/

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Celebrity chef Robert Irvine often works with the military on physical fitness. Now he's expanding to work with the U.S. government to help service members dealing with depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts or post-traumatic stress.

WASHINGTON ― When celebrity chef Robert Irvine is out on a USO tour, it’s normally about food, photo-ops and escapism, meant as relief for service members deployed overseas.

Recently during one of those visits, a soldier approached him. Except he didn’t want to talk about fun. He wanted to confide. The soldier was thinking about killing himself.

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