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2013

 
Former Operation Mend patient, fellow vets reach the South Pole
(UCLA Today, December 11, 2013)
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American Homecomings: UCLA Medical Center, military hospitals form partnership to help veterans
(DailyNews.com, November 17, 2013)
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Veterans Day parade is a victory lap for recovering Abita Springs veteran
(TheAdvocate.com, November 13, 2013)
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'Beauty is who you are - not the way you look': U.S. Marine who was severely burned in combat opens up about life after 60 facial resonstructive surgeries
(dailymail.co.uk, November 12, 2013)
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Disfigured Marine corporal inspires with his story
(Today.com, November 11, 2013)
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Abita Springs veteran uses repaired war injury to walk for fellow veterans
(wwltv.com, November 11, 2013)
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Caring for America's Wounded Warriors
(Foxbusiness.com, May 31, 2013)
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THURSDAY: Investigative Reporter Stanley Nelson, PAR President Robert Travis Scott, Operation Mend
(wrkf 89.3, May 29, 2013)
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Vietnam vet inspires Calif. town to help the wounded
(CBS News, May 26, 2013)
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Navy, Marine Corps Medicine Join UCLA in Wounded Warrior Care
(DoDLive, May 20 2013)
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Wounded Soldiers Race to the South Pole
(The New York Times, May 15, 2013)
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Kathy Griffin Honored at Fifth Annual Heroes Celebration
(The Hollywood Reporter, May 9, 2013)
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Nathanson Center a 'circle of care' for thousands of families
(UCLA Today, May 2, 2013)
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Our transformational veterans
(UCLA Today, April 29, 2013)
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Our Transformational Veterans
(Zocalo Public Square, April 29, 2013)
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Disfigured veteran deals with disrespect at home
(USA Today, April 25, 2013)
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Sierra Views: Ric Ryan, walking man
(The Union Democrat, April 18, 2013)
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Battling his demons from an old war, he goes the extra mile for vets
(Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2013)
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Love helps U.S. veteran overcome the scars of war
(CBS News, March 25, 2013)
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Operation Mend: The Right to Look Human
(myfoxla.com, March 25, 2013)
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Mending Michael: Recovering From Wounds of War
(myfoxla.com, March 22, 2013)
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To Baghdad and Back: SoCal veterans on the Iraq War, 10 years later (Photos)
(89.3 KPCC, March 18, 2013)
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UCLA program pairs injured vets with Los Angeles families to ease recovery (Photos)
(89.3 KPCC, March 13, 2013)
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Operation Mend: Mending the War Wounded
(KTTV - Los Angeles, March 5, 2013)
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Students take strides alongside 'Walking Man of Murphys'
(calaverasenterprise.com, February 19, 2013)
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Marine inspires wave of help
(Recordnet.com, January 1, 2013)
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2012

 
Mending through mitzvah
(Jewish Journal, December 19, 2012)
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Reaching out to wounded warrriors
(CBS News, December 19, 2012)
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High-Tech Healing for Wounded Warrior
(Newsmax Magazine, December 2012)
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Working together to support wounded vets
(The OC Register, November 11, 2012)
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Operation Mend: Healing the wounds of war
(KTLA News, November 10, 2012)
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Joshua Neidorf, 13, Donates his Bar Mitzvah Money to Wounded Soldiers
(The Huffington Post, November 9, 2012)
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Teen Donates Bar Mitzvah Money to Wounded Vets
(ABC News, November 9, 2012)
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Teen donates $13,000 to injured soldiers
(17KGET.com, November 9, 2012)
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Around the nation
(Arizona Daily Star, November 9, 2012)
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'Stand Up for Heroes': Marine Life After War
(ABC News, November 8, 2012)
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Teen donates to wounded military personnel fund
(ABC 7 News, November 8, 2012)
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LA 13-year-old donates $13K to help injured soldiers
(Mysanantonio.com, November 8, 2012)
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LA 13-year-old donates $13,000 to injured soldiers
(Mynews4.com, November 9, 2012)
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LA 13-year-old donates $13K to help injured troops
(fresnobee.com, November 8, 2012)
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LA 13-year-old donates $13,000 to injured soldiers
(CBS News, November 8, 2012)
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Los Angeles 13-year-old donates $13K in bar mitzvah gifts to help injured troops
(The Republic, November 8, 2012)
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Boy, 13, Donates $13K In Bar Mitzvah Gifts To Wounded Soldiers
(CBS, November 8, 2012)
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LA 13-year-old donates $13,000 to injured soldiers
(CBS8.com, November 8, 2012)
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LA 13-year-old donates $13K to help injured troops
(The Tribune, November 8, 2012)
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LA 13-year-old donates $13K to help injured troops
(Chron, November 8, 2012)
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What happens when veterans return home?
(The Malibu Times, November 7, 2012)

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Injured vets, families learn to heal hidden wounds of war
(UCLA Today, November 6, 2012)
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Marine veteran keeps a smile on his face, which is a medical miracle
(Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2012)
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Wounded Vet Shares Story with Rogers Elementary School Students
(nwahomepage.com, November 2, 2012)
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GQ Fetes Volunteer Service at Gentlemen's Ball
(wwd.com, October 25, 2012)
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FONTANA: Surgeon restores a soldier's face
(The Press-Enterprise, September 22, 2012)
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Boone Pickens helped Cowboys. Now he's helping disfigured soldiers.
(Tulsa News, September 20, 2012)
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Program helps disfigured war veterans look and feel better
(dallasnews.com, September 20, 2012)
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Regenerative Medicine Helps Rebuild Wounded Warriors
(ABC News, September 13, 2012)
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AP IMPACT: Surprising methods heal wounded troops
(CBS News, September 9, 2012)
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Dr. Jarrahy discusses the face transplant program
(WKKB 1520 AM, The Jakki Price Show, Aug. 5, 2012)
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UCLA hospital now performing face transplants
(Army Times, July 23, 2012)
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A Note From "The Walking Man of Murphys," Ric Ryan on Operation Mend
(ThePinetree.net, July 7, 2012)
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Dodgers honor military with Fourth of July events
(Dodgers.com, July 5, 2012)
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Top MLB Photos
(Yahoo! Sports, July 4, 2012)
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5 vet aid groups to benefit from new fundraising
(The Sacramento Bee, July 4, 2012)
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An "Americafest" for All Our Country's Veterans
(New York Huffington Post, July 4, 2012)
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Fox host Hannity bets against Angels, will wear Trout jersey on air if he loses
(The Orange County Register, July 3, 2012)
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KLOS Cynthia Fox talks with Dr. Kodi Azari who is the Co-Director of Operation Mend
(95.5 KLOS, June 27, 2012)
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KLOS Cynthia Fox talks with retired Marine Corps. Veteran Brent Callendar
(95.5 KLOS, June 27, 2012)
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MSNBC "Morning Joe" Interview with Dr. Kodi Azari
(MSNBC, June 22, 2012)
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Pentagon Push Gives Face Transplants a Major List
(Wired.com, June 6, 2012)
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U.S. vets' disability filings reach historic rate
(USA Today, May 28, 2012)
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UCLA seeking Wounded Warriors with severe facial injuries for clinical trial
(Examiner.com, May 26, 2012)
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UCLA is Home to the First Face Transplantation Program in Western America
(Medical Daily, May 25, 2012)
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Face Transplant UCLA: New Program Replaces Devastated Faces (Graphic Photos)
(New York Huffington Post, May 25, 2012)
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Guess who's coming to dinner? Navy family starts unique deployment ritual
(MSNBC, April 27, 2012)
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UCLA hosts improv workshop, helping veterans and their families communicate and connect
(The Daily Bruin, April 24, 2012)
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Ric Ryan, Our Local Hero, Continues His Walk for Our Country
(ThePinetree.net, April 18, 2012)
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Better tests find record concussions among U.S. troops
(USA Today, April 12, 2012)
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Kindergartners to present homemade 'quilt of valor' to UCLA's Operation Mend
(KABC-Chanel 7, April 10, 2012)
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Helping military families find peace in times of war
(UCLA Today, March 28, 2012)
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Kindergartners express support for Wounded Warriors
(Examiner.com, March 22, 2012)
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Can science explain a killing spree?
(Nature, March 20, 2012)
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Afghan Tragedy Renews Focus on Head Trauma in Soldiers
(Med Page Today, March 20, 2012)
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OP Mend Teens Reach out to Disabled Soldiers
(Sherman Oaks-Studio City News, Feb 2012)
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For Soldier Disfigured in War, A Way to Return to the World
(The New York Times, January 30, 2012)
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UCLA Health System Workers Amass Change for a Priceless Cause in Operation Mend
(The Daily Bruin, January 19, 2012)
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UCLA Joins Forces with White House to Meet Unique Needs of Veterans, Families
(UCLA Newsroom, January 18, 2012)
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Iraq Veterans Are Finally Coming Home: Now We Must Show Support
(New York Huffington Post, January 13, 2012)

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2011

 
How to Give Back to America's Vets (New York Post, December 26, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
Quilting Group Works to Patch Wounded Veterans' Hearts (LA Daily News, December 15, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
Spirit of Hope Award Recognizes Assistance to Wounded Warriors
(Marine Corps Website, December 12, 2011)
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Operation Mend Helps Injured Veterans Recover (KTLA Los Angeles, November 30, 2011) Video Link
Inside Greg Lauren's Military-Themed Installation on Grand Street
(Racked, November 21, 2011)
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Veterans in the City (The New Yorker, November 16, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
Happy Veterans Day: Standing Up For Heroes (ABC World News, November 11, 2011) Video Link
IAVA's 2011 Veteran Leadership Honoree: Cpl Aaron Mankin (YouTube, November 11, 2011) Video Link
Operation Mend Sends Veteran to NYC for Veterans Day Parade
(S. Huntsville WAFF, November 11, 2011)
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Bill White and Corporal Aaron Mankin Celebrated Veterans Day with the I-Man (Imus in the Morning, November 11, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
'Barracks' Exhibit Turns Old Military Fabrics into Jackets and Gowns
(New York Magazine, November 11, 2011)
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11/11/11-Not Just a Funky Date (Forbes, November 11, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
Greg Lauren's "Barracks" Benefit Operation Mend for Veteran's Day
(Huffington Post, November 11, 2011)
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Greg Lauren's BARRACKS Pops Up on Grand Street (Avenue Insider, November 11, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
Reporting for Stylish Duty (Style.com, November 11, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
UCLA Operation Mend Reconstructs Severly Burned Military Faces
(Huffington Post, November 11, 2011)
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Operation Mend: Healing the Wounds of War Aiding U.S. Heroes
(Morning Joe, November 10, 2011)
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Wounded Army Capt. Jae Barclay's Recovery and Courage Celebrated on this Veteran's Day (The Huntsville Times, November 10, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
New Retail Installation- Barracks by Greg Lauren (Antenna Magazine, November 10, 2011) Download PDF
Operation Mend Changes Lives of Wounded Veterans
(FOX 5 News New York, November 10, 2011)
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Beverly Hills Resident to Lead NYC Veterans Day Parade
(Beverly Hills Courier, November 10, 2011)
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Operation Mend: Reconstructing Injured Veterans (KPCC 89.3 FM, November 9, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF

Injured Vet to March in NYC; Freeport Man Hoped to Tell Others About Options for Healing (St. Cloud Times, November 7, 2011)

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Operation Mend to be Honored at UCLA-CAL Football Game
(UCLA Bruins, October 28, 2011)
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Different Hospitals Have Joined Forces to Create Operation Mend
(The Daily Bruin- Multimedia, October 24, 2011)
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Recovery for Bomb Survivor Involves Family, Helping Others
(Camp Pendleton Patch, October 24, 2011)
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Repairing War's Wounded Veterans
(Association of American Medical Colleges, October 2011)
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UCLA, Operation Mend Help Heal Scars of War
(Beverly Hills Courier, October 14, 2011)
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West Coast Customs Chevrolet Camaro Auctioned off for Charity
(GT Spirit, October 13, 2011)
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West Coast Customs Chevrolet Camaro Auctioned for Charity
(Auto Evolution, October 13, 2011)
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Camo Camaro Raises $366,000 for Wounded Warriors (Examiner, October 13, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
Mecum Auctions- West Coast Customs Benefit Operation Mend (October 7, 2011) Video Link
Operation Mend's Dr. Timothy Miller and Army Specialist Joey Paulk interview with KPCC FM's "Patt Morrison Show" (KPCC Radio, September 22, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
What War vet JR Martinez could do, 'Dancing with the Stars'
(Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2011)
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Operation Mend Gives Disfigured Soldier His Face Back
(San Diego Fox News, August 25, 2011)
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Operation Mend- Giving Back to Those Who Have Given So Much
(The Private Journey Magazine, August 2011)
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Vietnam Vet Converts Friendly Gestures to Donations
(Westwood-Century City Patch, July 23, 2011)
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Vietnam Vet Collects Money, Friendly Waves for Wounded Warriors
(UCLA Today, July, 22, 2011)
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"Ride Along" (UCLA Medicine Magazine, Summer 2011 Issue) Website Link | Download PDF
Operation Mend Helps Injured Military Members (CBS Newspath, July 1, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
Operation Mend- Care For Injured Soldiers Beyond the Military Community
(Our Military, Official Department of Defense Website- June 23, 2011)
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Operation Mend, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
(Los Angeles VA- June 2011)
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Fallen Stars Committee Issues Challenge to Vets Groups, Other Organizations
(Little Falls Times- June 21, 2011)
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Operation Mend's Dr. Tim Miller and Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin joined Chris Jansing on MSNBC's "Jansing & Company" to Discuss Treating U.S. Military Personnel (June 9, 2011)

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MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Highlighted Operation Mend and Interviewed Dr. Timothy Miller (June 9, 2011) Video Link
UCLA Doctor Honored by the U.S. Army (KNBC- Channel 4, June 6, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
UCLA Neuroscientist to be Honored for Efforts to Save Troops, Others from Harm
(Los Angeles Daily News, June 3, 2011)
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"General Chiarelli Asks Seattle: What Are We Going to do about Vets?"
(Crosscut- Seattle, May 12, 2011)
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Severely Burned Marine is Face of Program That's Changing Lives
(WFAA- ABC News Affiliate- Dallas, TX, May 7, 2011)
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"A Thank you from Ric Ryan" (Copper Gazette, May 2, 2011) Website Link | Download PDF
Thalians Honor Hugh Hefner as "Mr. Wonderful"
(ABC News- Los Angeles, April 30, 2011)
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Wounded Soldier Says Surgeries Changed Life
(ABC News - San Diego, February 21, 2011)
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At St. Mel: Taking Time and Making Choices to be of Service
(The Tidings Online, February 18, 2011)
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Home Front Heros profiles UCLA's Operation Mend
(Home Front Heros, January 27, 2011)
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2010

 
Vet Travels the World Speaking of Hope (Fox TV Twincities, November 11, 2010) Video Link
Heroes of the Year (People Magazine November 8, 2010) Website Link
Local Doctor is Local Hero (NBC Los Angeles, October 29, 2010) Video Link
Hand Transplant Program to Offer Life-Altering Surgery (UCLA Today, July 28, 2010) Download PDF
Actor Supports Troops and UCLA's "Operation Mend" (USO On Patrol, June 21, 2010) Download PDF
David Arquette Pays Tribute to Wounded Soldiers (People Magazine, June 15, 2010) Download PDF
Operation Mend Founder Receives 'Strength of the Nation' Award
(Army News Service, June 14, 2010)
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Lockheed Martin Pledges Help for Operation Mend (USO On Patrol, May 5, 2010) Download PDF | Video Link
David Arquette Gives His $3,700 Laker Seats to Veterans
(People Magazine Online, April 2010)
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Lockheed Martin Pledges $4 Million to Help UCLA Program that Aids Wounded Warriors
4/12/10
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Military, Civilian Medical Communities Team Up to Improve the Lives of Troops
(Stars and Stripes 2/06/10)
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Wounded Soldier, Joey Paulk Returns to Middle School
(North County Times-Oceanside, CA, 1/19/10)
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Operation Mend: Healing the Body and Spirit (Hospital & Health Networks, 1/15/10) Download PDF
Reconstructive Surgery Project Helps Soldiers Recover (News 8 Austin, 1/1/10) Video Link
   

2009

 

Soldier Heals with Operation Mend (My Fox Houston, 11/24/09)

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Wounded Freeport, MN veteran Mike Mills Finds Peace in Sharing Story
(St. Cloud Times, 11/21/09)
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Mending Scars, One Face at a Time (Daily Bruin, 11/10/09) Download PDF
Navy Secretary Thanks UCLA Team Behind Operation Mend (UCLA Today, 10/23/09) Download PDF
The California Cure. Operation Mend: Dr. Timothy Miller
(LA Times Magazine, 10/4/09)
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Iraq War Victim Given Free Plstic Surgery at UCLA (Timothy Miller, M.D. F.A.C.S.) Audio Link
Dr. Timothy Miller Interviewed by Bill Handel (KFI AM 640, July 1, 2009) Audio Link
Treating Wounded Warriors is Motivational and Humbling
(Modern Medicine, July 2009)
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U.S.S. Intrepid's Debt to Vets (CBS Early News, June 19, 2009) Video Link
Healing the Most Deeply Scarred (CBS News Sunday, May 24, 2009) Video Link
Reconstructing Scars of War (NBC Nightly News, May 22, 2009) Video Link
Caring for Wounded Warriors (UCLA Medicine Magazine Spring 2009) Website Link
Injured Soldier (Army Sergeant Darron Mikeworth) Gets New Face, Confidence (Associated Press, April 26, 2009) Video Link
Her Tattoos Make a Psyche Difference-Laura Albano (Peninsula People April 2009) Download PDF
A Special Program to Mend Wounded Warriors (Associated Press April 25, 2009) Download PDF
Injured Soldier Gets New Face and Anonymity (Associated Press April 25, 2009) Download PDF
On Patrol (USO Magazine Spring 2009) Download PDF
The American Veteran (The Pentagon Channel, March 2009) Video Link
Scars are Not Forever (U.S. Marines 12/31/08) Download PDF
   

2008 - 2007

 
'Operation Mend' Partnership Offers Hope for America's Wounded Warriors
(AHA News 11/24/08)
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UCLA is New Front in Fight on Injuries (Los Angeles Times 11/10/08) Download PDF
Second Annual Ceremony Honors Veterans (Daily Bruin 11/10/08) Download PDF
Military Brass Meet Operation Mend Physicians, Patients (UCLA Today 10/30/08) Download PDF
Troops Rebuild Their Faces and Lives (ABC News 07/18/08) Video Link
The Miracle Maker - Doc Puts Smiles Back on Faces of Maimed Soldiers
(NY Daily News 4/13/08)
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'Operation Mend' Offers Help To Severly Wounded Soldiers
(Military Transition Times 04/01/08)
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Mending Our Soldiers (Bel-Air View 11/01/07) Download PDF
Med Centers Team Up with Donor to Heal Deep Scars of War (UCLA Today 10/10/07) Download PDF
Operation Mend Offers Surgery to Servicemen (Daily Bruin 10/2/07) Download PDF
Quilters Honor Valor in Mending Torn Life (Daily News 10/2/07) Download PDF
UCLA Surgeons to Begin Facial Reconstruction On Marine (myFOX LA 10/2/07) Video Link
Healing Wounds and Bringing Hope (ABC News Bob Woodruff 10/3/07) Download PDF
   
   

 

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