Jack Downing, president and CEO of Soldier On, right, presents the Soldiier On award to Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 29, 2009. Mullen was the first recipient of the award created to recognize a person each year who works to stem homelessness among veterans. Soldier On operates shelters as transitional homes for veterans while providing medical care, counseling and career services.
DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
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