The Feeding Heroes program has distributed 3.3 million meals to veterans and military families, but the need still exists in our community.
This program ensures that local veterans and active-duty military families have nutritious food, especially during tough times. Throughout this year, the Feeding Heroes program has distributed 3.3 million meals to veterans and military families, but the need still exists in our community.
On March 14, President Joe Biden signed into law H.R. 3665, designating the VA San Diego Medical Center as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Public Law No. 117-98).
Jennifer Moreno, a San Diego native and Army nurse, was deployed as part of a special operations Cultural Support Team and gave her life during combat operations in Afghanistan. During a raid on October 6, 2013, at a compound thought to have a high-value military target, one of the residents detonated an improvised explosive device and wounded several of Moreno’s team members. Moreno rushed to provide medical aid and was killed when another IED was detonated.
Moreno is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Point Loma. For her bravery, she was awarded the Bronze Star with a “V” device for valor and promoted posthumously to Captain.