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My Father’s Flag.

My father, James C. Hoke was a World War 2 veteran. He was 17 years old when he joined the U. S. Marine Corps and was sent to Guadalcanal. This is his story of how he killed the enemy Japanese soldier and captured the battlefield flag.…

U. S. Volunteers-America

VHVtv returned to the MidPeninsula Media Center in Palo Alto on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This is a special episode about the U.S. Volunteers-America. Sheryl Shaffer, Major General Daniel E. Helix, Commanding Officer of the USV and Col. Leo McArdle, Chief of Staff of the U.S.…

Filming Interviews..

During the summer of 2017, I was given a scholarship from the VFTLA, the Veterans in Film and TV, now the VME, the Veterans in Media & Entertainment, to attend the Art of Visual Story Telling with Miles Watkins in West Hollywood, CA. This training allows…

Veterans Connect@ the Library.

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, the first Guest Host of VHVtv, Melissa Washington, Founder of the Women Veterans Alliance, interviews Joanna M. Arteaga La Spina, the Community Learning Program Specialist at the San Mateo County Library. They present the Veterans Connect program that offers accessible resources…

Awards.

Honored to receive the James J. Lesher Award for Video, from James J. Lesher, of the CA American Legion Press Association, CALPA, at the 99th American Legion Ca State Convention, Riverside, CA on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Sheryl Shaffer receives 1st Place for Video from James…

Women Veterans Alliance

Melissa Washington, Founder of Women Veterans Alliance and WVA Sacramento Chapter Director, Sevrine Banks, are interviewed by VHVtv host Sheryl Shaffer. The WVA create Unconferences. The first one was held in Sacramento in March 2016 and was a huge success! The Unconferences are created to empower…

Veteran Advocates.

The VHVtv episode, Veteran Advocates, was created on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Vets Helping Vets TV, VHVtv, returned to the MidPeninsula Media Center in Palo Alo, CA for our latest program about veteran advocacy. These are stories of individuals who volunteer their time, energy and efforts…

LACMA Veterans Make Movies. “Lag Shot.”

During the Summer of 2016, I completed the “Veterans Make Movies” program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA. This program is free and is a collaboration with LACMA and the Los Angeles Public Library. Very appreciative and grateful for this opportunity to learn…

My Father’s Flag.

During the Summer of 2017, I have attended the Art of Visual Story Telling, AVS, with Miles Watkins, in West Hollywood. This opportunity allowed me to complete something that has been on my “Bucket List” for a long time and that was to create a mini…

VHVtv Standard Digital content.

Here are 2 of my favorite programs we filmed in Standard Definition. “What is TBI?” Interview with Dr. Maya V. Yutsis, Neuropsychologist of the VA Polytrauma Unit in Palo Alto. and the “Vets, Find a career, not just a job.” with Jarom Vahai, Chairman of the…