The focus of Dixon Center is to help military service members and veterans, their families and the families of the fallen by:
- Bringing communities together to collaborate and coordinate services to support employment, education, health and other issues of importance to promote reintegration and success in civilian, family and community life.
- Providing advice, technical assistance and training to individuals, government and public and private organizations.
- Strengthening trust between our military and the nation to promote the delivery of services.
- Identifying challenges and creating solutions to close gaps in services and meet unmet needs.
- Developing insight and vision to promote systems change at the national and regional levels, and recommend how to best bring disparate services together across the nation.
- Opening doors and developing resources to access funding from foundations, corporations, individuals, government agencies and others with a passion for these issues.
- Advocating, creating awareness and convening meetings with corporate, philanthropic, nonprofit and military and veteran leaders.
- Facilitating and sustaining supports that remove barriers to success in the civilian sector.
- Dramatically improving the overall quality of life for everyone in the military and veterans community.
Staff Sergeant Donnie D. Dixon
Staff Sergeant Donnie D. Dixon was a career soldier -- a husband, father and son -- who was killed during his second tour of duty in Iraq. He talked about joining the military almost from the time he said his first words, and on his 18th birthday, he left for boot camp. At age 37, Dixon died in Baloor, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit. His mother said, "he died doing what he always wanted to do ... serve his country."
The Staff Sergeant Donnie D. Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Community Services honors the service and sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Dixon by addressing the urgent needs of military service members and veterans, their families, and the families of the fallen.