Trance4mation Nation and U.S. Veterans Ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell

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Leslie Robinson, President and Founder of Trance4mation Nation, along with U.S. Veterans representing all branches of the military, rang the Closing Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Ms. Robinson also announced the upcoming “Thank You Challenge” being launched nationally this Memorial Day.

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Pictured: Leslie Robinson, Trance4formation Nation and members of the U.S. Military:

We, as an organization, are dedicated to helping our service members and their families to feel they are truly appreciated here on the home front.

Leslie Robinson, President and Founder of Trance4mation Nation and CEO and Founder of Trance4mation Games, had the honor of ringing the Closing Bell at NASDAQ MarketSite on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in Times Square. Several of our nations’ veterans representing all branches of the military joined Ms. Robinson.

Introduced by NASDAQ president Hans-Ole Jochumsen in a ceremony before the ringing, Ms. Robinson noted, “We, as an organization, are dedicated to helping our service members and their families to feel they are truly appreciated here on the home front, in tangible ways. What makes us (Trance4mation Nation) unique as an organization is that we offer multiple ways to heal, celebrate and to strengthen the bonds of military families."

Ms. Robinson announced that one such effort is the upcoming "Thank You Challenge” launching nationally on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. Since World War II, only 1% – 3% of the American population has served. “Thank You Challenge” seeks to give the 97% who have not served ways to say thank you. To learn more about this initiative and how to get involved, please visit http://www.ThankYouChallenge.org.

Another effort is Ms. Robinson’s reintegration communication tool Warrior Spirit Mission Homefront – a communication “game” designed for soldiers and other military personnel and their families and friends. A research team directed by Dr. Glen Milstein at the Colin Powell School for Civic & Global Leadership of the City College of New York since 2012 has studied Warrior Spirit Mission Homefront. Over 500 veterans and Service Members have indicated that using Warrior Spirit has “made them more open to listening to others than they usually are, and that they feel more willing to reach out to others.“

In 2009, Ms. Robinson, a psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City, founded Trance4mation Games, a company formed as the overall company for her Keep It Real brand, Warrior Spirit Mission Homefront, and Recharge Beyond the Bars Re-Entry game. For more information, please call (917) 302-5086 or email leslie(at)missionhomefront(dot)com.

List of service men and women in attendance:

Welby Alcantara – Military & Veteran Services Coordinator – John Jay College / former Marine
Howard Haider – Chief Warrant Officer 5, USA (ret) / Colonel and Commandant
Lou DiLeo – 11th New York Regiment, MAJ Adjutant
Robert Burns – 11th New York Regiment, LTC, Plans, Operations & Training Officer
James Whalen – 11th New York Regiment, COL, Commander
William Grodnick – Old Guard, City of New York – Guardsman
Darrel Williams – SGT 1569th Transportation Company – just returned from Afghanistan
Omar Columbus – Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, E-6 Technical SGT
Jenny Pacanowski – Veteran of the U.S. Army, Combat Medic
Ismael Perez – U.S. Marine Corp Combat Veteran
Loraine Medina Rodriguez – Veteran of the U.S. Navy
Carlos Duque – U.S. Marine Corp Combat Veteran
Omar Jennings – U.S. Marine Corp Combat Veteran
Susanne Rossignol – U.S. Army Combat Veteran

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