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VA adopts American Cancer Society mammogram screening guidelines

Posted May 10, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced May 9 it is adopting American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40. The guidelines also recommend starting yearly mammograms by age 45 and then every other year from age 55. The guidelines apply to women at average risk…

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Life with Lizzy

Posted November 3, 2017 by Whitney Delbridge Nichels

How a service dog is helping one combat veteran reconnect The saying goes “all dogs go to heaven,” but for many service dogs, their time on Earth is spent helping people who have seen more than the average human being. Such is the case for Army Master Sgt. Leigh Michel and her service dog Lizzy….

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Medal of Honor Foundation now operating in Los Angeles

Posted February 27, 2017 by

Medal of Honor Recipients gathered in Los Angeles Feb. 23 to announce the opening of their Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Western Region Office. Local government and business leaders also attended the opening ceremony held at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles, where the Foundation office is located. “We are thrilled to have opened…

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Resilient wounded warrior aims for Invictus Games gold

Posted May 4, 2016 by Shannon Collins

DOD photograph by EJ Hersom Medically retired Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne competes in seated discus during the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, April 1, 2015. Payne is slated to compete at the 2016 Invictus Games held May 8-12 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla….

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New vet lifeline created

Posted January 8, 2016 by

A new national help hotline, Vets4Warriors, was recently created. The hotline’s mission is to provide 24/7 confidential, stigma free peer support by veterans to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans, retirees, and their families and caregivers. The hotline just received special state funding and can help connect clients with a new $5…

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Officials cite research as key to progress in PTSD, TBI diagnosis, treatment

Posted April 27, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

DOD photograph by Terri Moon Cronk Huff, a golden retriever, gets praise for retrieving his leash and giving it to Rick Yount, executive director of the Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit organization in Brookeville, Md., that works with dogs in service training and with service members who have post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury…

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Paralyzed vet goes from wheelchair to mountain bike

Posted September 23, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Despite being partially paralyzed after a mortar hit his team during a road-clearing mission in Iraq, Carlos Labarca helped his badly injured captain move out of the kill zone. The Army staff sergeant had to be forced by his base commander to board the helicopter home. He didn't want to leave his troops behind.

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German village honors fallen US Airman

Posted October 7, 2015 by SSgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

The war was coming to an end. The thunder of the P-51D Mustang rolled under him as he dove for a strafing run. Nobody will know his last thoughts as flak exploded into his aircraft and he was dragged down toward the German countryside.

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Prince Harry, former President Bush stress importance of healing invisible wounds

Posted May 11, 2016 by Shannon Collins

Great Britain’s Prince Harry, former President George W. Bush, and service members from each of their nations led a discussion at the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds presented May 8 by the George W. Bush Institute in Orlando, Fla.

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Vets Briefs August 20

Posted August 20, 2018 by

Remains of USS Oklahoma sailor from Indiana identified Officials say the remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from Fort Wayne, Ind., who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be buried Aug. 21 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced…

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