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VA announces additional steps to reduce veteran suicide

Posted March 9, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 8 new steps it is taking to reduce veteran suicide. The steps follow a February 2 Summit, “Preventing Veteran Suicide — A Call to Action,” that brought together stakeholders and thought leaders to discuss current research, approaches and best practices to address this important subject. “We know that…

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VA announces additional changes to improve veterans crisis line

Posted March 2, 2016 by

Department of Veterans Affairs’ Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson announced Feb. 26 improvements to enhance and accelerate progress at the Veterans Crisis Line, which serves as a life-saving resource for veterans who find themselves at risk of suicide. In his third trip to the Crisis Line in a year, Gibson announced that the Crisis Line would…

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VA announces appointment of principal deputy under secretary for health

Posted March 2, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Feb. 29 the appointment of Dr. Richard A. Stone to the position of Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health. Stone will serve as the second-in-command to Dr. David Shulkin, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Stone began work immediately.   “We are excited to bring Dr. Stone on board as…

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DOD, VA kick off interagency effort for coordination of complex care

Posted February 26, 2016 by

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments Feb. 25 announced an ongoing effort to ease the transition for service members who require complex care management as they transition from the DOD system of health care to the VA, or within each system. The effort is designed to ease the burden for service members and veterans, who…

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Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash
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Tuskegee Airmen share life lessons

Posted February 19, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Three members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen visited with Airmen at the Pentagon during a meet and greet hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Feb. 16.

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AVC Veteran Resource Center Coffee Social

Posted February 18, 2016 by

Wednesday, 2/17 8 – 10 a.m. Veteran Resource Center (SSV 126)  Every other Wednesday, the AVC Veteran Resource Center hosts a coffee social.  This is a great opportunity for veterans and their families to get to know their veteran community on campus. 

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DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen
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From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Posted February 10, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.

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Illustration by Joe Weishaar and Sabin Howard
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Officials announce winning design concept for National WWI Memorial

Posted January 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The United States World War One Centennial Commission announced Jan. 26 the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.”

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Official urges families to learn about veteran burial honors

Posted January 15, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Planning funerals for military veterans and retirees can be overwhelming for their families, and the Defense Department’s director of casualty and mortuary affairs wants family members to familiarize themselves in advance when possible to know what to expect with military funeral honors. Deborah S. Skillman said families should learn about military funeral honors eligibility ahead…

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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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