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Military Life May 6, 2020

Supporting Veterans Through COVID-19

Maggie K., Editor in Chief

The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled in...

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Military Life March 11, 2020

VA Women's Health: Transition Training Program

Zena L., Editor

Are the women Veterans in your community aware that there is a VA women’s health transition training course available to them? Health Program Managers, like you, can get the word out that this training is beneficial to women Veterans as it provide...

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Military Life January 22, 2020

Moral Injury: The Invisible Wound of War

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Moral injury is a new term for an age-old phenomenon. It refers to the damaging effects to one’s conscience when they commit, witness or fail to prevent actions that go against their personal values. While anyone can experience moral injury, Se...

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Military Life January 16, 2020

Helping Homeless Veterans Put the "Home" Back in Homecoming

Amanda S., Editor

Veterans sacrifice a tremendous amount for their country, so they should never have to be without a place they can call home. While statistics show that Veteran homelessness across the country has decreased in the last year, it is still a tragic r...

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Military Life December 10, 2019

Christmas for Veterans Can Mean Depression

Zena L., Editor

When we think about the holiday season, we are reminded of times of joy, laughter, making memories with family and friends, plenty of food and of course, gifts. But for some, this time of year can be depressing, especially when it comes to Christm...

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Military Life November 21, 2019

Suicide Prevention for Veterans: Myths, Facts and Protective Factors

Clarissa S., Editor

Suicide prevention among Veterans is important, as Service members and Veterans are at a higher risk for suicide because of the trauma and stress they experience. To help support the Veterans in your community, read the following myths and facts a...

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Military Life November 5, 2019

10 Tips to Help Veterans Fight the Flu at Home

Erika S., Editor in Chief

If your family member gets the flu, there are things you can do to help him or her fight the flu and feel better. These tips can also help keep others in the family from getting the flu. Fight the Flu 101 1. First, your Veteran needs to stay hom...

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Home Life October 15, 2019

See the Signs on Social Media & Help Prevent Suicide by Veterans

Erika S., Editor in Chief

An average of 20 Veterans die by suicide each day. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urges communities to come together and take action to prevent suicide by Veterans. Suicide Risk Among Veterans VA is working to reduce suicide rates among...

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Military Life August 21, 2019

VA’s Revamped Community Care Program Aims to Improve the Veteran Health Experience

Erika S., Editor in Chief

VA encourages Veterans to get their medical care at VA facilities – but VA can’t always deliver the care and services Veterans need, where and when they need it. In this case, VA provides care through community providers. Starting this summer, ...

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Military Life May 21, 2019

From Service Member to Scholar: Take Advantage of the VA Education Benefits Available to You

Julia S., Editor

Veterans Affairs (VA) supports its Veterans’, Service members’ and their family members’ educational pursuits through various programs – a multitude of VA education benefits are available. Help your Veterans and Service members make giant strides ...

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