Monthly Archives: January 2023

ptsd in the military

Personal experiences with PTSD

Hearing other Veterans talk about their PTSD may help you feel less alone and recognize if you’re having PTSD symptoms. Since many Veterans with PTSD avoid talking about it, the videos on AboutFace can help you learn about the different ways PTSD can look. AboutFace is a website that features over 1,000 videos of Veterans talking about their experiences with PTSD and treatment. You can also learn how

breathe in the moment

For 2023, set aspirations instead of resolutions

While resolutions often have a numeric endpoint, aspirations are open-ended and guide us toward ongoing growth. So for 2023, set aspirations instead of resolutions! Think of an aspiration that motivates you and write it down somewhere you’ll see it regularly. The best aspirations are ones that you can adjust, so even on a bad day you can aspire to something meaningful. learn more  

blood donation

January is National Blood Donor Month

Now more than ever, especially in the pandemic, we need to donate and give blood as there has been a shortage of blood donors. What better time than on National Blood Donor Month? Blood is being collected to be shipped out all over the world and we have Army, Air Force, Navy and DOD civilians acting as the local community. learn more   .youtube {

army augmented reality

The Army takes another crack at augmented reality headsets

The US Army is moving ahead with its augmented reality headset, allowing Soldiers to see through smoke and around corners, use holographic imagery, thermal and low-light sensors to see in the dark and display 3D terrain maps and a compass projected into their field of vision. The headset, based on Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset, is designed to let soldiers see the battlefield in a normal way, as well as with

Heroes of Military Medicine

Heroes of Military Medicine Highlight Outstanding Service

Three active duty doctors from the Army, Navy, and Air Force as well as a senior leader, a medical group, and a medical civilian were recently honored with medical hero awards for their excellence and dedication. The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognizes several heroes of military medicine each year for their outstanding contributions to the field and to enhancing patients’ lives. learn

food pantry

No food donation too small

When it comes to helping food insecure Veterans in need, no food donation is too small. Despite economic challenges in 2022, community partners, individuals, employees and anonymous donors have graciously and generously donated to food insecure Veterans. learn more  

wreaths across america

Wreaths Across America ceremony honors veterans and first responders

On National Wreaths Across America Day more than 3,700 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad participate in wreath-laying ceremonies to show Veterans and their families that they will never be forgotten. The country’s largest event is held at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington D.C. and this year, 257,000 veterans’ wreaths were placed by more than 28,000 volunteers. learn more  

serving america's veterans

VA’s Commitment to Veterans Will Never Cease

As the year winds down, the VA is taking a moment to reflect on the work that VA’s public servants have done in 2022 to fulfill its mission to serve Veterans and their families, caregivers and survivors as well as they have served our country. In a new report, “Serving America’s Veterans,” the VA lays out an overview of its major accomplishments for Veterans in 2022, including: Providing more