Monthly Archives: February 2023

healthy heart

Why a healthy heart matters at any age

A healthy and fit service member is deployable and combat ready, and lifestyle changes and medical management can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. Lifestyle changes and medical management can greatly reduce the risks of developing heart disease. In fact, developing healthier habits at the earliest age possible can improve your odds of better heart health later in life. learn more  

disability vs pension

VA Disability & VA Pension: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to Veterans’ benefits, there is a lot of confusion about the difference between VA disability vs. pension. Both are important programs that provide financial assistance but they are quite different. learn more   .youtube { overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:56.25%; position:relative; height:0; } .youtube iframe { left:0; top:0; height:100%; width:100%; position:absolute; }

qualifying life event

What To Do After a Qualifying Life Event

When it comes to your health care coverage, personal milestones are known as Qualifying Life Events (QLEs), opening a 90-day period to make eligible changes to your TRICARE health plan outside of open season. TRICARE QLEs include military, family, and government-directed changes, and that’s why it’s important to know what types of events are QLEs and what to do if you experience one. learn more  

veteran eye health

Vision Center of Excellence Sponsoring Landmark Eye Health Study

Vision health is critical to force readiness, so much so that eye problems can cut a military career short. A recently launched study could lead to better tracking of eye health over a service member’s career to prevent future eye conditions. The study began in July 2022 to determine whether a comprehensive baseline military eye examination requirement should be established across the services to fill gaps in information and improve warfighter

National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

Challenge and adventure awaits at 2023 VA Summer Sports Clinic

Designed to help #Veterans whose current rehabilitation goals would benefit from the value of adaptive summer sports, registration is now open for VA’s 2023 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC). Open to all eligible Veterans enrolled in VA health care, the clinic serves Veterans living with spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments, neurological conditions, PTSD, burns, and TBI/polytrauma. learn more  

military working dogs

Military Working Dog Registry Established to Improve Care

The Department of Defense established a registry for military working dogs (MWDs) that allows military veterinarians and working dog handlers to improve the training and medical care provided to these highly trained canine war-fighters. In the last two decades, more than 4,000 MWDs dogs were injured in combat, but detailed information on the dogs’ injuries and treatments were not captured in any existing database, making it difficult to do any research

veteran crisis

If it’s worth dying for, it’s worth living for.

Amid the many threats to our service members, post-traumatic stress, survivor’s guilt, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse are foes they must fight long after they hang up their uniforms. VA has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more – all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters, and the general public. Remember that you live in a nation where we are willing to do what it takes so we


VETS4Warriors provides 24/7 peer support

This time of year can feel heavy. Veterans in need of support may be coping with loss or trauma and may be recovering from an emotionally challenging holiday season. All of this can lead to stress, anxiety or worse – a crisis. In times like these, peer support is essential. That is why Vets4Warriors has Veterans on-call ready to provide an empathetic, respectful and nonjudgmental ear and solve challenges.