Monthly Archives: March 2023

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Bugle Calls – The Origins of Army Music

Have you ever wondered why you hear a bugle playing taps every evening on Army bases around the world? Playing taps is a tradition going back to the Civil War when the tune was first heard at Harrison’s Landing, Virginia, in July 1862. Playing taps is a tradition going back to the Civil War but its original purpose was to signal Soldiers to ‘extinguish lights.’ In other words, get to bed.

MHS Genesis

MHS GENESIS Clipboard Eases Check-in, Increases Communication

MHS GENESIS continues to deploy across the Military Health System, with new capabilities being added to the electronic health record system to enhance the patient and provider experience. Patients can provide medical information or share issues they wish to discuss with their provider through the platform’s “clipboard” feature. learn more  

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40 March PACT Act Events Across the Country

Learn about the expanded PACT Act benefits and health care available to Veterans at these 40 Events being held across the country. Just Show up! You’ll be able to speak to VA experts on your eligibility and take the next steps to receive the care and benefits you’ve earned. Visit and check your eligibility for all countries, conflicts, conditions and other information to determine your next steps. learn

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Don’t let your brain health slip your mind

We often are multi-tasking, making it hard to remember all the small actions we are doing. Some trouble remembering is a normal problem in our everyday, busy lives. But sometimes, forgetfulness is a symptom of something else. When should you become concerned about your brain health? Don’t let your brain health slip your mind. Talk with your primary care provider early if you have any concerns about your brain health.

VA Life Insurance

Top 10 Questions About VA’s New Guaranteed Life Insurance for Veterans

Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) is VA’s newest whole life insurance program that offers cash value and very competitive premium rates for all service-connected Veterans age 80 and under. Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) increases access to life insurance for more service-connected Veterans than ever before. learn more   .youtube { overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:56.25%; position:relative; height:0; } .youtube iframe {

100 years of women veterans

100 years of advancing health care for women Veterans 

This Women’s History Month, VA celebrates 100 years of advancing health care for women Veterans, including the work of those who advocated for women Veterans to receive the health care services they’ve earned and deserve. Within the last decade, VA has focused on further enhancing health care services and providing a welcoming atmosphere at VA facilities. With the support of Congress, Veteran advocates, and Veteran Service Organizations, VA improved offerings in the

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DHA Supports National Guard and Reserve Deployment Health Needs

The Reserve Health Readiness Program helps ensure that all service members of the National Guard or Reserve are ready for mobilization or deployment, including medical readiness, dental readiness, and deployment services. The RHRP fills the gap when military hospitals or clinics are either not available, at capacity, or unable to provide the level of support that reserve components require for medical readiness and deployment related services, giving these members the assessments

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Helping Veterans that are experiencing moral injuries

Military service can present challenging situations where it is impossible for us and/or others to do what’s right. Volunteers of America (VOA) recognizes that Veteran may feel guilt, shame, distress, or self-condemnation for violating his or her moral beliefs in combat by killing someone, witnessing death, or failing to prevent the immoral acts of others. It is important that Veterans find a supportive and safe space where they can build and