Monthly Archives: February 2024

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

RallyPoint – Today, there are more than 1.9 million women Veterans, and more than 600,000 women Veterans receive a wide range of comprehensive health and gender-specific care at VA each year. If you are a woman who served our country, you belong at VA. We see the achievements you made, we value your diversity, and we recognize all you have done for our nation and continue to do for your families

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2024 National Veterans Day Poster Contest

VA News – Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or a budding painter, here’s your opportunity to show off your talent and use your artwork to honor Veterans during the 2024 Veterans Day Poster Contest. This year’s theme: “A Legacy of Loyalty and Service.” Successful designs are very simple, with minimal imagery and verbiage. The winning poster will be distributed to VA facilities and military installations worldwide and across cities and towns

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Military working dogs conduct decontamination training

Dover Air Force Base – Members of the Dover Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility held a training session to practice the skills necessary to properly decontaminate MWDs in the aftermath of a nuclear, biological or chemical attack or spill. In the event of an incident or an accident involving CBRN agents, the Warm Zone Team’s military working dogs are responsible for decontaminating patients before they are triaged and treated,

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Lung cancer screening can be a lifesaver

VA News – Lung Cancer affects almost 8,000 Veterans every year and the VA encourages you to discuss lung cancer screening with your VA health care provider today. If you want to talk to your VA provider about lung cancer screening, call your VA care team or visit My HealtheVet. You may qualify for lung cancer screening if you: Are 50- to 80-years old Smoke cigarettes now or quit within the


Ignite a healthier future with physical fitness

VA News – Supporting overall health and mental well-being, staying physically fit after serving in the military is essential for Veterans and can help with the transition to civilian life. Remember, your fitness journey is unique to you! It’s important to consult with your primary care doctor or health team to develop a personalized fitness plan that accommodates your specific needs and challenges. Get started on the road to a

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National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

VA News – This year’s National Salute to Veteran Patients week is a great time for youth groups, members of the public and Veteran Service Organizations to say thank you to a special group of men and women, the more than 9 million Veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes. The purpose

black history month

Black History Month is A Time of Acknowledgement, Reflection and Inspiration

RallyPoint – VA is celebrating Black Veterans and encouraging all Veterans to tell their stories and share their experiences with the Veterans History Project run by the Library of Congress. For too long, too many Veterans who fought to protect our rights and freedoms have had to fight brutal battles here at home for their own rights and freedoms. VA is celebrating Black Veterans and encouraging all Veterans to tell


How CHAMPVA can help your family

VA News – If you’re a Veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability, your family members may have access to VA-covered care through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA (CHAMPVA). What is CHAMPVA? CHAMPVA is a health care benefit program for family members of Veterans with a permanent and total service-connected disability, provided they don’t qualify for TRICARE. CHAMPVA is not an insurance policy, but it shares the cost

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What VA disability compensation can do for you

VA News – Many Veterans may not be aware of life-changing benefits they’ve earned through military service, and this outreach kit can help them get the health care benefits they deserve. You may qualify for VA disability compensation for physical and mental health conditions that developed before, during or after service. VA offers disability compensation – a monthly tax-free payment – to Veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the