Monthly Archives: March 2024

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VA resources to improve your sleep

VA News – Although many Veterans deal with the consequences of poor sleep every day, there are solutions to sleep issues and through VA, Veterans can access virtual sleep resources. Here are four resources you can use today to improve your sleep quality: Path to Better Sleep course provides free training to better understand and manage your sleep. Insomnia Coach and CBT-i Coach apps offer training based on cognitive behavioral therapy. Annie for Veterans

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National Guard Wins the 2024 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship

U.S. Army – National Guard teams and individuals brought home 15 of the possible 33 top awards in the 2024 U.S. Army “All Army” Small Arms Championships, including the Team Championship, the 9th year the National Guard has won the championship. The week-long competition brought together over 230 shooters, including soldiers and cadets from all components of the U.S. Army to demonstrate their technical and tactical proficiency through a series

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Helping Veterans Tackle Anxiety

Make the Connection – Some Veterans develop anxiety from service-related trauma, while others experience it during stressful life events, such as transitioning from the military. There are tools and resources to help Veterans manage their anxiety. Learn more about what you can do if you are experiencing specific concerns related to anxiety disorders, such as feeling on edge, social withdrawal and isolation, trouble sleeping, relationship problems, preparing for deployment, and posttraumatic

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Expanding access to colorectal cancer treatment

VA News – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so VA is shining a light on the facts about this cancer, who should get screened, and why screening is more accessible to Veterans than you might think. Screening is crucial to detect polyps early before they have a chance to become cancer or to detect cancer at an early stage when treatment is most effective. VA’s Mailed FIT Program delivers

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Tips to Reduce Body Pains & Eye Strain Caused by Working at Your Computer – In addition to recreational screen time watching TV or a mobile phone, many working-age adults in the U.S. have jobs that require 8+ hours per day working at a computer, increasing body and eye strain. Holding poor postures for long periods and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively are among the leading reasons for musculoskeletal conditions such as neck, shoulder, and back pain, as well as carpal tunnel

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National Guard chief presents Silver Star to Vietnam veteran

U.S. Army – At a March 5 ceremony at Valley Forge Military Academy, nearly 57 years after rescuing more than 80 U.S. and South Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War, retired Army Capt. Larry Liss received the Silver Star medal. On the back of the medal, the words “For gallantry in action” are inscribed. Liss originally received a Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions but that medal was upgraded to a

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Veterans exposed to toxic hazards during service now eligible for VA health care

VA News – VA is expanding health care eligibility to millions of Veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards during military service, at home or abroad. VA is expanding health care eligibility to millions of Veterans, including all Veterans who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan or any other combat zone after 9/11, years earlier than called for by the PACT Act. These Veterans will be eligible


Empowering Veterans Against Smishing Threats

DigitalVA – Smishing is when scammers try to steal your personal and banking information through unsolicited text messages, and Veterans may be targeted because of their service to this nation, as scammers impersonate government officials and agencies. Look out for urgent or threatening language in messages, as scammers often try to create panic and pressure you into immediate action. VA, and other legitimate organizations, will never request sensitive information like