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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

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VETS4Warriors provides 24/7 peer support

VThis 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.

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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

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 {

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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

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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  

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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