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Army recognizes importance of Month of the Military Child

U.S. Army – According to the Department of Defense, the average child in a military family will move 6-9 times during a school career from K-12, 3x more than non-military families. Given a loving home with healthy coping skills, military kids are often resilient in the face of frequent deployments, moves and life changes. The DOD provides the nation’s largest employer-sponsored childcare system, serving approximately 180,000 children ranging in age from

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Veteran Homelessness | The Bottom Line Up Front

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs – Ending Veteran homelessness is a top priority of VA and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it permanently housed 46,552 homeless Veterans in 2023, ensuring that 95.9% of Veterans housed have remained in housing. .youtube { overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:60%; position:relative; height:0; } .youtube iframe { left:0; top:0; height:100%; width:100%;

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Tribal leaders discuss care for Native American Veterans

VA News – Made up of 15 members from different Tribal Nations across the U.S., VA’s Tribal and Indian Affairs Advisory Committee (TAC) met to discuss a wide range of topics about issues critical to the American Indian/Alaska Native Veteran populations. Committee members advocates for the needs of American Native Veterans and are the voice to ensure American Native Veterans are being represented and their VA health care needs are heard

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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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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

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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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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