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Virtual Branch Outreach aligns cadet talent to meet Army Junior Officer requirements

One of the most important decisions an Army Cadet will make is the selection of what branch they want to serve, and the Virtual Branch Outreach aligns cadet talent to meet Army Junior Officer requirements. Through its partnership with Gabriel Enterprises, an industry leader in developing virtual event and training technologies, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command developed a user-centric virtual learning environment that is collaborative, immersive, intuitive, and brings

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Texas HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for August

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing $267 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of August in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “These emergency SNAP benefits continue to help Texans during the ongoing pandemic by providing food for individuals and their families,” said Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter. “We are happy to continue to support that

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Veterans Crisis Line reaches out with caring letters

In a tough year when many people are experiencing isolation, VA’s Caring Letters Program sends periodic messages with simple expressions of care and concern to Veterans who use VA health care and contact the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Caring Letters are reaching Veterans across the country in every state and beyond. They are mailed once a month for the first four months after a Veteran calls the VCL and every other

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Benefits Still Outweigh the Risks

Only a small fraction of people in the military and civilian populations have experienced breakthrough infections after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, yet significant portions of society are hesitant to get the shot. For those who remain skeptical, have a true, meaningful conversation with somebody you trust or some buddies that you trust. Talk to your health care team, those family members that you trust and other people that you may trust.

Employee of the Quarter

Employee(s) of the Quarter (Q2 2021)

Cedric Mosley – VA Customer Service Representative North Region Cedric has been with Mid-Cities Medical since March 2021, where he quickly learned his role and compassionately stepped-up to help and train the newest team members in his department. His caring and cheerful heart shines bright

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Military Health System Transformation Will Improve Care & Innovation

The restructuring of the Military Health System (MHS) will make it easier to spread medical innovation across the force and improve care for warfighters, families and retirees. The changes to the MHS that Congress approved several years ago will place all military hospitals and clinics under the purview of the DHA. That will mark a big change from the longtime structure of allowing the individual services to oversee their own medical facilities.

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Army leaders encourage women to fill STEM roles

The race for talent is real, and the Army is investing in women to fill leadership roles in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for mission readiness. Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett, head of the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, believes the Army cannot leave any talent on the table. “The service needs to bring people in and engage them in a way that encourages them to participate.” Like many

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Military Medical Research Leads to 18 New Cancer Drugs, other Devices

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) is well known among medical researchers around the world as a hub of cutting-edge healthcare innovation that has impacted health care development inside and outside the military for decades. Based at Fort Detrick, Maryland, the CDMRP is officially a part of the U.S. Army Futures Command, Medical Research and Development Command. In just the past year, they’ve been working on new, high-tech treatments

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VA Rideshare program offers homeless Veterans a lift

Veterans enrolled in VHA’s Homeless Program may be eligible for Rideshare transportation assistance getting to and from their place of employment, healthcare and home following their discharge from care. Rideshare provides expanded transportation to eligible Veterans through a collaborative that uses Uber or Lyft transportation. Rideshare increases employment opportunities, improves access to housing resources and health care, and provides transportation to Veterans being discharged. learn more  

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Take charge of your health – one text at a time

How often do you forget to take your medicine? Do you have an exercise routine? When was the last time you took time for yourself to de-stress and relax? If your answers to those questions made you feel uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Most of us tend to take better care of others than we do ourselves. The VA has a way for #Veterans to take charge of their health – one text

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