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Atlantic Forum Spring Conference: NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights young people’s stake in NATO’s future
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Atlantic Forum Spring Conference: NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights young people’s stake in NATO’s future

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the important contributions young people make to NATO in an address to the Atlantic Forum’s online Spring Conference on Friday (9 April 2021). Young professionals, he said, play a crucial role in shaping NATO’s future, and in standing up for the Alliance’s values of freedom, democracy, and the...

Resources for Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease
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Resources for Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Awareness Month. Parkinson’s Disease is a service-connected diagnosis related to Agent Orange and Camp Lejeune. A Veteran with PD can be seen by a neurologist, a geriatric psychiatrist, a geriatrics fellow, a neuro-pharmacist and a nurse coordinator all in one clinic visit. The VA Parkinson’s Disease Research Education & Clinical...

NATO Military Committee Chairman visits Ukraine
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NATO Military Committee Chairman visits Ukraine

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and senior military advisor to the Secretary General paid a long-planned visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on 6-7 April 2021. Air Chief Marshal Peach met with the President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan...

Joseph Demler: The Human Skeleton of World War II
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Joseph Demler: The Human Skeleton of World War II

Joseph G. Demler graduated from high school in June 1944. Ten days later, he received a draft letter to serve in the U.S. Army. With few options, the 18-year old packed his belongings and headed to Camp Blanding, Florida, for 17 weeks of basic training. After completing his training, Demler went to Camp Shanks, New...

China flanks Taiwan with military exercises in air and sea
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China flanks Taiwan with military exercises in air and sea

Hong Kong (CNN) China’s armed forces conducted simultaneous military exercises to the west and east of Taiwan on Monday in a move analysts said was a warning to the self-ruled island and its supporter, the United States. The Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning and its escorts were conducting maneuvers around Taiwan, China’s military said in a...

Veterans unable to work due to service-connected disability can qualify for independent living assistance
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Veterans unable to work due to service-connected disability can qualify for independent living assistance

Eligible Veterans can qualify for independent living services through the Independent Living track through VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefit program. While the VR&E program offers other services, the Independent Living track is specifically designed to help Veterans and service members who are unable to work due to a service-connected disability, as well as...

Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO to step up its military intervention in the Black Sea as Russian press warns of war
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Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO to step up its military intervention in the Black Sea as Russian press warns of war

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg amidst growing tensions with Russia in East Ukraine. Over the past weeks, fighting has escalated in the Donbass region between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists. A civil war has raged there since the 2014 US- and German-backed coup in Kiev, which...

Virtual Veterans Experience Action Centers (V-VEACs) help thousands veterans
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Virtual Veterans Experience Action Centers (V-VEACs) help thousands veterans

Virtual Veterans Experience Action Centers, or V-VEACs, continue to improve outcomes for Veterans, family members, caregivers and survivors across the nation. The program was established to proactively assist Veterans in a selected state with a one-stop resource for all their needs. The V-VEAC brings together VA benefits, healthcare and other resources in partnership with state...

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