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Medical Foster Homes offer Veterans sense of family
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Medical Foster Homes offer Veterans sense of family

Several VA providers huddled in front of a home in a gated San Antonio community. An unusual scene unfolded, since there was no VA facility nearby. It isn’t your average home, either. The providers were greeted at the front door with temperature readings, COVID-19 screening and a shot of hand sanitizer. This scene plays out...

5 inspiring stories honoring Veterans and their journeys, from AARP
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5 inspiring stories honoring Veterans and their journeys, from AARP

Not only does AARP provide practical news and information to help Veterans and military families stay healthy, avoid scams and find employment at AARP.org/Veterans, AARP also works to share unique stories of service. This month we are are highlighting several stories about Veterans and their service experiences. WWII Code Breaker Shares Her Secret to Turning 100....

Tai Chi provides Veterans unique and dynamic experience
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Tai Chi provides Veterans unique and dynamic experience

For Marine Corps Veterans Shiela Horton and Brian Emery, the Tai Chi Anywhere program has made all the difference for their mental and physical health. The duo has become quick friends and said the program at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, has made it convenient for them to connect while also making it...

Innovation that serves women Veterans
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Innovation that serves women Veterans

The Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) is the catalyst for enabling the discovery and spread of mission-driven health care innovation to advance care delivery and service that is changing and saving Veteran lives. The IE includes many innovations and programs that focus on women Veterans, specifically their health and well-being. Overall, IE has impacted over...

From corpsman to ICT, Veteran continues his career rise with VA
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From corpsman to ICT, Veteran continues his career rise with VA

Former Navy corpsman Marzell Scott was the first intermediate care technician (ICT) at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Salisbury, North Carolina. Now he’s the first ICT to participate in the VA National Education for Employees Program (VANEEP) Scholarship Pilot pathway created specifically for ICTs. With support from the scholarship program, Scott is making his next...

Vet Centers: 42 years of serving Veterans
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Vet Centers: 42 years of serving Veterans

Vet Centers were established 42 years ago by Congress on June 13, 1979, to support the significant number of Vietnam-era Veterans who were not accessing VA services at the same levels as Korean and World War II Veterans. By 1983, Vet Centers became a permanent fixture in the Veterans health landscape. Leadership added readjustment counseling as a...

Air Force Veteran: Why I get my health care at VA
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Air Force Veteran: Why I get my health care at VA

One day, out of the blue, Tom was struck down by a serious illness. After exhausting much of his family’s savings paying private hospital bills, he was transferred to a VA medical center. He credits VA doctors with saving his life. The only thing I did with VA until my illness is, I went back...

Transgender Veterans: Unpacking the Story
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Transgender Veterans: Unpacking the Story

Transgender Veterans – Tim* (he/him) is a Veteran. As a young adult, he joined the military to both serve his country and strive for a better life. Tim is also transgender. He was assigned female at birth and grew up in an abusive household. During his service, transgender people were not permitted to serve openly...

Sheri Swokowski: American Hero
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Sheri Swokowski: American Hero

Growing up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Sheri Swokowski knew that she wanted to continue her family’s military legacy of protecting and serving others. Within two years of graduating from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc in 1968, she joined the Manitowoc County sheriff’s department as a reserve deputy. She later served in the Wisconsin National Guard in...

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