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Veteran Of The Day:  Air Force Veteran Timothy Weiner
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Veteran Of The Day: Air Force Veteran Timothy Weiner

Timothy Weiner was born in 1971, in Rochester, New York and grew up in Tamarac, Florida. As a child, he enjoyed camping and fishing along with building model planes. Weiner was always interested in aircraft and talked about joining the Air Force from the age of 8. After graduating from Piper High School, Weiner enlisted...

Stress Management Response Team (SMaRT)
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Stress Management Response Team (SMaRT)

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to abrupt changes and challenges for VA health care workers. Care providers deal with schedule shifts, new work demands, and adjustments to family time and self-care. These changes can understandably lead to an increase in feelings of stress and anxiety. Many of our health care workers are managing stressful situations...

Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery
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Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery

Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery served in Army’s 12th Armor Division in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star with “V” device for valor. After the war he joined the Mississippi Army National Guard. Montgomery mobilized with the 31st Infantry Division during the Korean War, ultimately retiring as a major general in 1980. Montgomery then served in Congress, where...

David Goggins: SEAL, Endurance Athlete
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David Goggins: SEAL, Endurance Athlete

David Goggins wanted to join the Air Force as a pararescue airman, but his plan fell through when he was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia during training. Goggins went on to serve as a member of the Air Force Tactical Air Control Party between 1994 and 1999. After leaving the Air Force, he aimed to...

VA works to raise awareness for lung cancer screening in Veterans
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VA works to raise awareness for lung cancer screening in Veterans

Navy Veteran Jim Pantelas has spent the last 15 years working to fund new lung cancer research, combat patient stigma, and improve care for lung cancer patients. His mission is personal: He is a survivor of stage 3 lung cancer, with stage 4 lymph node involvement. Working together with the Lung Cancer Alliance, now part of the GO2...

Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran Rafael D. Hirtz
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Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran Rafael D. Hirtz

Rafael Hirtz grew up in France and spent much of his early childhood traveling. He visited the U.S. on two occasions before his family made the decision to move permanently to California. Although no longer living in Europe, Hirtz’s family continued to travel back and forth to France and England. This helped Hirtz maintain his...

87-year-old Korean War veteran graduates high school
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87-year-old Korean War veteran graduates high school

A Korean War veteran who dropped out of high school in 1952 to join the U.S. Air Force and became a pilot during the war has received his high school diploma at age 87. A Korean War veteran who dropped out of high school during his junior year in 1952 to join the U.S. Air Force...