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Veteran VA employee helps homeless Veteran community
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Veteran VA employee helps homeless Veteran community

When Stacey Bulluck left the military in 2002, she didn’t know where she’d end up. She was medically discharged after sustaining an injury in Egypt and wasn’t sure what to do next. But a series of events led her to VA to help her fellow Veterans. Today, she’s gone above and beyond to help the homeless...

How VA listens and responds to Veteran feedback
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How VA listens and responds to Veteran feedback

Veterans and their families contact VA millions of times per year. This happens in-person, via phone, letters, e-mail, through VA.gov, and by responding to digital surveys. Each contact – whether a question, concern, recommendation, or complement – is unique, important and deserves respect. And, when appropriate, that contact deserves a timely, relevant and informed response....

Marine Corp Veteran Scott Stump, President and CEO, National Desert Storm Memorial Association
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Marine Corp Veteran Scott Stump, President and CEO, National Desert Storm Memorial Association

This week’s Borne the Battle episode features Marine Corps Veteran Scott Stump, who discussed how his military career prepared him for becoming President and CEO of the National Desert Storm Memorial Association. Stump was intrigued with the idea of joining the military while in college, following in the footsteps of several family members who served before...

Desert Storm: Powell says Veterans did ‘fabulous’ job
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Desert Storm: Powell says Veterans did ‘fabulous’ job

During Desert Storm, there were many faces of the war. President George H.W. Bush made decisions as the commander in chief and delivered remarks from the White House to the American people on the war’s opening night. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney advised the president on policy. Army Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf led the troops downrange. Serving...

#DesertStorm30: 50/50 chance of survival
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#DesertStorm30: 50/50 chance of survival

When Air Force Veteran Greg Feest took off in his F-117 Jan. 16, 1991, there was a 50/50 chance he wasn’t coming back. Iraq was one of the most heavily defended airspaces in history. According to the Gulf War Air Power Survey, there were 972 anti-aircraft artillery sites, 2,404 guns and 6,100 mobile guns. There were...

Veterans monitor blood pressure at home
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Veterans monitor blood pressure at home

Veteran Ronald Bordenaro, 89, has five kids, 13 grandkids, 10 great-grandkids and two more on the way. He lives in South Holland, Illinois, with his wife Suzanne and their son John. Thanks to videoconferencing, he was able to see his entire family for Thanksgiving. Similarly, many of Bordenaro’s health care visits have taken place through...

Desert Shield and Desert Storm Veterans : Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
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Desert Shield and Desert Storm Veterans : Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

Desert Shield and Desert Storm Veterans who want to comment on their health concerns or ask about Gulf War Research can do so through the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. The committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, plans, and strategies related to understanding...

Heroes Foundation: Job opportunities for Veterans
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Heroes Foundation: Job opportunities for Veterans

A collaboration between VA and The Daniel and Salvador Montoya Heroes Foundation is helping Veterans during the coronavirus pandemic. Heroes Foundation is a nonprofit that works with Veteran-friendly companies to match jobs for Veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses. VHA and Heroes Foundation are in the process of creating a formal partnership. To date,...

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