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Afghanistan Response: The power of community

Across the nation, people are helping to support the resettlement of Afghanistan refugees and allies by sharing information on how to help, opening their homes, donating goods and services, and bringing greater awareness and advocacy for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs).

By |October 5th, 2021|#VetResources, Guest Posts|4 Comments

Reba Whittle: POW who will not be forgotten

During World War II, Reba Z. Whittle served in the United States Army Nurse Corps. After the aircraft she was aboard was shot down in September 1944, she became the first American female military prisoner of war in the European Theater.

By |August 19th, 2021|AVS|Comments Off on Reba Whittle: POW who will not be forgotten

VA aims to empower Veterans on National Financial Awareness Day

National Financial Awareness Day is devoted to teaching achievable financial principles to help you manage your finances efficiently. VA is dedicated to ensuring that our Veterans are empowered and aware of all available financial tools and resources.

By |August 13th, 2021|Benefits|1 Comment

Virtual events to honor National Former POW Recognition Day

April 9th is National Former POW Recognition Day, which remembers the 1942 surrender and beginning of the 85-mile Bataan Death March where thousands of American and Filipino troops died.

By |April 7th, 2021|#VetResources, Guest Posts|Comments Off on Virtual events to honor National Former POW Recognition Day

Live Whole Health #64: Gratitude gives you power over mind

Does focusing on your daily challenges lead to stress? Thinking of your challenges in this way can cause you to feel fatigued, with low energy. The mind can gravitate toward stressful thoughts without us even realizing it’s happening. The good news is that we have the power to change our perspective by refocusing on gratitude; we can train ourselves to focus on those things we are grateful for in the present moment. 

By |March 22nd, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|Comments Off on Live Whole Health #64: Gratitude gives you power over mind

#DesertStorm30: 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 as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, there [...]

By |January 17th, 2021|#DesertStorm30, Top Stories|14 Comments

VHA Innovators Network Empowering Employees and Changing Veteran Lives in 2020

For the VHA Innovators Network 2020 meant pivoting to find a way to fulfill their mission of empowering employees and fostering a culture of innovation.

By |December 24th, 2020|Health, VA Innovations|Comments Off on VHA Innovators Network Empowering Employees and Changing Veteran Lives in 2020

Chats with the Chief – VHA Chief of Staff Jon Jensen chats with Acting DEPSEC Pamela Powers

Chats with the Chief is a new podcast series featuring VHA Chief of Staff Jon Jensen as he talks with key players about the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and how it serves America’s Veterans. In the first episode, he's joined by VA's Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers

By |December 8th, 2020|Health|1 Comment

Alternative fuels: VA scientist experimenting with blood sugar to power prostheses, implantable devices

In his latest technological challenge, he’s co-leading the development of an innovative power source for wearable devices like prostheses and implantable devices, such as pacemakers or deep brain stimulators, that will harvest electricity from blood sugar. If successful, the technology will be the first of its kind.

By |November 25th, 2020|Research, Top Stories|Comments Off on Alternative fuels: VA scientist experimenting with blood sugar to power prostheses, implantable devices
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