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Morovis National Cemetery inters first Veterans

July 14th, 2021|

In Puerto Rico, it is rare for a burial to be a lonely affair. Family ties run deep, and families of the deceased will gather from near and far for wakes and to accompany their loved one to their final resting place. So it was on July 12 at Morovis National Cemetery, when the first two of what will be tens of thousands of future Veteran interments took place under the warm Puerto Rican sun.

Extreme heat assistance available for Veterans experiencing homelessness

July 14th, 2021|

As the nation grapples with record setting heat waves, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reminds Veterans and communities of various resources available to Veterans experiencing homelessness during the extreme heat.

VA researchers use novel approach to gain insight into suicide risk factors

July 2nd, 2021|

Graziano and his team found suicidal ideation to be strongly related to depression, with small connections to past suicide attempts and anger. Previous suicide attempts were strongly related to the history of childhood trauma and weakly related to illegal drug use and PTSD.

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VA deploys Mobile Vet Center to Surfside community following condo collapse

June 30th, 2021|

VA has deployed a Mobile Vet Center to Surfside, Florida, to support individuals impacted by the events of the Champlain Towers South condo collapse. The Mobile Vet Center will provide free, easily accessible mental health resources and counseling to individuals in crisis.

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Donors urgently needed: Red Cross still facing severe blood shortage

June 28th, 2021|

The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now and help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond.

The origin of Women Veterans Day

June 12th, 2021|

Why do we need Women Veterans Day? Women Veterans Day, also referred to as Women Veterans Recognition Day and Women Veterans Appreciation Day, is the anniversary of the day the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (pub.L. 80–625, 62 Stat. 356) was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. Prior to then, only women nurses could serve in the regular and reserve forces during peacetime.

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