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From MST Victim to Survivor: One Woman’s Story

Jessie Truitt had finally landed her dream job. She was 23 and working as an Army recruiter in DuBois, Pa., right in her hometown area. Diligent, conscientious and hard-working, she was named Top Reserve Recruiter for the Pittsburgh Recruiting Battalion in 2005. In May of that year she and her husband celebrated when they learned she was pregnant. Three months later, in August, she was [...]

By |July 24th, 2015|Health|5 Comments

Honoring Veterans voices, helping MST survivors heal

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)—an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and to educate communities and individuals about how to prevent sexual violence. This year, VA adopted the theme of “Honoring Veterans’ Voices, Helping Military Sexual Trauma Survivors to Heal” for its SAAM activities.

By |April 8th, 2015|Health|1 Comment

Talking VA and the Veteran experience with “Tough as Nails” winner Lia Mort

On a recent episode of “Talk About It Tuesday,” CBS’s “Tough as Nails” Season 3 winner Lia Mort discussed what she learned though her military service.

By |May 21st, 2022|Employment, VA Careers|0 Comments

NCA launches new interactive “Find a Cemetery” map

In time for this year's Memorial Day, NCA has launched a new interactive “Find a Cemetery” map. The feature enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at any of the 155 VA managed or 119 VA-funded cemetery.

By |May 17th, 2022|Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|0 Comments

Nine new cancers added to the presumed service-connected list related to particulate matter

On April 26, VA announced the addition of nine rare respiratory cancers to the list presumed service-connected disabilities due to exposure to fine particulate matter

By |April 26th, 2022|#VetResources, Benefits, Top Stories|67 Comments
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