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08/30/2021 04:00 PM EDT

Physical activity, whether done sitting or standing, uses your energy to move the large muscles in your body. Different activities produce different benefits: increasing strength, flexibility, endurance or mobility. But the benefits aren’t only physical. Movement can help energize us while also helping to reduce stress, too. [From VAntage Point]

08/30/2021 02:01 PM EDT

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mom and baby. For example, breastfeeding strengthens a baby’s immune system, lowers their risk of chronic diseases later in life, and may even help them maintain a healthy weight as an adult. [From VAntage Point]

08/26/2021 04:01 PM EDT

The Breast Cancer Survivorship program at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System puts control back in the hands of Veterans undergoing breast cancer treatment. This innovative program seeks to minimize some of the most common side effects of cancer, while empowering and encouraging the Veterans to remain physically active and practice healthy nutrition. [From VAntage Point]

08/26/2021 02:01 PM EDT

Army Veteran Carolyn Dusty Pruitt served in the Women’s Army Corps and later in the Army Reserve. While in the Reserve, she attended seminary school after feeling called to become a pastor. In 1983, Pruitt gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times about the “Gay, God conflict,” and her commander in the Reserve began an investigation that resulted in Pruitt being discharged. [From VAntage Point]

08/24/2021 03:01 PM EDT

Captain Amy Bauernschmidt is the first Woman to Command a Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier. Congratulations. [From Navy Times]

08/24/2021 03:01 PM EDT

WWII Veteran finally meets the young girl who wrote him the letter he carried in his pocket for years. [From FOX 8]

08/24/2021 02:37 PM EDT

Q&A Information for VA home loan borrowers during COVID-19. Learn more.

08/24/2021 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Lakesha Green, who helped with humanitarian relief after Hurricane Katrina. Lakesha Green was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1979 and grew up with two brothers. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Lakesha!

08/24/2021 09:50 AM EDT

There are so many different sources of information about COVID-19 and vaccination online and some say different things. How do I know what I can rely on? [From VAntage Point]

08/24/2021 09:00 AM EDT

Nancy Love made a name for herself by doing what she loved best: flying. After earning a pilot’s license, she sold airplanes on commission. Love later became a test pilot, participated in air races and secured her place in history as the first female pilot to serve in the United States military. [From VAntage Point]