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10/07/2021 11:31 AM EDT

During Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Queta Rodriguez, who served in Somalia and Afghanistan. Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, Queta Rodriguez’s family came from modest circumstances. Her two older brothers had joined the Navy; one was a Navy corpsman, stationed with the Marines. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Queta!

10/06/2021 04:28 PM EDT

For the 1st time Ever an all Women led Changing of the Guard. #Trailblazers [From NJ.com]

10/06/2021 04:28 PM EDT

Read about, Cmdr. Jeanine Menze, the Coast Guard’s 1st Black woman pilot and how she paid it forward. Selfless acts of Kindness. [From NPR]

10/06/2021 04:28 PM EDT

In Celebrations of National Hispanic Heritage Month we are highlighting Hispanic women Veterans who participated in the I AM NOT INVISIBLE (IANI) Campaign. Barbara Torres-Colon, U.S. Army Veteran 2004-1017, SAJ, Deputy Chief of Staff Secretary

10/06/2021 04:28 PM EDT

Only 8.5% of the women enrolled in VA’s genetic research, Million Veteran Program #MVP are Hispanic/Latina. Watch as U.S. Navy Veteran, Ana Claudio shares her story. #BringWomenVeteransHome2VA [From Veterans Health Administration]

10/06/2021 04:28 PM EDT

You put your life on the line for your country, you shouldn’t have to risk it at home. If you don’t feel safe, contact VA’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program or National DV Hotline: 800-799-7233 #DVAM2021 [From Veterans Health Administration]

10/06/2021 09:00 AM EDT

There are more than 240,000 Veterans that have tested positive for COVID-19, and that number is growing. The long-term effects of virus are still being understood, but one in ten people who have contracted it may suffer from what has become known as “Long COVID,” which could threaten to become the next public health emergency that will challenge the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system. [From VAntage Point]

10/05/2021 08:00 PM EDT

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). [From VAntage Point]

10/05/2021 06:01 PM EDT

Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant or have recently been pregnant? Find answers to this and other COVID-related questions. [From VAntage Point]