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11/01/2021 04:00 PM EDT

What does it feel like getting “into the flow?” You know, those times when you don’t feel you’re swimming upstream, but instead you’re just moving freely in your life? Inside of you, there are natural flows of energy that can help you feel good – or that can contribute to you feeling stuck. [From VAntage Point]

11/01/2021 09:00 AM EDT

Do you want to find more information on VA benefits and services? Do you have a question, concern, recommendation, or compliment for VA? Then use the new “Ask VA” portal! [From VAntage Point]

10/30/2021 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Bernadette Agnes Payla Miller, who served as a nurse in a field hospital during the Vietnam War. Bernadette Agnes Payla Miller originally joined the Army Nurse Corps at the age of 21 because they offered to help pay for her education. Her main memories of basic training at Fort Sam Houston involve the heat. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Bernadette!

10/28/2021 02:00 PM EDT

In mid-twentieth century Kansas, girls were expected to grow up to be teachers and wives. But Sally Murphy, who was born in Wichita in January 1949, was not like most girls. During her childhood, she was a tomboy who was drawn to the combat, helicopters and aviation shown in Vietnam War photographs. [From VAntage Point]

10/27/2021 04:00 PM EDT

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and can also affect men. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 281,550 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. [From VAntage Point]

10/27/2021 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Jennifer Mascolo, who served as a field radio operator during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After graduating high school, Jennifer Mascolo thought she needed a source of discipline in her life. When her friend recommended the military, Mascolo joined the Marine Corps. She attended boot camp at Parris Island and then served with the 8th Communications Battalion, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Jennifer!