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01/10/2022 04:01 PM EST

Did you know that we take 12-20 breaths per minute on average? It’s amazing to think that we have the natural powers to thrive simply by taking deep full breaths throughout our day. This is called paced breathing, which is slowing your breath down mindfully to focus on the length of the breath. [From VAntage Point]

01/10/2022 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran D’Lorz Inez Haynes, who served as the 10th director of the Army Nurse Corps. D’Lorz Inez Haynes was born in June 1909, in Paint Rock, Texas, to Floyd and Lola Rampey Haynes. She grew up in a farming family around San Angelo, Texas, with her three brothers and sister. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

01/06/2022 10:01 AM EST

VA employee Darcie Greuel, also a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves, was honored by Gov. Tony Evers as Woman Veteran of the Year. Caring. Advocating. Motivating. Inspiring. Mentoring. Those are just some of the words that describe Darcie Greuel. “Those are all things that are near and dear to my heart. They are things I’m constantly trying to get better at and what I help others aspire to as well.” [From VAntage Point]

01/06/2022 09:55 AM EST

Every single woman who served has a story! Learn more about U.S. Army CWO2 Lee Lane, she was the first woman helicopter pilot in her Illinois National Guard unit. The Center for Women Veterans has partnered with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to lift more WOMEN VETERANS to tell their story. [From The Library of Congress]

01/06/2022 09:55 AM EST

Women veterans who thought they were ready for civilian life, realize it was harder than they thought. Is gender a factor? [From The Lily]

01/04/2022 11:34 AM EST

Betty White, former member of the American Women’s Voluntary Services and legendary comedian, dies at 99. We Honor your Service! [From Observation Post]

01/04/2022 11:34 AM EST

Research: Intimate partner violence (IPV) includes physical violence, sexual violence including sexual assault (SA), stalking, and psychological aggression by a current or former intimate partner (i.e., spouse, dating partner, or sexual partner). Individuals of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, and socioeconomic status may experience IPV/SA. [From VA Health Services Research & Development]

01/11/2021 05:00 AM EST

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from December 2021. [From DACOWITS]