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02/14/2022 04:00 PM EST

Heart Health Awareness Month falls in February and is a great time to learn more about heart health. VA and the American Heart Association (AHA) want you to be aware of five important heart health numbers because they help providers determine your risk for developing cardiovascular disease. [From VAntage Point]

02/14/2022 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Judith Bruner, who served as one of the first female naval aviators in the 1970s and 1980s. Born in 1948, Judith Bruner started preparing for a career in aviation from an early age. Her father, a pilot who served in World War II, managed an airport, and she was piloting planes solo by age 16. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Judith!

02/12/2022 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Mary Smith, who served as a nurse practitioner at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Mary Smith was raised in Howells, Nebraska, a town of 600. After graduating high school, she spent a year as a student at Nebraska Wesleyan University before enlisting in the Air Force in 1988. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Mary!

02/11/2022 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Nisha Aguiar, who served as an administrative specialist and deployed to Bosnia. Nisha Aguiar was born in Bombay, India. She later moved to Queens, New York, where she grew up with her parents. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Nisah!

02/09/2022 11:30 AM EST

During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Marcella Hayes Ng, who was the first female African American pilot to serve in the military. Marcella Hayes Ng joined the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) while in college at the University of Wisconsin. She excelled in training, becoming one of the two women accepted for the Tri-Service ROTC Exhibition Drill Team and taking on a leadership role at the ROTC Advanced Camp in the summer of 1977. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your servie, Marcella!

02/08/2022 06:01 PM EST

It’s never too late to enroll in VA health care services. If you’re looking for women-centered health care, sign up for the VA Women’s Health Reengagement Training (heaRT) to gain a better understanding of how VA can support your health care needs. [From VAntage Point]