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02/15/2022 02:00 PM EST

Custis was born in Goshen, Indiana, on July 23, 1917. In 1939, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in Indiana, before being commissioned ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve. While on inactive duty, he completed his medical degree at Northwestern University in Illinois in 1941.

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02/15/2022 11:30 AM EST

During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Marcia Anderson, the Army’s first African American female major general.

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02/15/2022 09:50 AM EST

This Talking Later podcast is about late-life PTSD and resilience, connection and making meaning. Hear Veterans share how they coped.

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02/15/2022 09:05 AM EST

In late 2017, VA began a multi-year effort to revise and update the VASRD, or VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The VASRD’s 15 body systems had seen periodic rating criteria updates, but this continuing effort reflects the first comprehensive review since 1945.

Today, VA announced its eighth update: respiratory, auditory, and mental disorders body systems.

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02/15/2022 09:00 AM EST

Exposure to contaminants or environmental hazards poses a major health concern for Veterans of all eras. If you served in Iraq, Afghanistan or other areas and believe you were exposed to hazardous materials – including particulate matter, burn pits and others – disability compensation and other VA benefits for related illnesses or conditions may be available for you.

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02/14/2022 06:00 PM EST

Veterans and their spouses are eligible for free training programs offered by NPower. 

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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.

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