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05/08/2022 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Raquel Bono, a Filipino-American who served in the Navy for over three decades. As a child, Raquel Bono, born Raquel Cruz, lived in the Philippines, Minnesota and Canada before settling in Texas. Her father was a surgeon and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Raquel!

05/07/2022 02:00 PM EDT

“When life gets too crazy, I just go and do my crafts,” said Marine Corps Veteran Catherine D’Angelo. “Nothing else matters. It really helps me to focus and calm myself.” D’Angelo recently received a gold medal in the National Veterans Creative Arts competition that secured her participation in this year’s festival. [From VAntage Point]

05/06/2022 02:00 PM EDT

Many VA medical centers will be offering baby showers to support expecting mothers with essential baby items and vital health information. Whether you are a mom, want to be a mom, or are about to become a mom, VA supports you on Mother’s Day and every day. No matter where you are in your journey, we provide health care every step of the way to and through motherhood. [From VAntage Point]

05/05/2022 09:02 AM EDT

This week’s America250 salute is Navy Veteran Sunita Williams, who served as a Gulf War helicopter pilot before becoming a NASA astronaut. A helicopter pilot and NASA astronaut, Sunita Williams set the then world record for most time spent on space walks by a woman. During her deployment with the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 8, she helped prevent an Iraqi invasion of Saudi Arabia and evacuate Iraqi Kurdish refugees. [From VAntage Point]