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06/07/2022 05:00 AM EDT

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from May 2022. [From DACOWITS]

06/06/2022 04:00 PM EDT

Moving the body is important for all of us, and it can prevent or help manage diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Some activities increase stamina, while others improve strength, mobility, balance, or flexibility. Listening to our body is important as we engage in movement or exercise. [From VAntage Point]

06/06/2022 10:00 AM EDT

Army Veteran Rachel VanDeMark recently got a colorful and special surprise when she arrived for her appointment at the Humble VA Outpatient Clinic. VanDeMark, who is undergoing cancer treatment at the Houston VA, was coming in for a routine clinic appointment when she was greeted by Adrienne Carraway, her licensed vocational nurse, wearing a purple wig. [From VAntage Point]

06/06/2022 08:00 AM EDT

This week’s Borne the Battle – a benefits breakdown – features the Million Veteran Program (MVP), which is a national, voluntary research program to learn about how genes, lifestyle and military exposures affect health and illness and improve health care for Veterans. [From VAntage Point]

06/04/2022 09:00 AM EDT

This month’s Women Veteran Authors Book Corner author is U.S. Army Veteran Tamara D. Files, who served from 1989-to 1993. Tamara D. (Howell) Files, MA BSN RN is a registered nurse in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the founder and co-owner of a small business that specializes in life coaching and consulting. Files wrote “Sitting on the Moon” and “The Leopard Butterfly” to inspire her young nieces through the process of grief and loss. [From VAntage Point]

06/01/2022 10:00 AM EDT

VA celebrates Pride Month by serving all who served. The “Pride Counts at VA” campaign continues VA’s initiative to inform Veterans that they can disclose their sexual orientation and gender identity within our national health record systems. Veterans can choose from several gender identity options or choose not to reveal them at this time. [From VAntage Point]