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07/11/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Breathing slowly and deeply in through the nose and out through the mouth with a soft and relaxed belly can increase the body’s exchange of oxygen. This technique also stimulates the body’s rest and relaxation response. It quiets the areas of the brain that register fear and anger. [From VAntage Point]

07/11/2022 10:01 AM EDT

Are you experiencing hot flashes? Sudden mood changes? Having trouble sleeping? You may be nearing menopause. If your symptoms are making you uncomfordiv, talk with your VA provider for help managing them. [From VAntage Point]

07/11/2022 08:07 AM EDT

Vaught, an Air Force Veteran who enlisted in 1957 and retired in 1985, is one of the most decorated women in military history, mirroring that arc toward greater inclusion and her nearly three-decade career was a series of firsts for female service members. Congratulations Gen Vaught and thank you for your service. [From Military.com]

07/11/2022 08:07 AM EDT

Slater, a current federal civilian employee working in the Virginia National Guard Human Resources Office, was recognized with the Trail Blazer Award at the 2022 Virginia Women Veterans Summit held June 15, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia. Hosted by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services in partnership with the Virginia Employment Commission, the Summit featured more than 200 women Veterans, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and other participants taking part in a full day of inspiring speeches and panel discussions on topics of interest to Virginia’s more than 109,000 women Veterans. [From Virginia National Guard The Commonwealth’s Guardian]

07/08/2022 10:00 AM EDT

ct dating back to World War II stopped by to have their photograph professionally taken, share their experiences and join in on the fellowship. Faces of Service aims to show the faces and tell the stories of true sacrifice and service. It says that our Veterans’ stories and experiences are unique, nodiv, and worthy of celebration and documentation. [From VAntage Point]