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09/19/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Did you notice how your body felt when you woke up this morning? How about in the middle of the day or last night before you went to bed? When we have aches and pains, we often notice our body “talking” to us. However, in the absence of pain we tend to not really notice the tiny whispers our bodies give us. [From VA News]

09/19/2022 02:00 PM EDT

Fall is here and with it comes the flu and a lingering threat of a COVID-19 resurgence. VA encourages you to take precaution each time you check in for a health care appointment. [From VA News]

09/19/2022 12:45 PM EDT

VA’s latest annual report shows encouraging downward trends in Veteran suicide counts and rates, yet ongoing critical work remains. The 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report analyzes Veteran suicide data from 2001-2020. [From VA News]

09/18/2022 09:00 AM EDT

Honor, courage, commitment, service, devotion: These are words used in one or more of our U.S. military core values or their descriptions. But one word is mentioned in all of them – respect. As Veterans, we lived these values for a time in our lives. [From VA News]

09/15/2022 09:02 AM EDT

This week’s America250 salute is Marine Veteran Angela Salinas. The first Hispanic woman to be brigadier general in the Corps, Angela Salinas was the highest ranking woman in the United States Marine Corps at the time of her retirement. For her service, her awards and decorations include a Defense Superior Service Medal and a Legion of Merit with gold star. [From VA News]

09/13/2022 09:50 AM EDT

September is Suicide Prevention Month. VA is using the observation to raise awareness of Veteran suicide prevention and to highlight resources designed specifically for Veterans, family members and friends. In a new PSA, the Ad Council, VA, and Veteran filmmakers have partnered to encourage women Veterans to reach out for help when needed and remind them how to find the right VA resources. [From VA News]