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10/24/2022 04:00 PM EDT

We are born knowing how to breathe, and breathing is something we do without even thinking about it. So why would you need a breathing practice? Easy. We can learn to use breath to calm our nervous system and bring us back into the present moment. But it takes practice! [From VA News]

10/21/2022 10:01 AM EDT

In the United States, about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). Research suggests that the Veteran population is twice as likely to experience IPV compared to the general population. [From VA News]

10/20/2022 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Deborah Ann Thomas Meserve. Meserve served as an American advisor to the Iraq Air Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. Deborah Ann Thomas Meserve was born in February 1965 and commissioned into the Air Force in 1988. [From VA News]

We honor her service.

10/19/2022 02:01 PM EDT

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Thanks to a historic new law, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins (PACT) Act of 2022, Veterans with cancer conditions related to toxic exposure—including reproductive cancer of any type, as well as breast cancer—can more easily access benefits from the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). [From VA News]

10/19/2022 07:55 AM EDT

Phyllis Wilson, president of the memorial, said that when it opened 25 years ago, 40,000 people came to celebrate. She said the memorial is significant because women who serve have a very different timeline. [From WTOP News]