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07/24/2023 04:30 PM EDT

Do you ever find that your mind wanders or tends to jump from one thought to another? Or have you found yourself “listening” to someone talking and then your mind wanders to your plans for later that evening? You are not alone! Some studies suggest that a good portion of our daily thoughts are spent in this state of mind wandering. When this happens excessively over long periods of time, it can have a negative impact. [From VA News]

07/24/2023 12:00 PM EDT

Marjorie Ruth Deloach Heuer was born in Villa Grove, Illinois, on February 4, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. George A. Deloach. Heuer’s brother Albert was killed fighting with the Army during the Battle of the Bulge, and she volunteered to serve in the Navy’s all-female Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) during World War II. Heuer served as a Hospital Apprentice First-Class (HA1). [From VA News]

We honor her service.

07/22/2023 09:30 AM EDT

Duty. Honor. Sacrifice. Service. Love. Faith. Family. My mother-in-law, Olga Prietula, lived these words every day. She passed away on June 19, 2023, at 100 and a half. She was a World War II Army nurse who inspired me to serve Veterans. [From VA News]

07/21/2023 04:30 PM EDT

If you have been exposed to a toxic substance during your military service, you may be eligible for VA benefits, even if you have been turned down in the past. Apply by August 9, 2023, to possibly have your benefits backdated to August 10, 2022, if approved. Join VA and representatives from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) for a live broadcast on Facebook, August 2 at 3:30 p.m. EDT, to learn about the Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. [From VA News]

07/21/2023 02:30 PM EDT

Women are the fastest growing group in the Veteran population, and are expected to make up 18% of the Veteran population by 2040. VA provides comprehensive contraception care services and offers a wide range of contraceptive options for Veterans, yet one-third of Veteran pregnancies are unintended. Access issues and refill delays further complicate existing gaps in contraceptive coverage. [From VA News]

07/20/2023 12:00 PM EDT

Elizabeth Ann Maes was born May 14, 1914, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Joseph and Katherine Pesut, both Yugoslavian immigrants. She graduated from St. John’s Academy in Indianapolis in 1932 and from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in 1935. On November 3, 1938, Maes joined the Army Nurse Corps. [From VA News]

We honor her service.