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08/07/2023 04:30 PM EDT

Have you ever caught yourself saying mean words about your body? “My knees are knobby.” “My hearing is bad.” “My fingers look like sausages.” Listen to yourself today. How many times do you catch yourself criticizing your body? [From VA News]

08/04/2023 12:00 PM EDT

Richenda A. Hoffman was born April 11, 1908, in Dunkirk, New York. She was the third of four daughters born to L.N. and Lousia Gansworth. As a young adult, Hoffman worked at Petersen-Harned-Von Maur in Davenport, Iowa. In early 1943, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and completed basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, with further training at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. [From VA News]

We honor her service.

08/03/2023 02:30 PM EDT

Let’s face it, the VA claims process can be overwhelming at time. As a Veteran who works for VA, I sometimes get overwhelmed with the claims process myself. Luckily, VA has experts who can help. [From VA News]

08/02/2023 12:00 PM EDT

Marguerite Erixon Cain was born to Gustav and Ethel Erixon in Denver, Colorado, on Feb. 8, 1921. After high school, she enrolled at the Colorado State College of Education (now University of Northern Colorado), where she began training for a career as a teacher in business education. World War II disrupted Cain’s plans, however, and she became the first woman from her town to swear into the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service). [From VA News]

We honor her service.

07/31/2023 04:30 PM EDT

Having a sense of connection and community can go a long way in supporting our whole health and well-being. Feeing alone can sometimes make us get sick or keep us feeling ill. Positive social relationships are healthy, and they can be a source of strength and positivity in our lives. [From VA News]