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In Case You Missed It:  The Center for Minority Veterans is sharing recent news stories that may be of interest to minority Veterans, service members, and their supporters on a weekly basis.


03/18/2024 02:30 PM EDT

March 18-22 is LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week. At VA, we serve our Veterans with the equidiv, inclusive, and respectful health care you deserve. Today, VA provides care to more than six million Veterans with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities. And a growing proportion of VA users are LGBTQ+ Veterans—with over 104,000 who are enrolled in VA health care—many of whom have unique and varied needs. [From VA News]

03/16/2024 04:30 PM EDT

Veo Jessie joined the military looking for answers and ended it as a Prisoner of War (POW) survivor. Jessie decided at the age of 15 to join the military to uncover the truth about how his brother, a serviceman, had died. After telling the recruiter he was 17, he began his journey as a soldier. [From VA News]

03/15/2024 10:30 AM EDT

You only have to glance at the data on Veteran homelessness to know that something doesn’t seem to be adding up. While Black Veterans make up about 12% of the overall Veteran population, they account for 31% of the homeless Veteran population. Other racial minorities are similarly overrepresented. [From VA News]