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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.


04/09/2019 09:36 AM EDT

Key Kobayashi was among the 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent ordered into internment camps. Then he was drafted. [From The Washington Post]

04/09/2019 08:17 AM EDT

The new eligibility criteria will be a major improvement over existing criteria in terms of making things simpler: currently, eligibility criteria vary between VA’s community care programs. When the new criteria go into effect, Veterans can expect better access and greater choice in their health care, whether at VA or through a community provider. [From VAntage Point]

04/05/2019 09:15 AM EDT

National Go for Broke Day honors members of the 442nd Regimental combat team, which was a segregated World War II unit made up of Asian-Americans, and was the most highly decorated unit of the war. Today we honor a member of that unit, Col. Young-Oak Kim. [From VAntage Point]

04/03/2019 10:10 AM EDT

The year was 1938 and Joe Louis, also known as the Brown Bomber, was set for a rematch to defend his world title against Germany’s Max Schmeling at the 70,000 capacity Yankee Stadium in New York City. It was a momentous occasion, not just because of the two fighters involved but also because of the situation the world was facing at this moment in history. [From VAntage Point]

03/19/2019 11:05 AM EDT

Last June, President Trump signed landmark legislation, known as the VA MISSION Act of 2018, that makes dramatic improvements to how Veterans receive community care—health care provided outside of VA. VA’s goal is to give Veterans greater choice over their health care, allowing VA to deliver world-class, seamless customer service either through a VA facility or community provider. [From VAntage Point]