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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.


03/03/2020 08:00 PM EST

VA and RallyPoint teamed up for a #VetResources Facebook Live last week to discuss how each creates online communities for Veterans. Marine Corps Veteran Tanner Iskra, a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team and host of the podcast Borne the Battle, joined Army Veteran David Gowel, CEO of RallyPoint, to share how the two organizations came to work together, and to discuss some of the online communities and resources that they offer to Veterans. [From VAntage Point]

03/03/2020 02:01 PM EST

Combat Veteran Dustin Wood completed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program in 2019. Joining the paid five month employment and training initiative, says Wood, “is the best decision I have ever made.” [From VAntage Point]

03/03/2020 09:50 AM EST

Marine Corp Veteran Allan Parish wants you to know about a new VA campaign aimed at giving Veterans a better understanding of their diabetes numbers. The “Understand Your Diabetes Numbers” campaign educates Veterans and their families on the disease. [From VAntage Point]

03/02/2020 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Michele S. Jones, who served as the first female command sergeant major of the Army Reserve. Michele S. Jones enlisted into the Army in September 1982. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Michele!

03/02/2020 10:01 AM EST

The Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently held graduations for its 2020 Compensated Work Therapy and Veterans School at Work programs. The ceremony gave many of the graduates the chance to share their experiences in the programs. They also talked about their future plans with fellow graduates, staff and Birmingham VA Health Care System director Stacy Vasquez. [From VAntage Point]

03/01/2020 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Frances E. Thorpe, who was one of the first African American women commissioned as an officer. Today’s Veteran of the Day is a pioneer who forged a path for future generations. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

02/29/2020 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Coast Guard Veteran Ernest T. Maxey, who served during World War II and retired in 1983 from the Reserve. Ernest Maxey was living in Chicago, Illinois, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Ernest!

02/28/2020 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Alford L. McMichael, the first African American to become sergeant major of the Marine Corps. Alford L. McMichael was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Alford!

02/27/2020 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Donald “Don” L. Scott, who served over 31 years in the Army and retired as a brigadier general. Donald Scott was born in Hunnewell, Missouri, in February 1938. [From VAntage Point]

We honor his service.