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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.


03/17/2020 09:01 AM EDT

VA recently released its “VA Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Caregivers,” a comprehensive guide aimed at providing caregivers with resources to help them care for not only Veterans, but also themselves. More than 2.4 million people devote a significant part of their lives to taking care of Veterans. [From VAntage Point]

03/17/2020 07:59 AM EDT

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Minority Veterans, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on July 15, 2020. [From Federal Register]

03/16/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Antoine Lewis, who served as a logistics officer during Operation Enduring Freedom. Antoine Lewis enlisted in the Army in 1997. He served for six years before leaving in 2003. [From VAntage Point]

We honor his service.

03/14/2020 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Ana Claudio, who served in the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ana Claudio hailed from Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Puerto Rico when she was a teenager. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Ana!

03/11/2020 05:18 PM EDT

By now, you’ve heard about the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, that’s causing illness around the world. Fortunately, VA is ready. We have plans in place to protect everyone who gets care, visits or works at one of our facilities. [From VAntage Point]