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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.


04/13/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Those who are able to find rest and relaxation are often able to ponder and act on life’s biggest questions: What gets you out of bed in the morning? What do you want more than anything in life? Why are you here? What do you want to achieve? Most importantly: What really matters to you? [From VAntage Point]

04/10/2020 04:01 PM EDT

Music therapy is the evidence-based use of music for a therapeutic purpose. It can help promote relaxation, reduce depression and anxiety, and even help with pain management. [From VAntage Point]

04/09/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Whole Health focuses on what matters most to each of us. Mindful awareness and self-care empowers you to take charge of your health and well-being, and to live your life to the fullest. Cultivating this awareness with meditation helps us find what really matters. [From VAntage Point]

04/09/2020 11:30 AM EDT

It took awhile, but 11 veterans finally got their own “Pomp and Circumstance.” The Solano County Office of Education presented 11 high school diplomas - seven to living veterans and four to their next of kin - during their annual Operation Recognition (OpRec) ceremony on Friday. [From Times-Herald]

04/09/2020 11:30 AM EDT

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is celebrating Mexican American Veterans at heir FESTIBA event. During the vent, veterans were able to share their stories. [From Valley Central]

04/09/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Chinese-American Veterans of World War II - 27 of whom still live in Hawai‘i - are finally getting the recognition they deserve in a Congressional Gold Medal. World War II was a cataclysm unlike any war that came before or since. Americans of every class and color were called upon to do what it took to win. [From MidWeek]

04/09/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Antonio Reyna, who served during World War II and survived the Bataan Death March. The Bataan Death March began April 9, 1942, following a three-month battle in the Philippines during World War II. [From VAntage Point]

We honor his service.

04/09/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) is pleased to announce its annual student contest that focuses on the relevance and impact of the Japanese American World War II Veterans. The contest is open to high school (grades 9-12) and college (undergraduate and graduate) students. [From The Rafu Shimpo]

04/09/2020 09:51 AM EDT

Veterans, if you possess foreign language skills, check out these available positions with the Department of Labor! All vacancies close April 20, 2020.

04/08/2020 04:00 PM EDT

VA is sending text messages to its 7+ million Veterans enrolled in VA health care. The texts deliver VA’s latest information, resources and guidance. VA’s next wide-scale VEText message will be on how Veterans can access virtual mental care. [From VAntage Point]

04/08/2020 03:31 PM EDT

Staying active during this time is very important for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Physical activity, like Tai chi, increases your stamina and improves your strength, flexibility, or balance. [From VAntage Point]