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05/19/2020 05:00 AM EDT

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from May 15, 2020. [From DACOWITS]

05/18/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Twisting at the waist creates mobility in the spine, energizes the body, and aids in digestion. These are just a few of the many benefits this simple movement offers. In this four-and-a-half-minute standing twist video, Mary Horne, Yoga Teacher from Central Arkansas VA, guides a moving meditation practice that is gentle enough for everyone. [From VAntage Point]

05/15/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Have you ever been told to “stand up straight” or “sit up straight?” Our posture can have an impact on how we feel physically and even emotionally, whether we are sitting or standing. Good posture and proper body alignment can sometimes help reduce pain by preventing or decreasing strain on your spine, muscles, and joints. [From VAntage Point]

05/14/2020 02:00 PM EDT

Navy Veteran Melissa A. Washington was inspired by her experiences with LinkedIn to found a company that promotes career preparation. She later founded two groups for female Veterans after realizing female Veterans needed encouragement and empowerment in the workforce. [From VAntage Point]

05/14/2020 01:01 PM EDT

The Veterans Benefits Administration knows that the transition from military to civilian life can be stressful and complex. Men and women from diverse backgrounds, ages and circumstances may face barriers and challenges to accessing VA benefits and programs and services eligibility. [From VAntage Point]

05/14/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Jennifer Moreno, a San Diego native and cultural support team member killed in Afghanistan in 2013. Jennifer Moreno was born in San Diego and graduated from San Diego High School. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

05/14/2020 09:00 AM EDT

When Charles Franklin created the Veterans Employment Rideshare Initiative (Rideshare) in 2018, he wasn’t thinking of how it could help in a global pandemic. However, when COVID-19 came to America, he did what any good innovator would do: he adapted. [From VAntage Point]

05/13/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Acupressure is the applying of pressure to specific points on the body, often used to help relieve tension and pain. It has been used for thousands of years to provide comfort and to help our bodies heal. Rubbing our temples during a headache or stressful moment is an example of how we naturally choose to place our hands on specific areas of our body for relief. [From VAntage Point]

05/12/2020 04:00 PM EDT

VA has good news for Veterans who need same-day urgent care for a minor illness or injury during the coronavirus pandemic: VA and its in-network community urgent care clinics are rapidly adapting their care practices to include video and phone options to ensure Veterans have access to their providers, while reducing potential exposure. Veterans who need urgent care may have the option to use telehealth (phone- or video-based visits) instead of in-person visits at VA or in-network community clinics. [From VAntage Point]

05/12/2020 02:01 PM EDT

On March 27, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, into law to help Americans economically impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help homeowners avoid home foreclosure. As the country rallies together to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, VA’s Loan Guaranty Service is working to assist Veterans. [From VAntage Point]

05/12/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Clena Abuan, who served in the signal corps and served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Born in 1985 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Clena Abuan lived in the Philippines until she was five when she came back. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Clena!