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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.


06/08/2020 04:00 PM EDT

It’s when we pause that we heal. Research conducted in 2019 showed that Americans check their phones an average of 96 times a day, or once every 10 minutes. [From VAntage Point]

06/08/2020 02:00 PM EDT

Army Veteran Kolan Glass is not a doctor or a nurse. Still, in the battle against COVID-19, he is one of the most critical employees at North Las Vegas VAMC. [From VAntage Point]

06/08/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Antonius D. Speed, who served as a hospital corpsman in California from 2010-2013. Texas native Antonius “Tony” Speed graduated from high school in 2009 and joined the Navy as part of a delayed entry program. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Antonius!

06/07/2020 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Vincent R. Stewart, a Jamaican American who served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Vincent R. Stewart was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the U.S. in 1971 at the age of 13. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Vincent!

06/04/2020 02:01 PM EDT

As a second-generation Japanese-American citizen, Kazuo Yamaguchi wasn’t allowed to enlist to fight for his country. He was soon drafted, and fought honorably in WWII. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Kazuo Yamaguchi felt a sense of patriotic duty to serve the country that had provided him and his family a prosperous life. [From VAntage Point]

06/04/2020 10:06 AM EDT

"The Registry" breaks open the hidden history of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service (MIS) during World War II — a story made possible because of a few aging Japanese American veterans with a little Internet savvy and a lot of determination. [From KPBS.org]

06/04/2020 10:01 AM EDT

As we all take precautions to guard against COVID-19, being able to access VA health care is very important. Reaching your VA care team online – rather than in person – can protect you and others from exposure to infectious diseases. [From VAntage Point]

06/03/2020 05:32 PM EDT

As the country is gripped by civil unrest over racial injustice and the death of George Floyd, the U.S. Senate has been poised to confirm the first black chief of a military service branch. But the nomination was being quietly delayed by one senator as leverage in a basing decision for the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker. [From Defense News]

06/03/2020 04:00 PM EDT

If you’re looking for relief from headaches, you might be surprised to learn that just a few basic relaxation techniques can help prevent the frequency and severity of headache attacks. Relaxation training helps you achieve a state of deep relaxation. [From VAntage Point]

06/01/2020 11:48 PM EDT

He was 26 years old, 5-foot-4, weighed 130 pounds and came from Albany, New York. And on the night of May 15, 1918, Army Pvt. Henry Johnson, a member of the all-black New York National Guard 369th Infantry Regiment, found himself fighting for his life against 20 German soldiers out in front of his unit's trenchline. [From U.S. Department of Defense]