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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.


12/15/2020 08:01 AM EST

With one phone call, Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors can easily access information on VA benefits and services or be connected to an expert for answers to questions. 1-800-MyVA411 is a national, toll-free number that serves as a “front door” to VA. [From VAntage Point]

12/14/2020 04:01 PM EST

As the temperatures drop and days get shorter, it may be time to think about different ways to get yourself moving. Chair yoga is a great way to move your body and tap into your breath. You don’t need any special equipment to do it – just a chair (preferably without wheels, or with the wheels in the locked position). [From VAntage Point]

12/14/2020 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Shamika Crumpton, who served as a forklift operator and truck driver for five years. Born in 1977 and from Largo, Florida, Shamika Crumpton enlisted in the Army at the age of 18. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Shamika!

12/13/2020 02:01 PM EST

It’s been a whirlwind of a year and whether you live alone or are continuing to practice social distancing, the holidays are going to look a little different this year. Whatever this year’s holiday meal brings, you can certainly scale it down while still enjoying some of those traditional favorites in a smaller group. [From VAntage Point]