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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.


05/04/2021 04:00 PM EDT

Marlon Bounds feels like a superhero. Bounds is one of two Veterans at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and a handful of recipients in the nation to receive a new type of prosthetic leg. [From VAntage Point]

05/04/2021 11:31 AM EDT

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Yoshito Fujimoto, a World War II translator. Yoshito Fujimoto was born in April 1918 in Del Ray, California. At eight months old, he relocated to Japan following his mother’s death. [From VAntage Point]

We honor his service.

05/03/2021 04:00 PM EDT

When it comes to yoga, we hear these often: “I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible,” or “I don’t know what all the fuss is about yoga,” or “My daughter does yoga, but she’s young and fit,” and “You won’t catch me in yoga pants!” But what about chair yoga? [From VAntage Point]

05/03/2021 11:30 AM EDT

During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Chaiyant Chanchang, who served in Afghanistan. The son of Thai immigrants, Chaiyant Chanchang was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and enlisted in the Navy in 1997. After going to basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes, Chanchang received his ground crew certification in Pensacola, Florida, to work on F-14s. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Chaiyant!

04/29/2021 10:00 AM EDT

Your COVID-19 Questions Answered. VA is listening to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and hosting a blog series on questions from Veterans. Tell us what you think. [From VAntage Point]

04/28/2021 04:01 PM EDT

Now more than ever, your financial wellness and security are important. Veterans and their benefits are often targets of scams and financial fraud. While VA is working to prevent these events from happening, educating yourself about fraud and safeguarding your benefits is the best line of defense. [From VAntage Point]