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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.


08/02/2021 04:00 PM EDT

Nearly every COVID-19 death in the Veteran community and U.S. as a whole is entirely preventable through getting a vaccine, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said July 31 at the DAV National Convention in Tampa. With COVID-19 cases rising with the Delta variant, McDonough said 99% of those dying from COVID-19 right now are unvaccinated. [From VAntage Point]
08/02/2021 02:01 PM EDT

Neck pain can interfere with many aspects of your daily life and disrupt activities you enjoy. Acupressure can help relieve neck pain. [From VAntage Point]
08/02/2021 08:01 AM EDT

In this 250th episode of Borne the Battle, Marine Corps Veteran and Olympic Gold Medalist and Lakota Warrior Billy Mills talks service, Olympics, and current work with Running Strong for American Indian Youth. He talks about his life’s many highs and lows. [From VAntage Point]
08/01/2021 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Randall Ching who fought with the 5th Ranger Battalion during World War II. In 1924, Randall Ching was born in San Francisco, California. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Randall!
07/31/2021 02:00 PM EDT

Homeless Veterans and families in Hawaii have help on the way. Millions of dollars in grants have been awarded to curb Veteran homelessness. [From VAntage Point]
07/31/2021 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Panya Laona, who deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan during his service. Panya Laona grew up in Phetchabun, Thailand, and lived there until he was granted a U.S. visa in 1998. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Panya!
07/30/2021 09:01 AM EDT

We’ve received questions from Veterans, family members and caregivers about COVID-19 vaccines. Here's a compilation of our answers. [From VAntage Point]