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In Case You Missed It:  The Center for Women Veterans is sharing recent news stories that may be of interest to women Veterans, military women, and their supporters on a weekly basis.  Share your thoughts about them on social media @VAWomenVets.


09/02/2021 09:00 AM EDT

The Renfrew Center created the Unified Treatment Model. It’s a modified version of the Unified Protocol, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy for people diagnosed with depression, anxiety disorders, and emotional problems. [From VAntage Point]
09/01/2021 10:01 AM EDT

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions can affect a person’s muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints—all of which can impact the body’s movement. MSK conditions may be caused by an accident, overuse, or repetitive motions. Sometimes people can have pain without ever being injured. [From VAntage Point]
09/01/2021 08:49 AM EDT

“I love my job,” the 23-year-old U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant wrote in an Instagram caption last week, after her unit’s enormous task of processing thousands of Afghan and American evacuees through the Kabul airport gates after the capital fell. [From The Washington Post]
09/01/2021 08:49 AM EDT

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, Dennis McDonough, is focused on "LGBTQ Veterans, women Veterans, MST (military sexual trauma) survivors and more." He delivered a heartfelt speech at The American Legion National Headquarters, 102nd National Convention covering many important topics - but specific to women Veterans said, “With the help of the Legion, we can help make VA a more welcoming place for LGBTQ Veterans, women Veterans, MST (military sexual trauma) survivors and more. For far too long, too many Veterans have fought to protect our rights and our freedoms. And then they’ve had to fight battles here at home for their own rights and their own freedoms.” During his visit he also stopped by the Center for Women Veterans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs booth to discuss hard topics facing women Veterans with the CWV Global Outreach Manager, Ana Claudio. BringWomenVeteransHome2VA [From The American Legion]
09/01/2021 08:00 AM EDT

Whether you qualify for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine and need to make an appointment or you’re just trying to get into your favorite restaurant, there’s a chance that you will need to prove your COVID-19 vaccination status. While you can carry your CDC vaccination card (or a photo of it), here’s how to get a copy of your VA COVID-19 vaccine records online. [From VAntage Point]
08/31/2021 01:19 PM EDT

With new tech tools and knowledge-sharing initiatives, VA is Expanding Opportunities for Women Veterans. [From Government CIO]
08/31/2021 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Mary Beth Aiello, who provided security at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks. Mary Beth Aiello was born in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1997, when she was 20 years old, Aiello joined the New York Air National Guard. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Mary Beth!