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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.


10/25/2021 04:00 PM EDT

Imagine visiting your health care team and instead of them asking you, “What is the matter with you today?” they ask, “What matters to you today?” Whole Health helps you create a Mission, Aspiration and Purpose – or MAP – that connects your health care goals with your life goals. When you know your MAP, you can set a goal and work with your team to reach it. [From VAntage Point]
10/23/2021 09:01 AM EDT

The Fresh Focus team consists of registered dietitian nutritionists from the Marion VA Health Care System. This episode is hosted by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Loran Morris and features guest appearances from her grandparents. Their message for this post? Give gardening a try. [From VAntage Point]
10/21/2021 10:00 AM EDT

In this installment of “Why I get my health care at VA,” Air Force Veteran Candace talks about how she transitioned to civilian life after a deployment in Iraq, how she wasn’t sure what life held in store for her afterward, but that she found passion at VA while helping to care for her fellow Veterans. [From VAntage Point]
10/20/2021 05:00 PM EDT

Veteran disability claims, homelessness and COVID-19 vaccines were topics VA Secretary Denis McDonough spoke about during a press conference Oct. 20 in Washington D.C. More than 3,800 toxic exposure claims have been approved for Gulf War Veterans, and McDonough noted that this is the first time Veterans from that era received presumptive status on claims for asthma, sinusitis and rhinitis. Veterans have received millions of dollars in benefits so far at about a 62% approval rate. [From VAntage Point]
10/20/2021 03:07 PM EDT

WWII Veteran, Lorraine Vogelsang turns 100. Happy Birthday Lorraine and thank you for your service! #WAC [From Military.com]
10/20/2021 03:07 PM EDT

The nation's first transgender four-star officer, Dr. Rachel Levine was appointed to lead the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. #DYK There are eight uniformed services in the United States, the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Air Force, Space Force, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Thank you for your service. [From NBC News]
10/20/2021 03:07 PM EDT

The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program to include less seriously disabled veterans as well as increasing the limits on how many veterans may participate in the program. [From Military.com]
10/20/2021 03:07 PM EDT

King Authors Sword symbolizes women Veterans and helps them stand out in their group. [From WCPO]
10/20/2021 03:07 PM EDT

HAVE YOU SERVED? Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer(LGBTQ+) Woman Veteran? You are cordially invited to join The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Women Veterans, LGBTQ+ Health Program, and Minority Veterans of America for a LGBTQ+ Women Veterans Listening Session on November 2, 2021, at 12 pm ET. Event number: 2764 589 2053. Join by phone: 14043971596 USA Toll Number Access code: 276 458 92053. We invite you to share your thoughts, questions and concerns about your VA experiences.
10/20/2021 03:07 PM EDT

Unveiling of the Women Veterans Monument in Okaloosa Island, FL on November 11, 2021. [From WKRG]
10/20/2021 03:07 PM EDT

New research at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System found differences in the brain between men & women #Veterans with traumatic brain injury. Via Stanford Medicine. #VAResearch [From Stanford Medicine]
10/20/2021 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Sharon Fogle, who served in personnel on active duty and the Reserve from 1984 to 2009. Sharon Fogle joined the Army in 1984 to serve her country and to prove to her father that she was military material. Her father had been in the Navy, but her brothers were in the Army, so she chose to follow in their footsteps. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Sharon!
10/19/2021 12:55 PM EDT

There is no "best" method of birth control for every woman. The birth control method that is right for you and your partner family depends on many things, and may change over time. Learn more about your options here and talk to your provider. [From VA Women Veterans Health Care]
10/19/2021 12:55 PM EDT

Take a moment to save the #VeteransCrisisLine number in your phone: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. Remember to Share it can save lives.