Monthly Archives: April 2011

Once a Marine Wife

Marine wife and editor of Leatherneck Magazine.

Now, after almost seven years as a military wife, it’s hard to remember my life before the Marines. But what happens to a former Marine wife?

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Help Us Honor Moms Who Served

In honor of Mother’s Day, we here at VA need your help to thank the women who have undoubtedly shaped our lives. We would like to put together a tribute honoring mom Veterans. Their service has not only shaped your …

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Running VA on Sustainable Energy

As you may know, this past Friday was Earth Day; and while “going green” may not be the first characteristic that pops into your head when you think about VA, the Department is making strides when it comes to researching …

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On Civilian Guilt

Photo by Bill Murphy Jr.  Used with permission from Stars and Stripes. © 2011 Stars and Stripes I have four really good friends. Well, three of them would say we’re good friends, and the fourth would claim that he’s my sort …

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Electronic Health Records: The Latest Expansion

Having grown up with the advent of the internet, the idea of medical records being electronic and shareable seems like a no-brainer to me. When I arrived at VA, however, I realized that something that sounds so simple actually requires …

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VA Center Working to Improve Health Equity

Physician at the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion

Health and health care are distributed unevenly in this country and minority populations often get less of both. Members of minority communities have higher rates of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.

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Mobile App Helps Veterans with PTSD

Clinical Psychologist for the National Center for PTSD

Teams at VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology have collaborated to create a mobile phone application (app) to help Veterans and Service Members who have, or may have PTSD.

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Choosing a School and a Career with the GI Bill

Director of VA’s Education Service; U.S. Navy Veteran

You’ve put your time in serving your country. You’ve earned entitlement to the GI Bill, which can pay your way through college or other training. So what factors should you consider when you think about which school to attend and what career you should pursue?

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Paying It Forward for Our Nation’s Veterans

U.S. Army Veteran and co-founder of the National Disabled Veteran Business Council

The National Veteran Small Business Conference–the only event of its kind that brings together service disabled Veterans from across the country–gives Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses the opportunity to learn, interact, and market their businesses.

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Rehabilitation Through Paralympic Sports

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran; National Director of VA’s Paralympic Program Office

As a former member of the U.S. National Amputee Hockey Team, I encourage you to get involved either as volunteer or as an athlete and help our disabled Veterans rehabilitate through adaptive sports.

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