"You're constantly waiting for somebody to tap you on the shoulder and tell you you're in the wrong plane" [ Bit.ly Link ]

Air Force One Crewmen Share Stories at Air Force Museum

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Near Virginia Beach? Need a new professional headshot to help you with your job hunt? Join us on March 1 at Bluebird's Garage: Vintage Rentals & Concept Styling from 3-5pm for your FREE headshots! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Event: Headshots for Veterans - myIAVA

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Read about the #SecDef in Iraq, #veterans biking against depression, a new U.S. Marine Corps ad?! & more in the #IAVANewsBrief!

Daily News Brief – February 21, 2017 » Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America (IAVA)

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In this #VetsRising story, read about how one #veteran is using physical activity as a veteran suicide prevention tool. Via KTNV Channel 13 Action News

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Disabled veterans find comfort in biking

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Today, we honor Admiral Michelle Howard, of the U.S. Navy for #BlackHistoryMonth. Admiral Howard was the first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy when she took command of USS Rushmore (LSD 47) March 12, 1999.

Michelle Howard is also the recipient of the 2008 Women of Color Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Career Achievement Award, 2009 Dominion Power...
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HURRY!!! You only have until tomorrow at 8am ET to complete the 2017 IAVA Member Survey, don't miss your chance! bit.ly/2lPu69s

IAVA Member Survey | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

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Read about new regulations. to be called "veteran", SecDef Mattis on Afghanistan, vets swimming with sharks & more in #IAVANewsBrief bit.ly/2l19QRx

IAVA Daily News Brief – February 20, 2016 » Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America (IAVA)

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Gainesville's lighting up again with a #VetTogether Sat. 2/25! Bring your friends, your family and enjoy a good time with fellow veterans!

Event: IAVA - North Central Florida Happy Hour & Kids Play - myIAVA

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“Congress surely didn’t intend to exclude a surviving child or spouse when it expanded GI benefits in 2009,” Labrador said in a press release Thursday. “Losing a child is the worst thing I can imagine and we honor those who serve by clearing up this inconsistency and providing some small measure of relief.” Via: Stars and Stripes

Death of veteran's daughter prompts proposed change in GI Bill benefits

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“They didn’t have to draft us. It was a part of what we were supposed to do.” As he saw it, “It was part of my duty as a man.” Via: The New York Times

The Grunt’s War

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Read about an all-woman #afghan eatery, F-22's down under, #veterans healing w/music & more in the #IAVANewsBrief!

Daily News Brief – February 17, 2017 » Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America (IAVA)

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Who needs a little weekend smile time? Check out this adorable puppy cam! ❤
Team IAVA taking a quick break to watch Soldier On: Life After Deployment, a new film that follows three women as they confront the challenges of readjusting to civilian life after their post-9/11 military service. Thanks to Susan Leary Sipprelle for shedding light on this growing group of our community. Check out treeoflifeproductionsllc.com for more!

Home - Tree of Life Productions

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#Veterans are using the power of music to heal & raise awareness of veteran issues in this #VetRising story. Pensacola News Journal

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Local veterans finding healing through song

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Gainesville's lighting up again with a #VetTogether Sat. 2/25! Bring your friends, your family and enjoy a good time with fellow veterans! [ Bit.ly Link ]

Event: IAVA - North Central Florida Happy Hour & Kids Play - myIAVA

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#TBT to the launch of last year's @IAVA Member Survey. Have you completed this year's yet? Get started now! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Read about #ptsd in women vets, super small #drones, drinking coffee to help #veterans & more in the #IAVANewsBrief!

Daily News Brief – February 16, 2017 » Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America (IAVA)

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IAVA is proud to stand with USA TODAY​ reporter Gregg Zoroya as he releases his new book, The Chosen Few Book and holds a panel discussion with members of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan. Sign up now to join us at the United States Institute of Peace​ in Washington DC on this special night February 22nd!

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Event: The Chosen Few Book Celebration & Reception - myIAVA

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If you haven't already, check out Rogue Fitness...they are so badass AND they support the vets community!