Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran George Watson Sr.

George Watson Sr. is a World War II Veteran and one of the original Tuskegee Airmen.

After graduating from high school, George enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1942. He was sent to Tuskegee to help form the 332nd Fighter Group and the 96th Air Service Group, where he served as a supply sergeant and support personnel. In...
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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran John Gualtier. John served during World War II.

As a young man, John spent the last years of WWII in Europe as a combat medic. He treated countless soldiers for war wounds and turned 19-years-old while liberating a concentration camp.

In 1969, John received the Combat Medic Badge and a Bronze Star.

He has put in more than 10,000 volunteer hours at...
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New #VApodcast features Christian Benedetto, founder of PTSDJournal. Christian shares his experience in the Marine Corps, his struggle after his service, and why he founded a magazine addressing PTSD.

This Week at VA #14: Christian Benedetto – Marine Corps Veteran, PTSD Journal

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These Michigan high school hockey players say a visit to VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System gave their team a sense of perspective, "with a capital P."

VA Hospital visit 'humbling' for 'Cats

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Carla Thornton.

Carla joined the Air Force in 1997 and served as a Logistics Technician. She has served tours during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She spent 11 years on active duty and nine years in the Air Force Reserves.

Carla's awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal.

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“It’s a new chance at happiness for both birds and the Veterans. Taking care of a bird helps give the Veteran a sense of responsibility and duty and something to spoil with unconditional love. And for the birds, they’re happy to have a kind person in their lives — somebody who cares. The bonding that happens is incredible to witness.”

Parrots for Patriots helps Veterans find healing and hope through abandoned birds looking for love

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"From mentor to career counselor to employment-resource provider, I have worn many hats in my role helping Veterans navigate their professional crises.

Recently, I was the Veteran in need of employment support."

Veteran employment specialist offers job hunting advice

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Medal of Honor recipient LCpl Jose Jimenez.

Jose was killed in action on Aug. 28, 1969, but is finally coming home to the country that he loved and served.

Jose was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His family came to the United Sates and settled in Arizona when he was a young child. He wanted to serve his adopted country which he felt had given him so much. He...
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Starting in November, 16 million honorably discharged Veterans will be able to shop online for military exchange products.

Millions more vets to be able to shop at exchanges online

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VA’s new lower prescription copayments start February 27. Reduced out-of-pocket costs will help Veterans stick with their care plan, and use their VA pharmacy when they’re on multiple medications.

New regulation changes copayment cost of outpatient medication

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Jose Devera.

Jose served from 1998 to 2013 as a 0931 Combat Marksmanship Trainer.

Jose served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and NATO’s International Security Assistance Force through the Georgian Deployment Program.

Among many awards, Jose has received three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals.

he is a...
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Important Veteran Health Issue.

VA Voluntary Service Home

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More than 400 #Veterans and their family members have met with the team behind MakeTheConnection.net to share their stories of #mentalhealth recovery. Now it’s up to you to spread their inspiring message: Treatment works and recovery is possible.

Make the Connection | Videos & Info for Military Veterans

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ICYMI: We speak with Veteran entrepreneur John Lee Dumas. You can also find the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

This Week at VA #13: John Lee Dumas – Army Veteran, Entrepreneur on Fire

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Thomas Naud.

Thomas served in the Army during World War II. His tour of duty included service in the European theater.

After the war, Thomas went on to be a reporter and producer.

As a young producer and team member on the "Today Show," Thomas was perhaps best known as “The Man on the Street” opposite Dave Garroway.

He interviewed many celebrities including...
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The 2017 National Women Veterans Summit will bring together key stakeholders from across a variety of sectors, to identify challenges and opportunities facing women Veterans and collaborate on identifying and diffusing best practices in serving them.

2017 National Women Veterans Summit scheduled for March 17-18 in Dallas, Texas

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Jane Devenport.

Jane spent 8 years in the Navy Reserve as Master-At-Arms.

She deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 to work in Detainee Operations at the Parwan Detention Facility.

In 2015, she completed her Master’s at the University of Southern California and was selected for the Department of State’s Veterans’ Innovative Partnership Program. She currently works...
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Chris Nolte, founder of Brooklyn-based Propel Bikes, returned home from the Iraq war with a painful injury. A back wound kept him from pursuing his lifelong passion – riding bikes.

He later found that he could ride comfortably again thanks to electric-assist bike technology. Now, as a Veteran entrepreneur, Nolte helps others with physical limitations experience the joy of cycling.

This injured Veteran regained his passion building an electric bike business

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Thousands of #Veterans and #militaryfamily members have found helpful local support through the MakeTheConnection.net resource locator.

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