"Not all traumatic exposure leads to PTSD, and not every Veteran has been exposed to trauma through their military service."
Not all traumatic exposure leads to PTSD and not every Veteran has

Not All Veterans Have PTSD

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Whether you just returned from deployment or have been home for 40 years, it’s never too late to get professional treatment and support for PTSD.

Today on #PTSDAwarenessDay, make the connection with Veterans who have been through it and are living better lives.
Whether you just returned from deployment or have been home for 40

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Kenneth Chase.

Kenneth served in the Army from 1971 to 1993.

He served as military police and did tours in Panama, Germany, and Vietnam.

He is son of Saturday’s VOD, Allan Chase, and brother of yesterday’s VOD, Richard Chase.

Thank you for your service, Kenneth.
Today’s VeteranOfTheDay is Kenneth Chase
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Brad survived many explosions while in #Iraq, but he didn’t realize he had a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

If you think you or a #Veteran you know may have signs of #TBI, listen to Brad’s story and learn how he got the support he needed to manage his symptoms.
Brad survived many explosions while in Iraq but he didnt realize he

TBI doesn't have to take over your life

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Larry Monske
Reminder: Registration is open for the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit on August 25-26 in Houston.
Reminder Registration is open for the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit on

2017 National Women Veterans Summit

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Richard Chase.

Richard served in the Navy from 1970 to 2000.

He spent much of his time on the USS Enterprise.

Richard served all over the world, including Vietnam.

He is the son of yesterday’s VOD, Allan Chase.

Thank you for your service, Richard!
Today’s VeteranOfTheDay is Richard Chase
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Robert Hannon
Kenneth Holsey Branham
For Joel Beach and other formerly homeless Veterans, housing is more than a roof over their heads — it is one major step toward a better life.
For Joel Beach and other formerly homeless Veterans housing is more than

Partnering with VA to help homeless Veterans: How community groups can make a difference

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Elizabeth Parker
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This social worker and therapist at the Grand Island VA Medical Center in Nebraska believes in using activities and companionship as preventative medicine.
This social worker and therapist at the Grand Island VA Medical Center

Women Veterans discover that fun conquers stress

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Allan Chase.

Allan served from 1946 to 1970.

He did tours in Panama, Germany, and Vietnam.

Allan is retired from the Army and USPS with a total of 46 years of service.

He is currently 89-years-old and “still doing great.”

Thank you for your service, Allan.
Today’s VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Allan Chase
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Have you seen “What’s New” on MakeTheConnection.net?

Get the first look:
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The Warrior Advancement Training Course -- or WARTAC -- helps active duty service members ease into their transition into the civilian world by training them to work at the VA before they even leave the military.
The Warrior Advancement Training Course or WARTAC helps active duty service members

Camp Pendleton hosts Warrior Training Advancement Course

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Russell Pool.

Russell served in the Marine Corps for more than 30 years.

He retired in 1990 as Weather Chief in on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.

During his enlistment, he spent time at Kaneohe Bay, Cherry Point, Camp Pendleton, NAS Glenview and more. He also served in Japan and Vietnam.

Weather observers and forecasters are small group in the Marine...
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Army Veteran Eric Grandon uses farming and beekeeping to ease his stress and anxiety.
Army Veteran Eric Grandon uses farming and beekeeping to ease his stress and anxiety

Clay County veteran eases effects of PTSD through beekeeping, farming

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Kevin Sadaj
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This week's podcast features Army Veteran Josh Heath. Josh talks with us about the benefits he's seen in service members and Veterans that partake in role playing games.
This weeks podcast features Army Veteran Josh Heath Josh talks with us

[Podcast] #36: Josh Heath – Army Veteran, Reach-Out Roleplaying Games - VAntage Point

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Colin Heritage
Jack Tente
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Michael Morookian.

Michael earned his degree from the University of South Carolina in 2011 and was a distinguished graduate from his Army ROTC class. He served in Germany as an infantry officer. While in Germany he partnered with a Latvian unit for joint exercises and represented the US Army Garrison at multiple events in Bavaria. Michael was deployed...
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Today’s VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Michael Morookian
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VA staff and community partners hosted more than 350 Stand Downs in 2016 to help Veterans exit homelessness. Click to learn more about Stand Downs, and share in the comments below what types of events you’d like to see from VA homeless programs in 2017: [ Bit.ly Link ]
VA staff and community partners hosted more than 350 Stand Downs in
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Shiro Chan
Michael Roysden
A group of neighborhood kids in Memphis used a lemonade stand to raise nearly $1,000 for a disabled Veteran in their neighborhood.
A group of neighborhood kids in Memphis used a lemonade stand to

Neighborhood kids use lemonade stand to raise $800 for disabled veteran

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Kenneth Holsey Branham
Frances Gibbs
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Jerold Eugene Francis.

Jerold served as an Aircraft Mechanic from 1956-1960 at Strategic Air Command Hunter Air Force Base.

He recalled a particularly memorable experience during that time when he and his supervisor were preparing a B-47 bomber for a test flight. Unfortunately, fuel had spilled onto the tarmac and ignited. Jerold tried to put out...
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Today’s VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Jerold Eugene Francis
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Toward the end of his service, Darren was diagnosed with #depression. His marriage fell apart, he began drinking heavily, and he isolated himself. After speaking to a chaplain, Darren went to a naval hospital to receive professional treatment.

Hear how it changed his life.
Toward the end of his service Darren was diagnosed with depression His

It has motivated me to keep my head high

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Glenn Larson
Edward L Cottle
You can now register for the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit taking place this August in Houston.
You can now register for the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit taking

Registration now open for 2017 National Women Veterans Summit, August 25-26 in Houston - VAntage Point

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