The Number of Young Veterans in Congress Is Rising

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29, 2018

Young veterans from conflicts in the Global War on Terrorism are increasingly turning their sites on the U.S. government, utilizing the determination, discipline and leadership skills they learned during their time in the service. While older members of government – more likely to have served time in the military – begin to retire, the new Read More »

Occupational Therapy at the VA

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2018

Occupational therapy (OT) is a key component of a comprehensive care program for veterans. With the goal of helping veterans grow in the functionality of activities of daily living, occupational therapy meets veterans where they are and works diligently to help veterans maintain independence for longer. Learn more about how OT can help veterans and how Read More »

Concierge for Care Program for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2018

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new healthcare enrollment initiative called "Concierge for Care." The initiative will connect veterans with the VA shortly after separation and aims to connect veterans with VA healthcare programs as efficiently and quickly as possible. Learn more about Concierge for Care and how it will Read More »

VA Shifting Focus to Team-Based Comprehensive Care for Older Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2018

As we age, our health can become increasingly more complex. The VA recognizes this and is now working to provide better care for aging veterans. In about 75% of Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities, doctors and other medical providers are now teaming up to make older veterans' care more cohesive and comprehensive. Comprehensive Care for Older Read More »

Sailor in Iconic ‘Kiss’ Photo Turns 95

Posted in Uncategorized on May 1, 2018

It was a moment of spontaneous celebration that would become an iconic symbol of relief from war, recognized by generations of Americans as the “kiss heard round the world.” A Navy Quartermaster 1st Class, caught up in the overwhelming celebration that swept over Times Square during the first hours of Victory Over Japan Day, grabbed Read More »

Naomi Parker Fraley, Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2018

Naomi Parker Fraley, better known as “Rosie the Riveter,” featured in the infamous “We Can Do It” war propaganda poster, has passed away at 96. Rosie the Riveter Dies at 96 In 1942, 20-year-old Naomi Parker Fraley was one of the many women who stepped up to the plate to support the U.S. war effort by Read More »

Executive Order Expands Mental Health Care Services to All Honorably Discharged Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17, 2018

In the wake of the Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) recently released study of veteran suicide – examining more than 55 million records from the last four decades – the heat is being turned up to battle one of the leading causes of death for military members. In signing a Jan. 9 executive order, President Trump Read More »

Potential New Treatments for PTSD and TBI

Posted in Uncategorized on April 10, 2018

Given the nature of the conditions, exact statistics on veterans living with PTSD and TBI are hard to obtain. However, recent surveys suggest that approximately 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have PTSD, 19% have a traumatic brain injury and 7% have both conditions. In response to these numbers and no clear path for a Read More »

Overdue Recognition for WWII Cadet Nurse Corps

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2018

The United States Cadet Nurse Corps was a crucial organization in the war effort during World War II. At one time, they comprised 80% of the nurses in the United States as war called many nurses to the front and other women to other defense-minded industries. Yet, on their 75th anniversary, the Corps remains the Read More »

Honoring World War II Military Chaplains

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2018

The U.S. Army Transport (U.S.A.T.) Dorchester was a World War II troop ship that was hit by a German torpedo on February 3rd, 1943. The ship’s story became very famous due to the rescue efforts of many brave men, from the crew of nearby ships in the convoy, to the brave acts of the “Four Read More »