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Video: 2020 23d Annual Memorial Day Program at WIMSA Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Category: History/Heritage - National

You can view the 23d Annual Memorial Day Program hosted at the Women in Military Service for America memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. at this internet link. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 memorial service was a virtual experience.

Online Women’s Memorial Day Program: May 25, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 25, 2020 | Category: History/Heritage - National

To prepare for the event, make sure you connect on the Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) Facebook page.

While everyone cannot come together in person, Memorial leadership is excited and honored to recognize America’s servicemembers with you on Memorial Day and every day.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What Veterans Need to Know

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Category: Health Care - International

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published general guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). VA call centers and some VA health facilities are currently experiencing very high numbers of calls. To help address the most urgent needs first, the VA asks that you use their online tools and frequently asked questions (FAQs) for routine or non-urgent questions. The VA will continue to update this page as the situation changes.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Department of Veterans Affairs Information, Actions & Contacts

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Category: Health Care - International

Visit this page for updates on:

- What is the Department of Veterans Affairs doing?

- What should veterans do?

- How do you protect yourself?

- VA Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases: Where and how many?

- Links to other Information.

Be safe!

How VA and Tricare Users Can Get Tested for Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Category: Health Care - International

Some of your questions regarding who can be tested, where testing might be available, fees for testing, if any, and additional information is included in this article written by Dorothy Mills-Gregg.

News: U.S. Coast Guard

Monday, April 20, 2020 | Category: Department of Defense - National

Current and past U.S. Coast Guard-released news is posted on this site with search capability.

ALS News Today (Higher Rates of ALS Amongst Military Servicemembers & Veterans)

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Category: Health Care - National

This site offers past and current Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALS) news, inclusive of military veteran-specific news.

Research indicates that there is a higher rate of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALS) amongst individuals who served in the military. In 2008, laws passed making ALS a presumptive compensable illness. Through the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are rated at a minimum of 100% with access to other supportive benefits to assist them and their families/caregivers with the veteran’s daily care. Veteran families should expect ALS claims to be processed expeditiously. Families can benefit from assistance from veteran service organizations, particularly the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) who have extensive training in working claims for complicated illnesses.

Veterans in the 116th Congress, By the Numbers

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Category: Legislation - National

When the 2015-2017 114th Congress opened, 101 members (4 women/97 men) had military experience, a steady decline since 2005. The 2018 elections (116th Congress) halted this decline with more than 150 veterans running for the U.S. House of Representatives, more than 75 elected,16 serving their first terms 3 of whom are women joining the House. The 116th congress will include 95 total veterans (6 women),18 in the Senate (2 women) and 77 (4 women) in the House. In 2012 and 2014, 12 and in 2016 14 veteran first-termers were elected. Read this article for more details.

New Congressional Caucus to Focus on Servicewomen, Female Vets

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

A new Congressional initiative, the House Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus, was launched on Capitol Hill to address long-standing issues impacting the fastest growing military cohort. They plan to focus on “growing issues facing female servicemembers and veterans today, from concerns of reports of increased sexual assaults in the ranks to more women serving in combat to health care.”

The caucus is chaired and co-chaired by women veterans.

June is PTSD Awareness Month: Resources for Veterans

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | Category: Mental Health - National

The Department of Veterans Affairs hosts the “National Center for PTSD,” a national resource for research, treatments and connections to assist individuals experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other traumatic stress. This site offers information for veterans, caregivers, family and friends.

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