Feb 9, 2021

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs CWV – News Update

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sent this bulletin at 02/09/2021 09:01 AM EST
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS) News [January 31, 2021]
02/09/2021 05:10 AM EST

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from January 31, 2021. [From DACOWITS]
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS) News [December 30, 2020]
02/09/2021 05:05 AM EST

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from December 30, 2020. [From DACOWITS]
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS) News [December 15, 2020]
02/09/2021 05:00 AM EST

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from December 15, 2020. [From DACOWITS]
Live Whole Health #59: Finding Stillness through Yin Meditation
02/08/2021 04:00 PM EST

Yin and yang are ancient concepts often used to describe opposites, like day and night, earth and sky, summer and winter. Within the concept of opposite, yin and yang also speak to a harmonious, interconnected relationship. For example, noon is considered the most ‘yang’ time of day and midnight the most ‘yin.’ [From VAntage Point]
02/08/2021 #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Tammy Lowery
02/08/2021 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Tammy Lowery, who was a leader in naval medicine and care and now woks with the Texas Veterans Commission. For Navy Veteran Tammy Lowery, the military provided an opportunity to leave her native west Texas and travel the world. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Tammy!
Veterans, military, families get answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions
02/05/2021 02:01 PM EST

Veterans and military members received answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions from senior medical and military leaders during a virtual session Feb. 4.The forum covered a wide variety of questions about the vaccine, including the effectiveness, availability and length of protection. [From VAntage Point]
VA supports the White Ribbon campaign
02/05/2021 09:01 AM EST

Harassment is personal. It may seem too personal and scary to trust anyone. But VA wants to be a trusted resource for Veterans who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, or intimate partner violence (IPV). [From VAntage Point]
AARP celebrates Black Veterans who served
02/03/2021 04:01 PM EST

This year marks 76 years since the first and only all-African American Women’s Army Corps (WAC) unit that deployed to Europe during World War II. Hilda Griggs, now 97, was one of the 855 members of that unit, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, which was tasked with sorting through the two-year backlog of mail intended for service members and other personnel serving in the European theater. [From VAntage Point]
Friday is National Wear Red Day
02/03/2021 02:01 PM EST

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of American women. Every year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. Women Veterans are included in this at-risk population and may be at higher risk due to higher rates of depression and other co-morbid conditions. [From VAntage Point]

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