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From July 13th through 15th, VA partnered with the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, United Way 211, and other community partners to host the latest V-VEAC in Kentucky. This event provided immediate action on the needs of 383 Veterans.

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VA will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas — if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.

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Nearly every COVID-19 death in the Veteran community and U.S. as a whole is entirely preventable through getting a vaccine, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said July 31 at the DAV National Convention in Tampa.

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Neck pain can interfere with many aspects of your daily life and disrupt activities you enjoy. Acupressure can help relieve neck pain.

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Kenneth Cordier, who was a pilot and prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

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When Army Veteran Jason came to VA for help recovering from an IED injury, he didn’t realize he would find a purpose in life.

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Veterans are at high risk for experiencing potentially traumatic events during military service. Evidence also suggests that sexual minorities are at greater risk of PTEs, compared with heterosexual peers. However, few studies have documented how traumatic experiences may differ by sexual orientation among Veterans.

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In this 250th episode of Borne the Battle, Marine Corps Veteran and Olympic Gold Medalist and Lakota Warrior Billy Mills talks service, Olympics, and current work with Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

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