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Help your kids understand what it means to build healthy relationships with food

Healthy eating can be overwhelming and difficult for parents. Especially young Veterans with young families. Help your kids understand what it means to build life-long healthy relationships with food.

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VA medical facilities are expanding services and will welcome back our volunteers gradually with several safeguards. We’ve created new volunteer roles, adapted some, and continue to pause others.

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Navy Veteran Sidney Silvers is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Sidney Silvers, who served as a radar specialist in the Pacific theater during World War II.

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To help keep Veterans, VA staff, and others safe, VA is challenging innovators engineers, designers, academia, the private sector and VA to create new ways to help health care staff do their jobs.

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VA worked with state representatives to compile a list of the largest or most successful state employer of Veterans.

VA worked with state representatives to compile a list of the largest or most successful state employer of Veterans, part of a five part series.

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Choose a VA Career to provide rural health care services.

Are green, open spaces calling your name? You’re not alone. A growing number of Americans are opting out of cities in favor of rural areas and small towns. As the only nationwide health care system in the U.S., VA has more than 2,000 locations — in every state in the nation, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories. Clinics and medical centers can be found in some of America’s best small towns, and many locations are currently hiring. Find your new home If you’re looking to trade in bustling city streets for wide open country roads, check out some …

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Army Veteran John Philip Manger is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran John Philip Manger, who served as an officer in an engineering corps during World War II.

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Veteran Jeff Henson’s calling in life is to show people who have attempted or have had thoughts of suicide that there is another way. 1,100 men and women have gone through the Save A Warrior program.

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