March to Memorial Day, My Life My Story Program, Borne the Battle and other VA Top Stories - April 26, 2019

"This Week at VA" is a digital newsletter with top news and stories from across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

TOP PHOTO: U.S. Navy Veteran Thomas Henderson walks with his new above-knee prosthetic leg during his final fitting at VA North Texas. Thomas received the Endolite Linx system, a microprocessor knee and ankle prosthesis with hydraulic technology. Thomas had to walk at various speeds, up and down an incline and stairs as calibrations were made to his leg. Thomas served with Marines as a hospital corpsman and suffered injuries while deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by Jennifer Roy for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)


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The march to Memorial Day: VA and Carry the Load team up to honor the fallen

VA's National Cemetery Administration is partnering with Carry The Load this year. Together, the goal is to honor Veterans and restore the true meaning of Memorial Day.

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Listening to the Voice of the Veteran through the My Life, My Story Program

VA's My Life, My Story program provides Veterans the opportunity to share their experience and story with VA, in a short narrative that is uploaded to the VA records system. 

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Are you a fan of podcasts? Borne the Battle is our weekly #podcast where we interview Veterans and share their stories with you.
This week's guest is U.S. Postal Inspector and Marine Veteran Carroll Harris. We talked to Carroll about Operation Protect Veterans, an effort by the Postal Inspection Service to prevent crimes and scams within the mail system that target the Veteran population. LISTEN HERE

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Drivers Rehab: Steering Veterans to freedom

Freedom, independence, and confidence—just a few things Veterans say the driver rehab program at VA Salt Lake City Health Care System provided them.


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This video can help veterans and their loved ones understand the importance of creating a safety plan tailored to individual or family needs that can support someone in the home who may be in crisis. The video tells the story of how working with VA counselors to create and implement a safety plan helped one Veteran and his family, and encourages others to talk with their health care providers about safety planning.