Honor flight visits D.C., Borne the Battle Benefits Breakdown, VA helps homeless Veteran regain pride - Aug. 30, 2019

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TOP PHOTO: Army Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Dave Andrews etches names Aug. 27, 2019, of friends killed during the Vietnam War. Andrews was shot in the leg two months into his tour in Vietnam. He was one of 80 Veterans who traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight of the Ozarks trip from Springfield, Missouri.
Honor Flight Inc. and affiliated hubs in the national Honor Flight Network are private, not-for-profit organizations created solely to honor America's Veterans for their many sacrifices. 
Photo by Adam Stump



Trouble sleeping? Facebook Live event to offer expert help

Are you a Veteran that is having trouble sleeping? Please join VA's Office of Connected Care and DAV on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 12 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live event – Get Back to Sleep with VA Tools and Technologies. READ MORE

Lease signature returns hope and pride to formerly homeless Veteran

Carl Davis had been homeless for most of the past 40 years. The signature on his new apartment lease restored his pride and self-worth. READ MORE
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Community clinic is custom-fit 'Jewell' for Veteran

Army Veteran Karl Milner used the MOVE! Program to help shed 200 pounds and become more active. READ MORE

Borne the Battle 

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In episode 157, we spoke with Army Veteran Ursula Draper about her role in the development of an Assistive Technology (AT) program. In this week's Benefits Breakdown, we take a deeper dive into how this program works and who is able to access it.
Listen to the entire episode here: Borne the Battle #160

The future of Patient Experience at VA

The way we treat Veterans today is the reason they will choose VA tomorrow. VA leaders recently met to lay the ground work to deliver best patient experience anywhere.
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Patriot Day

Join NCA and Carry The Load for a National Day of Service on September 11

On Wednesday, September 11, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) and Carry The Load (CTL) will partner on a national day of service at 40 national cemeteries across the country.