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Speaking up, moving forward: VA supports survivors of military sexual trauma

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Support for MST

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual effort each April to raise public awareness about sexual assault. Throughout the month, VA focuses on sexual assault and sexual harassment occurring during military service – also known as military sexual trauma, or MST. This year’s theme across VA is“Speaking up, moving forward: VA supports survivors of military sexual trauma”.

Agent Orange Town Hall Held in Marshalltown, Progress Made Since 2016

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Town Hall Meeting

 

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- The Vietnam War may have ended decades ago, but many American Veterans are still feeling the effects as Agent Orange and other chemicals used in the conflict continue to have deadly consequences on their bodies and the bodies of their loved ones.

Affordable Dentures & Implants® Launches Pro Bono Implant Treatment Initiative For U.S. Veterans, Homeless

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Treatment Initiative

 

RALEIGH, NC and PHOENIX, January 9, 2017 – Affordable Dentures & Implants® announced today that it will partner with Brighter Way Dental Institute of Phoenix, Arizona to deliver free dental implant, oral surgery, and prosthetic treatment to hundreds of U.S. military Veterans and homeless citizens. The network of affiliated dental practices expects to contribute about $3.25 million in pro bono implant and prosthetic services in 2017 alone. About 400 volunteers – including affiliated practice owners, dental technicians and other auxiliary staff members – will travel from across the U.S. to Phoenix as part of the effort.

BEYOND THE ‘BROKEN VETERAN’: A HISTORY OF AMERICA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ITS EX-SOLDIERS

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BROKEN VETERAN

 

January opened with President Donald Trump’s directive to the various Secretaries of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security to formulate a “Joint Action Plan” for supporting Veterans in their transition to civilianhood by expanding suicide prevention resources. January ended with the viral video of a California schoolteacher lambasting present, past, and future Veterans as the “freakin’ lowest of the low” — society’s permanent failures — to a classroom of underage students. Equating military recruiters to pimps, the teacher excoriated the idea that anything positive could be linked with the military.

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