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TOP PHOTO: Every year the US Air Force Thunderbirds descend upon Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the 10-day long Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. The Thunderbirds always visit our Veterans the day before their air show. VA would like to thank the Thunderbirds for taking time to visit with the Veterans at the Community Living Center and Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center.

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VA, VetTix team up in official partnership

VetTix

VetTix provides free tickets to Veterans and service members with the aim of reducing stress, strengthening family bonds, building life-long memories and encouraging connections with local communities. VA noticed the incredible work VetTix is doing for Veterans and signed a partnership agreement with the organization. READ MORE


Spinal cord injury Veterans can now effectively cough

It’s the first method in the world that can activate muscles – using minimally invasive techniques – to produce an effective cough. This helps reduce the risk of choking and the development of respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia. 

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VA Researchers


For Two Vietnam Veterans battling cancer in Houston, Fisher House is a blessing

For two Army Vietnam Veterans fighting cancer, living at the Houston VA Fisher House has taken the worry out of everyday living and getting better.

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Women Veterans: Talk to your provider about cervical cancer

The number of cervical cancer deaths in the US dropped by more than 50% since the 1970s. Get important information about the cancer, the Pap test, and a vaccination. 

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Woman Veteran


Borne the Battle 

BTB 156

This week’s Borne The Battle episode interview is with Marine Veteran Daniel Sharp, the Chief Executive Officer of PopSmoke Media and podcast host of The Smokepit. 

Sharp talks about his transition from the Marine Corps after 11 years of service as an infantryman to starting his own media company, to developing his podcast. We also go into his personal relationship with his local VA Medical Center.

Listen to the entire episode here: Borne the Battle #156


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