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[ABOVE] Veteran athlete lives life on her own terms despite two autoimmune disorders

Mosul to Maine

Mosul to Maine – For this Veteran, a journey of trauma and recovery

In February 2009, Mary Torczon suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when an improvised explosive device exploded about 20 feet from her as she was passing near an Iraqi police checkpoint near Mosul.  In an instant, the suicide car bomb ripped through the Humvee in front of her, taking the lives of her battalion commander and her two best friends. Now, she is on the adventure of recovery.

Gulf War research

VA continues to study and improve care for Gulf War Veterans

Nearly 700,000 men and women served in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Since then, VA researchers have studied conditions affecting Gulf War Veterans and are identifying the best ways to diagnose and treat them. Their efforts are guided by a strategic plan for Gulf War research developed with input from leading scientists and researchers, physicians and Veterans themselves.

Center for Women Veterans

VA’s Center for Women Veterans to highlight, connect and inform women Veterans through outreach and social media

In conjunction with the Women Veteran Athlete Initiative kickoff and Women’s History Month, we are excited to announce that the Center for Women Veterans is launching women-Veteran dedicated social media channels.

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Veteran of the Day David Gray


This week we honor Army Veteran David Gray.

David first served as a medic and later as a commissioned officer with the 24th Infantry Division. David was deployed as a platoon leader and worked on division staff during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

#VeteranOfTheDay Nominations


Nominate a special Veteran as #VeteranOfTheDay

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to us with as much information as you can put together. Click on the picture to the left for an overview of how to put together a great #VeteranOfTheDay package.

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