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[ABOVE] Deployed Vet center staff helps those affected by Hurricane Michael

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[Video] What It’s Like to Live in a National Cemetery: A Look at Cemetery Lodges

59 of our national cemeteries have lodges on property. In most cases, they are used as administration buildings or by Veteran Service Organizations. In five cases, like Baltimore National Cemetery, the lodge is used as a full time residence for cemetery directors.

Airman returns home

A hero returns home: Remains of MIA airman repatriated after 53 years

On Aug. 13, 1965, a flight of RC F-101 Voodoo reconnaissance jets roared in the mid-day skies over Son La, North Vietnam near the Laotian border. In the lead, was Lt. Col. Fredric M. Mellor of the United States Air Force Reserve. It was a particularly unlucky Friday the 13th, as enemy fire raked his Voodoo forcing him to eject.


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Vietnam Veteran: It takes a hero to ask for help

Pierre Williams was a young Marine whose job as a “tunnel rat” was to ferret out any North Vietnamese soldiers. There were poisonous snakes and danger around every corner.

He came home to bad dreams and post-traumatic stress. With the help of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Williams is learning to get past the pain.

New on VAntage Point:

·         VA joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership

·         VA commits full-time VA liaisons to the Warrior Care Network

·         Veterans, this Saturday, take back unused drugs

·         Discounted dental insurance coverage for Veterans

·         Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center’s Veterans Art Gallery

·         Texas VA employees wear purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

·         Texas VA employees wear pink to raise awareness

·         VA Debt Management Center reduces average wait times for Veterans contacting call center

·         VA achieves major milestone in effort to modernize claims processing

·         VA top employees who work to find Veterans work

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Veteran of the Day


This week we honor Marine Corps Veteran Bruce Lee Anderson. Bruce served during the Vietnam War.

Bruce enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1972 and received basic training at Parris Island. After completing basic training, Bruce received advanced training to become a fire direction control officer and specialized training in security and sniping.

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