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[ABOVE]  [Video] Monday, at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Veterans and their community gathered to honor those that fought on D-Day.

[Video] Marine Veteran uses Brazilian jiu-jitsu and VA for recovery

Many Servicemembers join the military ready to go to war. Others face their toughest battles when they leave the service. Robert Consulmagno, a Marine Corps Veteran, has been battling with more than some can handle since he was a child. At the age of 43, he faces physical ailments, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.


Robert Consulmagno

Colin Wayne

[Video] Raising awareness of post-traumatic stress is Alabama Veteran’s new mission

When a 107-millimeter rocket exploded three-and-a-half feet away from Colin Wayne Erwin in Paktika Province in Afghanistan, the former Alabama Army National Guardsman and DoD contractor miraculously survived, walking away with a lumbar contusion, permanent tinnitus and shrapnel in his arms, stomach and leg. But he also came home with post-traumatic stress. Four years later, Colin Wayne, as he’s known professionally, is a well-known sports and fitness model who is sharing his story in the hopes of helping others.

Reaching out to women Veterans: VA launches partnership with LeanIn.Org

Our Lean In Circle initiative responds to the top issues women Veterans continue to articulate to us and facilitates a stronger connection among women Veterans. For many years, women Veterans have continuously expressed to us that they would like to have a mechanism that allows them to engage with their fellow women Veterans and to make a difference in their communities. We believe this initiative is the perfect match. This strategic partnership will provide women Veterans with tools to enable them to make a difference “after the uniform” in their lives and the lives of their fellow women Veterans.

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This week we honor Jess Houghton.

Jess served in the Navy from 2010 to 2014 as an AME Aviation Structure Mechanic.

While on active duty, she did three deployments on the USS George Washington participating in two humanitarian relief missions and numerous multinational joint training exercises.


Jess Houghton VOD

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