On July 8, VA deployed two Mobile Vet Centers from
Lawton, Oklahoma, and Abilene, Texas, to downtown Dallas to provide free
counseling services to Veterans, police officers and community members
impacted by the tragedy of Thursday night’s shootings. Licensed
professional counselors and VA outreach specialists are on site to
provide support to those in need.
At the Boston VA they’re trying something
a little different to help women Veterans. It’s
called togetherness. Lots of it.
“We provide a place for them to come and
be with other women who have been through similar experiences,” said Dr.
Sharon Baker, a clinical psychologist who oversees the Women’s Integrated
Treatment and Recovery Program at the Boston VA’s Brockton Campus. “They’re
together all day. We have a full kitchen here, so they can all make their
meals in there if they want to. They cook together, they eat
together. These women are basically living together for 10
weeks. It’s the power of the group and it’s the core of our
program. The whole point of group therapy is to feel connected to
others, to feel respected, to not feel like you’re being judged.”
Hispanics have always been a part of the
American mosaic, but only recently have they begun to
receive a fair share of honor for their military service to the United
States, Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson told the 87th annual LULAC National
Convention and Exposition this week.
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VETERAN OF THE WEEK
This week we honor Bob Ross.
Bob was born and raised in Florida. He
enlisted in the Air Force when he was 18-years-old and then stationed at
Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.
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