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“You can overcome anything if you try.” When Lewis was serving in #Vietnam, a massive explosion left him severely injured and led to depression. Hear how the support of his wife, the Vet Center staff, and his fellow #Veterans helped him find the path to recovery. http://maketheconnection.net/gplus/story204 http://ow.ly/i/hT0iu
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Inti Rodriguez put his artistic passion aside when he joined the United States Navy in 2008. He became a hospital corpsman and worked at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C, where he cared for Veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now his passion is finally going on display.

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“I’ve seen tremendous changes,” he said. “We now have comprehensive programs designed to help veterans who suffer from PTSD. It’s a cooperative partnership we’ve established at this hospital where we have teams working together to help the veterans. The primary care doctor does the physical exam. The psychiatrists understand what medications have been proven to be effective for helping veterans with PTSD.

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With the help of their peers, Veterans can lift each other up and begin the healing process together. In honor of the first-ever Global Peer Support Recognition Day, the VA recognizes the many valuable contributions that peer supporters make in a Veterans road to recovery.

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"These women went through a lot, but they have wonderful stories.”

Several times each week, Honor Flights bring Veterans from across the country to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorials. Today, for the first time, an all women’s Honor Flight lands in the nation’s capital bringing 140 women Veterans from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to visit.

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Director Marc Magill of VA GJMC visits Veterans Art Center

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A commercial without any words, less than 1 minute long and really is great. Respect for our military men and women. From one old soldier to a young soldier.

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The #InvictusGames bring together, for the first time, 430 active-duty and veteran wounded, ill and injured service members from 13 nations to compete in nine sporting events in London. Learn more about this inspirational event and use #IAMUSA to support the #USTeam! http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/2014-invictus-games/
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