Posted: July 22, 2017

Posted: July 22, 2017

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[ABOVE] Jacksonville National Cemetery helps teach at-risk youth about dignity, honor and respect

WheelchairGames

Veterans compete in National Wheelchair Games

It’s the 37th year for the event, being held this year in Cincinnati July 17 – 22. The games serve to encourage Veterans to become aware of their abilities and potential while promoting a spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.

MobileApp

VA testing mobile app that helps tailor care based on each Veteran’s genetics

When a new system being field tested this summer goes live, VA will become the first U.S. health care organization ever to put genetic testing data into the hands of patients via a mobile application.

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Veteran sets world record while working to break stigma surrounding mental health

This Veteran did 539 standing ab-wheel roll outs to break a world record and break the stigma of mental health. Robert Consulmagno is coping with bipolar disorder and PTSD.


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VETERAN OF THE WEEK

This week we honor Army Veteran L. C. Netherly.

Netherly enlisted in the Army in 1941.

In June of that year, after completing a night march; the soldiers of his company were swimming at the Baker Hollow Maneuver and Camping Site. A fellow soldier fell into a pond and struggled. Private Netherly went to his aid and pulled him to safety.


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