VFL Attending the 25th Annual Exodyne Open Charity Event Sponsored for Dogs on Deployment

25th Annual Exodyne Open was held at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club in Phoenix, AZ. This years charity event sponsored - Dogs on Deployment. https://www.dogsondeployment.org/  

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Registration now open for 2017 National Women Veterans Summit, August 25-26 in Houston

It’s been a long time coming, but the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit is set and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas, Aug. 25-26, with an opening reception Aug. 24. Much has changed since VA held its last national-level event for women Veterans in 2011, so there will be a tremendous amount of new and useful information available – as well as a host of resources and activities onsite. Click this link to register now. Through the summit, we are bringing together key stakeholders from across a variety of sectors to help women Veterans ...

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Fundamentals of Freedom Program for Veteran Women -Saturday June 24th @ 10:00 a.m.

You’ve served our country, now let us serve you. Hope's Crossing is offering Hope and Help to Veteran Women in our community. Have you felt like you’re falling through the cracks, or feeling isolated while trying to find employment or a stable home? Fundamentals of Freedom Program is a Life Skills Training Program that supports women in their transition back to civilian life, helping you to re-engage with family, and create a sense of societal belonging, while breaking through barriers of self-isolation. To learn more about our program or to register for the next ...

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Female Veteran Business Leaders Share Their Tips For Success

By: Leo Shane III, June 4, 2017 (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Jenifer Calhoun/Air Force) One of the highlights of last month’s Women Veterans Leadership Summit organized by The Mission Continues was a panel from prominent business leaders on how to navigate the transition from military life to civilian careers. [From Military Times] WASHINGTON — One of the highlights of last month’s Women Veterans Leadership Summit organized by The Mission Continues was a panel from prominent business leaders on how to navigate the transition from military life to civilian ...

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Veterans Can Visit VetVerify.org for Exchange Online Shopping Authentication

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs NEWS RELEASE: 17-034                                                    June 5, 2017 DALLAS – As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome  potentially 13 million honorably discharged Veterans back to their military families this coming Veteran’s Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping. Veterans may log onto VetVerify.org, which will use information from ...

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Learn High Blood Pressure Basics: Assess, Control

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious medical condition that affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. It is known as the "silent killer." Hypertension can be present for years without a person knowing it. Silently, damage can occur to the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. This damage can lead to a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease and blindness. Learn more.

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Amazon Wants You: Retail Giant Turns to Military Vets

Rick Nielsen, a former U.S. Navy captain, was just a few years ago at the helm of the USS Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship designed to help Marines stake out beachheads on hostile shores. When deployed, the vessel's crew could reach some 1,700, and carry about 2,000 Marines onboard. Now, the 51-year Nielsen, who retired from the Navy in December, has joined a different type of army: Amazon.com, where he's leading a team of about 70 people at a fulfillment center in Columbus, Ohio. He's one of the first cohort of former military leaders to embark on a fast-track ...

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Service Dogs and Other Lesser-Known VA Benefits

While 44 percent of all Veterans use at least one VA benefit, several lesser-known benefits could help Veterans live better, healthier lives. Here are three lesser-known VA benefits Veterans may be eligible to receive: 1. Home loan refinancing His local VA guided Harold, a Marine Corps Veteran, through the process of obtaining a VA home loan. “I had somebody explain to me exactly how everything worked,” said Harold. “It was very quick, very easy – painless.” VA’s home loan program offers Veterans different refinancing options: Cash-Out Refinance Loans ...

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The Poppy Story – Help Our Veterans by Distributing Poppies

After World War I, the poppy flourished in Europe. Scientists attributed the growth to soils in France and Belgium becoming enriched with lime from the rubble left by the war. From the dirt and mud grew a beautiful red poppy. The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields.” The poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. while serving on the front lines. In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row. That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, ...

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Memorial Day Ceremony – May 29 – 0800 – NMCA/National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

Monday, May 29, 8 am - Memorial Day Ceremonies, NMCA/National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix 85024 Color Guard and Wreath Presenters' registration form must be turned in to Judy by April 30th, Point of contact:  Judy Hatch, judithhatch42@yahoo.com, 602.628.7089

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