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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It Takes All of Us to End Domestic Violence

Family of Heroes: Online Training Simulation

A place for family members and veterans learn critical skills to manage the challenges of post-deployment life together.

2013 VWWP Progress Report

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program 2013 Progress Report

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Vets On Campus

Learn all about transitioning into college.

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10/1/2014
It Takes All of Us to End Domestic Violence
7/28/2014
Don't miss this important segment focusing on collaborative approaches being utlized to end veteran homelessness in Norfolk.
7/18/2014
Justice For Vets
6/20/2014
Compensation and benefits for the ill, wounded and injured members of the armed forces.
6/9/2014
Richmond, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed onto a national agreement aimed at ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

Accessing Care at Military Treatment Facilities

Source: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ReleasedMilitary treatment facilities provide emergency and non-emergency care for both physical and invisible wounds covered by TRICARE. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other psychological health concern, you can access services at military treatment facilities to help you cope. This article will help active-duty service members and their families learn about the types of psychological health care offered at military treatment facilities and how to access them.

Understanding Moral Injury

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Chaney/ReleasedAs a service member, you may encounter inner conflicts, ethical or moral challenges during deployments, special missions, or in the course of one’s duty.  You may be required to act in ways that go against your moral beliefs or witness behaviors by others that make you feel uncomfortable.1 These experiences can lead to moral injury.This article explores the concept of moral injury, why a service member might experience it and the resources available for care and support.

Real Warriors App: Saluting and Supporting Those Who Serve

Not on a compatible device? Check out the Wall and salute your favorite photos from any device at realstrength.realwarriors.net. Who will you honor?Spread the word! Download our app promo kit for content you can share in your social networks, blog posts and newsletters. Download and share our mobile app graphics!

Treatment Options for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Hazard/ReleasedPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological health concern that can occur following a traumatic or life-threatening event. You can learn to cope with and recover from these events over time. However, others may experience stress-related changes in behavior that continue for months and develop into PTSD.1 Just as service members may experience different symptoms of PTSD, there are several options for care. This article provides information about the types of care and treatment available for PTSD and how to access them.

1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval: Reaching Out is A Sign of Strength

Photo courtesy of 1st Sgt. Simon SandovalExperiencing psychological stress as a result of life transitions, deployment or other long-term separations can be common in military life. This stress can impact a service member’s personal relationships, physical fitness routines and overall psychological health. The newest Real Warriors Campaign profile, 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval, knows firsthand that it is difficult to cope with these stressors alone.

BASETRACK Live: Panel Discussion

A group of photojournalists documented Marines in Afghanistan by taking photographs and videos using only an iPhone. This material, which enabled military families to communicate with their loved ones, began to tell an important story of ordinary people fundamentally changed by extraordinary circumstances.

Event Location
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond

CAMPUS MAP & PARKING -­‐ Parking is free and we will reserve 1 parking space for each panelist in the Modlin Center lot. Click here for directions.

Event Date
10/22/2014 7:30 PM

PTSD Town Hall

PTSD does not mean you're crazy! Take back your life...one day at a time. It takes courage to ask for help.

Event Location
Northeast State Community College
Wellmont Center For the Performing Arts
2425 Hwy 75, Blountville, TN

Event Date
10/23/2014 6:00 PM

Hiring Heroes Career Fair

Job Opportunities For Warriors In Transition and Their Families

Event Location
Spates Community Center
214 McNair Road, Building 407
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA 22211

Event Date
11/6/2014 9:00 AM

Mission: Healthy Relationships

A relationship skills building course for military Veterans and Spouses coping with the impact of deployment, military service, post-traumatic stress, operational stress or traumatic brain injury.

Event Location
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA

Event Date
11/7/2014 12:00 PM

The Shenandoah University Veterans Writing Project

Every veteran has a story; some just need help telling it. The goal of the Shenandoah University Veterans Writing Project (VWP) is to provide veterans, active and reserve service members, and military families an effective and cost free outlet to tell their unique stories.

Event Location
The Health Professions Building
1775 North Sector Court
Winchester, VA 22601
(Located behind Winchester Medical Center)

Event Date
11/8/2014 9:00 AM

Our community,
our strength.

We've served our country and some have seen battle. We share common experiences and feelings. Now, we're talking about it - and that's a battle in itself. This is a battle that can be won.

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