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Tango Alpha Lima Pt 2

  The Tango Alpha Lima aired their second interview in their four-part series on Veterans transitioning out of service on June 21st, 2022. This episode focused on changing the perspective of coming out of the service. Veterans are not transitioning; they are transforming back into a civilian. For some, the armed forces provide structure, and...
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Tango Alpha Lima Pt. 1

  The American Legion has a podcast called Tango Alpha Lima. Their most recent series is about helping Veteran’s become a civilian again. The podcast is a four-part series that airs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week at 9 am Eastern.   The First Podcast The first podcast aired on Monday, June 20th. Two...
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Burn Pit Exposure Update

Did you know that nine rare cancers were added to the Burn Pit Exposure presumptive service connection list? On April 25, 2022, VA announced that these nine rare respiratory cancers are now presumed service-connected if the veteran was in the line of duty in Southwest Asia theater of operations beginning August 2, 1990, to the...
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Vietnam Veterans Welcomed Home

Heroes Honor Festival at the Daytona International Speedway  The American Legion located in Florida had the vision to put on an event to honor the Vietnam Veterans that returned from the war in the late 60s and early 70s. U.S. Army veteran Ben Peterson organized the event to give Vietnam Veterans the welcome home they...
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Mission Daybreak

May 26, 2022 In this initiative, originally called the Suicide Prevention Grand Challenge, the VA initiative granted $20 million to reduce the Veteran Suicide rates. The goal is to get people to develop solutions to solve the high suicide rates in all populations, but the Veteran demographic is disproportionately high.    This mission calls on...
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