COVID-19

When It Comes to COVID, Let’s Be Battle Ready Not Battle Weary

When not deployed, service members and their units undergo traditional training to prepare for military duties. During this phase, servicemembers go through routine training and medical evaluations that maintain their personal and team readiness level. They also take time to think about what enemies may be lurking around the corner.  Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster […]

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Vets Helping Vets In Need

Veterans groups are working together to assist Native American Veterans on reservations to improve their sustainability needs.  They are calling the project Native American Sustainability for Veterans and those in Uniform (NAVSU). According to Bob Dalpe, one of the coordinators, “NAVSU will focus on fulfilling water, electrical and housing needs on the reservations.  The emphasis

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US Army Corps of Engineers Readies St. Luke’s Medical Center for COVID-19 Surge Capacity

By Paula L. Pedene, APR, Fellow PRSA Veterans Voice Columnist, Arizona Republic Due to COVID-19, Arizona was looking for ways to enhance hospital capacity if needed.  To do this, they turned to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to help.  They had their eyes on the potential of St. Luke’s Medical Center as an alternate

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Due to COVID-19, Phoenix Veterans Day Parade May Change for 2020

June 11, 2020 Phoenix, AZ–Tackling the issue of presenting the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is front and center for Honoring America’s Veterans (HAV) new Executive Director, Paula Pedene. “Our first order of business is determining how to present the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade on Veterans Day in November,” Pedene says. “With COVID-19, it likely means changing

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TSGT Matthew Says Goodbye to his family

943rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron Members from Arizona Deploy to New York to Battle COVID-19

During national disasters, military service members and other federal employees can engage in deployments to “hot spots” around the country.  Such an implementation took place this month when the 943rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) sent two Critical Care Respiratory Therapists to the Javits Conference Center in New York to support the converted hospital. Both personnel

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Uncle Sam Calls Upon Retired Health Care Workers During COVID-19

To boost health care workers in both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the federal government is offering special incentives. At DoD Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Army Personnel, sent out a letter to retirees.  In it, he is asking troops with service in

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