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United States Department of Defense

June 30, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Announces Policy for Transgender Service Members
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter today announced that transgender individuals will now be able to openly serve in the U.S. armed forces.  The DoD policy announced today also establishes a construct by which service members may transition gender while serving, sets standards for medical care and outlines responsibilities for military services and
June 30, 2016
Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipients Named
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the DOD gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees."These 15 employers have distinguished themselves through their outstanding support of our Guard and Reserve members and

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

June 28, 2016
Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives

All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City. Read the full story

Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match.
June 21, 2016
Butterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans

In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies. Read the full story

Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flower