Meet Brigadier General Julia J. Cleckley, U.S. Army

Brigadier General Julia J. Cleckley, U.S. Army (Retired) is the first African American female to be promoted to Brigadier General in the Army National Guard. She was also the first African American woman to be promoted to the rank of Colonel in the Army National Guard’s Active Reserve (AGR) program and the first woman to […]

Happy 101st Birthday to Major Nancy Leftenant-Colon, (Ret) U.S. Army/Air Force Nurse Corps

The First African American Nurse – Nancy Leftenant-Colon, Major (Retired) was the first African American nurse to serve in the reserve or active-duty Army/Air Nurse Corps, the precursor of the Air Force. *https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/ She joined the Army Reserve in 1945, unable to get into the regular Army Nurse Corps because she was African American. The […]

May Featured Story

Celebration of an American Hero – A Tuskegee Airmen ***The Tuskegee Experience captured 1941-1949 A long procession of cars representing American Legion, VFW, Elks Lodge, and personally owned vehicles, escorted by Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department Motorcycle Officers, and a line of pedestrian standing along the street corners leading up to the home of a WWII […]

Medicare is Helping Cover Prosthetic Device Costs

Healthline recognizes Seniors face a complex Medicare system. To help seniors navigate their Medicare benefits, our experts discuss the different parts and what services, medications, and treatment are included under each part to help Seniors identify the best plan for their needs. Does Medicare Cover Costs for Prosthetic Devices? [1] https://www.healthline.com/health/medicare/does-medicare-cover-prosthetics What You Need to […]

New Engagement Video and COVID Equity Update REMINDER: March 10th Cyberseminar

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Engagement Video and COVID Equity Update REMINDER: March 10th Cyberseminar 03/08/2021 ANNOUNCEMENT MARCH 8, 2021 NEW VIDEO: ENGAGING HEALTHCARE TEAMS TO ELIMINATE HEALTH INEQUITIES The Office of Health Equity [1] announces the availability of a 3 minute video, Engaging Healthcare Teams to Eliminate Health Inequities, developed by a team led by Leslie Hausmann […]

Happy 100th Birthday to Burton W. Jones, U.S. Army Air Corps (Ret) Veteran

     The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) sends its blessings and well wishes to Burton W. Jones of Utica, New York who will be celebrating his 100th Birthday on February 1, 2021. Burton was born in Whitesboro, New York on February 1, 1921. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps on September 8, […]

Rose Marie Mikolajczyk-Baker, Photojournalist, Freelance Writer, and Artist

Rose Marie Mikolajczyk-Baker, an award-winning artist invited twice to the Winner’s Circle Show in Fort Myers, Florida, has donated over forty of her paintings in support of our nation’s Veterans and their family members most in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in 2020 worldwide. Born in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, in May 1934, she […]

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