Veterans Engage In Reckless Behavior
Did you know veterans diagnosed with PTSD may engage in reckless or self-destructive behavior such as aggressive driving, excessive alcohol or drug use or self-injurious behavior? This type of behavior is often seen veterans who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Veterans Suffer From Parasomnias
Did you know many veterans suffer from a group of disorders that fall under the category of parasomnias? According to the DSM-V, parasomnias are disorders characterized by abnormal behavioral, experiential, or physiological events occurring in association with sleep, specific sleep stages, or sleep-wake transactions. The most common parasomnias is “non-rapid eye movement” sleep arousal disorders and rapid eye movement sleep disorder. Coupled with PTSD, parasomnias can be potentially harmful to veterans.
Veterans Can Create Their Own Avatar
Did you know VAs Employee Education System (EES) enhances the virtual medical experience by introducing detailed avatars to the VMC? Patients transform these graphical representations into a version of themselves by selecting characteristics to include gender, race, hair color and even clothing. Avatars then navigate the VMC which mimics the appearance of most VA hospitals. Avatars can visit different classes, ask educators questions and even engage in real-time discussions with other avatars in their class. They are also able to access any class in the facility. Other classes include heart disease and hypertension.
Avoid Medicare Part B Penalties
Did you know one way you may not be charged the “late enrollment penalty” for Medicare Part B is to qualify for Medicaid due to having low-income amount? If you do not meet your state’s Medicaid income qualification, then you may be charged the “extra” penalty.
Norfolk Naval Base Contaminated
Did you know various wastes and chemical contamination in soil, sediment and groundwater exist at Norfolk Naval Base, with cleanup activities ongoing? Contaminated groundwater or surface water runoff from the base may reach either Elizabeth River or Willoughby Bay.
B-52 Long Range Sortie
Did you know a B-52 flew a long-range direct sortie from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to the Middle East on January 27, 2021, the third such flight this year and the first under the new Biden administration? The bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wing flew the “presence patrol” over the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia, linking up with Air Forces Central Command F-15Es, F-16s, KC-10s, and KC-135s, according to a U.S. Central Command release. The bomber also flew alongside Royal Saudi Air Force F-15s.
Free Microsoft Training
Did you know a Microsoft tech education program that military members and veterans could previously take by leveraging their tuition assistance or GI Bill funds is now offering its program at no cost? The program, Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, or MSSA, will instead be funded entirely by Microsoft. It was previously held primarily in an in-person classroom setting but will now be 100% remote.
Did you know many veterans have a misunderstanding the term “Dishonorable Discharge?” Some veterans believe they have a Dishonorable Discharge when actually they do not. If a veteran was not discharged by a court, the veteran may not have a dishonorable discharge. Non-court discharges are called administrative discharges. In an administrative discharge, there are three characterization options: Honorable; General (Under Honorable Conditions); and Other than Honorable (OTH). To be clear, even though an OTH is a less than honorable discharge, it is not as bad as a dishonorable discharge.