Service & Sacrifice: Suicide of military son drives action

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“It’s a program that deserves attention across the state and across the country”: Parents who lost their military son to suicide support veteran-to-veteran therapy.

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Over 10,000 U.S. veterans test positive for COVID-19, 172 in Tennessee & Kentucky

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Source: Over 10,000 U.S. veterans test positive for COVID-19, 172 in Tennessee & Kentucky

VA defends use of unproven drug on veterans for coronavirus

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday defended the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, insisting they were never used as “test subjects” but given the treatment only when medically appropriate. In a letter and call with major veterans organizations, Wilkie said the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine was being administered in government-run VA hospitals to virus-stricken patients only in conjunction with a physician’s advice.

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Alabama National Guard begins disinfecting veterans homes

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On Saturday morning, a specially trained unit of the Alabama National Guard disinfected the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bill Nichols State Veterans Home (Alabama Dept. of Veterans Affairs) Members of the unit, called Task Force 31, equipped with protective equipment, carefully moved through the facility, disinfecting surfaces while residents were moved to isolated areas.

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Smyrna nonprofit delivers beef stew to families of fallen military members during pandemic

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Just like everyone else in the world, a local nonprofit focused on military families is having to switch things up in response to COVID-19, and their newest mission involves hundreds of gallons of homemade food. Right now, we’re seeing so many organizations coming together to support people during COVID-19. A Soldier’s Child Foundation, which is based out of Smyrna, is no different.

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