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Upholding Valor focuses on men and women from all backgrounds and eras of military service. It’s our hope that this series will inspire and educate veterans to use the resources and programs they have earned while spotlighting their spirit and courage throughout our community. It’s up to all of us to look out for our veterans. Hosted by Jill Atwood, Chief of Communications of the VA in Salt Lake City, Utah, and sponsored by American United Federal Credit Union, continuously striving to be the difference that makes a difference in our veterans’ lives.

Upholding Valor focuses on men and women from all backgrounds and eras of military service. It’s our hope that this series will inspire and educate veterans to use the resources and programs they have earned while spotlighting their spirit and courage throughout our community. It’s up to all of us to look out for our veterans. Hosted by Jill Atwood, Chief of Communications of the VA in Salt Lake City, Utah, and sponsored by American United Federal Credit Union, continuously striving to be the difference that makes a difference in our veterans’ lives.
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Upholding Valor focuses on men and women from all backgrounds and eras of military service. It’s our hope that this series will inspire and educate veterans to use the resources and programs they have earned while spotlighting their spirit and courage throughout our community. It’s up to all of us to look out for our veterans. Hosted by Jill Atwood, Chief of Communications of the VA in Salt Lake City, Utah, and sponsored by American United Federal Credit Union, continuously striving to be the difference that makes a difference in our veterans’ lives.

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Episodes

Nutrition

4/29/2019
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It's true what they say: You are what you eat. In this week's Upholding Valor podcast, we talk whole health and nutrition. Eating the right foods can literally prevent, even cure, disease. We want our veterans to drive their own healthcare and as ask themselves, "What matters most?"

Duration:00:17:43

Timely Care that All Veterans Deserve

4/15/2019
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The new Mission Act will ensure veterans get the timely care they deserve. Access and quality care are the VA’s number one priority--if we can’t get them into a doctor soon enough, veterans may see a provider in the community. To hear more details on the Mission Act and how it impacts you, listen to the Upholding Valor podcast. Thank you for choosing VA!

Duration:00:17:58

Veterans' Healthcare--No Matter the Orientation

4/1/2019
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The VA cares for all veterans no matter their race, gender, age or sexual orientation. Our LGBT Veterans have unique healthcare needs based on their life and military experiences. We are honored to offer special programs and resources. Please take a moment to listen to our podcast and then make that first phone call.

Duration:00:19:54

Celebrating Vietnam Veterans

3/18/2019
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VA commemorates the Vietnam War 50 years later. Our service men and women did not receive the homecoming they so richly deserved, but years later VA is trying to make up for that through comprehensive benefits, healthcare and compassion. Many of these Veterans are coming to us for the very first time some 40 years later. It is heartbreaking to relive but necessary to learn from and move forward.

Duration:00:35:12

Intimate Partner Violence

3/4/2019
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VA offers all types of resources for Veterans to include family services. Intimate Partner Violence is something that may be hard to talk about and confront, but with help families can heal.

Duration:00:14:07

Women's Health for Female Veterans

2/18/2019
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Women make up 15 percent of our military and today, most don’t even consider themselves Veterans. VA is committed to your unique care needs and is anxious to serve you. Visits our women’s clinic today at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center. For more information go to https://www.womenshealth.va.gov/

Duration:00:14:05

Whole Health and Life After Your Service

2/4/2019
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Transition struggles can happen after military service or a long deployment. Just know, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Our psychologists and social workers are specially trained in all aspects of post deployment issues to include: PTSD, family therapy, homelessness, substance abuse, and legal troubles. Enroll today at www.saltlakecity.va.gov

Duration:00:20:36

Veteran's Justice Outreach

1/22/2019
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VA’s Veteran Justice Outreach program serves as a liaison between the criminal justice system and VA benefits. Veterans may find themselves on the wrong side of the law due to struggles related to their service. We want to ensure Veterans know there are resources and treatment after military life.

Duration:00:19:38

PTSD: Veterans Helping Veterans

12/31/2018
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It takes a strong person to serve, but an even stronger person to ask for help once that service is over. Isn’t it time to take your life back? Our two guests talk first steps and coming out on the other side.

Duration:00:19:42

Upholding Valor: Stu Shipley

12/10/2018
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The holidays can be a rough time for our Veterans, but you are never alone. VA Salt Lake City is here for you. Always. Please contact us at the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

Duration:00:16:57

Compensated Work Therapy

11/26/2018
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Veterans should never have to struggle finding work after military service for any reason. VA Salt Lake City can help.

Duration:00:20:32

Celebrating a Veteran Aboard the U.S.S. Salt Lake City

10/26/2018
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Clayton James Kearl served aboard the U.S.S. Salt Lake City during World War II. The cruiser saw more action than any other ship in the U.S. Navy during the war. Kearl not only witnessed history, he helped make it.

Duration:00:05:10

Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery for Veterans

10/15/2018
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Many of our veterans have dealt with unspeakable physical and mental pain, only to eventually end up on the wrong end of substance abuse. Jill Atwood, the VA's Director of Communications, leads a conversation with experts on how to address a serious and sensitive topic.

Duration:00:18:50

Homeless Outreach for Veterans

9/30/2018
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If you are a homeless veteran, or at risk for becoming a homeless veteran, please take advantage of our walk-in clinic every Monday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Building 16 at the main VA campus. VA Salt Lake City also has a homeless provider of the day every weekday from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m., available to discuss housing needs with veterans.

Duration:00:20:42

Portraits of Vietnam Veterans

5/25/2018
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The SLC VA is pleased to celebrate 50 years of helping Vietnam veterans, and they look forward to many, many more.

Duration:00:01:16

Do You Have Doubts About Going to the V.A.?

5/16/2018
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Any veteran that is needing help after returning home has options where to find that help. The Salt Lake City V.A. encourages all veterans to drop by, weigh their options, and make an informed decision.

Duration:00:04:30