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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

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

The Veterans Transportation System Needs Your Help!

4/27/2018
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Volunteers in and around Utah helped transport our veterans over a million miles in 2017, and there's still a need to help disabled veterans get to the healthcare they deserve. Here's how you can help.

Duration:00:01:17

A Medal of Honor Recipient's Family Stayed at a Fisher House

4/9/2018
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Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter and Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio were on a rooftop in Afghanistan in 2010 when a live grenade landed with them on the roof. When Cpl. Carpenter threw himself between the grenade and his fellow Cpl. Eufrazio, he sustained massive injuries including the loss of his eye and a punctured lung. Military doctors were sure he wouldn't survive. After 4 years and about 40 surgeries, he visited the White House to be awarded the Medal of Honor from President Obama. During his...

Duration:00:04:54

How Vet Centers are Helping Veterans in the Community

3/16/2018
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On this episode of Upholding Valor, Jill Atwood, public affairs for the VA in Salt Lake City, talks with Terry Schow, the former Veterans Affairs Director in Utah, and Karl Devries, the Outreach Coordinator for the Vet Centers of Utah. The Vet Centers are another option for care for people in the Veteran community. Vet Centers are available for: Combat Veterans, Active Duty Military, Female Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Veteran Family Members, and Gold Star...

Duration:00:20:24

Point In Time Count

3/2/2018
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Duration:00:03:23

Helping Veterans in the Aftermath of Hurricanes

2/9/2018
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When three hurricanes struck the United States and outlying areas in 2017, the VA sent out teams to help those veterans in need.

Duration:00:02:38

Our Soldiers Need Your Help

1/24/2018
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Each year, thousands of those who have protected our country go to the VA for help. And, each year an army of volunteers give a little TLC back to those who have valiantly served. Here's how you can help.

Duration:00:04:01

Thank You for Choosing VA in Salt Lake City

12/18/2017
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From all of those who work with the veterans at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, we wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holidays and upcoming new year!

Duration:00:00:31

Holistic Health for Veterans

11/30/2017
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One little-known fact about the VA in Salt Lake City--they are leading the charge against opioid addiction by conducting specialized classes and providing holistic healthcare, allowing veterans to gain back control of their health. Program Manager Jamie Clinton-Lont explains how these programs are changing lives. It’s up to all of us to look out for our Veterans. Upholding Valor is hosted by Jill Atwood, Chief of Communications of the VA in Salt Lake City, Utah and sponsored by American...

Duration:00:02:00

Disability Compensation for Veterans

11/13/2017
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Brad felt too big and too proud to apply for benefits after being wounded in Vietnam. When the symptoms got worse, he went to the VA and found out he was able to not only get treatment for the injuries, but he was eligible for monthly compensation. 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...

Duration:00:02:30

Are you a female veteran? The Women's Clinic can help!

10/27/2017
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There is a special spot at the Salt Lake City VA Hospital set aside for female veterans: the Women's Clinic. Air Force veteran Becky Kemp has been going there for 17 years, and the VA is hoping that other veterans like her will be able to use their benefits in a safe environment staffed by female veterans that know what patients are going through.

Duration:00:03:24

The Unique Needs And Abilities Of Women Veterans

10/16/2017
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Upholding Valor host Jill Atwood, Chief of Communications for VA in Salt Lake City, is joined by Jamie Clinton Lott, Women Veterans Program Manager, and Becky Kemp, an Air Force veteran who uses the women's clinic. They discuss the issues women veterans face and the startlingly high number of them that report sexual trauma. The Womens Clinic at VA in Salt Lake City provides important care for women veterans.

Duration:00:22:02

Surviving the War and Surviving the Guilt (Part 3)

9/7/2017
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After years of struggling in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, veteran Stu Shipley has his life back. In the final part of a 3-video series, Stu tells us what keeps him going.

Duration:00:08:22

Surviving the War and Surviving the Guilt (Part 2)

9/5/2017
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In the second part of a three-video series, Vietnam veteran Stu Shipley gives some background to his dealing with severe PTSD and the roads taken as his life hit rock-bottom.

Duration:00:06:27

Surviving the War and Surviving the Guilt

9/5/2017
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Vietnam veteran Stu Shipley witnessed many of his military comrades go home under a flag. Even though he came home from the war, the guilt he felt followed him back.

Duration:00:02:35

Success Dealing with PTSD

8/23/2017
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Josh was in Afghanistan, helping clear out IEDs from harming his fellow brothers in arms. When his service time ended, however, the same anxiety and emotions followed him home. The VA Health Care System has not only helped him deal with this, but also extends an open invitation for other veterans to do the same.

Duration:00:02:56

PTSD: How To Identify It In Your Life

8/6/2017
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The Salt Lake VA does a lot of important work for veterans living with PTSD. Dr. Steve Allen is the Coordinator for PTSD at VA Salt Lake Health Care System. He joins Upholding Valor host Jill Atwood for an informative and honest discussion of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. .

Duration:00:15:11

When Your Best Cure Is... Play

7/24/2017
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VA Salt Lake City Heath Care System offers a full range of recreation therapy options. These are for veterans with physical injuries as well as psychological and emotional injuries. These programs help veterans heal from their injuries as well as learn to live independently, even with disabilities. Jill Atwood is joined by Heather Brown, a Recreation Therapist at VA Salt Lake City, and wheel chair athlete Wendy Griffin. Wendy is an Air Force veteran who uses the VA programs. There are a...

Duration:00:16:11

When Your Best Cure Is... Play

7/24/2017
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VA Salt Lake City Heath Care System offers a full range of recreation therapy options. These are for veterans with physical injuries as well as psychological and emotional injuries. These programs help veterans heal from their injuries as well as learn to live independently, even with disabilities. Jill Atwood is joined by Heather Brown, a Recreation Therapist at VA Salt Lake City, and wheel chair athlete Wendy Griffin. Wendy is an Air Force veteran who uses the VA programs. There are a...

Duration:00:16:02