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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

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

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

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. You can volunteer to be a volunteer driver for the areas in and around Utah for the VA Healthcare system. All veterans enrolled in VA Healthcare are eligible for the free shuttles, but top priority is given to veterans with disabilities, wheel-chair bound veterans and cancer patients. Here's how you can help....

Duration:00:01:17

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

4/6/2018
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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 time...

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.VA's fourth mission is to prepare and respond during times of national crisis. The Salt Lake City VA hospital recently sent people to areas affected by the recent hurricanes. These VA employees calmed the local populations despite the devastation. Upholding Valor focuses on men and women from all backgrounds and eras of military service. It's our hope that this...

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 back to those who have valiantly served. Volunteers are an important part of the veterans services locally and around the country. Volunteering is incredibly important to those who feel the need to give back to those service members who have put so much on the line to protect their country and the people in it. Upholding Valor focuses on men and women from all...

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! 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...

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.

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 (Part 1)

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