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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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United States

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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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English

Contact:

8015756397


Episodes

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


Healing The Whole Veteran: Mind, Body, & Spirit

7/7/2017
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Shella Stovall, VA Medical Center Director, along with Nena Saunders, Associate Director Quality And Safety Systems, join VA Communications Director Jill Atwood for a very candid conversation about health care for veterans. The purpose of the VA is to provide top notch health care to veterans. The Salt Lake VA Medical Center is a four star health care facility and provides comprehensive health services to veterans. The Salt Lake Medical Center also performs a lot of important research to...

Duration: 00:22:23


Healing The Whole Veteran: Body, Mind, & Soul

7/7/2017
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Shella Stovall, VA Medical Center Director, along with Nena Saunders, Associate Director Quality And Safety Systems, join VA Communications Director Jill Atwood for a very candid conversation about health care for veterans. The purpose of the VA is to provide top notch health care to veterans. The Salt Lake VA Medical Center is a four star health care facility and provides comprehensive health services to veterans. The Salt Lake Medical Center also performs a lot of important research to...

Duration: 00:23:33


Why Choose VA?

6/26/2017
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Three veterans from different branches of U.S. military share why they served their country, and how they came to rely on VA services when they returned home.

Duration: 00:03:56


Preventing Suicide

6/12/2017
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Many veterans come home from their service to an environment that's hard to handle. Many of them keep their feelings to themselves, yet in doing so, begin a lonely ordeal that can lead to catastrophe. The VA in Salt Lake City helps us see what to recognize in veterans, and how to help.

Duration: 00:01:56


US Navy Veteran: Jen Johnson

5/26/2017
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Veteran Jen Johnson proudly served in the US Navy. But life after service was tough. She was homeless and desperate before she finally found VA. Our healthcare system is undergoing bold change. So we can provide even better healthcare for our veterans. That also means better access and that lifeline of support when they need it most. Veterans like Jennifer Johnson tell us that they choose VA healthcare because VA knows veterans better than anyone else. To learn more about these veteran...

Duration: 00:01:36


US Navy Veteran: Jen Johnson

5/23/2017
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Veteran Jen Johnson proudly served in the US Navy. But life after service was tough. She was homeless and desperate before she finally found VA. Hi I'm Jill Atwood, the Chief of Communications for the VA in Salt Lake City. I am proud to introduce Upholding Valor. Our healthcare system is undergoing bold change. So we can provide even better healthcare for our veterans. That also means better access and that lifeline of support when they need it most. Veterans like Jennifer Johnson tell us...

Duration: 00:01:34