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VA Honors Bo Derek
VA Secretary James B. Peake honored Bo Derek on Jan. 15 in appreciation for her work to increase public awareness of VA’s rehabilitative programs. In presenting the award, Peake said of Derek, “She has been a good friend of veterans and a bright example of dedicated volunteerism.” (more)

Safe Driving Program Revs Up
NASCAR driver Richard Petty joined VA Secretary James B. Peake and officials from the departments of defense and transportation to launch a safe driving awareness program for combat veterans on Jan. 12. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of deaths among combat veterans during the first years after their return home. The safe–driving initiative will try to increase awareness among veterans of the importance of safe driving, seatbelt and helmet usage, and other measures. (more)

Suicide Prevention: 1–800–273–TALK (8255) (more information)

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