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10th Annual Veterans Commemoration

Join the VITAS Healthcare staff, Connecticut veterans, families, state and military dignitaries on the pier of the Historic Ship Nautilus for the 10th Annual Groton Nautilus celebration of veterans.

Commemorate the servicemen and servicewomen whose sacrifices enable the American way of life. Veterans, living and deceased, will be honored through a ringing of the bells.

Enjoy music with a color guard performance, a military ceremony and red-white-and-blue patriotism. Refreshments and fellowship will immediately follw the program.

Salute America’s Living Heroes

VITAS® Healthcare wants to enlist your services to help veterans near the end of life. They looking for veterans of the armed services and others who want to honor and support our living heroes. All volunteers are trained to meet specific end-of-life needs of veterans to improve their quality of life.

VITAS wants you to:

Yale Day of Service 2018

The 2018 Yale Day of Service (YDOS) program was held at the West Haven VA Hospital (Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Service) on Saturday, May 5th.   Participants were mostly Yale alumni and staff, along with students from Guilford High School and a few members of the public.  Link out to the Yale News article here or continue reading for reflections from Henry Kwan ‘05 MA, an Army veteran and Director for Shared Interest Groups at the Association of Yale Alumni.  He works

Giant Steps In Art Therapy: A Great Energy

Jennifer DeGaetano is a U.S Army Active Duty veteran that served in Fort Hood 2001-2003, as a Truck Driver, Army Reservist Postal Clerk, OIF Deployment Bagdad, Iraq, 2004-2005. She began the Giant Steps group four years ago.  “I had a lot of anger and couldn’t speak up for myself. I did not know that life experiences also triggered my anger.  I did not know that my military life affected my whole life and that work and life experiences were my triggers.  It took me a long time to realize my anger, anxiety, and depression were military-related.

Women In War: In War and Peace

I want to take this opportunity to thank Kim Raseman and Angela Maria Malerba for inviting me to share the some of the works published in “Visions of War: Dreams of Peace” with the Yale Veterans Network.    I hope that the readers of the newsletter have found the writings valuable and helped you to gain insight and understanding into the experiences of some of the women who served in Vietnam.   While most of the writings in “Visions” were

Yale HR Attracting East Coast Veterans

In an effort to recruit and attract veterans to work at Yale University, Yale’s HR Staffing department partnered with the School of Medicine’s Yale Center For Clinical Investigation (YCCI) and Yale New Haven Health Systems to attend the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) on March 2nd in Savannah, GA. Celestina Perone, Recruiter HR Staffing, attended the conference with Erica Moreira, Programmer Analyst Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (USNA ‘11), and Devon Bushey, ITS Manager Applications II, Joint Data Analytics Team YNHHS. 

Women In War: The Veteran In Me

A note from the Editor, Joan Furey, RN, MA: In the course of doing this monthly series for the YVN newsletter I have often found myself drifting back into the past, remembering those first few years after I returned from Vietnam.  I have often referred to them as the worst five years of my life, I never felt so alone or so alienated from my peers then I did at that time.   It was then that I took to writing.  Poems, prose, random thoughts.
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