Author Archives: Pooja Virkar

How to Give Back to Veterans

Want to give your time and talents to support the care of America’s Veterans? Volunteers are an invaluable resource for VA and it is impossible to calculate the amount of caring and sharing that VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) volunteers provide …

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Help Fellow Veterans: Become a VA Peer Specialist

VA has always recognized the value and importance of Veterans being able to see recovery taking place and have a fellow Veteran help them navigate the VA system. As VA peer specialists, or peer support apprentices, you have the opportunity …

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Providing Assistance for Homeless Veterans

In 2009, President Obama and VA Secretary Shinseki announced the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Together with partners and supporters nationwide, VA is determined to meet that challenge through the Homeless Veterans Outreach Initiative. As …

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A Resource to Help Veterans Serve Fellow Vets

VA for Vets is a  career support program that offers Veterans access to the tools they need to launch or advance their civilian careers at VA, where they can go far to serve their fellow Veterans. The VA for Vets …

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My HealtheVet: Keep Track of Your Health Care

My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record, designed for Veterans and active duty servicemembers, as well as their dependents and caregivers. It partners users with their health care team, offering the tools necessary to make informed decisions about their …

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New Social Networking Mobile App for Veterans

(Editor’s note: This is an app developed by a third party. VA didn’t develop it and does not support or endorse it.) POS-REP, short for “position report,” is a new social networking mobile app that allows Veterans to locate other …

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The 2012 Warrior Games are Underway

More than 200 wounded or injured active duty troops and Veterans, along with nearly two dozen British troops, have kicked off the 2012 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event, hosted by the U.S. …

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