Monthly Archives: May 2012

Help VA Spread the Word about VRAP Benefits

VA Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Opportunity

Are you an unemployed Veteran age 35 to 60? Do you know someone who is? We need your help spreading the word about a new education benefit program that can help those Vets secure meaningful employment in a high demand occupation.

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Communities Get Fit to Fight Veteran Homelessness

Acting Executive Director, Homeless Veterans Initiative Office

National and local experts—including representatives from VA—are working together to provide communities with the tools, funding, and resources needed to reduce Veteran homelessness. Boot camp participants, in turn, closely track their own progress in meeting the targets.

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#APVetChat Will Field Questions on the Claims Backlog

If I had to pick one thing Veterans are most vocal about when it comes to VA, it would be the disability claims backlog. Due to more Vets seeking compensation, two long wars with unprecedented and complex injuries, a still-recovering …

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VA Honors the Service of AAPI Veterans

Acting Director of VA’s Center for Minority Veteran

The observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month is also an occasion to remember the patriotism of AAPIs that have served, and are currently serving in the United States Military.

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Farmers Markets Abound!

Inpatient dietitian at the Memphis VA Medical Center

Veterans, you may be wondering, what is all the hype about farmers markets? Why should I buy my produce from the farmers’ market rather than my community grocery store? Check out my blog for a few reasons why.

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Memorial Day Link Drop

Memorial Day is fast approaching, so we wanted to share a few things ahead of the weekend. VA national cemeteries across the country will hold ceremonies over the long weekend. Check out this list for events in your area. You’ll …

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Not Every Veteran is Broken

Navy Veteran; Assistant Communication Manager at VETransfer

The skills Veterans learn through military training can give us a significant advantage in many professions. We embody the idea of teamwork, motivation and problem solving.

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#VetsTownHall Will Field Questions on Women Veterans

Along with the Department of Labor, we’ll be co-hosting a Twitter Town Hall on May 22 at 12PM eastern. The focus of the discussion will be on female Veterans, to include health care and benefits. From The Department of Labor: …

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Accessing VA & DoD Information is Getting Easier

Director, Benefits Assistance Service at VBA; Army Veteran

I’m here to tell you, I believe VA is changing and while it is not perfect, we’re stepping up to give you the service and support that you have earned and deserve.

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Intel Report, May 18

This week’s breakdown of news and resources: We’ll be talking a lot about the National Veteran Small Business Conference for the next few weeks. From June 26-28, Veterans will converge in Detroit to network, team, and partner with acquisition decision …

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