Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bridging the VA Trust Gap

When I discussed the possibility of employment at VA with my future boss, he asked if I had used VA services myself. “Just the GI Bill,” I said. “I’m not going to take my chances in a VA hospital.” I …

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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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Tell Your Story – Apply to Become a Tillman Military Scholar

U.S. Air Force Veteran and 2012 Tillman Military Scholar

Every member of the military has a story and they are as varied and unique as the individuals who have chosen to serve their country…and this is mine.The Pat Tillman Foundation wants you to tell your story in your own words while they help alleviate some of the financial obstacles that impede your ability to achieve your educational and career goals.

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Cutting Verification Red Tape

There have been a few times I’ve used VA services when I’ve asked, “Why do they need this information from me? Isn’t it out there somewhere?” This is especially true for anyone who has had to fill out an eligibility …

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Intel Report, January 18

Your end of the week wrap-up of Veterans news and resources: The National Day of Service is Saturday, January 19, and it’s a reminder that any day can be one of service to your nation or community. Check out how …

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Keeping in Touch: VBA Conducts Outreach and Collects Feedback

U.S. Army Veteran; Communications Specialist, Veterans Benefits Administration

Representatives from VBA’s Benefits Assistance Service (BAS) conduct dozens of outreach activities each year. It’s just one of the many ways VBA stays in contact with the Veterans we serve.

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VA Responding to Flu Outbreak to Protect Veterans

Chief officer of public health, Veterans Health Administration

VHA is responding vigorously to the nationwide flu outbreak to protect the health of all Veterans and staff in the VA health system.

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12 Veterans, 3 Bands, One Cause

Program Assistant for Vocational Rehabilitation, Philadelphia RO

Veterans live with the reality of PTSD every day, and two VA employees found a unique way to help raise awareness and funds for PTSD services.

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Mission ReDefined: Encouraging Vets With Physical Disabilities to Take on Sports

Freelance Writer

The “Mission Redefined” campaign, a joint effort by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Paralympics, released a public service announcement on Jan. 15 that features disabled Veteran Johnston sprinting down a track.

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Faster Claims Processing Systems Continue Nationwide Deployment

Far and away, the biggest concern I hear from Veterans is the disability backlog. From knowing where to start, to the paperwork and appointments—and then the wait for a decision with care and benefits on the line—the whole process can …

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