Your roundup of Veteran news and resources this week:
- Get out your cell phone and take down the number to the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255. The line is there 24/7/365 for Veterans and family members who may be facing a crisis. You can also chat online with a counselor or text 838255.
- 70 years ago next week, nearly 80 men undertook one of the most daring missions in American military history: The Doolittle Raid. Now, only five are left to tell the story about the first strike against Japan in World War II. Check out interviews from the survivors and the unbelievable story of their mission.
- Last week, we covered a few controversies surrounding for-profit schools and Veterans education benefits. Well, the news stories continue to mount. NPR covered lead generators that we have previously warned Vets about, and student Vets in western Michigan have voiced concern over schools that mislead students in order to receive GI Bill tuition.
- The Colorado State Veterans Home at Rifle will be getting a facelift. Over $2.4 million in federal grants will be spent to make improvements and implement energy conservation measures.
- Did you know that VA developed the nicotine patch, created the technology that led to CAT scanners, and conducted research that lead to a Nobel Prize? VA Research Week is coming on April 23, and it’s a time that Veterans, employees, and the public can learn more about the ways we’re working to improve the health and lives of Veterans.