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Veterans get new chance to serve on vaccination campaign
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Veterans get new chance to serve on vaccination campaign

Six Veteran organizations are coming together to form the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination. The goal: enable Veterans to help other Veterans get vaccinated. Veterans have the experience to help organize vaccination sites Veterans, who have moved everything from troops to ships to entire armies, have the unique skills and expertise needed to run vaccination sites, explained...

Coast Guard Veteran-VA employee always ready to deploy
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Coast Guard Veteran-VA employee always ready to deploy

Most people are familiar with Where’s Waldo, but have you heard about Wendell Henderson? He travels so much in support of hurricane relief and the coronavirus pandemic, we often ask the question, “Where’s Wendell?” Henderson served in the Coast Guard from 1979-1987 and has been a VA employee for the last 11 years. His primary role...

ICT program bridges military to post-military career
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ICT program bridges military to post-military career

Set yourself on a path to post-military success with VA’s intermediate care technician (ICT) program. Kristina Snell, national ICT program manager, recently joined our weekly “Talk About It Tuesday” broadcast on LinkedIn to discuss the program she has helped guide from pilot phase to a national success. “Our intermediate care technicians have a wealth of...

VA enrolls veterans ‘on the spot’ in areas where eligible patients have refused vaccines
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VA enrolls veterans ‘on the spot’ in areas where eligible patients have refused vaccines

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has immediately enrolled veterans into its health care system in areas where eligible VA patients have refused coronavirus vaccines. In one area of New York, about 1,000 veterans over age 75 refused to be vaccinated, said Dr. Richard Stone, acting undersecretary for health. Stone has advised local VA...

Specially Adapted Housing changes help seriously disabled Veterans
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Specially Adapted Housing changes help seriously disabled Veterans

Did you know that there’s more to the VA home loan than just the loan guaranty? In fact, the program has additional help for Veterans with serious, service-connected disabilities. One of those programs is the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) program. SAH grants assistance to the most seriously disabled service members and Veterans to pay for life-changing...

Amazon donation helps connect 1,000+ homeless Veterans
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Amazon donation helps connect 1,000+ homeless Veterans

Recently, Amazon donated smartphones to more than 1,000 homeless Veterans, keeping them connected to valuable VA and community resources. Marine Corps Veteran Jason Maycumber, who lives in Santa Cruz, California, is one of them. Taking pictures of the ocean and surf while posting them for family and friends on social media allowed him to stay connected with family. ...

Veterans: take care of your heart – Here are great keys to good heart health
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Veterans: take care of your heart – Here are great keys to good heart health

Healthy eating and exercise are key to good heart health, but reducing anxiety and stress is good for the heart, too. If you’re struggling with stress from anger or restless nights, VA has tools and training to help you. For example, VA’s free online course, Anger & Irritability Management Skills (AIMS), is a self-help program for Veterans that...

Listening to Veterans’ experiences improves VBA appeals processes
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Listening to Veterans’ experiences improves VBA appeals processes

Veterans filing disability claims have said they want choices and faster decisions. Due to improvements in the system and processes, Veterans are now getting more options. VA’s Benefits Administration’s (VBA) goal is to deliver VA benefits and services to Veterans and their families in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner, in recognition of their service to...

Psychology career at Veterans Affairs
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Psychology career at Veterans Affairs

Mental health care is a top priority at VA. To best support Veterans and help them take charge of their mental and emotional wellbeing, we need to recruit top psychologists. Our new Total Rewards of VA Employment Psychology Careers brochure and flyer will help us do just that. Brimming with details about the benefits of a career serving Veterans,...

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