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Mental health and suicide prevention during COVID-19
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Mental health and suicide prevention during COVID-19

Watch leaders at the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and VA’s suicide prevention program discuss strategies to protect your family and prevent suicide during the novel coronavirus outbreak. This important webcast provides expert answers on topics such as: How VA, USCCA and NSSF are...

Veteran Of The Day: Marine Corps Veteran John Kline
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Veteran Of The Day: Marine Corps Veteran John Kline

John Paul Kline Jr. started his career with the Marine Corps after graduating from Rice University in 1966. He was commissioned as second lieutenant when he graduated in 1969. Kline finished basic training at Quantico, Virginia, before attending Army Flight School in Texas and Alabama. As a commander with the 31st Marine Aviation Operation, Kline...

Quick Start Guide for Modernized Veteran Appeals Decision Review now available
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Quick Start Guide for Modernized Veteran Appeals Decision Review now available

The VA Appeals Modernization Decision Review Quick Start Guide (QSG) provides clear and concise information for the next steps a Veteran can take when they disagree with the decision VA made on their disability compensation claim. Appeals Modernization offers Veterans more choice, clarity and control over the decision review process and helps them seek faster resolution of their...

Veterans Affairs COVID-19 cases reach highest levels yet, but hospitalization rates keep heading downward
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Veterans Affairs COVID-19 cases reach highest levels yet, but hospitalization rates keep heading downward

Veterans Affairs hospitals hit their highest levels of active coronavirus cases this week, but department officials say the hospitalization rates of those patients has also reached its lowest levels since the start of the pandemic. The contrast in VA’s pandemic data appears to indicate that rising numbers of cases within the veterans health system may not be...

Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran Nicholas H. Doiron
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Veteran Of The Day: Army Veteran Nicholas H. Doiron

Nicholas “Nick” H. Doiron graduated from Norwich University in 1955. He commissioned as a second lieutenant with the Army Signal Corps. Doiron went to Fort Monmouth in New Jersey during the fall of the same year. He trained as his unit’s communication officer. Doiron attended his primary flight training in Texas and graduated as an...

How VA’s retirement plan benefits your bottom line
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How VA’s retirement plan benefits your bottom line

If you’re in the workforce, you probably plan to retire someday. Regardless of your age, it’s never too early to start preparing for it. A career at VA helps you save for retirement because, as the largest employer in the nation, the federal government is able to offer exceptional retirement benefits. We provide a comprehensive...

5 ways VA employees have changed Veterans’ lives
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5 ways VA employees have changed Veterans’ lives

When you work at VA, there are so many ways that you can make a difference. Whether it’s working on cutting edge research that improves their treatment options, proposing a simple process improvement to make access to care easier, or just lending a sympathetic ear. VA encourages a culture of innovation. VA gives its employees...

Unspoken veterans wounds
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Unspoken veterans wounds

Genital injuries are having lasting impacts on veterans and their families—and many are suffering in silence The explosion underneath the Humvee ahead of Jeremy Yost was known as a “toe popper” to the Marines of 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment—not powerful enough to cause significant injuries to anyone inside but strong enough to immobilize the...

Veteran Of The Day: Marine Veteran James Francis Chase
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Veteran Of The Day: Marine Veteran James Francis Chase

James Francis Chase grew up in Howland, Maine. During his service in the Marine Corps, Chase served in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the USS Intrepid in 1967 as Marine security on the ship. Fellow service members aboard the ship liked Chase, as recounted by his shipmate Jerry Mahoney. At the height of the Vietnam War, Chase...

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