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Combat Veterans to Careers

Education.  Employment.  Housing.  Wellness.

352-775-4008

www.combatveteranstocareers.org/

DAV Disabled American Veterans

Empowering our veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

877-426-2838

www.dav.org/

Dental Care Resources for Veterans

Resources available to both active duty and retired veterans.

888-420-6826

www.emergencydentistsusa.com/dental-care-resources-for-veterans/

Lone Survivor Foundation

Providing therapeutic retreats for service members and their families affected by PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, and military sexual trauma.

832-581-3592

www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org

Elizabeth Dole Foundation

Empowering, supporting, and honoring our military caregivers.

Contact Via Website

www.elizabethdolefoundation.org

Honor Flight

Transporting America's veterans to Washington DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

937-521-2400

www.honorflight.org

Vets

Apply for benefits.

352-514-9903

www.vets.org

Resources for Student Veterans During COVID-19

SVA is working with its partners to provide economic, employment, and professional development resources for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://studentveterans.org/news/covid-19-resources-for-student-veterans/

VA Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

If you are a military veteran or servicemember with a disability, you may be eligible for housing grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

https://www.benefits.com/veterans-disability/housing-for-disabled-veterans

Top 60 Veteran & Military-Friendly Employers

What makes a good veteran and military-friendly employer?

https://info.recruitics.com/blog/top-veteran-military-friendly-employers-for-2020

Five Ways to Cope with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by witnessing or being part of a frightening or shocking event, and it can affect day-to-day life and productivity. 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319824

Get Help with Internet Access

Affordable internet access in reach for many.

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Veterans, active duty can take advantage of Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

Veterans and active duty service members can get one step closer to student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

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What health care benefits do veterans have?

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Actor Robert Duvall served in U.S. Army

Actor and filmmaker Robert Duvall grew up a Navy brat — an endearing term for a child whose parent is on active military duty.

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COVID-19 Testing at Home

What does a positive result mean for you?

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What should I know about the Omicron variant and booster shots?

You Asked, We Answered: What should I know about the Omicron variant and booster shots?

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Fresh From the Roost: Creating a Crosswalk Between Veterans & Civilian Employment

Creating a strong hiring presence in the military and veteran community is something that Recruit Rooster prides itself on helping employers do through their career site and digital footprint.

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Veteran earns six figures, advances his career with Salesforce Military

During a lunch break – of 20 minutes – Willie Wright not only completed a training through Salesforce Military but also discovered a learning opportunity that could actively apply to his current work.

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Goodwill, VA help veterans through clothing voucher

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Veterans Affairs of Lexington are celebrating the third year of a partnership that helps veterans in need from all across the region get free clothing through Goodwill’s voucher program.

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VETERAN VALENTINES: SHOW THE LOVE

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our service members and Veterans how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice. Here are just a few ways you can join us to show our military and Veterans some love and support!

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Chemo staff and Veteran patient share special relationship

Off and on for more than 28 years, Air Force Veteran Norman Blackwell has been fighting cancer. For almost two decades, the 78-year-old has received his cancer care at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee.

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Innovation Revolutionary: Keeping Veterans safe with sterile syringes

Innovation Revolutionary is a regular series from the VHA Innovation Ecosystem focusing on VA employees who are disrupting the status-quo, breaking down barriers and attempting to radically revolutionize Veteran care and the employee experience.

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Rethinking Your Drinking

How to set healthy limits for your drinking

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How to Get Veterans Disability Benefits for Mental Health Disorders

Your VA doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist will also have to provide written documentation that your mental health worsened during your service in the military.

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It may be years before more qualified veterans receive disability benefits

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He defrauded more than 100 disabled veterans of benefits. Prison awaits.

Jamare Mason, 27, of Snellville, Georgia, was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison after defrauding more than 100 disabled veterans and Social Security beneficiaries of over $1 million, according to a Jan. 19 press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

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AMC passenger terminals are saying bon voyage to flight schedule updates on Facebook

Passenger terminals on U.S. military bases are moving their flight schedule information off Facebook and onto official Air Force public websites in February, according to Air Mobility Command.

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For veterans: VA considers eliminating copayments for veterans at risk of suicide

The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed eliminating health care appointment copayments for veterans who have been found to be at a high risk of suicide.

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Holistic campus for veterans breaks ground

Later this year, veteran entrepreneurs will be able to live and work on the Veterans Victory Housing and Small Business Center, a $67 million holistic campus.

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Remains of Navy pilot returned to Alaska family over 50 years after disappearance during Vietnam War

Tears rolled from Dona Re’ Shute’s eyes Wednesday as she laid her hand atop her brother’s flag-draped casket in the cold morning air on the tarmac at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

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Patriot Service Dogs

Making a Difference........Four Paws at a Time.

​352-514-9903

www.patriotservicedogs.org

Support Our Soldiers

Project SOS-Military Children's Scholarship Program.

352-430-0567

www.projectsosusa.org

National Archives

Request your service record..

866-272-6272

www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

Camp 4 Heroes

A place of tranquility, relaxation, learning and rebuilding for our veterans and first responders.

admin@camp4heroes.org

www.camp4heroes.org

Gary Sinese Foundation

Creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

Contact Via Website

www.garysinisefoundation.org

One Team One Fight 4 PTSD

You Are Not Alone.

Contact Via Website

www.oneteamonefightptsd.org

eBenefits

Apply for benefits.

800-827-1000

www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

SNAP Benefits

SNAP, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is intended to help low-income families buy food and keep their loved ones fed. More than 20,000 military families are included in the numbers of those who need SNAP to make ends meet.

https://militarybenefits.info/snap-benefits/

Current VA Loan Rates Available Locally

Do You Qualify For Low Rate VA Loans?

https://www.mortgagecalculator.org/mortgage-rates/va.php

College Resources for Veterans and Their Families

Overcoming the Challenges of Higher Education and Career Training

https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/higher-education-for-military-veterans/

Top 10 Work from Home Jobs for Military Spouses & Veterans with Disability

If you're a war veteran on disability and are looking for a supplementary source of income via some part-time jobs, there's good news for you. 

https://www.transcriptioncertificationinstitute.org/blog/work-from-home-jobs-for-disabled-veterans

Trusted Military and Veteran Service Organizations

Organizations Doing Good for Veterans and Their Families

https://www.veteransadvantage.com/giving-back/trusted-military-organizations-and-nonprofits

Highly-Rated Nonprofits Dedicated to Veterans and Military Service Members

Charity Navigator is honored to provide a curated list of highly-rated organizations providing a variety of services, including mental health and supportive services, financial assistance for food, utilities, and medical expenses.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=531

Up to 44% of US Males Veterans Over 75 Can Seek Assisted Living Veteran Benefits

Up to 44% of US Male Seniors Over 75 Are Veterans Who Can Seek Assisted Living Veteran Benefits, BoomersHub Research Shows

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Veterans, you may be eligible for commissary benefits

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) headquartered in Fort Lee, Va., is responsible for delivering a vital benefit to servicemembers and eligible veterans all at home and abroad

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Federal bill to expand health care to veterans exposed to burn pits becomes priority for 2022

 Last year the Veterans Administration agreed to help some veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who became sick after exposure to toxic burn pits.

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About Post-COVID Conditions

Post-COVID conditions are symptoms that last or start weeks or months after a person was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Face mask protection against omicron

You Asked, We Answered: Face mask protection against omicron

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AARP offers employment resources for veterans

When you’re a veteran or military spouse, knowing where to start your job search and getting employers to understand your experience can be challenging.

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US Dept. Labor Reafirm Commitment to Protect Emploment Rights of Service Veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor and U.S Department of Justice today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm their commitment to administer and enforce the protections afforded to military service members and veterans by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.

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Vets2Set teams with Tyler Perry Studios to boost employment in Georgia for U.S. military veterans

Tyler Perry Studios has signed on with Vets2Set to help generate employment opportunities in Georgia for U.S. military veterans.

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Skydiving camp to assist Veterans

Two former military members want veterans, current-serving members, and first responders dealing with issues of mental health and suicide to take a healing leap of faith with them. 

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60 or older? Need physical therapy? Join this telerehabilitation study

The end of the year is often a time to reflect and set your sights on how to make next year a better year. If you are over 60 and need physical therapy, and are seeking to improve your health and wellness, then our telerehabilitation study may be able to help – whether or not you made a New Year’s resolution.

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Have a conversation about your risk factors for heart disease

It’s time for a heart-to-heart—about your heart. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.

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VA patients have better 30-day post-surgery outcomes than private sector

A VA study found that Veterans have better post-surgery outcomes than patients from private hospitals. Specifically, those who have non-cardiac surgery at VA hospitals are less likely to die 30 days later than patients treated in private hospitals.

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VA, Bombas, Veterans United provide 50,000 pairs of socks to homeless Veterans

Homeless Veterans tend to move around a lot, often on foot, and at times in the bitter cold. These circumstances make socks one of the most requested items at homeless shelters. 

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Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

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Brother used his twin brother’s identity to get military veterans benefits?

Wayne Bowen, 64, of Jacksonville, Florida, United States pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft on January 26, 2022. As part of his plea agreement, he is required to pay $63,773 in restitution and spend two years in federal prison.

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New AARP Survey Reveals Veterans More Likely to Lose Money to Scams Than Civilians

Massachusetts’ 383,087 military veterans and active-duty service members are at risk of being targeted by scammers. 

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Anticipating Boom of Aging Veterans, VA to Expand Care, Services for the Elderly

The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to expand several programs that allow senior veterans to age in their homes or live in home-like settings as alternatives to elder care facilities.

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How VA respects your data privacy

Recently, major U.S. companies have come under scrutiny for privacy policies protecting against internal mishandling of digital consumers’ information. With increased congressional and community interest in consumer data and privacy protection, it is important to know how VA protects digital users and Veterans.

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Veterans Support Veteran advises other Vets: “Do the right thing, seek help.”

When Ivan Dickerson returned to the United States in 1982, he noticed a significant transformation from his 1977 departure. The Iran hostage crisis had captivated the nation for over a year, the first woman had been named to the Supreme Court, and MTV suddenly offered Americans 24-hour access to music videos.

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Back Pay for VA Disability | How far back does VA Disability Pay? 

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