New SECVA, Free Veteran Beekeeping Program, Grants for Adaptive Sports

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Message from New SECVA

The U.S. Senate confirmed VA Secretary nominee Denis McDonough Monday, Feb. 8, and he was sworn in Tuesday, Feb. 9 as the eleventh VA secretary. 

"At this moment when our country must come together, caring for you – our country’s Veterans and your families – is a mission that can unite us all.

Every decision I make will be determined by a simple principle, that it increases Veterans’ access to care and benefits and improves outcomes for them."- Secretary Denis McDonough


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Virtual Events this Week

Feb. 11 - Mental Health First Aid One Day Training
Feb. 11 - Virtual Hiring Fair: Government Contracting & Consulting
Feb. 11 - Positive Parenting Virtual Course
Feb. 12 - Virtual Support Group: Parenting School-Aged Children During a Pandemic
Feb. 15 - Call of Duty Presidents' Day Tournament (Twitch)
Feb. 16 - National Virtual Career Fair 
Feb. 16 - Veteran Staffing Network Employment Workshop
Feb. 17 - Preventing Veteran Suicide-Arizona
Feb. 17 - PVA Veterans Career Live: Resume Tips and Techniques
Feb. 17 - Red Cross Caregiver Workshop

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Veterans Get Answers to COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

Dr. Anthony Fauci said while millions already received the vaccine, he said some still have questions whether to get the vaccine. Fauci cited the “extraordinary” 94-95% effective rate of two COVID-19 vaccines, then added that there were no cut corners or safety issues – two facts independently verified by scientists.


Veteran students: Use these resources throughout your GI Bill journey

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Operation Gratitude: Virtual Volunteers Needed

Together, let’s show 18,000 service members deployed around the world how much their service and sacrifice means to us. Operation Gratitude is asking virtual volunteers to write letters and handcraft items to be included in care packages being sent in March.


What’s the best care package you ever personally received while deployed?


Free Veteran Beekeeping Program

Heroes to Hives offers a free Veteran beekeeping program that can help improve well-being. Veterans throughout the U.S. can participate in the online portion of the course. Deadline submission is Feb. 28. 



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Grants for Adaptive Sports 

VA is accepting applications from community organizations through March 31 — for up to $16 million in grant funding — to provide adaptive sports and therapeutic recreational opportunities for disabled Veterans and members of the armed forces.


Hear Veterans discuss coping with loss and moving past guilt

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Borne The Battle: Walter Gaskin

This week features Marine Corps Veteran Lt. Gen. (Ret.) and the Secretary of North Carolina’s Military and Public Affairs, Walter Gaskin. He shares his experiences serving as the first Black American to command a Marine division, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, commanding troops in combat, and the trials of retirement and civilian life. 



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