Home Loan Relief, COVID-19 Q&A, Free Family Reading Resources

#VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.

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Post your questions now and then join the conversation on RallyPoint, March 3rd from 3-4PM ET.

The Q&A chat will focus on the COVID-19 Vaccine with answers coming from key experts with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIH HHS).


Virtual Events this Week

Feb. 18 - Starting or Growing a Veteran-Owned Business Training
Feb. 18 - Celebrate Black History and Heritage with Major General Alfred K. Flowers
Feb. 19 - NamasDay yoga event -Team RWB
Feb. 19 - NatCon 2021, largest annual convening of Post-9/11 Veterans in the world
Feb. 23 - Upskilling Workshop-Securing the Credentials You Need to Land the Job
Feb. 23 - Virtual Employment Training: How To Get The Job You Want
Feb. 24 - Federal Contracting Class for Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans
Feb. 24 - PVA Veterans Career Live: How to Choose a Major

Hear Post-9/11 Veterans share their experiences living with PTSD

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Sign up for the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

"I know that more than 3 million of you have served in Southwest Asia and many of you were exposed to airborne hazards like open burn pits. During my time in Afghanistan, we were downwind of a burn pit and exposed to a constant amount of particulate matter in the air from sand and other materials." - Dr. Richard Stone, Acting Under Secretary of the Veterans Health Administration and a former U.S. Army combat physician.



Veterans in rural Montana receive COVID-19 vaccine via airplane delivery

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VA extends moratoriums on evictions, foreclosures, extends loan forbearance opportunities

“We will do everything in our power to help Veterans, their families, survivors and our caregivers get through this pandemic,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. 

VA will extend the existing moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, as well as extend VA loan forbearance requests, to June 30, because of COVID-19.


VA reaches milestone vaccinating its 1 millionth Veteran

VA COVID-19: Updates | Chat | App | Weekly Report | Vaccine

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United Through Reading offers free books and mobile app for Veterans and military

Veterans never have to miss story time with family thanks to United Through Reading. For over 30 years, UTR has helped service members and Veterans video record themselves reading a book to send to a child in their life, reading together no matter the distance. 


Listening to Veterans’ experiences improves VBA appeals processes

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2021 National Veterans Day Poster Contest open for submissions

The 2021 National Veterans Day Poster Contest is underway, with submissions due April 1, 2021. The theme for Veterans Day 2021 is the centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.



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Borne The Battle: Jackson Henderson

Air Force Veteran Jackson Henderson left the military without a clear idea of what he wanted to do. He applied to trade school and now has a meaningful and technical job that he loves. Find out how he got into an expanding industry.



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My Life, My Story: Stan and Ginny

For this special Valentine’s Day episode of the My Life, My Story podcast, we’re bringing you a love story that discusses first loves, broken hearts, and the secrets to long marriages. 



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Fresh Focus Podcast: MOVE! to a Healthier You

MOVE isn’t just a “diet” or an exercise program. It’s really three combined components: nutrition, behavior change and physical activity. Not only do we need a plan, but we also need the right tools, and that’s what this series is all about.



VA is here for you.

1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is always the right number

Veterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255
Homeless Veteran Resources: 1-877-424-3838 or Chat
White House VA Hotline1-855-948-2311

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