Free Guitar & Lessons, Military Appreciation Month Discounts, VA Refinance Loans

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va gov updates site becomes central login for accessing benefits

All benefits-related features previously located in the eBenefits web portal are now available on Veterans are encouraged to start logging into the site using their current Digital Service (DS) Logon or creating a new account using


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Events this Week

May 06 - Virtual Hiring Fair: Healthcare
May 06 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day
May 06 - COVID-19 VACCINATIONS: A Candid Discussion for Minorities & People of Color
May 08 - Kraft Heinz Garland, TX Hiring Event
May 10 - Computer Skills for Everyday Life 
May 10 - Bunker Bingo
May 11 - Charleston, SC - Soldiers’ Angels Veteran Food Distribution
May 11 - Virtual Seminar: Understanding Prevalent Mental Health Diagnoses
May 11 - Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Info Session



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Hear From Veterans Like You

One Step Today can bring you closer to reaching your goals, overcoming a challenge, or pursuing a healthier, fuller life. This Mental Health Month, explore 10 ideas from Veterans like you to get started. 


VA expands Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for dependents

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COVID-19 Vaccine: I heard the COVID-19 vaccine will…

I heard that I can get COVID-19 from the shot. Is that true?

I heard that the COVID-19 vaccine will affect my DNA. Is that true?

I heard that after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, I’ll test positive on a COVID test. Is that true?


Mobile mental health apps for Veterans aim to reduce suicide risk

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Guitars for Vets offers free lessons, guitar for Veterans

The G4V program starts with a 10-week instruction period. During this time Veterans are given one-on-one individualized lessons. After completing the lessons, the graduation process involves receiving a free acoustic guitar and guitar accessory kit. 


Female Veterans wanted for VA leadership trainee program

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Paying it forward during Military Appreciation Month with Operation Gratitude

May is Military Appreciation Month. To help raise awareness, Blue Star Families and Operation Gratitude are joining forces to impact thousands of military families in a tangible way. We are asking you, our Veteran community, to support this nationwide campaign in three actionable ways, from the comfort of your home.


Honoring the fallen: Band shoots video in national cemetery

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Veteran and Military Discounts Get $10 off any purchase for Military Appreciation Month! (Hurry, expires Friday at midnight, use code SERVICE10)

Adidas-all verified medical, first responders, nurses, military members and teachers get a discount of 30% at and in-store or 20% off at factory outlet stores. 

1-800-Flowers Veterans and military members get 20% off online orders. 


Veteran Job Board on RallyPoint 

Create a free account and get discovered by Veteran employers here:

Beck’s Hybrids - Multiple Roles and Locations 
Boeing - Entry Level Software Engineer
American Senior Benefits - Sales Representative NE
Sygma - Transportation Supervisor NJ
J&L Construction Florida Inc. - Skilled Laborer FL



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Borne the Battle:VA's Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan

With home interest rates at historic lows, Navy Veteran John Bell answers questions such as how Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loans work and why Veterans could benefit from refinancing now. Bell also debunks common mortgage and VA Home Loan myths.



VA and SBA jointly support restaurant recovery 

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Be Red Cross Ready when disasters happen

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Help capture WWII Veteran stories

On May 8, 1945, the news came in: the war in Europe was over. Seventy-six years later, retired Air Force colonel Warren Halstead still remembers the mixed emotions of Victory in Europe, or V-E, Day.

Help capture history: More than 16 million men and women served during World War II. Today, there’s less than 390,000 still alive.

Preserve their stories, written or recorded. 


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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