Free Outdoor Program, Lowe's Discount, Must See Military Museums

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

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Pride Month 2021

We're committed to providing quality care and services to all Veterans, including those with LGBTQ+ identities. We continue to expand the services we offer to address the specific concerns and needs of LGBTQ+ Veterans--and to deliver these services free of shame, fear, or stigma.


If you got your COVID-19 vaccine from VA, please click here and tell us about your experience. 

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Events this Week

Jun. 10 - Heroes MAKE America Training Program
Jun. 10 - Personal Story of Stonewall with Mark Segal
Jun. 10 - Red Cross Mind/Body Workshop
Jun. 11 - LGBTQ+: Richard Forbes, entertainer and former VA employee shares his story
Jun. 14 - Bunker Bingo
Jun. 15 - What is Unconscious Bias Learning Session
Jun. 15 - Stress Solutions Virtual Workshop
Jun. 16 - Keeping Military Families Connected and Reading Ready     
Jun. 16 - Financial Seminar: Basics of Saving and Investing
Jun. 16 - Heroes Connect: Now hiring at Johnson & Johnson
Jun. 16 - Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Listening Session


Read our latest blog on VA LGBTQ+ care improvements.   

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Bridge My Return: Veteran Voices in the Workplace

As an employer, why does hiring Veterans matter to you?

As a Veteran, what does it mean to join an organization with an honest commitment to hiring and retaining military talent?

Get the answers and explore job opportunities through Bridge My Return. 


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

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Veterans can hike, bike and paddle across America with help from Warrior Expeditions

Warrior Expeditions is a Veteran nonprofit outdoor therapy program. They help Veterans transition from their wartime experiences through long distance outdoor expeditions and offer hikes, bikes and paddles throughout the U.S.


Caringbridge helps Veterans and loved ones stay connected 

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Child Tax Credit Payments from IRS start in July

The IRS is sending letters to families who may qualify for monthly #ChildTaxCredit payments based on their tax returns. Any family who hasn’t yet filed is urged to do so soon so they may receive any advance payment they’re due.


VA listening sessions continue through June 14

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Borne the Battle: Josh Seefried, Repeal of DADT

Air Force Veteran Josh Seefried is gay and entered the Air Force Academy under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT). There, he was outed, blackmailed and traumatized by his superiors. Listen and hear what Seefried did to help the next generation of LGBT active-duty members serve without fear.



What can I do to manage the effects of TBI?

Veteran Job Board on RallyPoint 

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

MV Transportation - Maintenance Mechanic
Allied Universal - Security Officer, Johns Hopkins
Cox Enterprises - Account Executive, Business Security Solutions 
GCH Tool Group - Assistant Shop Manager



Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative reflects on 40 years of HIV/AIDS

Veteran and Military Discounts

Eyemart Express 20% off discount with valid military ID

Lowes 10% off discount eligible purchases

Texas de Brazil 20% off, not valid on holidays


Join the virtual Step up for PTSD Awareness Walk

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10 Must see military museums across the U.S.

There’s no better place to learn about the service of our military and Veterans than at one of the many memorials, military museums and other historic locations found across the U.S. AARP has developed guides to 10 key sites from Pearl Harbor to Boston.


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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