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Let's talk about Afghanistan, Resources for Veterans and their families

Bottom line, support is available if you want it. Even if none of these resources appeal to you – get help. Talk about it with someone, try something new. If you are struggling, the worst thing you can do is nothing. Don’t be afraid to lean on your Veteran community and please consider reaching out to VA if you would like to learn more about what is available. We’re here for you.


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Afghanistan Veterans: How spouses and caregivers can support those with PTSD

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón "CZ" Colón-López was one of those who deployed to Afghanistan. He battled PTSD for years before his wife, Janet, helped him realize he needed treatment. He said he’s proof that a spouse or caregiver can help a Veteran.
“Don’t let us get away with it,” he said. “Do what Janet did and push us to get help. Hell, drive us to the damn clinic. Do yourself a favor and go ahead and make sure you seek the help that you need.”


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Veteran Events this Week

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Aug. 19 - Afghanistan: How Do We Talk About It? presented by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and VA 

Aug. 20 - Orlando - Soldiers’ Angels Veteran Food Distribution

Aug. 21 - St. Petersburg Regional Office Virtual Claims ClinicSupply Drop Tour 2021 - Chicago, ILMarriage Management: Serving Those Who Served Our Country

Aug. 23 -  Capitol Hill Forum on Gulf War Illness

Aug. 24 - Pre-Eligibility and VA Burial BenefitsVeterans Career Live – Employer: Leidos

Aug. 25 - Veteran Virtual Career ExpoHeroes Connect: Military to Manufacturing – SEMIDiscover the Talent Program Overview


Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits expanding for Veterans and service members


USPS is hiring nationwide, Veterans and families get preference

More than 100,000 positions across the nation are available at the United States Postal Service such as: City and rural postal carriers, city carrier assistants, tractor trailer operators, sales and support, mail processors and mail handler assistants.

These positions are available full time, or just on weekends and holidays. Veterans, disabled Veterans, Reservists, spouses of disabled Veterans, widows or widowers of Veterans and mothers of Veterans all receive special preference for these USPS positions.


Independence Fund opens Veteran eligibility to Afghan Interpreters entering U.S. under Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)


Army Veteran resupplies the International Space Station

“Here at NASA, the cool-factor is the day-of launch, but watching the rocket lift-off into space only happens because of the coordination and integration that took place before the launch, and that’s my job as project manager. That’s what the military taught me, and other Veterans need to remember how valuable we are because of the skills we learned in service to our country," said Army Veteran Greg Cusimano. 


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Connect to opportunities with Fairstream

Fairstream provides access to free events, jobs, and other learning opportunities for all communities including our Veterans, military spouses, families, and friends. Register for a free Veteran Tech event scheduled for Aug. 26 from noon-4 p.m. Eastern.


No matter where you are or what you’re feeling, VA’s support services can help

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Borne the Battle Podcast

Marine Corps Veteran John Ligato is an author and former undercover FBI agent. He joins Borne the Battle to discuss days that are missing from Vietnam War records, fighting for a Medal of Honor and his time deep undercover with the mob.




Military Sexual Trauma survivors see increased claim grant rates

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Adaptive fitness competition debuts at 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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Tread Labs – 25% off once verified. Available for active military, Veterans and family members

Sunglass Hut 15% off discount

Wholesale Halloween Costumes 10% off all items



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