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

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Veterans get free entrance to national parks, refuges and other public lands

Veterans, Gold Star Families, current Military and their dependents have free access to approximately 2,000 public locations spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands, which host activities to fit any lifestyle, from serene to high octane, including hiking, fishing, paddling, biking, hunting, stargazing, camping and much more.


Events this Week

Sep. 16 - #VetResources Check-In Caregiving Stressors
Sep. 16 - Boots to Business Reboot
Sep. 17 - #VetResources Check-In: VA Benefits and Afghanistan Response
Sep. 20 - How to Start a Veterans Ministry and Welcome Center
Sep. 20 - #VetResources Check-In: Veterans Experience and Afghanistan Support
Sep. 21 - VA Facebook Live-Suicide Prevention and Homelessness
Sep. 21 - PVA Veterans Career Live - VR&E and Me
Sep. 22 - G.I. Jobs Get Hired Workshop
Sep. 22 - Military to Manufacturing: Cargill
Sep. 22 - Saluting Branches events, volunteers needed


VA launches new Enrollment Verification requirement to protect GI Bill students

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Enhanced pension benefits help eligible wartime Veterans, surviving spouses increase income

If you are a wartime Veteran who meets certain requirements, or you are a surviving spouse, then you may be eligible for VA’s pension benefits. VA’s Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits, or enhanced pension, can boost your pension payments. If you need help with daily activities, or if you are housebound, you may qualify for an increased monthly pension.


Celebrating Hispanic Veterans during National Hispanic Heritage Month

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You Asked, We Answered: What should I know about additional COVID-19 vaccine doses?

I’ve heard about people receiving additional doses and booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines. Is there a difference between these kinds of shots?

How do I know if I should receive a third dose?

How do I know if I can receive a booster shot?

What if I received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Vaccine?


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

Learn the signs and symptoms of noise or light irritation

Veteran Job Board on RallyPoint 

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Amazon Warrior Transition Stories: Grounded in Mountain Life

COVID-19 Survey: I received a vaccine / I have not received a vaccine

RallySweeps: Share on RallyPoint to Win an Amazon Gift Card!

What's One Thing That Makes or Breaks a Military Career?

What Things Did You Learn About Yourself That Were Unexpected or Surprising During Your Military Service?

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Ford/Lincoln $500 bonus cash for Active Duty and Veterans (may vary by location).

North Face – 10% off online and in-store. Available for active military, reservists, Veterans, spouses and dependents. 

Outback Steakhouse 10% off every day.


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
Vet Centers: 1-877-927-8387
Homeless Veteran Resources: 1-877-424-3838 or Chat
White House VA Hotline1-855-948-2311

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