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New Veterans Benefits Guide now available

VA partnered with Stars and Stripes to create a special edition insert for the publication called “The Veterans Benefits Guide.” The print and digital publication, which highlights VA benefits and services available for transitioning service members and their families, is available now.


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Virtual Events this Week

Oct. 14 Coping Strategies for Depression and Substance Use
Oct. 14 Effective Communication Workshop
Oct. 15 SBA Hour with Veterans
Oct. 18 Stress Solutions Workshop
Oct. 19 Eastern Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans
Oct. 20 Veteran Programs Overview
Oct. 20 G.I. Jobs Get Hired Workshop
Oct. 20 Steps for Buying & Selling a Home 
Oct. 20 Reconnecting Workshop - Creating Calmness
Oct. 29 National Caregiver Event with EDF and VA 


Virtual Wall of Faces almost complete, needs remaining photos

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Team RWB Runners carry Old Glory through Virginia 

Team RWB's Old Glory Relay, is an epic 62-day journey running, walking, and hiking the American flag from New York City, NY to Atlanta, GA. Today, the flag is moving through Richmond, VA, and will complete 1089 total miles moved. It's not too late to join the effort virtually or in person along the route.

"It was a humbling experience, thinking about this flag started in NYC and where it's going to end up. If you do just a small part of it, you are a small part of this big thing. It's amazing," Max. G.


22 Veterans with no known friends or family honored at National Cemetery


Amtrak offers Veteran, military member discounts

Veterans receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains.

Use the Fare Finder at the beginning of your search and select ‘Military Veteran’ for each passenger as appropriate to receive the discount.


Hear Veterans describe how mental health treatment works


Borne the Battle Podcast: Veteran and DEA Special Agent Bill Czopek

Bill discusses his experience in the Navy and the DEA. He also provides information on counterfeit pills, the illegal drug trade, and advice to Veterans who plan to apply to federal agencies after their service. 



Vets First Podcast S:2 E:2: Dan Standage, Student Veterans of America

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O’Reilly Auto Parts 10% discount on in-store items for Active Duty, Veterans and families

Buckle 10% off entire merchandise purchase – regular and sale

Beaches by Sandals Extra 10% off on top of all special promotions.


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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