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

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Cancer Screenings Help Save Lives. Schedule Your VA Preventive Screening Today

“The earlier a cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome.” That’s what Dr. Jason Dominitz, VA national director of Gastroenterology said. It’s true: Screenings can catch cancer in an earlier stage before you notice symptoms, improving the chance treatment will be successful. VA recommends routine screenings for four cancers: lungcolon and rectal (colorectal)breast and cervical.


Virtual Events this Week

Oct. 28 RallyPoint - Texas Veterans Experience Live (VetXL)
Oct. 28 Minority Veterans Check-In (3 - 3:15 pm ET)
Oct. 28 The State of Native American Veterans in 2021
Oct. 28 Master Class: Find Defense Contractor Jobs
Oct. 29 Caregivers: EDF/VA 6th Annual National Virtual Convening
Oct. 29 Women Veterans Connect: Transportation and Manufacturing Careers
Nov. 1  National Veterans Small Business Week
Nov. 4  VA DEPSEC Check-In (3 - 3:15 pm ET)
Nov. 5  Food Insecurity Check-In (3 - 3:15 pm ET)


The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage.

Veterans, Families can Donate Blood to Help Critical Shortage, Receive $10 Amazon Gift Card

Veterans and families who want to help the nation's critical blood shortage can also receive a $10 Amazon gift card in the process by donating to the American Red Cross.


VA and the Ad Council Launch National Campaign to Reduce Veteran Suicide

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VA Extends Presumptive Period for Gulf War Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has extended the presumptive period to Dec. 31, 2026 for qualifying chronic disabilities rated 10% or more resulting from undiagnosed illnesses in Persian Gulf War Veterans to ensure benefits established by Congress are fairly administered.


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

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Marine Veteran Tim Davis, Educator, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Evangelist

Tim discusses his Marine Corps experience and making the transition from soldier to civilian. He also provides insight into how the military prepared him for a teaching career and the benefits of studying jiu-jitsu for healing the body and mind.



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Team RWB Runners Carry Old Glory Through Tennessee 

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 Tennessee, and will complete 1643 total miles moved. It's not too late to join the effort virtually or in person along the route.

“Running with Old Glory is an unrivaled privilege, but the purpose that Team RWB underscores is that our physical health connects ourselves to our mental health,” said Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis R. McDonough.


Live Whole Health #94 – Mission, Aspiration and Purpose

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Pro Football Hall of Fame $5 off admission with valid ID. $3 off admission for spouses and dependents under 18.

North Face 10% off online and in-store. Available for Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees, and spouses and dependents of Active Duty military.

Take 5 Oil Change 25% off oil change for Active Duty and Veterans.


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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