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

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Booster Up: Talk COVID-19 Boosters with Those You Care About this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of giving, sharing and caring. VA’s “HolidayBoost” encourages Veterans to reach out to their Veteran friends and families, as well as those they care about, during the holidays with some suggestions for having constructive, compassionate conversations regarding getting the COVID-19 booster or vaccine.


Upcoming Events

Jan. 5 - End Veteran Homelessness Overview
Jan. 6 - Salesforce Fellowship Program Information Session


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Veterans can Create a Will Free of Charge

A will covers more than just what happens to your physical assets. What about the guardianship of your children? Or your pets? Providing clarity today will help family members later and your own peace of mind now.


Help VA Understand What Veterans Need for Childcare

Please take this 2-minute survey to help us understand Veteran childcare needs.



Register to Compete in Virtual Adaptive Fitness Event

The 2nd Annual Sports4Vets Throwdown empowers Veterans of all ability levels, age and background to improve and showcase their fitness, live healthier lives though adaptive fitness and embrace a sense of a virtual community. 


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Disaster Masters & Connecting with Your Kids During the Holidays

In this special holiday episode of VA News, Patrick Battle, son of Air Force Veteran Patrick V. Battle, discusses how you can prepare your kids to be Disaster Masters and how to better connect with your kids during the holidays. 


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Veterans Shop Holiday Savings at Your Local Commissary

Veterans with a 0% or more disability rating can shop for savings at their local commissary this holiday season. The commissary benefit is a huge money saver and can be a vital resource for Veterans and their families.



Veterans Receive Free Entrance to National Parks, Public Recreation Space

Start your family spring break plans today! Veterans receive free access to approximately 2,000 public locations across more than 400 million acres, which host activities to fit any lifestyle, including hiking, fishing, paddling, biking, hunting, stargazing, camping, and much more.


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Stay Stress-free During the Holidays: Free Skills Training from VA

The holidays are a festive time. They can bring joy and quality time with your family. But the holidays can also bring a lot of stress. Check out VA's free online courses, including Parenting for Veterans, Path to Better Sleep, Anger and Irritability Management Skills, and more.


Veteran Job Postings

Post a free job to RallyPoint's community consisting of nearly 2 million veterans, spouses, caregivers and survivors. If your company is looking to hire military connected people, please post the open job URL.


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Win $100 Gift Card with Rally$weeps

Holidays are cherished times spent with family and loved ones. Sometimes, due to deployment, or situations outside of our control, we can’t spend holidays with the people we love.


What coping techniques do you practice when you’re away from loved ones during the holidays? 

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Vets First Podcast: Perseverance Through Care, Routine

In this episode, Vets First Podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea speak with Dr. Caroline Turvey to discuss her studies on functional impairment and depression in Veterans. 


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

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24 Hour Fitness $0 initiation and $5 off monthly dues.

Oakley 45% off first purchase for military and Veterans.

TOMS 10% off retail price online. Use code: MILITARY10. Available for active military and Veterans.


VA Welcome Kit

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Find a VA facility near you.


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 Hotline: 1-855-948-2311

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