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

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Join Virtual Public Event on Gulf War Illnesses

Interested in learning more about research relevant to Gulf War Veterans and Gulf War Illnesses? The VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses will host a virtual committee meeting January 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.


Upcoming Events

Jan. 28, 12-1 p.m. - Questions and Answers for Veteran Business Owners
Feb. 2, 2-3 p.m. - Online Caregiver Chat
Feb. 2, 3-4 p.m. - Effective Communication
Feb. 2, 6-7 p.m. - Taking Charge of My Life and My Health
Feb. 3, 1-3 p.m. - Blue Star Families' Social Impact Research 2021: The Diverse Experiences of Military & Veteran Families of Color


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New Year, New You: Explore Resources that Can Help You Discover Your Best Health

Healthy habits start by taking small steps: a daily 20-minute walk, go to bed 30 minutes earlier, or focus on getting more nutrients into your diet, such as adding a serving of green leafy vegetables a few times a week. Check out a variety of tips and free resources to get started on a healthier you.


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Retroactive Benefit for VA Service-Connected Compensation

Does VA’s Retroactive Benefit, commonly referred to as Back Pay, cover you from the time you incurred an injury or illness in the military? What if a Veteran was denied a previous claim and laws change like they did with Agent Orange exposure? Will VA compensate you for all that time? Watch and find out!


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Veterans, Active Duty can Take Advantage of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Veterans and active duty service members can get one step closer to student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Applications must be submitted by October 31, 2022.


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Program Helps Households Afford Internet Service

The new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. Learn if you qualify for the program and how to apply. 


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Take the Personal Health Inventory

It's the end of the month, do you know where your New Year's resolutions went? Take a few moments to renew and refresh your goals for the year by using the Whole Health Personal Health Inventory. 


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Save on Your Next Pair of Eyewear

Need new glasses? Veterans and their families, save 25% on your next pair of prescription eyewear at Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) RX Eyewear. Offer ends Jan. 31, 2022.


Recklessness may be a sign of other challenges

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Post-9/11 Students at VA Institutions of Higher Learning Required to Verify Enrollment Monthly

Are you a Post-9/11 GI Bill student who relies on Monthly Housing Allowance and/or kicker payments while enrolled in school? If so, you need to know about the new monthly Enrollment Verification requirement for the 2021-2022 school year.



Borne the Battle: Origins of Unmanned Warfare

Air Force Veteran Mark Cooter and Army Veteran Alec Bierbauer, the ‘Wright Brothers’ of armed drones, share their experiences with drone strike deployment, hellfire missiles, and the psychological impact on drone operators.




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Smart Money: Exploring VA's Financial Literacy and Home Loan Programs

Explore VA’s financial offerings for Veterans and service members, including free Wellness Wednesday Financial Education courses offered by VBA and Prudential, as well as the VA Home Loan program and why it is a smart financial choice for Veterans.


Veteran Jobs

Post a free job to RallyPoint's community consisting of nearly 2 million Veterans, spouses, caregivers and survivors.


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Did you know up to 20% of the U.S. population experiences some form of Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) during January and February? The good news is there are things you can do today, tomorrow and in the future to prepare for and perhaps ward off SAD.


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discounts for veterans

Amazon AWS Educate 50% off instructor-led AWS Training to learn cloud skills.

Puma 10% off online purchase. Available for active military and Veterans.

Gamestop 10% off most products in-store.


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