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

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TAPS Seeks Veterans to Serve as Mentors to Grieving Military Children

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national organization providing compassionate care to those grieving the death of a military loved one, is looking for active duty, reserve, National Guard and Veteran community members to serve as supportive companions to children of America’s fallen military at the 28th Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, May 26 – 30 in Arlington, Virginia.


Upcoming Events

(All times ET unless noted)

May. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Virtual Job Fair and Networking Event

In the Spotlight

Sept. 15 - Posse Veterans Program 2023 Cohort Scholarship Applications


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Volunteer to "Carry the Load” for an American Hero During Trek Across Country

VA's National Cemetery Administration and the non-profit Carry The Load have joined forces leading up to Memorial Day to honor Veterans and service members interred in national cemeteries across the country. Volunteers can “Carry The Load” for an American hero who is no longer with us. No donation is required to participate. 


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My HealtheVet Secure Messaging Improves Veteran Health Care Experience

It’s no secret that effective communication promotes a better health care experience. Secure Messaging through My HealtheVet can make it easier for Veterans to communicate with health care providers between appointments.


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Borne the Battle: Benefits Breakdown, Office of Harassment and Assault Prevention.

This week’s Borne the Battle–a benefits breakdown—features the VHA's Assault and Harassment Prevention Office, which aims to stop sexual harassment and sexual assault. Tune in to learn about reporting harassment, online bystander assistance training, and the White Ribbon VA pledge against sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence.




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Nine New Cancers Added to the Presumed Service-connected List Related to Particulate Matter

The Department of Veterans Affairs is adding nine rare respiratory cancers to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposures to fine particulate matter.


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From Hypnosis to Acupuncture

A holistic approach to patient care has gained traction with Veterans as a complement to medication. With treatments like acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, meditation and chiropractic care, it’s no wonder so many are choosing Whole Health.


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VA's Traveling Nurse Corps, eCigarettes and Mental Health for the Rural Veteran

In this episode of The BLUF, we explore VA's Traveling Nurse Corps, how eCigarettes may not be a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes and how VA is working to expand mental health options for rural Veterans.


VA Seeks Input on Challenges
to Veteran Voter Registration

Help VA best assist Veterans like you in registering to vote! As part of VA’s “whole health” approach to care, we believe that it is part of our duty to Veterans and their families to ensure that you are able to exercise the right to vote that you fought and served to protect. Click here to learn more and take the survey to share your voice.


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Five Ways to Access VA Care Virtually During and After COVID-19 Pandemic 

Here are five ways Veterans can access VA care safely and easily from home. These virtual resources are available to anytime, whether it’s related to COVID-19 or not.


Newly released survey data shows VA leads in patient experience

Veteran Jobs

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Helzberg Diamonds 10% discount

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