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

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Help Recognize VA’s Health Care Heroes

Have you seen a VA employee doing something noteworthy, in words or action, and making a positive difference for Veterans? If so, you can recognize these heroes by nominating them for an I CARE Award.


Upcoming Events

(All times ET unless noted)

May 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - MH Awareness Month: Treatment, Approaches and Experiences
May 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Virtual Job Fair and Networking Event
May 18, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. - Healthcare in Retirement
May 18, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. - Healthcare in Retirement
May 19, 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m - Pittsburgh Job Fair
May 19, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. - Kentucky Veterans Q&A
May 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. -  Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair


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Get Moving with VA2K Walk & Roll 

On May 18, 2022, get moving and join Veterans, VA employees and community members for the VA2K Walk & Roll at a VA center near you. This chance to #LiveWholeHealth includes a short walk and a food and clothing drive for homeless Veterans.


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7th Annual National Convening

Join us for the 7th Annual National Convening on May 18 at 10 a.m. ET. This virtual event, hosted by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Department of Veterans Affairs, seeks to improve the military caregiver experience in America and address priorities to cultivate a hopeful future for our nation’s hidden heroes, Veterans, their families and survivors.


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Veterans Experience Live (VetXL): Survivors Together Memorial Day Q&A with VA and Community Partners

The Department of Veterans Affairs and community partners—including state VA, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network, Blue Star Families and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation—will answer questions about survivor resources, benefits, caregiver support, memorial affairs and mental wellness during a live VetXL Q&A event May 26th at 1p.m. ET. Ask your questions now!


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FCC Program Offers Affordable, Low-cost Internet Access to Eligible Households

If you or a Veteran you know is struggling to afford internet service, a Federal Communications Commission program may put fast and reliable internet service within financial reach.


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Learn Free Job-Ready Skills with Career Forward

Veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses and military caregivers are eligible to participate in Career Forward for free. Learn job-ready skills and start a new career in under six months with help from Google Career Certificates available in data analytics, IT support, project management, or user experience design.


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Mobility with Movement, VA's Positive Impact, Blast Exposure on Mental Health

In this episode of The BLUF we explore mobility exercises, VA’s Whole Health program and how blast exposure can impact mental health.


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Participate in an Academic Boot Camp to Excel in College

Attend an on-campus or virtual Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp at a top college or university this summer. The courses are completely free and include a $500 stipend for travel costs.


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This Mental Health Month, Discover How Veterans Like You Have Overcome Life’s Challenges

This Mental Health Month and throughout the year, Veterans and those who care about them are encouraged to visit to learn more about mental health and healing from Veterans who know because they’ve been there.


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Save 25% on Prescription Eyewear, Including Sunglasses

Create a free account and save 25% on RX Eyewear from top brands like Oakley, Ray-Ban, Coach and more with code: 25OFFRX

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Help VA Serve Women Veterans

Women Veterans not using your earned VA benefits and services, VA would love to hear from you. Take a brief, anonymous survey to help us serve you better.  


VA Seeks Input on Challenges
to Veteran Voter Registration

With primary season upon us, VA wants to learn more about the Veteran voter registration experience and how you participate in our nation’s democratic process. Please complete this survey to help us understand how we can best assist Veteran voters exercise the right that they fought to defend. Click here to learn more and take the survey to share your voice.


Veteran Jobs

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Win $100 Gift Card by Answering the Following Questions:

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


change your va contact information

Are you moving, currently receiving benefits or enrolled in VA health care and want to know how to change your address? You can change and update your information anytime, anywhere by logging in to or creating a free account.


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discounts for veterans

Advance Auto Parts 10% discount on in store items for active duty, Veterans and families.

Cole Haan 20% discount for active duty, reservists, National Guard, retirees and Veterans.

Mission BBQ will offer Veterans and active-duty military a free sandwich in May on the following dates:
- Army: 5/16
- Marine Corps: 5/17
- Navy: 5/18
- Air Force and Space Force: 5/19
- Coast Guard: 5/20
- All branches: 5/21


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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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