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

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Commissary Sidewalk Sales Offer Savings During Military Appreciation Month

To celebrate Military Appreciation Month in May, Defense commissaries will hold sidewalk sales to thank service members, Veterans and their family members for their service.


Upcoming Events

(All times ET unless noted)

May 19, 12-12:45 p.m - Pittsburgh Job Fair
May 19, 2-3 p.m. - Kentucky Veterans Q&A
May 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. -  Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
May 20, 12-1 p.m. - #TheHonorProject - Honor your loved one
May 25, 12-4 p.m. - G.I. Jobs Virtual Career Expo


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Team RWB Old Glory Relay

The Old Glory Relay is a national movement showcasing the strength, grit, and commitment of American Veterans in support of their well-being. Beginning May 25 and running thru July 7, thousands of supporters will unite to walk, ruck, run, push, and cycle a single American flag from Washington, DC in the Old Glory Relay to The World Games in Birmingham, Ala.


Travis Manion Foundation Wants to Honor Your Loved One This Memorial Day through #TheHonorProject

VA is Here for You During Times of Emotional Distress

Feeling distress is a normal response to negative events, especially events that feel personal. Veterans and those who care about them are encouraged to learn more about available mental health and healing resources.

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Employment Assistance from Bridge My Return Brings Jobseekers, Employers Together

Using a skills-to-skills matching algorithm Bridge My Return helps Veterans, service members, spouses and caregivers produce a professional resume and connects them with matching employers. For Veterans, service members, spouses and caregivers…it’s all free.


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You've Got Mail, Communication During Appeals, and Winter Sports Clinic

In this episode of The BLUF we explore privacy incidents when receiving VA correspondence that doesn’t belong to you, a new program that helps you communicate during appeals, and the how the Winter Sports Clinic is helping disabled Veterans overcome perceived barriers.


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PsychArmor Celebrates Social Workers and VA Community

PsychArmor is a national nonprofit providing education and training to improve the health and life outcomes of military-connected individuals. Dr. Tina Atherall, PsychArmor CEO, writes about the important role social workers have within the VA community.


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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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Resources Help Veterans with Education, Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in returning to school or jumpstarting a new career? Consider applying to one of several VA education or career programs for Veterans, including Veteran Readiness and Employment, Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses or the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. 


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Explore the History of VA

Explore the "History of VA in 100 Objects," a virtual exhibit showcasing objects from 1776 to the present that illuminate the Nation's historical efforts to honor and reward Veterans. Learn more about the historical significance of Objects 27 "Monumental Gateway Arch" and 28 "3D Kidney Tumor" that were recently added to the virtual display.


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

Veterans know they’re not alone in their mental health challenges. This Mental Health Month, hear stories from Veterans who have found ways to improve their mental health and live well.


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Free Shipping on VCS.com 

Create a free ShopVCS.com account for limited-time savings and free shipping through the rest of May’s Military Appreciation Month event.


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Borne the Battle: Army Veteran Olivia Nunn, Marketing Strategist, Pageant Queen

Olivia Nunn joined the Army and spent a decade in the Chemical Corps. After a 20-year military career, she successfully transitioned to civilian life as an entrepreneur, podcast host and pageant queen.




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

Construction Administrator (Program Manager) - multiple locations
Install Coordinator - multiple locations
Event Technician - multiple locations nationwide
Project Manager, San Jose, CA
Project Engineer, San Jose, CA
Project Manager - Construction, DC Metro
Project Engineer - Construction, DC Metro
Amazon - hourly roles
Signature Health - Manager, Residential Nursing - OH
Credence Management Solutions - multiple roles and locations

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discounts for veterans

L.L. Bean 10% off discount.

Tommie Cooper 15% off discount.

Gamestop 10% off most products in-store.


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