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

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Free Lifetime Pass to National Parks, Other Public Lands

Last week on Veterans Day, Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families started obtaining a free lifetime pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests.


Upcoming Events

(All times ET unless noted)

Nov. 17, 8:30-11:30 a.m. – Veterans benefits seminar - Burnsville, North Carolina
Nov. 17, 9-9:45 a.m. – Veterans benefits seminar - Gulfport, Mississippi
Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CT – Veterans benefits seminar - Duncan, Oklahoma 
Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
Nov. 17, 12-1 p.m. – Women Veteran's Mental Health 
Nov. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Spouses 
Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Veterans benefits seminar - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 
Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CT – Veterans benefits seminar - Ames, Iowa 
Nov. 19, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. – A Response to Veterans Needs in our Community
Nov. 21, 10-11 a.m. CT – Veterans benefits seminar - Green Bay, Wisconsin 
Nov. 22, 12-4 p.m. – Virtual All Veteran Job Fair by DAV and RecruitMilitary 
Nov. 22, 12-4 p.m. – National Virtual Career Fair for Veterans 
Nov. 22, 8-9:30 p.m. – Effective Communication for Military Families Workshop 


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National Peer to Peer Q&A on Nov. 17

Join us Thursday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET to participate in the National Veterans Experience Live (VetXL) Peer to Peer Q&A Chat on RallyPoint and gain access to Veteran peer support resources. Get connected to a Veteran peer to help you navigate VA and community services. Post your questions on how to get peer support now!


Applications are open now through Dec. 16 for the Community Catalyst Award

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What is The Wall That Heals?

The Wall That Heals is a traveling Vietnam Wall that helps thousands of Veterans find the strength and courage to heal within their own communities. To learn more or bring The Wall to your community, click watch below.


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Post-9/11 Veterans Can Apply to Become Wildland Firefighter

Post-9/11 Veterans seeking to become wildland fighters should look no further than the Southeast Conservation Corps and its Veteran Fire Corps program, which trains post-9/11 Veterans to become firefighters and has ties to the U.S. National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service. 


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Shields & Stripes Helps Improve Mental Health for Veterans, First Responders

Shields & Stripes is a non-profit focused on improving the health and wellness of Veterans, along with law enforcement personnel and first responders. The program touts itself as a “no-fail mission,” with the goal to “return our heroes better prepared to navigate life and family challenges, to return them to feeling like themselves again.”


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Applications Open for Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants

As part of its Military Healing Arts Network, the National Endowment for the Arts is now accepting applications for its Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant Program. These projects address the strengths, experiences and challenges of Veterans and other segments of a military-connected population.


Nov. 17 is National Rural Health Day. Read how VA is caring for the Whole rural Veteran.

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Learn More About the Whole Health Pathway and Begin Your Whole Health Journey

Whole Health Peers and Partners work with Veterans one-on-one and in groups to help them to begin their personal journey to Whole Health. Reach out to your local VA facility and ask about Whole Health.


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Register on Amazon for Exclusive Benefits and Discounts

Shoppers with a valid Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card can use SNAP benefits to shop for groceries on Amazon Fresh and groceries in 45 states as well as the District of Columbia


Veteran Jobs

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


In the ‘Great Resignation,’ Veterans Can Help

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Win $100 Gift Card by Answering the Following Question:

Reconnect with the Veteran community on RallyPoint now!

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Veteran Roasters Coffee Use code VETERANS20 for 20% off.

Sherwin-Williams 15% off discount on paints, stains and painting supplies

L.L. Bean 10% off military discount.


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Veterans Crisis Line988 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255
Vet Centers: 1-877-927-8387
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