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Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marines: Who Will Be Crowned Champs? 

Tune in to the Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Bowl Dec. 16 at 12 pm ET and watch U.S. and UK military teams compete for the C.O.D.E. Bowl title. Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit helping Veterans find high-quality careers, and their annual esports tournament raises awareness for Veteran employment. 



Upcoming Events

(All times ET unless noted)

Dec. 15, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. – Veterans Benefits Seminar Coming to Greensboro
Dec. 15, 12 - 1 p.m. – G.I. Jobs Virtual Franchise Fair 
Dec. 15, 1 - 2 p.m. CT –Navigate the USAJobs.gov Application Process
Dec. 15, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans
Dec. 15, 4 - 5:30 p.m. CT – Question and Answer Session for Veterans 
Dec. 16, 10 - 11 a.m. – Veterans Suicide Prevention Training 
Dec. 16, 9 - 10 a.m. MT – Veterans Suicide Prevention Training 
Dec. 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair 
Dec. 16, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT – Ask Me About the Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program
Dec. 16, 1 - 4 p.m. – Virtual PACT Act Symposium 
Dec. 16, 12 - 1 p.m. CT – Interview Skills Workshop 
Dec. 16, 5 - 6 p.m. CT – Veteran & Military Spouse Resume Workshop 
Dec. 17, 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. – Online Fitness Workshop for Veterans 
Dec. 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Online Fitness Workshop for Veterans 
Dec. 18, 4 - 5 p.m. – Veterans Career Live - Help Heal Veterans 
Dec. 19, 7 - 8 p.m. CT – Holiday Hangout
Dec. 20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. – JVSG Civilian and Federal Resume Workshop 
Dec. 20, 8 - 9:30 p.m. – Effective Communication Workshop
Dec. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT – Veterans Benefits Seminar Coming to Miami
Dec. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. MT – Military, Veterans, and families: Well-Being Workshop 
Dec. 21, 7 - 8 p.m. CT –Online Caregiver Chat


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    The PACT Act and Your VA benefits

    Comedian and television host Jon Stewart is asking Veterans to learn more about the care and benefits they could receive because of new legislation called the PACT Act. You can take advantage of this new expansion of benefits right now by getting screened for toxic exposure at your local VA. Learn more from the resources below or at va.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MY-VA-411.



    PACT Act Resources for download, including multiple language translations.

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    Last Chance to Apply for the Community Catalyst Award, Closes Dec. 16

    VA wants to recognize the best of the best Veteran-serving organizations. The new Community Catalyst Award will honor organizations for excellence in building engagement solutions that improve experiences for the Veteran community.



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    Looking for Drug-free Pain Relief?

    Ask your VA health care team about Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA). BFA provides pain relief for many Veterans and can reduce the need for prescription pain medications. Unlike traditional acupuncture, BFA is performed only on the ear using 5 to 10 tiny needles.


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    VA Information and Technology Seeking to Hire Veterans as IT Professionals

    Join VA as an IT professional and help improve the Veteran experience by creating a unified, seamless experience for the wide Veteran community that VA serves.


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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 Object 49 "Prototype of CT Scanner" and Object 50 "1845 Commissioner of Pensions Report" that were recently added to the virtual display.


    Veteran Jobs

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


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    Win $100 Gift Card by Answering the Following Question:

    What's one thing from the holidays that only people in the military would understand?

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    Here's How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

    Veterans can get a no-cost flu vaccine and the updated COVID-19 booster from a nearby VA clinic or from a VA community care network provider. To find a location, visit our VA locator and enter your zip code. You can choose a nearby VA facility or one of 70,000 in-network pharmacy or urgent care locations nationwide.



    Transition Story: How I went from an Aviation Boatswain Mate Handler in the Navy to a Mission Assurance Analyst for USAFRICOM

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    North Face 10% off online and in-store. Available for active duty, reservists, Veterans, retirees, and spouses and dependents of active duty military.

    Asics 40% off retail price online.

    Timberland 10% off select styles online with valid credentials. Available for active duty, Veterans, reservists, spouses and dependents.


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