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VA supports providers who serve Veterans

By VAntage Point, posted 21 Sep 2021

Excerpt: VA is taking care of community health care providers who treat Veterans. Suicide Prevention Month is an important time to raise awareness about suicide prevention and honor our commitment to serving Veterans at risk for suicide. VA is dedicated to advancing suicide prevention outreach, education and treatment efforts to reduce Veteran suicides. As part of this pledge, VA offers the Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) to support VA and community health care providers. Rember that there are many support agencies that can help in any situation, concern, or risk that one may needs. A simple phone call can help.
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A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

By DAV, posted 24 Aug 2021

Excerpt: DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 240,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 160,000 benefit claims. In 2020, DAV helped veterans receive more than $23 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors. This is another source of Veteran news and information. More on job seekers and a membership is available. At least, check it out it may provide you more informative information for the Veteran.
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Veterans

By Military Times, posted 24 Aug 2021

Excerpt: Military History This website is very information of news and events in the military, past and present. As a Veteran, reading about the military is more enjoyable than reading about the bs of politics inundating the news everywhere.
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Fact check: Pentagon says it did not abandon military

service dogs in Kabul, disputes viral photo

By Matthew Brown/Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA Today, 01 Sep 2021

Excerpt: After the Pentagon announced the final U.S. troops flew out of Afghanistan on Aug. 30, marking an end to America's longest war, posts surfaced claiming U.S. military service dogs were left behind in cages at Kabul's airport. The news media speculates on just about ever topic imaginable, and others read it as fact. Additionally, as there is so much misinformation, the facts are questioned and sometimes dismissed for the absurd. Articles with fact checking can clarify topics, submit references to facts, and whittle down fiction. As a prior military member, media reporting on the military, can be obviously deciphered as fact or fiction.
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Afghanistan: How Veterans can reconcile service

By VAntage Point, posted 07 Sep 2021

Excerpt: At its peak, there were more than 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2010; the number of troops have steadily shrunk over the past decade. While news coverage debates the decision to cease combat operations, the highest-ranking enlisted service member in the military said Veterans from the war should remember the positive to help reconcile their service. As the Afghanistan theatre of operations has ended, dealing with the conclusion can be a stressful and confusing dilemma for many. As with any deployment, there are other individuals who have experienced similar questions. As part of the military family, we all take care of each other.
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VBA urgently seeks Veterans Service Representatives

By VAntage Point, posted 21 Sep 2021

Excerpt: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is actively hiring Veterans Service Representatives (VSR) nationwide. VSRs support Veterans by processing their new and existing benefits claims. Recently, VA added asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis as presumptive conditions related to some toxic exposures that may have impacted military service members while on active duty in some recent military operations. Facing a surge of claims stemming from these newly added conditions, and to help tackle existing claims made by Veterans, VBA is urgently hiring more VSRs at more than 60 locations. VA is hiring nationwide for Veterans to help other Veterans. If you have the time or want to help, contact the VA today!
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