Always wanted to be a sports official but didn't know how? A new organization is helping Vets become referees and umpires.

Best for Refs: New nonprofit helps veterans become sports officials

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*PLEASE SHARE* Veterans Crisis Line is available for Vets in need: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1; send a text message to 838255; or chat online.

Veterans Crisis Line | Suicide Prevention Hotline, Chat, & Text

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Start off your first spring weekend with a positive story about a Marine Vet who is walking for the first time in over 30 years.

This Former Marine Just Took His First Steps In 33 Years

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Did you know that VA's Center for Women Veterans has its own call center? Staff is trained to provide women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources.The Call Center is available Monday through Friday 8 AM - 10 PM ET, and on Saturdays from 8 AM - 6:30 PM ET. So call us at 1-855-VA-WOMEN, or chat online via the link below.

Trust her to find answers - Women Veterans Health Care

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This week's tribute honors the life and service of United States Air Force Veteran, and Massachusetts State Trooper, Mathew Daigle. Matthew sadly passed away on Wednesday at the age of 31. We thank you for your service Matthew, both military and civilian.

State trooper dies while training off-duty

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Thanks to Gary Sinise (a.k.a. Lt. Dan) for his support of Vets and Vet causes!

USO-Metro Honors Enlisted Leaders, Actor Gary Sinise

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Just a friendly reminder that the latest episode of VA's TV series, The American Veteran, is up! This episode features a Marine Vet’s journey to recovery using martial arts, a scholarship program for the children of those killed in action, a look at the newly expanded Veteran’s Crisis Line call center in Atlanta, an interview with a Medal of Honor recipient who fought at Iwo Jima, and a look...
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VA's The American Veteran video series highlights Veterans stories - VAntage Point

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Today is National Rehabilitation Counselor Appreciation Day. We want to take a moment to thank all of our Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment counselors for all the hard work they do throughout the year to help Veterans and Servicemembers meet their employment goals! Are you a Veteran or servicemember with a service-connected disability? Learn more about what VR&E can do for you:

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Home

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VBA's efforts to digitize records is continuing. Digitizing files will help modernize the process and cut delays in adjudication.

VA’s modernization of the claims process continues - VAntage Point

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Women Veterans: Do you have questions about health care resources? VA and @DAV have answers. Tune in to @DAV’s Facebook page Thursday 3/23, at 7 p.m. ET for an #ExploreVA Facebook Live video tour and chat.

#ExploreVA Facebook Live Video Tour on March 23

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It's the first day of spring--normally the busiest time of the year for homebuying. Did you know that you can use your VA home loan to simultaneously purchase and improve a home, or to improve a home by installing energy-related features (or making energy efficient improvements)?

Eligibility - Home Loans

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Here is the link to every VA social media page, in case you were interested: [ Va.gov Link ]

Social Media Directory - Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

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Whoa. The evolution of the US military desert uniform over time.

Veterans explore U.S. military desert uniforms in new book

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Basically, the gold standard.

VA lending turns in a record year

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ICYMI: Tribes Will Soon Be Able to Process Native Veterans VA Eligibility

Tribes Will Soon Be Able to Process Native Veterans VA Eligibility - Indian Country Media Network

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DYK: Decades before Gen. George Patton's actions in the European theater made him a legend, his performance in the modern pentathlon almost made him an Olympic medalist.

Patton the pentathlete: Hall of fame athletic honor for iconic general

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Sometimes people ask us what they need to include with their compensation claim. Or they ask us, which evidence? What kind? How much? This blog is an excellent read, and it addresses where to find and look for what you should use to back up what you're claiming.

What VA means by evidence when processing claims - VAntage Point

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We celebrate the life and service of U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, and former Texas Congressman, Eligio "Kika" de la Garza, who died this week. He was 89. Mr. de la Garza left high school at 17 to enlist in the Navy, and was later commissioned in the Army to serve in Korea. When he returned home, he went to law school and later served in the Texas House of Representatives. In...
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Kika de la Garza, Texas Congressman and Farmers’ Ally, Dies at 89

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Save the date: On March 23 from 7-8 p.m. ET, VA and DAV are hosting an #ExploreVA Facebook Live video tour followed by a Facebook Chat on health care resources designed specifically for women Veterans.

#ExploreVA Facebook Live Video Tour on March 23

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The latest episode of VA's TV series, The American Veteran, is up! It features a Marine Vet’s journey to recovery using martial arts, a scholarship program for the children of those killed in action, a look at the newly expanded Veteran’s Crisis Line call center in Atlanta, an interview with a Medal of Honor recipient who fought at Iwo Jima, and a look at the power of adaptive sports. The...
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