A great Newsday story about some Long Island Vets who cope using stand up comedy.

LI comedy class has veterans at ease on stage

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This read is deserving of your attention, on the enduring--and grossly inaccurate--stereotypes about Vietnam Veterans: "But war crimes were very far from common. Indeed, for each atrocity, there were many more acts of kindness toward civilians and bravery in combat. Soldiers rebuilt schools, homes and roads, often on their own initiative; 244 Americans received the Medal of Honor, more than in...
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The Grunt’s War

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If your education requires an outside test or certification like LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, DAT, TOEFL, and many more--VBA may reimburse you.

National Testing Program - Education and Training

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This week's tribute honors the service of United States Air Force Veteran and Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman. As a boy, Freeman loved watching war movies and had wanted to become a fighter pilot. When he enlisted, however, he became an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman (1955-1959). After just under four years service, Freeman moved to Los Angeles to study acting. Though he had...
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On this day in 1945, the famous Iwo Jima photo was taken atop Mount Suribachi. Here's one that you may not be as familiar with but also reminds us why they're called the greatest generation.
Last week, we participated in a social event with VFW where we discussed VA's education benefits. Here's a recap on that event, as well as the answers to all the questions asked!

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Chat on education and employment - VAntage Point

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Hey! Want to meet the new SECVA, Dr. David Shulkin? Well, digitally, I mean. He's hosting a YouTube Live Q&A with Vets, hosted by Got Your 6, THIS FRIDAY (Feb 24) at 2:45 EST. And yes, you can even participate and submit YOUR questions. :)

Join VA Secretary for YouTube Live Q&A with Veterans - VAntage Point

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VGLI Auto Pay makes it easier for you to stay on top of your premiums. Once enrolled, you can make changes or cancel anytime. Want to learn more?

VGLI Auto Pay - Life Insurance

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Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E, VRE, "VocRehab," and "Chapter 31") is an employment program that Vets with a service-connected disability rating over 10% may be eligible for.

Eligibility and Entitlement - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

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A great story about a Navy Vet who found a way to achieve his dream and help other Vets at the same time.

Perry resident working to support fellow veterans, others with clothing program

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Happy President's Day!
Transitioning? Looking for a new career? Hiring Our Heroes is hosting career fairs all over the country.

Hiring Fairs

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"Telebenefits" helps Vets in rural areas connect with VBA regional offices.

Parsons VA site adds Telebenefits capability

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“It just allows us to get together as Vets—people that think and talk just like you. It makes you feel not alone"

Warfighter Ski Trip helps veterans find common ground

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Veterans Show Off Artwork at Fargo’s Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

Veterans Show Off Artwork at Fargo's Veterans Creative Arts Festival - KVRR Local News

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Sometimes you're the first person your Vet friend calls or texts or messages. Maybe you're the person seeing the signs. If so, here's a little coaching for the moment we hope we'll never need.

This Is How To Respond To A Veteran Contemplating Suicide

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"Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, whose ... exploits [were] immortalized in a book and a movie starring Mel Gibson — died on Friday at his home in Auburn, Ala. He was 94."

Lt. Gen. Harold Moore, Whose Vietnam Heroism Was Depicted in Film, Dies at 94

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If you believe the internet, or what the guy sitting across from you at your appointment at the VAMC said—which is what he heard from some guy who was sitting next to him at his last appointment—then the answers to the questions Who is eligible for VA compensation? and How do you get it? is No one, and You don’t. Here's why that's not true, and here's how to get your ducks in a row.

VA Compensation: Who is eligible? - VAntage Point

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He wasn't the only one, either. Thank you for your service, Joe.

Joe DiMaggio

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This week's tribute honors the life and service of U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Little Caesars founder, and Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers owner, Mike Ilitch, who died last week. He was 87. After high school, Ilitch served for four years in the Marine Corps, then came back to play minor league baseball. An injury cut short his baseball dream, but not long later, he and his wife opened up...
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Mike Ilitch, Little Caesars Founder and Detroit Sports Owner, Dies at 87

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