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SAVE LIVES Act Allows VA To Soon Provide COVID-19

Mar 24, 2021  · All Veterans, their spouses and caregivers can soon get COVID-19 vaccinations from VA under the SAVE LIVES Act signed into law March 24. For the latest information, Stay Informed here. Covered individuals can receive a vaccine from VA due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. Under the

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(0 seconds ago) Mikal Vega is a SEAL, an accomplished actor, Kundalini Yoga teacher and founder of the nonprofit, Vital Warrior. He discusses the struggle of military transition, treating his PTSD without the use of pharmaceuticals, discovering alternative therapies, and founding a …

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#LiveWholeHealth Archives - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Apr 12, 2021  · Live Whole Health #66: Lower body chair yoga practice. Posted on Monday, April 5, 2021 4:00 pm April 2, 2021 Posted in #LiveWholeHealth by VAntage Point Contributor 1k views. You may think of yoga as a practice only done by the young and flexible, but all of us can do it.

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Things to know to build a home using a VA construction ...

(0 seconds ago) Aug 02, 2017  · In a previous VAntage Point post, The Plan Collector blogged about how a Veteran could build a new home. They mention that construction to permanent loans can be “difficult to find.” Two years later, more and more lenders are now offering this one-time close product.. However, before you run out to build your dream home with no money down, take a few minutes to read and understand some the ...

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VA updates rating criteria for musculoskeletal and muscle ...

(0 seconds ago) Feb 24, 2021  · In late 2017, VA began a multi-year effort to revise and update the VASRD, or VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities.The VASRD’s 15 body systems had seen periodic rating criteria updates, but this continuing effort reflects the first comprehensive review since 1945.

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How the American Rescue Plan aids VA in helping Veterans ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 16, 2021  · The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis have had a tremendous impact on the health and economic wellbeing of millions of Veterans. Now, the American Rescue Plan will help them further recover. The ARP enhances VA’s ability to …

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VA and Fitbit help support Veterans’ health with new ...

(0 seconds ago) Jan 11, 2021  · VHA IE has launched a new initiative with Fitbit to help Veterans, Caregivers and VA staff manage their health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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6 common VA interview questions and how to prepare for ...

(0 seconds ago) Sep 11, 2020  · Landing a job interview is one of the most exciting and potentially nerve-wracking parts of job hunting. While it’s thrilling to move on in the selection process, it can also feel like a lot is riding on one conversation.

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Veterans get updates through new digital notification ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 10, 2021  · Veterans, their families and caregivers can now receive digital notifications through VANotify, a new paperless platform. While Veterans already receive appointment notifications through VEText, VA sends most notifications via postal mail.

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Pay off your school debt quickly with this VA program ...

(0 seconds ago) Nov 13, 2020  · Earning an advanced degree with little or no debt sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it? But for health care professionals who take advantage of VA’s Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), it isn’t.. One of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation, EDRP provides up to $40,000 a year — or $200,000 over a five-year period — in loan repayment.

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VA FARMS program trains hands, heals minds - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Dec 17, 2019  · According to VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP), more than 60,000 Veterans died by suicide in the last decade. For those of us who serve our nation’s Veterans, that number is more than a statistic – it is a reminder that failing to address mental health needs carries real and tragic consequences.

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Get paid to travel: become a VHA travel nurse - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Jul 26, 2016  · Passionate about health care? Looking for a new exciting opportunity while giving back to our Veterans? Joining our VA Travel Nurse Corps (TNC) program is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your career goals and explore the world while doing it.. Traveling nurses are able to practice in any VA medical facility regardless of location.

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Veterans see help through American Rescue Plan, says SecVA ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 26, 2021  · Veterans will see significant help through the American Rescue Plan, VA Secretary Denis McDonough told the House Veterans Affairs Committee March 25 during a virtual hearing. McDonough said the American Rescue plan will provide “significant …

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COVID-19 vaccine questions answered: Do I need it ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 22, 2021  · VA is listening to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. This blog series answers questions from Veterans. I already had COVID-19. Do I still need to receive the vaccine? Yes, you still need to receive the vaccine. According to the Centers for …

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Prostate cancer options for Veterans – for one VA doctor ...

(0 seconds ago) Sep 04, 2018  · She currently splits her time between seeing patients and research for multiple studies. She says she, “loves the combination,” explaining that it allows her to experience in a “full circle way,” the results of each discussion with a patient in the exam room, leading to new research ideas and then bringing the results back to the clinic to help improve patient care.

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Registration opens March 2 for National Veterans Golden ...

(0 seconds ago) Feb 24, 2020  · Registration to compete in the 2020 National Veterans Golden Age Games opens March 2, 2020, at 12 p.m. ET. Eligible Veterans must be age 55 and older and receive VA health care. Applications will be online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov. Registration closes once it reaches the maximum number of applicants. The Games run from June 22-27 in Madison, Wis.

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Free Veteran training for Microsoft Software and Systems ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 11, 2021  · The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) is offering free Veteran training to military and Veteran community. This free, formal training takes place in some of the technology industry’s most in-demand roles.

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FDA lifts ban based on European service blood donations ...

(0 seconds ago) Jan 25, 2021  · Were you ineligible to donate blood because of your military service in Europe? You may be eligible now. In 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted a longstanding ban that prevented some 4.4 million Veterans, service members and civilians stationed in certain parts of Europe between 1980 and 1996 from donating blood. The ban was meant to prevent transmission of a deadly …

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Specially Adapted Housing changes help seriously disabled ...

(0 seconds ago) Feb 18, 2021  · Specially Adapted Housing grants assistance to seriously disabled service members and Veterans to pay for modifications to their homes and residences.

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Veteran discounts available year round - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Mar 19, 2021  · The following list of Veteran and military discounts are good all year round and will be updated as we learn of more. These discounts are being shared so that Veterans, military members, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.

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PTSD and marriage: Advice from someone who's been there ...

(0 seconds ago) Jun 24, 2017  · Patricia Eden is the voice behind PTSDWifey. She is a mother of two beautiful daughters and a wife to an outstanding husband who is recovering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and she has Vicarious PTSD. As the author of the unique blog written from the supportive partner’s perspective; PTSDWifey hopes to be an inspiration and a beacon of light for others affected by PTSD.

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VA scholarship program pays tuition and salary while you ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 13, 2021  · At VA, we support your career goals and offer numerous education support programs and scholarships to help you on your way to achieving them. One of these is the VA National Education for Employees Program (VANEEP), which covers not only some of your education costs but also pays your replacement salary while you attend school full-time.. Isaac N. Womack, a registered nurse with the …

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Borne The Battle Podcast - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Apr 12, 2021  · Launched in late 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs weekly podcast is a part of its ongoing effort to engage and reach out to Veterans. “Borne the Battle” recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans.

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Secretary's Priorities Archives - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Mar 26, 2021  · President Trump releases PREVENTS roadmap for ending suicide among Veterans and all Americans. Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020 9:00 am June 24, 2020 Posted in Mental Health, Secretary's Priorities by VAntage Point Contributor 3k views. The release of the PREVENTS Roadmap is the first critical step in advancing the national priority of …

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VA's newest update to rating schedule is for skin conditions

(0 seconds ago) Aug 13, 2018  · VA is in the process of completely updating the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, commonly referred to as the “VASRD” or “Rating Schedule,” for the first time since 1945.The latest rating schedule related to skin went into effect Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. No conditions were removed from the new rating schedule for skin conditions.

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Vietnam memorial walls release schedule, with COVID ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 23, 2021  · Veterans, families, friends and the general public have several options to see Vietnam memorial walls in 2021 with the release of traveling wall schedules. However, with the release, most organizations are also saying to check before planning a visit, as …

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VA’s Compassionate Contact Corps - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Dec 04, 2020  · Volunteers can call when it’s best for the Veteran, volunteer and caregivers’ schedules. VAVS partnered with VA Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Caregiver Support, Home-Based Primary Care, Women’s Health, Whole Health and others to help structure the training and promote the program.

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VA STAR program model of success for substance abuse ...

(0 seconds ago) Jul 02, 2019  · Erin Curran. Erin Curran is public affairs specialist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. She has been with the VA for three and a half years and is passionate about sharing Veterans’ stories that highlight the strength of these national heroes.

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Updated VA rating schedule includes Infectious Diseases ...

(0 seconds ago) Aug 12, 2019  · Effective August 11, 2019, there is a new rating schedule for infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies. The collection of federal regulations used by Veterans Benefits Administration helps claims processors evaluate the severity of disabilities and assign disability ratings.

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Traveling Veteran Coordinator - Traveling for the Winter ...

(0 seconds ago) Oct 28, 2019  · Veterans who wish to continue their VA health care while traveling or temporarily relocating are encouraged to consult a Traveling Veteran Coordinator.

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What to expect during a Board of Veterans' Appeals hearing ...

(0 seconds ago) Jan 05, 2021  · If you disagree with your VA claim decision and appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, you can choose to have a virtual tele-hearing with a VLJ.

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#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Kirk Douglas - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Mar 21, 2019  · Nicholas Rogers-Dillon. Nicholas Rogers-Dillon is a senior studying Philosophy and Political Science at Brooklyn College. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and is currently working as a writing intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, hoping to pursue a career in public service.

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Honoring Army Veteran Todd Blackburn, 25th Anniversary of ...

(0 seconds ago) Oct 03, 2018  · Alisa Adams. Alisa Mulberry Adams is a graduate student studying National Security and Intelligence Studies at Notre Dame College. She’s from Williamstown, Kentucky and is currently a writing and social media intern at the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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3 easy tips to help you focus your post-military resume ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 05, 2021  · 3 easy tips to help you focus your post-military resume As you apply for civilian careers, make sure to align resume with the skills listed in the job posting

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Inclusive care program to expand across VA - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Oct 19, 2020  · A program including caregivers into Veterans’ medical teams is expanding across all of VA, Secretary Robert Wilkie announced Oct. 19 during a virtual 5 th annual VA-Elizabeth Dole Foundation Convening event.. The Campaign for Inclusive Care Academy equips doctors, nurses, social workers and frontline medical personnel with training to support Veterans and caregivers.

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Interested in law enforcement and helping Veterans? VA ...

(0 seconds ago) Oct 16, 2020  · VA Police is hiring! VA's police force needs to hire law enforcement staff to grow and maintain its 4,000-member police force.

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VA postpones 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 16, 2020  · The Department of Veterans Affairs, in keeping with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the COVID 19 virus, is postponing Vietnam War commemoration events until further notice.

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How VA’s retirement plan benefits your bottom line ...

(0 seconds ago) Jul 10, 2020  · If you’re in the workforce, you probably plan to retire someday. Regardless of your age, it’s never too early to start preparing for it. A career at VA helps you save for retirement because, as the largest employer in the nation, the federal government is able to offer exceptional retirement benefits.

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Vince Speranza: Bastogne Legend - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Dec 24, 2020  · World War II Veteran Vince Speranza is a living legend in Bastogne, Belgium, with his own beer named after him for his service in the war.

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National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events

(0 seconds ago) September 12 – 17, 2021 Iowa City, IA. Registration is closed. Nick Beelner (319) 358-5963 [email protected] www.veteranstee.org

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cybersecurity - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Mar 02, 2021  · Great-Maybe now we (U.S.A.- best country in the Universe) can stop getting our clocks licked by adversaries on the cyber battlefield. But, who knows maybe all of our public cyber blunders are “double agent” / “false cyber battlefield loses” that are publicized in fact are in the U.S.A.’s national interest (something the best country in the Universe would do lol)

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Borne the Battle podcast Archives - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Apr 12, 2021  · Borne the Battle #237: Navy Veteran Dan Kloeppel, Founder and CEO of Corporate America Supports You. Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 8:00 am April 9, 2021 Posted in Borne the Battle podcast by VAntage Point Contributor 75 views. Many Veterans struggle to find well-paying jobs.

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National Veterans Golden Age Games - Veterans Health ...

(0 seconds ago) United States Air Force Veteran Rae Carlers recently retired to Charleston, South Carolina.In 2015, she says she experienced back pain so severe she could hardly move and spent most of her time on the couch. Last week, she won a bronze medal in pickleball at …

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VA to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War ...

(0 seconds ago) Mar 22, 2021  · On March 29, our Nation will commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day on its 50th anniversary. This is an opportunity for VA employees and all Americans to recognize and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice during one of America’s longest wars.

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Hearing Loss Services for Enrolled Veterans – No Referral ...

(0 seconds ago) Aug 10, 2018  · Almost half of all Americans over 65 have some form of hearing loss. Hearing loss and tinnitus are the most prevalent service-connected disabilities of all compensation recipients among Veterans.. And it’s not a recent problem. Auditory system disabilities (including hearing loss and tinnitus) are among the most common service-related disabilities in every period of service since WWII.

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VA’s top 5 tips for a successful job interview - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Jul 31, 2018  · The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) lists five tips to help candidates ace their next job interview.

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Veterans use beekeeping to improve well being - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Army Veteran Eric Grandon had multiple deployments to Iraq over the course of a two-decade career. Retiring in 2005, he started facing bouts of depression, reaching a low point in 2013.

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VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program

(0 seconds ago) VA awards grants to qualifying organizations to develop, manage, and implement adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and service members.

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VA's newest groundbreaking pacemaker surgery - VAntage Point

(0 seconds ago) Aug 10, 2020  · In 1958, VA doctors brought the world’s first implantable pacemaker into service. It was a collection of wires and battery cells and coils that screw directly into the heart. The housing was literally molded from a Kiwi shoe polish tin.

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