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November 14, 2018

VA takes key step to improve its website to provide Veterans an enhanced digital customer experience

WASHINGTON — This week the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) took a key step in its digital modernization effort by revamping its website accessed by 10 million customers per month who use VA’s tools and content online.

To improve this experience VA’s Veterans Experience Office and VA Digital Service  gathered feedback from more than 5,000 Veterans, service members, their families, caregivers and survivors.

November 7, 2018

There is little sweeter in this world than returning home from combat operations and being restored to family and native soil. THANKFUL - - THANKFUL TO BE GOING HOME … Returning the troops home after WWII was a daunting task. The Magic Carpet that flew everyone home.

November 5, 2018

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) together with representatives from the departments of Labor, Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, the U.S. Navy and others, signed a joint statement aimed at improving access to free legal services for Veterans in need.

Federal agencies and the Veterans legal services community came together at VA headquarters in Washington D.C. to celebrate  VA’s Medical Legal Partnerships and to recognize volunteers who serve at VA-based free legal clinics.

November 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is commemorating National Family Caregivers Month this November by honoring the service of 5.5 million family members and friends who have dedicated their lives to providing much-needed care for chronically ill, injured or disabled Veterans.

November 1, 2018

 

WASHINGTON — Yesterday evening President Donald J. Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.”

October 29, 2018

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) announced it is advancing employment opportunities for military spouses by joining the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP).

MSEP is a career program connecting military spouses with more than 390 affiliated employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.

October 12, 2018

RRRP Impact Report

Week Ending October 5, 2018
 

In 2012, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) saw a need to create a safety net for transitioning veterans to connect them to the extensive, but often fragmented, network of support systems and resources available to them. The Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) has connected over 8,900 veterans to more than 10,700 resources. Unfortunately, the needs of today's veterans remain high. 

October 5, 2018

RRRP Impact Report

Week Ending September 28, 2018
 

In 2012, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America saw a need to create a safety net for transitioning veterans to connect them to the extensive, but often fragmented, network of support systems and resources available to them. The Rapid Response Referral Program has connected over 8,900 veterans to more than 10,600 resources. Unfortunately, the needs of today's veterans remain high. 

October 8, 2018

For anyone who has experienced sexual trauma or assault or cares about someone who has experienced sexual trauma or assault, these recent testimonies of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh may have triggered some difficult feelings. If you are having a difficult time, please know that you’re not alone and that we support you.

October 3, 2018

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness, a time to reach out to those who have been affected, a time to educate and connect people to resources, and most importantly, a time to start the conversation in an effort to save lives.

September 28, 2018

RRRP Impact Report

Week Ending September 21, 2018
 

In 2012, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America saw a need to create a safety net for transitioning veterans to connect them to the extensive, but often fragmented, network of support systems and resources available to them. The Rapid Response Referral Team has connected over 8,900 veterans to more than 10,600 resources. Unfortunately, the needs of today's veterans remain high. 

RRRP client quote of the week:

September 14, 2018

It's sometimes hard to decide to seek food assistance. But it's one of the smartest things you can do to get out of a financial jam. Grocery bills can be expensive, and saving a bit on them can mean the difference in making rent or not. Additionally, many of the places that you go to get food also have additional programs, all designed to help you get to and stay stable. It's like first aide for your wallet, the sooner you apply it, the better the outcome.

August 27, 2018

RRRP client quote of the week:

“Thank you for being an advocate for people like me.”

August 24, 2018

At Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America “Everyone is Welcome” is one of our guiding principles. We know that the veterans movement is for every veteran. And our diversity is a strength. We are a community that welcomes everyone, of every background, time period and discharge status. And the veterans movement is not for veterans alone. Our success is America’s success. We believe everyone can do something to help.

October 2, 2018

RRRP client quote of the week:

“You have been so kind throughout this whole process. You have put me in the right direction and without your follow up I probably wouldn’t have have had the push to do what I needed.”

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