Saturday, January 18, 2020

VFW Action Corps Weekly, January 17, 2020



January 17, 2020 In This Issue:1. Potentially Dangerous Amounts of Opioids Issued at Some Military Hospitals2. HillVets 100 Honors Three VFW Members3. House Passes Bill to Expand Veteran Homeless Prog

January 17, 2020 
In This Issue:
1. Potentially Dangerous Amounts of Opioids Issued at Some Military Hospitals
2. HillVets 100 Honors Three VFW Members
3. House Passes Bill to Expand Veteran Homeless Programs
4. Military Housing Crisis
5. House Approves VA Dental Pilot Program
6. Join the TRICARE Webinar
7. VA Launches Stand Up to Stop Harassment Now! Campaign
8. MIA Update
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

VFW Action Corps Weekly, January 10, 2020



January 10, 2020In This Issue:1. VFW, SVA Announce 2020 Student Veteran Fellowship Class2.3.4. 'You've been selected for the military draft' Text Messages Are Fake5. VFW Attends the 2020 Student Veter

January 10, 2020
In This Issue:

1. VFW, SVA Announce 2020 Student Veteran Fellowship Class

2. Senator Moran Named SVAC Chairman

3. The VFW Bids Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. Well Wishes on His Retirement

4. 'You've been selected for the military draft' Text Messages Are Fake

5. VFW Attends the 2020 Student Veterans of America National Convention

6. VFW Shares Women Veterans' Concerns with House

7. VA Now Processing Blue Water Navy Claims

8. House Holds Hearing on Veteran Hunger

9. Twitter Chat – How to Find a Business Mentor

10. MIA Update

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Free Audiobooks for Veterans, VA Insurance Options, Cervical Cancer Screenings, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and VA partner



Resources for Providers Who Serve Veterans

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7 stress resources Veterans can use right now

As a Veteran, you might experience difficult life events or challenges after leaving the military. We're here to help no matter how big or small the problem may be. VA's resources address the unique stressors and experiences that Veterans face — and we're just a click, call, text, or chat away.

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Cervical cancer screenings for women Veterans

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. VA health care provides Women Vets with the option to receive gynecologic care, including cervical cancer screenings.
VA encourages you to talk to your primary care provider about cervical cancer testing because early detection can help save your life.

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Which VA life insurance program is best for you?

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VA offers life insurance programs that provide financial security and peace of mind for service members, Veterans, and their families. These insurance programs have specific eligibility criteria, insurance terms, and application processes.

 

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Supporting Providers Who Serve Veterans with Suicide Prevention Resources

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VA's Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) provides one free hour of consultation services for community or VA providers who work with Veterans at risk for suicide.
SRM experts only consult with PROVIDERS on suicide risk management and does not provide any direct care or support to Veterans. If you are a Veteran in crisis — or you're concerned about one — free, confidential support is available 24/7. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online. Find Veteran Suicide Prevention information and resources on the Veterans Crisis Line website.

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Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and VA partner for Final Salute: The Last Mile

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It was a chance meeting between a Tampa VA Medical Center employee and a funeral director that led to a program that now honors deceased Veterans who have no one else to honor them as they transition to their final resting place.
Final Salute: The Last Mile provides a motorcycle escort to the Florida National Cemetery for Veterans who pass at Tampa and Bay Pines VA Medical Centers and who have no family to claim their remains.

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Free Braille and Talking Book Program for Veterans

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Any honorably discharged Veteran who is blind, has low vision, or a disability preventing the reading of traditional materials is eligible.The Braille and Talking Books Program is accomplished through a nationwide network of libraries to serve citizens and Veterans living inside the U.S. or abroad.

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Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access VA's services for homeless and at-risk Veterans
Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends
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Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

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Friday, December 20, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly, December 20, 2019



December 20, 2019 This is the last edition of the Action Corps Weekly for 2019. The next edition will be on Jan. 10, 2020. We wish you a wonderful holiday season! In This Issue:1. VFW Hosts Wounded Wa

December 20, 2019

This is the last edition of the Action Corps Weekly for 2019. The next edition will be on Jan. 10, 2020. We wish you a wonderful holiday season!

In This Issue:
1. VFW Hosts Wounded Warriors Dinner
2. Congress Passes NDAA Conference Agreement
3. Congress Axed the Widow's Tax
4. Congress Strikes Budget Deal, Avoids Shutdown
5. Legislation Introduced in Senate to Expand the Veterans Legacy Program
6. Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Number Approved
7. National Guard Border Duty to Count Toward GI Bill Benefits
8. Air Force Awards $50K Grant to Help Treat Infertility
9. Potential Tobacco Sales Ban for People Under 21 Will Affect the Military Too
10. MIA Update
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Friday, December 13, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly, December 13, 2019



December 13, 2019 In This Issue:1. Urge the Senate to Pass the FY2020 NDAA2. VFW Participates in Widow's Tax Press Conference3. VFW Priorities Included in NDAA Conference Agreement4. Certain Veterans

December 13, 2019

In This Issue:
1. Urge the Senate to Pass the FY2020 NDAA
2. VFW Participates in Widow's Tax Press Conference
3. VFW Priorities Included in NDAA Conference Agreement
4. Certain Veterans Can Now Be Part of a Class Action Lawsuit
5. How Veterans Can Access Commissaries and MWR Facilities
6. MIA Update

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Help #FinishtheFight to #AxeWidowsTax




Update:More than 65,000 surviving military spouses and dependents are unjustly required to forfeit up to $1,319 of earned benefits every month. The message the aptly termed "Widow's Tax" sends to serv



Update:
More than 65,000 surviving military spouses and dependents are unjustly required to forfeit up to $1,319 of earned benefits every month. The message the aptly termed "Widow's Tax" sends to service members, veterans, and their families is that our government salutes their service while in uniform, but they cost too much if they die on active duty or from service-connected conditions. 

For the first time ever, a provision to eliminate the Widow's Tax has been included in this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 
WE NEED YOU! HELP US #FinishtheFight and correct this egregious wrong once and for all.
Take Action:
Contact your members of Congress and urge them to pass the FY2020 NDAA! Tell them that Congress has the opportunity to #FinishtheFight to #AxeWidowsTax and make military surviving spouses whole!

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