National Day of Service at VA Cemeteries on 9/11 with Carry The Load
On Wednesday, September 11, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the National Cemetery Administration and Carry The Load will partner on a national day of service with headstone and marker cleaning and grounds beautification at 40 national cemeteries across the country. Honor our men and women buried in VA national cemeteries and commemorate the heroism of September 11, 2001. Consider joining Carry the Load in volunteering on this National Day of Service.
2019 Caregiver Resource Directory from DoD/Warrior Care
The 2019 Caregiver Resource Directory (CRD), from DoD Military Caregiver Support, has officially been released. The annual update includes 114 pages of thoroughly vetted resources, organizations, agencies, and programs for Veterans and Caregivers. The directory is an extensive source of information for childcare, education and training, healthcare needs, legal assistance, rest and relaxation, peer support, mentoring, and so much more.
President Trump: "I'm taking executive action to ensure that our wounded warriors are not saddled with mountains of student debt."
Student loan forgiveness for totally disabled Veterans is not a new program, but more than 25,000 Veterans have not completed the application process to have their debts forgiven. President Trump's signing of an official memorandum last week is an effort to simplify and expedite the process so that more disabled Veterans can have their federal student loans discharged. The U.S. Department of Education says it plans to notify all eligible Veterans.
A healthy day starts with a healthy breakfast, but did you know VA provides free cookbooks and recipes for Veterans to better understand their nutrition?Watch VA Nutritionists from the Tampa VA Medical Center as they walk through a quick and easy breakfast recipe. Also, visit links to VA's Nutrition and Food service page for free cooking resources and meal planners.
Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? Featured Resource:
Operation Support Our Troops - America's mission is to support the morale and well being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm's way and after their return. They accomplish this by providing a link between citizens and military personnel by sending comfort packages of items that are not readily available to our troops in their deployed locations, along with personal letters, cards and notes of support from the community at large.