Happy Holidays from VA, Feds Hire Vets, HIRE Vets Medallion Program

Volunteers lay Wreaths at National Cemeteries

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from VA

America's warriors have found themselves on duty during the holiday season since Valley Forge. As we and our families gather to celebrate the holidays, we remember the men and women who sacrifice so much for our privileges, comforts, and well-being—standing watch for us on freedom's far frontiers.

Watch a special message from Secretary Wilkie on: FACEBOOK YOUTUBE

Feds Hire Vets

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In the Federal Government's strategy to recruit and employ Veterans, the FedsHireVets.gov website was created to give resources and directions to Veterans seeking employment information.
Discuss on RallyPoint: How does Veterans Preference work?


Volunteers lay Wreaths at National Cemeteries

Tens of thousands of volunteers laid wreaths at VA national cemeteries across the U.S. as part of National Wreaths Across America Day, on Dec. 14. Each December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Here's a snapshot of some of the activities across the country.


VA Podcast: Should all American citizens serve in the military?

Also, should women be required to register for the selective service draft? On this week's Borne the Battle, Veterans Shawn Skelly and Ed Allard, commissioners for the Commission on National Military and Public Service discuss questions surrounding selective service. 



U.S. Department of Labor presents 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards

Hire Vets
On November 7, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor awarded 427 employers from around the nation for recruiting, employing and retaining America's Veterans. The award recipients attest to hiring more than 52,000 Veterans since 2017. Applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on January 31, 2020.


Coins honoring Veterans' group available through Dec. 27

Veteran Coin
A coin honoring the nation's largest Veterans group, the American Legion, is available through Dec. 27 through the United States Mint.
The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program offers Gold Coins, Silver Dollar Coins and Clad Half Dollar Coins, both in proof and uncirculated versions for purchase.


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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

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

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Learn how RallyPoint can help you and other members of the Veteran community. Connect with Veterans about mild to moderate TBIs. Discuss with Veterans the symptoms of un-undiagnosed brain injuries. Learn ways to get free R&R style PTSD treatment.