Register for Golden Age Games, Coronavirus Tips, Top 5 Education Questions, The Mission Continues

Coronavirus: Call your provider if symptoms develop

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Coronavirus: Be informed and call your provider if symptoms develop

Take precautions to guard against infection
  • Get a flu shot
  • Keep your hands clean by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid people who are sick
  • Stay home and away from others when sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues or your arm/sleeve. Dispose of tissues in the trash.
  • Keep surfaces clean using disinfecting wipes
Stay home and phone
If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please call your local VA medical center and select the option to speak to a nurse before visiting the facility. Tell them about your symptoms and any recent travel.


Top 5 questions the military community has about higher education

When it comes to earning your degree as a servicemember or Veteran, the amount of options available to you can be overwhelming. One of the greatest benefits service members and Veterans can receive is the opportunity to get their education paid for. Discuss on RallyPoint.


Join the The Mission Continues to rebuild communities

The Mission Continues is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers Veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.


Veterans share views on VA's health record transformation in new video

Veterans are at the heart of VA's effort to modernize the department's electronic health record (EHR).
Watch three Veterans and a caregiver who offer their perspectives on why VA's Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) is important for Veterans.


Registration opens March 2 for National Veterans Golden Age Games

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.
Registration closes once it reaches the maximum number of applicants. The Games run from June 22-27 in Madison, Wis.


VA Podcast: NYPD on 9/11 to Actor, USMC Veteran Hiram Murray

While many Americans experienced the tragedy of 9/11 through their television screens, Hiram Murray experienced it first-hand while on duty as a NYPD officer. The Marine Corps Veteran would later go on to succeed in Hollywood



New subsidy helps formerly homeless Veterans afford housing in high rent areas

The Shallow Subsidy initiative provides low-income Veterans a fixed rental subsidy for up to two years. The subsidy is available to Veterans who are enrolled in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program and live in communities characterized by high rates of homelessness and low availability of affordable housing.


75th Anniversary of the Flag Raising at Iwo Jima

On Feb. 23, 1945, four days after the initial assault on the island of Iwo Jima, Marines took control of the high ground and planted a flag atop Mt. Suribachi.
The flag raising didn't signal the end of the fight on Iwo Jima. It did motivate the Marines and corpsmen still flushing out an entrenched enemy force.



National Resource Directory
Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? Resources like the Caregiver Action Network: Promoting resourcefulness and respect for the more than 90 million family caregivers across the country.

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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.)

On RallyPoint, you can share stories of resilienceAlso, learn about no-cost PTS treatment programs.