Coronavirus resources, Virtual appeals hearings, National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29

Veterans have multiple resources for COVID-19 information, These five educational programs can help boost your VA career application

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Veterans have multiple resources for COVID-19 information

Veterans have multiple resources available for the latest COVID-19 or coronavirus information, from the overall Federal government response to VA resources, rumor control, CDC information, state resource listings and more.


A video message for Veterans from Dr. Richard Stone, VHA Executive in Charge: VA is here for Veterans during COVID-19

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VA has always been here for Veterans—and we will continue to be here for you during the COVID-19 crisis. Whether you need a prescription, telemedicine or in-person care, you can rely on VA.
Watch this message from Dr. Richard Stone, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration and a former U.S. Army combat physician. For the latest VA updates on COVID-19, visit


Attend virtual National Vietnam War Veterans Day events

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29. Many events have been canceled or postponed to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing.
Veterans are encouraged to stay connected and participate in virtual events.


Using VA Video Connect to fight infection


Using video telehealth appointments, you can connect with your VA care teams from anywhere, without traveling and exposing yourself, your family and other Veterans to COVID-19.
VA Video Connect enables you and your VA care team to conduct secure, real-time video visits using the camera on your phone, computer or tablet. 


Board of Veterans Appeals now holding virtual hearings

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Veterans now have the option to participate in their Board of Veterans Appeals hearing from the comfort of their own home. 
With nationwide availability of virtual hearing technology, Veterans have greater access to Board hearings–and more choice and control in their appeals process.


Independence@Home offers free assistance to Veterans

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Independence@Home is a virtual emergency program supporting catastrophically disabled Veterans, caregivers and their families.
The non-profit will assist with costs like rent, utilities, childcare, transportation, household cleaning and upkeep, grocery and medical product delivery and streaming services for work and learning.


These five educational programs can help boost your VA career application

VA has job opportunities for applicants at all educational levels, including those working toward a degree or certification.
There are a number of educational programs that can give you a leg up in the VA application process.


Borne the Battle #187: Darlene Iskra-Groundbreaker

A groundbreaker for women, Darlene Iskra is the first woman to command a U.S. Navy ship. She's currently an ambassador for the Women In Military Service For America Memorial.
Through her work, she hopes to help Americans discover the military women who have fought for our country.



National Resource Directory
Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? Resources like TAPS, offering compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) provides comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. Virtual TAPS Togethers are connecting across the country. 

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No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

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 for more information

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.)

Hear stories of recovery from Veterans like you.

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 Taking preventative measures like social distancing to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of infection may leave our Veterans isolated and vulnerable. Here are a few recommendations to improve the mental health of fellow battle buddies.