This month, and every month, take a moment to reach out to a Veteran in your life. Your simple acts of kindness can help give a Veteran hope. Click BE THERE for some ideas to help you get started with a call, text, or email.
On March 05, 2019 President Trump signed Executive Order 13861, known as the President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS),
Veterans, Veterans service organizations, and communities are requested to take this first-of-its kind PREVENTS survey to share perspectives and feedback on mental health services and suicide prevention. Filling out the survey takes less than 5 minutes!
Expanded Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
To support those who support our Veterans, VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers is expanding in October to include: eligible WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans, eligible Veterans with a service-connected disability rating of 70% or higher, and access to financial planning and legal services. And all Caregivers have access to many supportive resources, such as workshops, a Support Line, and Peer Support Mentoring.
Apply after the official launch of the expanded Program. Stay tuned for a VA announcement in mid-September.
A New Electronic Virtual Assistant Helps Veterans Connect With VR&E
VA's Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Service is rolling out its electronic Virtual Assistant (e-VA) to help Veterans securely schedule VR&E appointments, text and email their VR&E counselor, receive automated alerts, and submit documentation, all from a smartphone or computer!
Student Veterans: Apply for Virtual Leadership Training
Student Veterans of America (SVA) Regional Summits provide the tools, techniques, and tactics needed for student Veterans to manage a successful and sustainable SVA chapter. Apply today for this virtual, immersive experience being held on September 19-20 and September 26-27.
Army Veteran Blake Hall: Entrepreneur and CEO of ID.me
In this week's episode of Borne the Battle, Army Veteran Blake Hall shares what drove him to join the Army and his experience transitioning out of the military. He also talks about how he founded ID.me, a secure identity verification service that can help Veterans receive discounts, and discusses tips on pitching ideas to investors.