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VA Expands Services in Phases

VA medical facilities are expanding services to Veterans in phases, while continuing safety measures such as screenings, face coverings, and distancing. In VA's Moving Forward Together plan, full services may not be immediately available, but Veterans' clinical needs will be taken into account. Virtual care options are also available for your convenience.

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Dashboard of all COVID-19 patients tested or treated at VA facilities

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VA's new National Surveillance Tool aggregates data from dozens of databases for a comprehensive, national view of all patients tested or treated at VA facilities for known or probable COVID-19. 

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How has COVID-19 affected your health? Tell us! 


Vet Centers Ready to Support

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"I want to remind you that the Vet Center community is here — for counseling, care and other services by phone and via video chat." - Michael Fisher, VA Chief Readjustment Counseling Officer

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What questions do you have for some of the largest employers hiring Veterans?

VA and community partners like Amazon, USAA, Walgreens, Walmart, American Corporate Partners, Blue Star Families and more will be answering questions live on June 16th at 3PM ET in this Veterans Experience Live event. Ask your questions beforehand to ensure they are seen.

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Compensation & Pension exams resume in select locations


VA Chaplains add new mission: tech support to keep Veterans connected

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VA chaplains understand the value of personal connections. They're trained to provide counsel and comfort to Veteran patients in challenging and distressing times, to seek out new ways to facilitate those connections. Now, they're leveraging video calling or conferencing applications on phones, tablets, and laptops to connect CLC and other patients with their loved ones who are unable to visit. 

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Veterans at home perform musical tribute to VA staff


Free LinkedIn For Veterans and Caregivers

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Free resources specific to the military, Veteran, and caregiver communities are right at your fingertips. VA has partnered with the Red Cross and Elizabeth Dole Foundation to provide Veterans and their caregivers a free year of LinkedIn's premium subscription. Join the online network to connect to others for peer support, learn new skills, and find job opportunities. 

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Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and support for depression.


VA Benefits Virtual Talk Show

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Transitioning into civilian life can be a culture shock. Veterans Benefits Administration's new video series, Transition Talk, provides helpful information and resources to help ease this change, such as coping with anxiety, GI Bill payments, filing compensation claims, accessing cash assistance programs, and more. Presented like a virtual talk show, the videos include Q&A segments and links for more information. Tune in today!

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Listen to Veterans managing PTSD by writing songs about their experiences, in partnership with songwriters through Operation Song.


Live Broadcasts Offer Tips for VA Job Seekers

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VA is helping to make it easier to apply for VA jobs. Check out our live broadcasts on LinkedIn for tips on understanding the VA application process and using the VA Careers website, finding work after military service, and interviewing successfully.

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Borne the Battle: Bryan Bergjans Educates Veterans on their VA Home Loan Benefit

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Army Veteran Luke Wade thrives on "fun, freedom, and community"; in fact, that's the motto of KC Crew, the adult sports and events company he founded after leaving service. Wade wanted to create a community for sports- and events-loving folks to stay active and connected, and his work helped revitalize Kansas City.

And current social distancing didn't stop him. He quickly adjusted to offer the community needed social experiences through events such as virtual bingo and virtual trivia games. Now more than ever, keeping connected is vitally important.

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