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Podcast: Army Veteran Josh Strickland, lead singer Bayou Bandits
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VIDEO from Secretary Wilkie: We must bind our wounds

We can bind up the nation's wounds together. We must listen to one another, genuinely care for one another and recognize that our dreams are tightly woven together.

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Take the 1776 Challenge with Veterans Across the Country

1776 Challenge

Team Red, White & Blue’s 1776 Challenge is an epic physical series of goals that brings Veterans, supporters, and Team RWB partners together. Participants to complete every exercise and check-in through the app will receive a free 1776 Challenge patch. You must be a member of Team RWB to check-in and participate. Membership is free and Veterans get a free Nike shirt!

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Free Parenting Resources for Veterans

Parenting

Parenting can be both rewarding and challenging. Looking for tips on how to address temper tantrums, biting or early literacy? Resources to help Veteran and military families raising young children or babies are available to you FREE.

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Learn about VA Safe Firearm Storage Toolkit Webinar on June 22nd


Women and the VA Event - Call In

Women at the VA

VA’s Acting Deputy Secretary Pam Powers will host an event for women Veterans June 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. Secretary Robert Wilkie will kick off the event. This will look at how VA responded to COVID-19, address how VA has changed as a result of it and will discuss a post-pandemic environment. 

Call in: 1-404-397-1596 Access code: 199 080 9748


Follow this 18-minute, Gentle, Upper-Body, Chair Yoga Class


Team Rubicon Delivers Food to at-risk Americans’

Team Rubicon

In May, Team Rubicon launched the COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) in partnership with the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and supported by Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation. Through EFAP, Team Rubicon connects people battling cancer, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis to an application site where they can request food delivery or financial assistance. Visit the Team Rubicon EFAP application to get financial assistance and food drops straight to your door.

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Listen to LGBT Veterans discuss living open, healthy lives


Questions and Answers from the Largest Employers Hiring Veterans

Hiring Together

On June 16, Amazon, USAA, Walgreens, Walmart, American Corporate Partners, Blue Star Families, LinkedIn and VA answered Veteran and military spouse employment questions.

Questions like: How to stand out? How to maximize Veteran preference and experience? What special programs exist to get Veterans hired at these companies?

Don't miss the more than 625 questions and answers already posted! 

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Military.com: Trust in VA Now at an All-Time High, VA Says


What Questions Do You Have About Resources for Veterans Who Are Homeless?

Homeless Resources

Join an Veterans Health Administration Homeless Program resources RallyPoint Q&A event on June 23rd at 3 pm EST. 

You can ask questions to the following program offices: Community Engagement, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Homeless - PACT and Grant and Per Diem Program.

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Watch VA Honoring Vets: Sgt. Jose Calugas


Watch the National Veterans Golden Age Games

National Veterans Golden Age Games

Nearly 250 Veterans from across the country are participating in VA’s National Veterans Golden Age Games at HOME!  Watch the opening ceremonies online June 22 at 6 pm ET. The competition includes a week-long series of sporting events June 23-27, 2020.

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ConnectingVets.radio.com: VA Has a New Patient Advocacy Tracking System


VA Podcast: Lead Singer of Bayou Bandits and Nurse

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U.S. Army Veteran Josh Strickland is the lead singer of the Phoenix-based band the Bayou Bandits and a nurse who has worked through some of the hardest-hit areas of the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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USO Call of Duty Tournament on 6/20

USO Call of Duty

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