The Old Glory Relay is a national movement showcasing the strength, grit, and commitment of American Veterans in support of their well-being. Beginning May 25 and running thru July 7, thousands of supporters will unite to walk, ruck, run, push, and cycle a single American flag from Washington, DC in the Old Glory Relay to The World Games in Birmingham, Ala.
VA is Here for You During Times of Emotional Distress
Feeling distress is a normal response to negative events, especially events that feel personal. Veterans and those who care about them are encouraged to learn more about available mental health and healing resources.
Have a question for VA? 1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is available 24/7.
Employment Assistance from Bridge My Return Brings Jobseekers, Employers Together
Using a skills-to-skills matching algorithm Bridge My Return helps Veterans, service members, spouses and caregivers produce a professional resume and connects them with matching employers. For Veterans, service members, spouses and caregivers…it’s all free.
You’ve Got Mail, Communication During Appeals, and Winter Sports Clinic
In this episode of The BLUF we explore privacy incidents when receiving VA correspondence that doesn’t belong to you, a new program that helps you communicate during appeals, and the how the Winter Sports Clinic is helping disabled Veterans overcome perceived barriers.
PsychArmor Celebrates Social Workers and VA Community
PsychArmor is a national nonprofit providing education and training to improve the health and life outcomes of military-connected individuals. Dr. Tina Atherall, PsychArmor CEO, writes about the important role social workers have within the VA community.
Veterans Experience Live (VetXL): Survivors Together Memorial Day Q&A with VA and Community Partners
The Department of Veterans Affairs and community partners—including state VA, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network, Blue Star Families and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation—will answer questions about survivor resources, benefits, caregiver support, memorial affairs and mental wellness during a live VetXL Q&A event May 26th at 1p.m. ET. Ask your questions now!
Resources Help Veterans with Education, Employment Opportunities
Are you interested in returning to school or jumpstarting a new career? Consider applying to one of several VA education or career programs for Veterans, including Veteran Readiness and Employment, Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses or the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program.
Explore the “History of VA in 100 Objects,” a virtual exhibit showcasing objects from 1776 to the present that illuminate the Nation’s historical efforts to honor and reward Veterans. Learn more about the historical significance of Objects 27 “Monumental Gateway Arch” and 28 “3D Kidney Tumor” that were recently added to the virtual display.
Borne the Battle: Army Veteran Olivia Nunn, Marketing Strategist, Pageant Queen
Olivia Nunn joined the Army and spent a decade in the Chemical Corps. After a 20-year military career, she successfully transitioned to civilian life as an entrepreneur, podcast host and pageant queen.
VA Seeks Input on Challenges to Veteran Voter Registration
With primary season upon us, VA wants to learn more about the Veteran voter registration experience and how you participate in our nation’s democratic process. Please complete this survey to help us understand how we can best assist Veteran voters exercise the right that they fought to defend. Click here to learn more and take the survey to share your voice.
Update Your Address and Contact Information Online
Are you moving, currently receiving benefits or prescriptions, or enrolled in VA health care and want to know how to change your address? You can update your personal contact information anytime, anywhere through VA.gov. Log in or create a free VA.gov account today!