Free Lifetime Pass to National Parks, Other Public Lands
Last week on Veterans Day, Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families started obtaining a free lifetime pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests.
Join us Thursday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET to participate in the National Veterans Experience Live (VetXL) Peer to Peer Q&A Chat on RallyPoint and gain access to Veteran peer support resources. Get connected to a Veteran peer to help you navigate VA and community services. Post your questions on how to get peer support now!
The Wall That Heals is a traveling Vietnam Wall that helps thousands of Veterans find the strength and courage to heal within their own communities. To learn more or bring The Wall to your community, click watch below.
Post-9/11 Veterans Can Apply to Become Wildland Firefighter
Post-9/11 Veterans seeking to become wildland fighters should look no further than the Southeast Conservation Corps and its Veteran Fire Corps program, which trains post-9/11 Veterans to become firefighters and has ties to the U.S. National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.
Shields & Stripes Helps Improve Mental Health for Veterans, First Responders
Shields & Stripes is a non-profit focused on improving the health and wellness of Veterans, along with law enforcement personnel and first responders. The program touts itself as a “no-fail mission,” with the goal to “return our heroes better prepared to navigate life and family challenges, to return them to feeling like themselves again.”
Applications Open for Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants
As part of its Military Healing Arts Network, the National Endowment for the Arts is now accepting applications for its Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant Program. These projects address the strengths, experiences and challenges of Veterans and other segments of a military-connected population.
Learn More About the Whole Health Pathway and Begin Your Whole Health Journey
Whole Health Peers and Partners work with Veterans one-on-one and in groups to help them to begin their personal journey to Whole Health. Reach out to your local VA facility and ask about Whole Health.
Register on Amazon for Exclusive Benefits and Discounts
Shoppers with a valid Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card can use SNAP benefits to shop for groceries on Amazon Fresh and Amazon.com groceries in 45 states as well as the District of Columbia