ITI Technical College

(877) 591-1070

VISIT OUR CAMPUS TODAY! 13944 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

US Department of Veterans Affairs

facebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeRPPodcastblogwebsitecontact us

#VetResources is a weekly newsletter for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.  VIEW/SHARE | EVENTS | WELCOME KIT | PODCAST

Woman participant in the Breast Cancer Survivorship program talks with her male doctor

Cancer Screenings Help Save Lives. Schedule Your VA Preventive Screening Today

“The earlier a cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome.” That’s what Dr. Jason Dominitz, VA national director of Gastroenterology said. It’s true: Screenings can catch cancer in an earlier stage before you notice symptoms, improving the chance treatment will be successful. VA recommends routine screenings for four cancers: lungcolon and rectal (colorectal)breast and cervical.


Virtual Events this Week

Oct. 21 Town Hall Discussion with General Joseph Dunford Oct. 21 Armed Forces Stress-Management Workshop Oct. 22 A Red Cross Resiliency Workshop Oct. 22 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair Oct. 23 A Red Cross Resiliency Workshop Oct. 25 Eighth Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium Oct. 26 Veterans & Military Families How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies Oct. 27 G.I. Jobs Virtual Career Expo


The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage.

Veterans, Families can Donate Blood to Help Critical Shortage, Receive $10 Amazon Gift Card

Veterans and families who want to help the nation’s critical blood shortage can also receive a $10 Amazon gift card in the process by donating to the American Red Cross.


A Veteran’s journey: Fired, PTSD, suicide attempt, jail, homeless, rescued

Free Professional Caregiving Respite Hours and Job Fair for Caregivers, Veterans, and their Families

Join the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and VA for the 6th Annual National Virtual Convening on October 29th. Senator Elizabeth Dole and VA Secretary Denis McDonough will both make remarks. Learn more about the free 35 respite hours available to Veteran families and sign up for the Veteran and caregiver career fair with more than 20 national employers already participating. You are also invited to the Heroes & History Makers Virtual Gala with Tom Hanks and Savannah Guthrie on October 28th.


VA COVID-19: Updates | Chat | App | Weekly Report | Vaccine

btm psycharmor

Behind the Mission Podcast with PsychArmor: VA Caregiver Support

Listen as Leah Christensen discusses enhancing Caregiver Support Services across VA through education, coaching, support, skills training, outreach and connection to resources.

These events are intended for military & Veteran caregivers to learn together, discover new resources, change the narrative of their own experiences and build resilience.


From big to small, urban to rural, there’s a VA career & location for everyone

og relay oct 20

Team RWB Runners carry Old Glory through Virginia 

Team RWB’s Old Glory Relay, is an epic 62-day journey running, walking, and hiking the American flag from New York City, NY to Atlanta, GA. Today, the flag is moving through Asheville, NC, and will complete 1643 total miles moved. It’s not too late to join the effort virtually or in person along the route.

“As we were running Old Glory past an elementary school, the floodgates opened and 100 kids ran to the fence shouting “USA, USA, USA” to cheer us on. It may have been up a steep hill but it was the easiest part of the run.” -Tim H., Marine Corps Veteran.


Hear from Veterans who went back to school after their time in the military

btb avery

Borne the Battle Podcast: VA Mobile Mental Health Apps

This week is a benefits breakdown featuring VA Mobile Mental Health Apps, which provide free tools in mindfulness practice and suicide reduction for Veterans managing PTSD-related symptoms and stress.



Live Whole Health #93 – Yoga Stretch

vet mil discounts graphic

Great Wolf Lodge Save up to 30% with code HEROES when you book by 3/31/2022.

Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s 5% off daily in-store and online. 

Yankee Candle 10% off in retail stores, outlet stores and online. This discount can be combined with any other in-store or coupon discount.


VA is here for you.

1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411is always the right number

Veterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255 Vet Centers: 1-877-927-8387 Homeless Veteran Resources: 1-877-424-3838 or Chat White House VA Hotline1-855-948-2311

VA Welcome Kit

Download the VA Welcome Kit



Find a VA facility near you.


Want to receive this newsletter or other VA updates?

sign up for more topics of interest

health carecareers and employmentlife insurance

disabilitypensionburials and memorials

education and traininghousing assistancerecords

Follow us!