Volunteer to ‘Carry the Load’ and Honor Veterans, Service Members During ‘Memorial May’
Sign up now to ‘Carry the Load’ and be a part of the 20,000-mile cross-country trek honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. The march takes place between April 27 and May 29 and will travel through 38 national cemeteries along five separate routes covering 48 states.
Veterans and Survivors have Filed More Than 500,000 Toxic Exposure-Related Benefit Claims Under the PACT Act
More than 500,000 claims for toxic exposure-related benefits have been filed under the PACT Act since President Biden signed it into law Aug. 10, 2022. To date, VA has awarded more than $1 billion in earned benefits to Veterans and survivors who filed PACT Act-related claims. Contact VA today to file your claim.
Veterans get exclusive deals on hotels, flights, rental cars, cruises, packages and event tickets. AmericanForcesTravel.com is a Department of Defense online leisure travel website managed by Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Veterans Eligible for Free Tickets to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens. Available for a Limited Time
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens is giving Veterans and their families and friends the opportunity to visit some of its parks for free. Veterans can register to receive up to four one-day tickets, one ticket for a Veteran and three of their guests to several SeaWorld and Busch Garden parks, including SeaWorld Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego. Offer is only available for a limited time. See website for more details.
Veterans can join AARP for only $9 per year with a 5-year term. Members enjoy discounts on things like travel, restaurants and eyeglasses, and get resources and information on social security, jobs, caregiving and retirement planning. Plus, receive a free insulated trunk organizer and $10 Starbucks gift card! Sign up for ShopVCS.com to verify your Veteran status and claim your offer. *Gift card is provided by vendor, not AARP.
Help Raise Awareness About Military-Connected Students in the Classroom
April is Month of the Military Child. This toolkit can help raise awareness about military-connected students in the classroom. Share this valuable toolkit with your child’s teachers and help promote an understanding about the service and the many sacrifices military families have made to our country. The toolkit includes activities for elementary, middle and high school students.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month and year-round, VA works to raise awareness of its many resources and care options to help military sexual trauma (MST) survivors heal. No matter how long it’s been since the MST occurred, VA is here to support you. Learn more about VA care for MST survivors.
Over the last four years, use of immersive technology has grown expansively in VA. Immersive technology includes augmented reality and virtual reality, collectively known as extended reality (XR). Today, VA is defining a new reality in Veteran health care by leading the nation in clinical implementation of immersive technology.