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‘Where to start?’ – The VA Welcome Kit

Veterans know that VA has no shortage of technical handouts, benefits books and informational materials, but even with all these resources, Veterans are saying “Where do I start?”




Amtrak offers Veteran, military member discounts

Amtrak offers discount for Veterans and Active Duty military.


The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an 

endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.


VA to implement Executive Orders governing taxpayer-funded union activities



VA shares electronic health records

Previously, VA required you to provide written authorization for VA to release your electronic health information to your community care provider. Starting in January, 2020 - VA will automatically share your health information with your community provider, requiring no action on your part. 

You can opt out of of sharing automatically if you wish. THERE IS NO SEPTEMBER 30TH DEADLINE TO OPT OUT.



What are the best free things or discounts you get around Veterans Day?



Free Steam games for Veterans and their families

Games to Grunts offers free video games on steam and other platforms to Veterans, military, and their families.


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endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.




Honoring Fallen Veterans Online

The Veterans Legacy Memorial is the first digital platform dedicated entirely to memory preservation for the 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries. Each Veteran will have their own memorial page. Search the site for Veterans, find out where they are buried and read the details of their lives and service. Future capabilities may be expanded to allow families, survivors, fellow Veterans and others to add photos and share memories to a deceased Veteran’s memorial page.



U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program now hiring

*Army Corps of Engineers VCP provides Veterans a bridging transition while processing at-risk archaeological collections.

It is hiring.

*The post U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program now hiring appeared first on VAntage Point.



Veterans wanted to work at military exchanges downrange

If you are a veteran who would like to return to the Middle East, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, may have a job for you.



Four important things to know about Appeals Modernization

The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Appeals Modernization Act or AMA) improves the appeals process for Veterans and their families. AMA gives Veterans choice over how VA reviews their disagreement with a claim decision and ensures Veterans receive faster, clearer decisions.

Here are four important things Veterans need to know about AMA:



Veterans and transitioning military get a free year of LinkedIn Premium
Includes over 14,000 LinkedIn learning courses



terans: contact w/ toxic chemicals or other hazardous materials during your service may cause later health problems. Learn more.




New research on the health of female and male Gulf War-era Veterans

A VA study of Gulf War-era Veterans showed that many health problems, including migraine headaches, dermatitis, and arthritis, were more common among females compared to males. The exception was for certain diseases related to cardiovascular health and diabetes, which are generally more common among U.S males. The findings are illustrated at: 




VA launches Veterans Legacy Memorial to honor deceased Veterans online




Free Scuba Diving for Disabled Veterans, Free Six Flags Georgia Admission, The Mission Continues Day of Service



VA releases mental health and suicide prevention toolkit for former Guard and Reserve members

Improving care and support for former Guard and Reserve members who were never federally activated is a critical part of VA’s suicide prevention efforts.



VET TEC, a high-tech training pilot program, is now taking Veteran applications

VET TEC allows Veterans to receive accelerated training in coding bootcamps and similar programs in information science, computer programming, computer software, media application, and data processing. The program is meant to quickly teach Veterans the cutting-edge skills they need to work in the high-tech industry.