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Veterans Affairs, others recognized World Mental Health Day 2019

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) joined organizations, communities, leaders and mental health professionals to observe World Mental Health Day on Thursday, Oct. 10. This year’s theme was “mental health promotion and suicide prevention,” and VA urged all veterans, service members, family and friends to learn about the resources and support available for those experiencing signs or symptoms of […]

MN Legislature adopts Veterans Suicide Prevention & Awareness Day

included the adoption of Veterans Suicide the first Saturday of October each year. The first event was held on Saturday, Oct. 5, from The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently published the 2019 National Veteran This report notes: 2017, including 6,139 U.S. veterans. 6,000 each year from 2008 to 2017. VA is dedicated to this mission, partnering withfederal, state and […]

VA awards $14.8 million in adaptive sports grant funding for disabled veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded $14.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs benefitting veterans with disabilities and disabled members of the Armed Forces. Of the total, $1.5 million is being used to support organizations that offer equine-assisted therapy to support mental health. “Adaptive sports help veterans thrive both physically and mentally as they challenge their […]

MVP partners include veterans from all 50 states, and more

Veterans can now enroll in VA’s Million Veteran Program online

Veterans can now join the Million Veteran Program online (MVP) as part of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) effort to improve the lives of veterans through health care research and innovation. More than 775,000 veteran partners have already joined MVP, a national, voluntary, research initiative that helps VA study how genes affect the health of veterans. “MVP has […]

VA and health care leaders create a call to action via suicide prevention task force

The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End the National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force hosted a health care leadership meeting at the White House to bring together leaders across the health care industry to discuss their role in changing the culture around mental health, substance misuse and addiction. VA recognizes it must work with communities, faith-based and tribal […]

Free Women Veterans Small Business Conference slated for Nov. 2

MINNEAPOLIS — Women veterans and spouses of veterans are invited to a free women’s business miniconference designed to help you continue your journey to small business success. Hosted by SCORE Minnesota, experienced small business professionals will be on hand on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis to answer questions and […]

Tells the stories from 26 veterans

Butalla’s new book “We Are Not Invisible” is all about the women

“We Are Not Invisible” is the third book released by author S. Fabian Butalla. This book features the stories from 26 women veterans. Photo submitted.EDITOR’S NOTE: S. (Sandra) Fabian Butalla shares information here about her third book “We Are Not I… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Apply now for the 2019 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its 2019 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is open to any full-time student enrolled in a higher education inst… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VFW is now accepting applications for its Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship

EVELETH — The Auxiliary to Mesaba Range Eveleth VFW, Post 1172, recently announced that the VFW is now accepting applications from veterans and service members for its VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship. Applications for spring semester are bein… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

IRHS’s 46th annual meeting to feature stories of Iron Range WWII fallen heroes

EVELETH — The Iron Range Historical Society will hold its 46th annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Mesabi Trailhead Station located at 111 Station 44 Road in Eveleth. The program for this year’s meeting will … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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