Focus On Veterans

A friend’s final favor

Veteran assists late friend’s spouse with death benefits claim


When Vicki Walters’ husband passed away unexpectedly in March, she was left in a tailspin of heartache and uncertainty. “Michael was always a provider and protector for this family, and following his passing, I was just at a loss,” said Vicki. “You go into that fog of grief, and it’s so very real. You just realize things will never be […]

VA and Pet Partners bring therapy animal services to more veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) partnered with nonprofit organization Pet Partners last month to help improve quality of life, social engagement and health of veterans, by increasing access to animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT) services throughout the VA health care system. Pet Partners and VA will train therapy animal teams, encourage VA medical facilities to establish […]

A beautiful tribute to veterans

Patriotic quilt at Virginia library to be given to local female veteran


The quilt on display at the Virginia Public Library during the month of November is a study in patriotic themes and colors in honor of Veterans Day. This colorful work was pieced and quilted by Betty Soderberg, a longtime member of the Going to Pieces Quilters of Virginia, as part of a “Quilts of Valor” challenge. It will be awarded […]

Minnesota Twins, WCCO and MACV to host holiday meal for homeless vets

The Minnesota Twins and WCCO in collaboration with Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will be hosting a Home for the Holidays meal on Thursday, Dec 12, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Target Field, 1 Twins Way in Minneapolis. The holiday meal is for military veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless along with stand […]

DAV employer’s guide

Explains how hiring veterans with disabilities benefits bottom line


Hiring veterans can bolster a company’s bottom line, and “The Veteran Advantage: DAV Guide to Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities,” recently relaunched in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this past October, can show… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

VA renews partnership with Y-USA to expand health services to veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently renewed a nationwide partnership with Y-USA that focuses on whole health to enhance services available that promote the health and well-being of veterans, their families and caregivers. In the nex… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

For veterans, military service members and their families

Apply now for a WGU “Salute to Armed Forces Scholarship”

In celebration of Veterans Day, Western Governors University (WGU) is offering $75,000 in scholarships to veterans, active-duty military, reservists and military families who are interested in furthering their education. The WGU “Salute to Armed Forc… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Veterans can now access their health info through Health Records on iPhone

In honor of Veterans Month this November, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is rolling out nationwide access for veterans to their VA health data, alongside their health records from other health care providers in one place, in the Health … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA video series teaches veterans how to use new tool to file disability claims online

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is transforming the way veterans learn about and apply for benefits earned, through a new video tutorial completed last month highlighting the digital Disability Compensation Benefits Claims tool released … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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