Focus On Veterans

Second iteration of music retreats launched in August

Operation Song continues mission of telling stories through music

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month it is expanding its partnership with nonprofit Operation Song to launch a series of songwriting retreats aimed at helping veterans share and cope with military experiences through music. Operation Song recently hosted 10 veterans for a three-day weekend retreat in Nashville, TN. “VA is committed to exploring new and innovative […]

VA and Hiring Our Heroes initiative partner on military spouse employment

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative recently joined efforts to lead and support military spouse employment at VA and throughout the federal government, and reduce the high unemployment rate for military spouses. Effective July 29, this initiative is part of both Secretary Wilkie’s priority of improving the customer […]

New VA Launchpad app for veterans combines telehealth tools, resources

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched a new mobile application designed to save veterans and their caregivers time online. VA Launchpad for Veterans simplifies and organizes several existing tools and resources into one convenient location to help manage health care needs. “VA has developed dozens of apps for veterans to take charge of their health care,” said […]

On their way to better hearing health

New VFW member benefit focuses on improved hearing

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States announced this month that it is working to restore the sounds of life for VFW members and their families with significant savings on hearing care through its new relationship with Amplifon Hearing Health Care. This newest member benefit is one of several the VFW has recently rolled out, to help […]

Governor Tim Walz engages landlords in ending veteran homelessness

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently met with local property owners and landlords to encourage them to participate in ending homelessness among Minnesota veterans. “Minnesota is on track to reduce veteran homelessness,” said Governor Walz. “We have 207 veterans on the Homeless Registry. Many of them are holding vouchers to cover the cost of housing. Let’s give these veterans a place […]

Veterans’ backyard gets facelift

Community pitches in at UWNEMN/MACV transitional home

HIBBING – The backyard at the local veterans’ transitional home received quite the makeover in July. Volunteers from across the community volunteered time, materials, and labor for the backyard projects at the home which is run in partnership between the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) and Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). The transitional home is the only of […]

Five regions done, five regions to go

Gov. Walz declares end to veteran homelessness in S.E. MN

Governor Tim Walz recently joined the River Valleys Continuum of Care (CoC) to announce the effective end of veteran homelessness in Southeast Minnesota, as determined by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, U.S. Department of Housing and Ur… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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