Focus On Veterans

VA seeks to strengthen and expand health professions training

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hosted the 2021 Minority Summit: The Power of Collaborating with VA, June 9, to strengthen and expand its relationships with minority-serving colleges, universities and medical schools, and professional organizations. VA’s Office of Academic Affiliations hosted more than 700 participants in a collaborative effort to increase academic affiliations with minority-serving institutions to create a more […]

Cover Fire to perform in Grand Rapids

Cover Fire (pictured above), part of the U.S. Army’s 34th Infantry Division Band, will perform at the Itasca County Fair in Grand Rapids the afternoon of Saturday, August 21. The band, comprised of people with very different backgrounds and civilian jobs, plays a wide range of music, including pop, rock and country genres. Submitted photo.

VA, Salesforce join forces to help veterans develop technical skills

The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with Salesforce Military to offer programs that will help veterans and spouses develop skills and employment options in the tech-driven economy. The partnership will build on existing programs and add new ones, offering free technical skills training, career development and veteran-specific resources in a variety of areas, including: • VetSuccess on Campus• Veterans […]

Saving slapshots, saving lives

An Eveleth native played in the NHL and served in the USCG

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth story from the collection of stories compiled by members of the Eveleth High School class of 1972 about their fathers’ military service and their mothers’ service on the home front. This week’s edition features Sam Leo LoPresti’s story as told by his son Peter LoPresti. —Jill Pepelnjak, HTF Staff Writer The day after my […]

Eveleth Elks support local veterans

 The Eveleth Elks Lodge #1161, in partnership with the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s United for Veterans program, was awarded a 2021-22 $2,500 Freedom Grant from the Elks National Veterans Service Commission. They will use the grant to … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

VA plans expansion of veteran benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced recently two major decisions related to presumptive conditions associated with Agent Orange and particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia. Agent Orange VA will begin implement… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA national cemeteries plan flag placements, virtual Memorial Day programs

To commemorate Memorial Day, flags will be placed at national cemeteries across the United States.Veterans Affairs national cemeteries will allow mass flag placements across the United States to commemorate Memorial Day. This is one of many events an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MDVA plans virtual Memorial Day event

While COVID restrictions are beginning to ease, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) made the decision several months ago to hold a virtual Memorial Day program again this year. We look forward to hosting our traditional in-person Memo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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