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Agent Orange Presumptive List 2022 Update

As a Vietnam War veteran, you have a story to tell. Often, that story includes Agent Orange exposure. In fact, so many Vietnam veterans like yourself were exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange that by the 1980s and 1990s, widespread health issues among veterans caused serious public concern. In response, Congress passed the Agent Orange Act of 1991....

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Veterans Mental Health Awareness Month – VA’s “1 Step Today”

May 3, 2021 – For mental health awareness month, the VA has launched, “1 Step Today” to inspire Veterans suffering from mental health conditions and “start on a path toward recovery, well-being and a healthier tomorrow, by taking one step at a time.”  Veterans Health Administration’s Acting Under Secretary for Health, Richard Stone, MD, stated, “These and other activities...

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Accessing Your Veterans Disability Benefits – Update

April 29, 2021 – Veterans and their families must now go to VA.gov to access their benefits starting on April 30th.  The purpose of going through this site is so Veterans and their families only have to go through one website instead of using multiple website locations to review their status or benefits information.  The Veterans Administration is asking...

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Army Reserve Birthday

April 23, 2021 – Each year, on April 23rd, we celebrate the Army Reserve Birthday.  The Army Reserves will be celebrating their 113th birthday in 2021.  The Army Reserves celebrates each year on April 23rd, and they celebrate their contributions to World War I, World War II, the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and...

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Purple Up! Day

April 15, 2021 – Did you know the month of April is designated as the Month of the Military Child?  This month is dedicated to military children and the important role they play in the armed forces community. April 15th is Purple Up! Day!  This is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices...

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Compensation and Pension Examinations Resumed Nationwide

April 2, 2021 – The VBA has announced they have resumed C&P examinations nationwide.  The VA states they are using multiple approaches to reduce the backlog and their primary concern, at this time, is the health and safety of Veterans and the examination providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you had an in-person C&P examination scheduled during the pandemic,...

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29, 2021 – National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 to honor Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.  9 million Americans served during the Vietnam War Era from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975.  Over 58,000 veterans are memorialized on a black granite wall in our Nation’s capital. ...

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The Wall of Faces

March 17, 2021 – The Wall of Faces was created to preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed all while serving in Vietnam.  Their goal is to find photos to go with over 58,000 names on the wall.  Family members can share memories or post pictures. Information on how you can submit images or memories can be found here. ...

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The American Rescue Plan And Its Impact on Veterans

March 16, 2021 – Veterans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may get some relief.  President Biden’s plan called the American Rescue Plan has now been passed.  A portion of this plan is focused on the Veterans Administration to improve the lives of veterans nationwide.  $17 billion was given to the Veterans Administration to aid in health care, housing support...

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