Veterans will continue to see improvements in VA services, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at “State of the VA” speech Feb. 5 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
These improvements for veterans include increased innovation—including the VA’s first 5G hospital—along with decreased wait times for appointments and better overall care. Veterans, especially those in rural areas, are receiving added attention through a VA program that focuses on faith-based groups that are interested in helping veterans in need. Visit VA.gov for more information.
If you care for a veteran, or are looking for resources to help yourself and other veterans, consider this handy book from the DoD. It contains updated information on over a hundred national organizations dedicated to helping veterans.
VA Experience Welcome Kit–Here is the weblink to the new VA Experience Welcome Kit
You can download the information in black and white and color—the links are just below the article.
Mission Act–Here is a link to the final community care regulations under the Mission Act
National Center for PTSD—Here is the new weblink to PTSD Awareness to include a complete guide to PTSD basics, and a new PTSD app to manage PTSD symptoms called “PTSD Coach”.
Download the flyer or read the notice below. Should be a great event.
WARNER ROBINS, GA – A two-day conference focusing on women’s health and wellness is scheduled to take place in Warner Robins, Friday and Saturday, June 7 – 8, at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center on South Armed Forces Blvd (31088).
Hosted by the Women Veterans Office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, “Life After the Military” brings together state and federal agencies, as well as local non-profit organizations, who provide services targeted to the unique needs of women veterans transitioning into civilian life.
“Women who served our country in the military are strong and heroic, but their contributions have been under recognized, often by the veteran herself,” notes GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby. “We recognize the challenges of readjustment to post-military life affect women differently than men.”
Commissioner Roby will bring insight to the importance of the GDVS Women Veteran Office in his welcome to conference attendees scheduled for Friday (6/7/19) at 3 p.m.
“The unique needs of women veterans are varied and complex, spanning all aspects of health care, eradication of sexual assault, employment, finance, housing, and social issues,” points out Patricia Ross, VECTR’s Chief Operating Officer and the Chairwoman of the State Veteran Service Board. Ross served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in October 2014 at the rank of Colonel.
Friday’s agenda will also include interactive events focused on personal health and wellness lead by local holistic groups. American Legion Post 594 on Moody Road in Warner Robins will host a meet and greet later that evening from 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday’s packed agenda includes panels focused on women’s health issues lead by the Central Alabama Women Veterans Health Committee and a women’s resource panel including participants from the GDVS Appeals Division and the women coordinators from VETLANTA and Warrior Alliance. There will also be resource information presented by the state’s veteran nursing homes and veteran cemeteries, the Georgia Department of Labor, and the AARP.
The Post is pleased to host a new, open AA meeting in our upstairs Hall. Meetings for this “Late Lunch Group” begin at 1PM every Friday.
All interested persons are welcome to attend.
The address is 921 Gresham Avenue NE, Marietta, GA 30060