VA Enhanced-Use Lease For Homeless Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs Enhanced-Use Lease Program (EUL) is an important component of both VA’s mission to end Veteran homelessness and the departments overall asset management program.

Through this program, VA out-leases underutilized real estate under its jurisdiction or control to the private sector for up to 75 years for the purpose of developing supportive housing for homeless and at risk Veterans and their families.

Through this innovative portfolio management tool, Veterans are provided with an expanded range of services that would not otherwise be available on medical center campuses.

Vietnam Veterans High Blood Pressure Study Findings

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Study of nearly 4,000 Veterans in the Army Chemical Corps between 1965 and 1973

By Stephanie Green Eber, MPH Health Science Specialist – Epidemiology Program VA Office of Patient Care

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

VA researchers found a link between service-related occupational exposure to herbicides and high blood pressure (hypertension) risk among U.S. Army Chemical Corps (ACC) Veterans, a group of Veterans assigned to do chemical operations during the Vietnam War. Researchers also found an association between military service in Vietnam and hypertension risk among these Veterans.Continue reading

Veterans Day Parade San Diego By IAVA

The Veterans Day Parade San Diego by IAVA (Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America) was a great event showcasing not only the incredible support of our country’s great armed forces service personnel and the military community as a whole, especially here in San Diego, California.

 

IAVA is the leading voice of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in Washington and communities nationwide. Led by veterans, our non-partisan advocacy work ensures that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families are supported, protected and never forgotten. Since 2004, IAVA has been a juggernaut in Washington, creating
and driving the national conversation on issues ranging from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to women veteran issues to veteran unemployment. IAVA’s dedicated staff in Washington, D.C. leads this work, advocating on behalf of our members daily. We also train our member veterans to be powerful advocates for their community.Continue reading

September Is Suicide Prevention Month Be There To Help Save a Life!

Whether you have a minute or an hour, your genuine act of kindness can help someone going through a difficult time feel included and less alone. This video emphasizes that we can all play a role in preventing suicide — and that showing someone you care can be an important first step. Your actions could help save a life!

To someone going through a difficult time, a text, a call, or a visit can mean so much. And sometimes, even the smallest act has the power to change a life. That’s The Power of 1: One person, one connection, or one simple act of compassion can open the door to vital support for a Veteran in crisis.

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Join Us Today for the Marines Toys For Tots Drive at the USS Midway Today!

That’s right! Our goal is to fill a 7-ton US Marine Corps truck with toys!

A donation of two toys will receive a free guest pass to the museum, while supplies last! One pass per person.

Join us for a day of fun activities including:

  • 9 AM – 2 PM: Star 94.1 Live Broadcast, say hello to Delana and the Star Team!
  • Meet Santa Claus and take a selfie for a chance to spin and win USS Midway merchandise.
  • San Diego Jeep Club will drive through with 100+ decorated Jeeps and tons of toys!
  • Military vehicles on display.
  • 10 AM – 3 PM: Vendor booths, giveaways, contest and more.
  • Limited 15 minute parking available at no cost to attend the toy drive.
  • Skydiving Santa will be landing on the flight deck throughout the day starting at 10 AM, courtesy of Skydiving Innovations!

 

DMV Begins Offering “Veteran” Designation on Driver Licenses

Veteran Status Verification Form and Fees Required

Sacramento – Veterans can begin applying to receive the word VETERAN on their driver license or identification (ID) card starting today, November 12, 2015.  The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to remind veterans that they must first obtain a Veteran Status Verification Form from a County Veteran Service Office (CVSO), BEFORE visiting a DMV office to apply for the designation.Continue reading

Respite Care for Veteran Caregivers

Respite care is temporary, short-term care provided to a Veteran so that an informal or family caregiver can be relieved from the day-to-day stress and strain of caring for a loved one. Caregivers of Veterans who are on demand 24/7 truly need time away and return to their caregiving tasks refreshed and rejuvenated. Every enrolled Veteran is eligible for respite services.Continue reading

Pay It Forward Media Live on Palomar College TV

GoHireAVet.com is proud  to announce that one of our non-profit partners Pay It Forward Media will be broadcast via Palomar College’s website starting at 9:30 am until 10:00 am on Nov. 19th, Thursday live on Cox and Time Warner Cable, Channel 16 and AT&T Channel 99 in San Diego County.

Live streaming of the program online can be seen at http://www.palomar.edu/pctv

Pay It Forward Media is a San Diego, California based 501 (c) 3 non-profit that provides has been a sponsor of many military veteran support programs & causes here in San Diego, CA.  To find out more about the incredible work Pay It Forward Media does visit them today at: PayItForwardMedia.orgContinue reading

1st Squad, 3rd Platoon – August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams

In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis’ entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here, Travis reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind.  Support Story Corps and keep the memories of our fallen comrades and American Heroes aliveContinue reading