Monthly Archives: November 2023

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National Guard Soldiers Volunteer support to Trees for Troops

Joining 30 other volunteers at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, NY, 10 Army National Guard Soldiers volunteered their time to help send 131 Christmas trees to military families at bases in Virginia and Florida. “When you are overseas, your fellow Soldiers become like a second family, but you still miss your family back home,” said Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Derrick Zwack. “These trees give us a sense

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WWII Veterans should apply now for VA health care

If you served in the U.S. military during World War II, a new law makes you eligible for VA health care benefits, including nursing home care, but you have to apply today. Section 101 of the Cleland-Dole Act expands eligibility for VA hospital care, medical services and nursing home care for Veterans of World War II. Now is the time to apply for VA health care, even if you applied before

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Hearing Injury Therapies Help Doctors Improve Patient Outcomes

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, hearing loss can impact readiness and is a serious issue for service members but advancements in hearing health care may lead to better outcomes for those impacted by hearing issues. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) occurs rapidly over a 72-hour period and is often very difficult to diagnose and treat. Patients with SSNHL may not present with a complaint of hearing loss at first

Secretary Denis McDonough

Town hall with VA Secretary Denis McDonough

In a special town hall event, VA Secretary Denis McDonough addressed the top requested concerns from Veterans and their families, caregivers and survivors. VA is determined to provide Veterans efficient, quality service and recognizes that timeliness is an important aspect of that service. VA encourages Veterans that have questions about their claim or disability rating to contact VA at 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411). learn more   .youtube {

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Find your Veterans Day events

November marks National Veteran and Military Families Month, highlighted by Veterans Day events organized by state to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Day National Committee recognizes select Veterans Day observances throughout the country that represent fitting tributes to America’s heroes serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances. learn more  

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Discover how one leash can save two lives

Leashes of Valor (LOV) is a nonprofit organization that supports Veterans by pairing them with psychiatric service dogs at no cost to post-9/11 Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other “unseen” wounds of military service. LOV continues its mission to aid Veteran recovery and raise awareness and provide space for Veterans and their families, friends and dogs. learn more