Veterans Services Announcements

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Make the Connection to Mental Health Information
12/16/2022
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs urges Veterans to make the connection to mental health resources through a Website tailored by service branch and era, combat experience and gender.
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Operation Green Light for Veterans
11/01/2022
Manatee County buildings will be illuminated green, November 7 through 13, as part of a new national initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to show support for military Veterans.
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Veterans Day Ceremonies
10/29/2022
Show support for our Veterans by attending one or more of these community events.
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New Women Transition Assistance Program
New Women Transition Assistance Program
05/21/2021
The VA has launched a new online, self-paced course to help transitioning and newly separated servicewomen connect with health benefits.
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Washington Elected President of the CVSOA
05/12/2021
Manatee County Veterans Services Officer, Lee Washington, is the new President of the County Veterans Services Officer Association of Florida (CVSOAF), representing the 67 Florida county Veterans Services offices and advocating for all Florida's Veterans and their families.
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Celebrate Women Veterans Week
Celebrate Women Veterans Week
03/12/2021
The social media campaign, which kicks off on Sunday, March 14, will consist of a daily post, categorized by those who are now protecting, educating, healing, raising our next generation, helping others plan for the future and serving those in need.
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Presumptive Conditions & Pension Changes
02/26/2021
Three new presumptive conditions have been added to the Agent Orange list, and the recognized war period for Vietnam was moved up.
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Agriculture Group Helps Veterans Grow
01/20/2021
Veterans and their friends are invited to join Operation Eco Vets’ exclusive group of volunteers that meet once a month on Saturday mornings to help on the Easterseals' Organic Farm.
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Bay Pines Offering Vaccines for Veterans Aged 75+
01/13/2021
Veterans who are over the age of 75 who are living in the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System region and have the ability to travel to/from Lee County twice, can schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that will be distributed this Saturday at the Lee County clinic.
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Medina Recognized as January Employee of the Month
01/12/2021
Renee Medina’s interest in joining Manatee County’s Veterans Services Team resulted from a positive benefits appointment with a Manatee County counselor
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Coming Home to Peace Virtual Series
Coming Home to Peace Virtual Series
01/05/2021
A free weekly Women's Resource Center virtual series that will provide ways to try to find the inner peace and give you confidence to move forward.
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VA to Contact Veterans About COVID-19 Vaccine
12/30/2020
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has arrived at 113 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. Veterans in Manatee will be contacted by the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System with information about how to receive the vaccine.
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New Single Point of Access Phone Number
12/21/2020
By calling 1-800-MyVA411, Veterans and their families can be put in touch with a live agent immediately--24 hours a day/365 days a year.
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VA Health Chat App
Get Quick Answers to Minor Health Problems
12/16/2020
The VA Health Chat App provides easy, online access to chat with VA staff when you have minor health questions and more.
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Have You Downloaded the Wellness Guide?
12/07/2020
Learn to invite more positive habits into your daily routine with short, easy-to-use activities.
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Army Set to Reevaluate Discharge Cases
11/24/2020
A settlement agreement could result in the upgrading of some less-than-honorably discharged soldiers.
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Free Passport Photos in November
11/06/2020
Veterans and active-duty personnel can receive a free passport photo, along with copies and notary services, during November, courtesy of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office.
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Manatee Veterans Takes PREVENTS Pledge
10/07/2020
The Executive Order calls for the development of a comprehensive plan to empower Veterans and end suicide through coordinated suicide prevention efforts, prioritized research activities and strengthened collaboration across the public and private sectors.
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