Driven to Drive, powered by TRUECar, is a program that has partnered with Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB) during their annual Old Glory Relay Race. During the Old Glory Relay Race members of Team RWB will run, bike, and hike from Seattle, WA to Tampa, FL while carrying the American Flag. The Lead Van, provided by TRUECAR, will follow the many participants carrying the flag all the way from Seattle to Tampa. The Lead Van will then be given away to deserving veteran by Army Ranger Cory Remsburg. The contest end on October 8, 2017.
Virginia is for Lovers. Lovers of fishing, art, hiking, museums, and much more. Many times those with disabilites and their family members feel they are limited as to what activities they can participate in due to the nature of the activity and the accessibility of the location. According to its website, "Accessible Virginia gives extraordinarily detailed descriptions of Virginia attractions, lodging, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, outdoor recreation and shopping facilities that meet the needs of travelers of varied abilities.
Virginia Department of Veterans Services advocates for Virginia veterans and connects them to earned benefits and services they have earned. Information on current federal, state and local veterans’ programs, entitlements and referral services is available in Virginia through a network of 26 benefit service offices.
Richmond, VA -- A diverse group of multidisciplinary college students from across the Commonwealth gathered to address the often overlooked issue of caregiver health and wellness at the 2017 “Caring for the Caregiver Intercollegiate Hack” hosted by VirginiaNavigator’s Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving.
What happens when servicemembers retire or separate? The community moves on and often the veteran and his/her family members can feel lost as they try and assimilate into the new civilian world they are a part of.
Veterans & Athletes United (VAU) is an all-volunteer Veterans 501c3 non-profit organization. VAU is founded by combat veterans with disabilities and run by Veterans and caring professionals. In 2016 VAU was privileged to have a major impact on 485 disabled veterans, caregivers and family members through our various programs and retreats.
The week of February 14 each year is your opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women, more than 98,000 Veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for every day in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes.
Holiday Mail for Heroes offers corporations and community entities (church/temple groups, schools, community centers, etc.) the opportunity to provide blank holiday cards with a stamp on each envelope to give to members of the Armed Services that are wounded, ill or injured staying at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital or Veterans being served by the VA.
The Senate first passed a resolution in 1999 designating National Military Appreciation Month, which encourages U.S. citizens every May to observe the month in a symbol of unity, and honor the current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.
The beginning of every year brings new goals, new desires, and new resolutions. A common New Year theme is New Year, New You! Research suggests the top three resolutions made every year are weight loss, getting organized, and saving money – with weight loss being at the top of that list. The United States Department of Veteran Affairs has created the MOVE! Program to help veterans achieve the weight loss they desire!
AARP cares about our nation's veterans and is concerned about the number of scams targeting this group of individuals. Bruce Carlson of AARP talks about these new scammers and how you can help protect the veterans in your area.
Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual National Convening: The Military Caregiving Journey! In partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation invites you to participate in a critical conversation to define the military and veteran caregiver journey and the roles each of us play in supporting their journey towards empowerment. With your help, our nation can expand support for military caregivers.
This convention will take place on Monday, November 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Caregiving has its own challenges, being a caregiver during the holiday season has even more challenges. As a caregiver it is important to remember that the traditions of the past, do not have to be the traditions of the future. The pressure of trying to make everything the same and add that layer of caregiving can be quite overwhelming. Below are a few tips to help minimize caregiver stress during the holiday season.
Veterans Returning to Civilian Life With Guidance, Knowledge, and Power
After spending years in the military and, then as a civilian, working, earning degrees, and starting his own business, Michael Bluemling Jr. knows what a soldier needs to transition out of the armed services. Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Civilian: A Road Map to Success for Veterans highlights the full range of steps to take--from examining the wisdom of leaving to describing the benefits and programs available to former soldiers.
A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Veterans Coming Home is an innovative cross-platform public media campaign and web series exploring the lives of post-9/11 veterans, the divide between them and their communities, and the stereotypes that veterans and civilians hold about each other.