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.
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!