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National Park Pass
Veterans and Gold Star families are now eligible for free Military National Park Passes.
Veterans Wheelchair Games
Registration is now open for The 2021 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Learn more about the annual event here.
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Ask Famous Athletes Questions with The USO MVP Champions Series
VFW Podcast
VFW Podcast launched in 2020 doubles monthly episode releases in 2021.
National Veterans Day Poster Contest
Theme details and submission guidelines for the 2021 National Veterans Day Poster Contest
Veteran Fitness
The Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) recently launched a program to help veterans manage their health and fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AFE 70th Anniversary
Since in-person shows are still limited, the Armed Forces Entertainment 70th Anniversary tour has gone virtual.
Beekeeping for Veterans
Veterans are finding relief for anxiety, depression, and PTSD-related symptoms in an unlikely place: Beehives.
Nike Covid19 donation
In 2020, Nike surprised nearly 3,800 VHA nurses, with a pair of Air Zoom Pulse shoes, specifically for healthcare workers
Army logo
The most notable changes in Army Grooming Standards as of February 24, 2021.
Military Community News
While GI Bill enrollment dates are flexible, it’s ideal to get your application started as soon as possible. Every year the VA sees two peaks in GI Bill applications. Dates of this peak are usually in September and February.
Veteran Tax Resources
Tax season is upon us. You’ll find several resources that provide Veteran tax services for free available here.

The Military Spouse Advocacy Network

The Military Spouse Advocacy Network Connects Military Spouses…
June 16, 2021/by lauren
National Flag Day

Why Do We Celebrate Flag Day on June 14th?

When is Flag Day and what does it actually celebrate?
June 14, 2021/by lauren
Happy Birthday Army 2021

Happy Birthday Army: The Story of Our Nation’s Oldest Military Branch

Happy Birthday Army - a brief history of the army and its evolution in honor of the U.S. Army’s birthday, 2021.
June 11, 2021/by lauren
Farmer Veteran Coalition

From Veterans to Farmers: The Farmer Veteran Coalition

The FVC provides veteran farm grants to U.S. vets beginning their farming or ranching careers.
June 9, 2021/by lauren
Military veterans and PTSD

Understanding PTSD in Veterans: The Mental Health Effects of Being Deployed in a Warzone

Understanding PTSD and it’s disproportionate impact on the mental health of wartime veterans.
June 8, 2021/by lauren
Solar Ready Vets

Solar Ready Vets Fellowship Provides Free On-The-Job Training to Veterans

The solar foundation helps create a Solar Ready Vets Fellowship for transitioning veterans.
June 7, 2021/by lauren
Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program

The Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program Connects Military Families Through Virtual Storytime

The USO Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program brings story time on demand to everyplace around the world.
June 4, 2021/by lauren
normandy beach invasion

10 Facts About the D-Day Invasion You Need to Know

Interesting facts about the D-Day Invasion of WW2
June 3, 2021/by lauren
ptsd awareness month

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Honoring PTSD Awareness Month 2021
June 2, 2021/by lauren
armed forces symbols

Flags of the U.S. Armed Forces: Symbols and Meanings

Military flags, Armed Forces symbols, and the meanings behind them
June 1, 2021/by lauren
Memorial Day 2021

Honoring Memorial Day – How and Why Americans Recognize This Holiday

May 28, 2021/by lauren
gifts for military veterans

10 Gift Ideas for a Military Vet

There’s never a bad time to buy someone you care about a gift. This is especially true if that someone is a military veteran.
May 27, 2021/by lauren
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