RallyPoint – the world’s largest military social network, TAPS needs volunteers!

Resources for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors
 Follow the VA on RallyPoint – the world’s largest military  network1.6 million servicemembers, Veterans, family members, government civilians, caregivers, and survivors are engaging on this social network, and VA recently signed a MOU with RallyPoint. There are more than 425K Veteran-centric discussions on the platform. It’s a great place to ask (or answer!) questions like “How do I get my Army Medical Records to submit a VA claim?” “When does the VA pay out travel pay?” and “When can I expect my first disability check?”FOLLOW VA ON RALLYPOINTTAPS seeks ‘Good Grief Camp’ mentors – can you help?Honor Memorial Day by volunteering with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). As we honor and pay tribute to the service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we also hold close the families left behind to carry on their legacy of service. Last year, hundreds of Veterans volunteered to mentor, this year TAPS has 600 children and teens attending the camp over Memorial Day Weekend, and each of them needs their own Military Mentor. Help us keep the battlefield promise of caring for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Make a difference and mentor! Discuss on RallyPointLEARN MORETake this 25-min Suicide Prevention Course, Save a lifeThe PsychArmor S.A.V.E. training is a free, and it only takes 25 minutes! The course is designed in partnership with VA to help anyone learn how to identify the signs of suicide risk in a Veteran, ask the Veteran questions, validate the Veteran’s experience, escort the Veteran to care, and expeditetreatment. Discuss on RallyPointLEARN MOREPatriot Boot Camp for Veteran tech-entrepreneurs is accepting applicationsPatriot Boot Camp (PBC), presented by TechStars, is a 501(c)(3) providing free, 3-day intensive programs that connects military, Veteran and military-spouse tech entrepreneurs with mentors, education, and a peer network to support their entrepreneurial success. The next PBC will be held on August 23-25, 2019 near Salt Lake City, Utah. Attendees must arrange their own travel and lodging. Discuss on RallyPoint.LEARN MORE Top Questions (and answers):How can I expedite an appeal at the DRO?Can medically retired personnel with 100% disability be recalled?Can I still use my Post 9/11 GI Bill while serving in the guard? Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 166 VA Medical Centers across the country? Find your local VA Medical CenterTalk with other Veterans who have walked in your shoes on RallyPoint. Like U.S. Army Veteran Michael T. – “Hey brother, I know exactly how you are feeling I’ve been there myself…Proud of you.”Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)Not sure where to start with VA? The VA Welcome Kit guides you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. Step-by-step instructions on how to enroll in VA health care, apply for a disability rating, education benefits, memorials, and more.Want to receive this newsletter or other VA updates?Disclaimer: The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products or services on the part of the VA.Keep updated and let us know how we’re doing.You have received this message because you are subscribed to Veterans Affairs. Access your Subscriber Preferences to make changes to your subscription or Unsubscribe. Get this as a forward? Sign Up to receive updates from Veterans Affairs. Having questions or problems? Please visit subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com for assistance.If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1) or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.Please remember the only secure way to ask personal questions is at https://iris.custhelp.com. Explore VA benefits at explore.va.gov

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