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Brain Injury Data Collection

The Department of Veterans Affairs released an article yesterday detailing the strides being made to data collection for brain injury. The Veterans Health Administration keeps a registry of Veterans who have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury as a means of monitoring and providing medical intervention.

Veteran Institute for Procurement

Since 2009, the National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) has trained over 500 veteran service-disabled and veteran owned small businesses nationwide to succeed in the federal contracting market, at no cost to the company. Click on the image to learn more about programs that might be right for your business.

First Lady Celebrates Women Veterans

In a recent DoD News article, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated women Veterans. The article shares, "Many women who have served don’t self-identify as veterans, she said, and they thus miss out on benefits they have earned – only one in 10 take advantage of GI Bill benefits."

VA Works to Improve Crisis Line

The Department of Veterans Affairs, through their Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced that they are making changes to improve the Veterans Crisis Line.

Virginia Offering Free Legal Clinic

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a statewide initiative to provide free legal services to low-income veterans. The initiative will offer assistance with Wills, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Medical Directives

VAntage Point Blog: Appeals Process

VAntage Point, the online blog of the Department of Veterans Affairs, posted an article on February 17th detailing the appeals process. This blog is part of an ongoing series based around claims and appeals. If this is the first time you are reading this blog, the author encourages you to read the first two in the series about the appeals process - Claims and Appeals and Appeals at the Regional Level.

Free REBOOT Transition Workshop

The National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI) and our sponsors invites you to attend a special [free] all-women's military & veterans REBOOT [transition] Workshop scheduled for March 14 through 01 April, 2016 at Argosy University in Arlington, VA.

Scholarship for Caregivers

Yellow Ribbon Fund is offering their Pillars of Strength scholarship to caregivers. The scholarship is to attend University of Maryland University College (UMUC) which programs available that are fully online. Caregivers across the country are eligible to apply. This is a first of its kind scholarship to accept applications from ALL volunteer caregivers of ALL injured service members.

Military Spouse Scholarship

The Major Group, Inc. is excited to announce another military spouse scholarship opportunity. This scholarship is open to the spouses of active duty United States service members of all branches. Applications will be accepted starting February 1, 2016 until 11:59 pm EST on March 5, 2016.

Apply now – Warriors to Summits

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has teamed up with No Barriers Warriors through its sponsorship of Warriors to Summits. Warriors to Summits is one of many experiences No Barriers Warriors offers to empower veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers and unleash their potential. Apply or nominate someone by March 4th, 2016.

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