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Added on 05.11.2021

 VA offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide - All Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and clinics that administer COVID-19 vaccines are accepting walk-ins for eligible Veterans, spouses and caregivers. (5/10/21)

 Join ‘Fans in the Stands’ to virtually cheer on Veteran athletes - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs invites everyone to support our 55 and older Veteran athletes as they compete during the National Veterans Golden Age Games at home, May 10-28 by cheering them on virtually. (5/6/21)

  • Military Health System and Military OneSource Live Town Hall: National Nurses Week

Military OneSource features Brig Gen Anita Fligge, Deputy Assistant Director, Education and Training and Chief Nursing Officer, Defense Health Agency, who will talk about National Nurses Week: “Unified, Reliable, Ready.” Please join us for this Facebook Live event, which will be cross-streamed on several channels, including TRICARE.mil and Health.mil:

  • Tuesday, May 11, 12:10 p.m. EDT
    • TRICARE.mil/livestream
    • Health.mil/livestream

 

  • Military Health System and Military OneSource Live Town Hall: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Military OneSource features two leaders from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR): COL Clint Murray, WRAIR commander, and Dr. Paul Scott, the Deputy Director of the Emerging Infections Disease Branch, who will discuss current WRAIR research, the development of a new coronavirus vaccine, and the call for vaccine trial participants. Please join us for this Facebook Live event, which will be cross-streamed on several channels, including TRICARE.mil and Health.mil:

  • Wednesday, May 12, noon EDT
    • TRICARE.mil/livestream
    • Health.mil/livestream

 

  • Military Health System and Military OneSource Live Town Hall: National Capital Region Response to COVID-19

Military OneSource features RADM Anne Swap, Director, National Capital Medical Directorate, Defense Health Agency, who will discuss the National Capital Region response to COVID-19 and administration of the vaccine.  Please join us for this Facebook Live event, which will be cross-streamed on several channels, including TRICARE.mil and Health.mil:

  • Wednesday, May 26, 11:50 a.m. EDT
    • TRICARE.mil/livestream
    • Health.mil/livestream

 


Additional Information

10.22.2020

It's not immediate that veterans will have a three-digit number for the suicide hotline number but there will be a transition period. According to the FCC, the following information regarding the set-up was proposed:

"The requirement to transition to 988 as the National Suicide Prevention Hotline will take effect on July 16, 2022. The transition time gives phone companies time to make necessary network changes. It additionally provides time for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to prepare for a likely increase in the volume of calls following the switch."

Let's hope it doesn't take this long. But, this new three-digit number will be extremely helpful for our veterans. Also, see the article from VA News regarding the signing of the suicide prevention care act.

 https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5547

 https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5546


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01.03.2020

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