Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support to Veterans, family and friends. Dial 1-800-273-8255 & press 1. Text a professional responder at 838255 or chat online using the link below.
Date: 11/12/14 | 11:00AM-3:00PM
Location:Kroc Center 1865 Bill Frey Dr Ne, Salem, OR 97301
Event: A Veteran Benefit Administration Counselor will be available to assist Veterans and their families file for VA compensation and pension benefits. Counselors will be available to assist with a full range of benefit counseling to include, but not limited to, adding spouses and children to compensation benefits, filing for additional benefits and learning the status a claim with VBA. A full range of VBA benefit publications will be available to take home.
Expected Participants: Servicemembers, Veterans, dependents, and stakeholders.
We honor USMC Veteran Phil Klay, who won the 2014 National Book Award in fiction for Redeployment. Klay's short story collection features stories about Servicemembers and Veterans in Iraq.
The VA Center for Women Veterans celebrated its 20th anniversary on 11/19. Women Veterans, which represent 10.5% of all U.S. Veterans, are the fastest growing Veteran group.
After over 20 years in the military, Edgard Sanchez transitioned to a new career by using his GI Bill benefit to graduate from culinary school and start his own Atlanta-based food truck, C'est Tout Bon 2 Eat.
Team Red, White & Blue (RWB) completed its first Old Glory Coast-to-Coast relay on 11/7. Seven hundred Team RWB members participated in the 3,800 mile relay that started on 9/11.
VA's Secretary Bob McDonald wrote an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun in which he discusses how VA is critical to medicine and to Veterans.