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Inside Veterans Benefits

Robert Wilkie, Secretary of VAStreamlining Efforts

Speaking at the Annual Convention of Jewish War Veterans, Secretary Robert Wilkie explained how a new electronics record-keeping system will streamline obtaining VA benefits for Veterans.

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West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent LeonhardtAgritherapy for Veterans

The Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center is one of 10 VA centers who are developing and implementing agricultural training for Veterans.

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Dogtags, a Veteran homeownerHomelessness to Home-Ownership

In El Paso, 244 homeless Veterans have a permanent home because the Housing and Urban Development – Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing program.

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Tim Kennedy"Hard to Kill"

In the new reality TV show "Hard to Kill," Tim Kennedy, a Green Beret and Texas Army National Guard soldier, attempts to perform the work of everyday people who risk their lives in dangerous jobs.

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August Events:

U.S. Coast Guard Island Alameda Celebrates Coast Guard Day 2018
Date: August 4th, 2018 | 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA

Join family and friends at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA for a Coast Guard Day Celebration in honor of the Coast Guard's 228th Birthday this Saturday, August 4th

The Event Will Be Held on The Soccer/Softball Field. Fun for All Ages to include:

Food Trucks                                        Helo Flyover
Petting Zoo                                         Face Painting
Climbing Wall                                      Zipline
Archery Tag                                        Bounce Houses
Obstacle Course                                  Spider Zone
Green Art                                           Horse & Carriage Rides

With live performances and entertainment by: Lilan Kane, Roem Bauer, and DJ Denova.

Oakland Regional Office will be there with an information table set up to answer your questions about VA benefits. Please stop by to see us if you are a currently separated Veteran or you are looking to separate from the military soon. See you then!

Expected participants: Everyone! Find out more at the Coast Guard Alameda Facebook Page.

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA 9th District) Resource Fair
August 4th | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: San Joaquin County WorkNet, 56 S. Lincoln Street, Stockton, CA 95203

Join longtime advocate for Veterans, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Oakland VA Regional Office and may others will assit you at the Congressman McNerney sponsored Veteran Resource Fair in Stockton, CA.

Representatives from federal and state agencies, non-profits, and educational institutions will be available to discuss services and opportunities for veterans, and to hand out resources to those interested. Follow the congressional office HERE for more information. The event flyer can be found HERE.

For more information or to RSVP to the event, please call the Congressman’s Stockton office at (209) 476-8552.

Expected participants: Servicemembers, Veterans, and their family members.

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Oakland Regional Benefit Office

1301 Clay St., North Tower
Oakland, CA 94612
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

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