October 22, 2020
Kelly Finn Störmer | EIN Presswire
Introducing NAVSO as the Combined Arms Institute
October 7, 2020
Jim Absher | Military.com
A major change to a popular Department of Veterans Affairs program means the family caregivers of Vietnam, Korea and World War II veterans may qualify to get paid for their help and have access to caregiver training, mental health services and counseling and more.
June 18, 2020
Alex Horton | The Washington Post
President Trump on Wednesday unveiled a broad strategy to prevent veteran suicides, an epidemic that has remained stubbornly persistent over three administrations.
The 10-point road map includes an interagency effort that brings in advocacy groups and nonprofits for a holistic approach, according to the plan, and also aims to promote community-based suicide prevention programs.
June 8, 2020
Dan Parks | The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Most nonprofits that get foundation grants haven't suffered cutbacks as many had feared when the Covid-19 and economic crisis struck in March, a study released today finds.
Thirty-one percent of nonprofit CEOs say that their grants have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, and 39 percent say they've stayed the same, Thirty percent say those grants have decreased.
May 20, 2020
Zachary Jaynes | Center for New American Security
In the post-9/11 era, a “sea of goodwill” made up of organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors has formed to support veterans, service members, their families, and survivors. While services from nonprofit organizations and federal agencies are widely known, benefits offered by states to veterans are less so. State-level benefits, though extensive, vary widely and are often difficult to identify.
March 21, 2020
WASHINGTON – President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
March 19, 2020
J.D. Simkins | Military Times
Internet connectivity is more vital today than ever before. The economic strain presented by the novel coronavirus has jeopardized the ability of many low income households to remain connected to friends, family, and resources that can prove vital to alleviating uncertainty.
Comcast, the cable and internet behemoth, is responding by initiating a program designed specifically to benefit low-income veterans.
March 18, 2020
Kayla Williams | The Hill
Schools, offices, and other businesses are shutting down nationwide as the United States ramps up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we read about the extreme strain placed on Italian hospitals, many Americans are nervous about whether or not we have adequate resources within our healthcare system to care for a large number of seriously ill patients. How all of this will play out remains to be seen — but it drives home the need to maintain a strong system of VA medical facilities nationwide.
March 5, 2020
Alex Gangitano | The Hill
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) this week released a survey showing that 44 percent of respondents said they have thought about suicide since joining the military, with only 10 percent saying they had thought about it prior to military service.
The top veteran advocacy organization’s 10th annual survey was issued over a three-week period in December and January to all IAVA member veterans and over 1,700 veterans responded.
February 25, 2020
The changes take effect June 1.