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V4W Ambassadors Newsletter

Issue #2: October 2021

As a V4W Ambassador, you are our highest-ranking representative out in the world and a most valued member of our community. This newsletter was created exclusively for you.

The items in this issue have all been selected based on what is most impacting our military community right now; that will help us create a stronger a connection with you, and that will help you create stronger, more genuine, and productive connections with your own growing local military community.

Here are some things to talk with them about

Vets4Warriors is Celebrating 10 Years

On December 13th Vets4Warriors will celebrate 10 years of providing 24/7 peer support to service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers.  Staffed by veterans of all branches, from the Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and supported by licensed clinicians, Vets4Warriors is the leading national peer support and resource connection network.

Thank you for assisting us in our mission!  Our ambassadors play a pivotal role in spreading the word that Vets4Warriors is here to help.  The work you’ve done has helped us reach this milestone.  The work you’ll do will allow us to continue providing support to our veterans, service members, their families and caregivers.

Top Reasons Vets are Calling

In the last 90 days, these are some of the top reasons people are calling Vets4Warriors.

As you connect with veterans, service members, family members and caregivers, you may come across people who have had had experiences that are causing them to struggle with some of the same issues.

Let them know they are not alone.

  • Angry/Tense/On Edge
  • Financial Instability
  • Sleep Difficulties/Disturbances
  • Trauma
  • Racing Thoughts

Noteworthy Events in the News

Items in the news that impact veterans and the military can be triggering for many in our community. Being aware of the topics that are making headlines can help you better connect and be prepared to talk about how our peer support specialists can help. We are here 24/7 to provide assistance as people process these events and figure out how their lives may be directly impacted by them.

Headlines

VA zeroes in on gun safety as a way to reduce veteran suicides

Roughly 70 percent of veteran suicide deaths in 2019 involved a firearm

Thousands of caregivers may lose monthly stipends under new VA review

Nearly 20,000 caregivers of injured veterans will have their cases re-examined to see if they still qualify for the benefit

Veterans benefits could see a big cost-of-living boost later this year

Outside groups estimate the increase could be more than 6.0 percent for the first time in decades.

Veterans disability claims backlog expected to grow in coming months

The number of cases pending for more than four months rose to more than 215,000 this week.

VA to automatically review thousands of ‘Blue Water’ Navy claim

This review provides an entire generation of veterans with another shot at benefits

Resources

USVetConnect Veterans Outdoors Resource Hub

USVetConnect.com is offering outdoor adventures and service dog providers from all over the United States in an effort to stop veterans’ suicide

ACP Mentoring Program

ACP’s free Mentoring Program connects post-9/11 veterans, active duty spouses and eligible military spouses (Protégés) with corporate professionals (Mentors) for customized mentorships.

**Please put Vets4Warriors as your referral source when applying**

Upcoming Holidays, Observances & Events

Dates to keep in mind

October

Agent Orange Awareness Month

10/13 US Navy Birthday

10/21 National Pets for Veterans Day

10/26 Day of the Deployed

10/27 Navy Day

November

National Veterans and Military Families Month

National Family Caregivers Month

Warrior Care Month

11/10 US Marine Corps Birthday

11/11 Armistice Day

11/11 Veteran’s Day

December

12/1 Civil Air Patrol Birthday (USAF

12/7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

12/13 US National Guard Birthday

12/18 National Wreaths Across America

 

 

Upcoming Events

October 12, 1pm-2pm (EST)

Yoga4Caregivers

October 13, 3pm-4pm (EST)

Heroes MAKE America – Heroes Connect: Military to Manufacturing featuring Johnson & Johnson 

Presented by the Manufacturing Institute

October 22 11am-2pm (EST)

Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair

This Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair provides military-experienced job seekers the opportunity to interview with employers nationwide via text and video chats.

October 25-27

Join AWP for the Eighth Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium!

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