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V4W Ambassadors Newsletter

Issue #3: January 2022

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 celebrated 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.

Come celebrate with us.  Follow the link below to claim your free gift!

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.

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Financial Instability
  • Lack of Access to Resources
  • Medical/Behavioral Health
  • Loneliness/Isolation

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

Caring about what veterans care about: The 2021 Best for Vets Employers

Military Times “Best for Vets: Employers” rankings for 2021 are out.

Copay for veterans mental health care would be waived under new rule

The costs can total up to $50 a visit, creating a financial burden for veterans in distress.

Troops to Teachers program to restart under just-passed defense bill

Defense officials had shut down the program to new applicants earlier this fall.

Another 16 million veterans can get Home Depot’s new military discount year-round

But be aware of the new rules for the military discount.

Spouses, kids of vets who die from service injuries, guaranteed in-state college tuition rate under new law

The move could affect up to 150,000 family members of deceased veterans.

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

January

1/6 World Day for War Orphans

1/17 Martin Luther King Jr’s Day

1/27 Vietnam Peace Day

February

Black History Month

2/1 G.I. Joe Day

2/1 National Freedom Day

2/12 Red Hand Day

2/13 – 2/19 National Salute to Veteran Patients

2/14 Valentine’s Day

2/15 Remember The Maine Day

2/19 Coat Guard Reserves Birthday

2/19 Iwo Jima Day

2/21 President’s Day

March

3/1 Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day

3/1 Nuclear Free & Independent Pacific Day (Bikini Day)

3/3 Navy Reserves Birthday

3/4 Hug a GI Day

3/6 Alamo Day

3/13 K-9 Veterans Day

3/17 St. Patrick’s Day

3/19 Operation Iraqi Freedom Day

3/25 National Medal of Honor Day

3/29 Vietnam Veterans Day

 

 

Upcoming Events

January 18, 11am-3pm (CST)

Central Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

Online recruiting event open to all US Military job seekers and spouses

January 20, 1pm-3pm (EST)

Virtual Hiring Fair: Technology & Cybersecurity

Employers hiring for roles in information technology, cybersecurity, engineering, web development, network security, data analytics, and more. This event is open to transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, and military caregivers.

January 25, 11am-3pm (PST)

Southwest Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

Online recruiting event open to all US Military job seekers and spouses

January 26, 12pm-4pm (EST)

Virtual Career Expo

Meet dozens of recruiters at this online event.

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