Welcome Immanuel United Church of Christ

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Immanuel United Church of Christ from Lafayette Indiana; a Progressive Evangelical Christian Church. Thank you Pastor Dr. T.J. Jenney and Lay Leader Nancy Christmas for joining our mission. This is our first VFMC in the State of Indiana. Immanuel United Church of Christ is the second VMFC to enroll during the COVID 19 pandemic. . Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

VA partners with OnStar to bring suicide prevention services to Veterans with the push of a button

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with OnStar’s emergency services to improve access to suicide prevention resources for Veterans.

This partnership will offer Veterans in crisis the opportunity to be transferred to around-the-clock, confidential support via VA’s Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) when they use the emergency services button in an OnStar-equipped vehicle or OnStar Guardian smartphone app.

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The NEW VA Rx Refill Mobile App

The NEW Rx Refill Mobile App: You can request refills of your refillable VA-issued prescriptions, track VA prescription deliveries, view VA prescription history from the convenience of your mobile device.

Four ways to refill your VA prescriptions during the pandemic:

  1. Online with MyHealtheVet 
  2. The NEW Rx Refill Mobile App 
  3. Call your local VA Pharmacy number on the prescription label
  4. By mail: VA Refill Form
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Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019

We are proud to inform you that President Trump signed H.R. 886 – Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 on August 8, 2020.  This will provide approximately $20 million dollars to the VA and Homeland Security to help over 600 Veterans Courts throughout the country.
Not sure about the details but we a excited that our President and Congress recognize the need.  The Act mentions the Country has over 600 Veterans Courts in the Country.  Note: Justice for Vets has trained over 250 Veterans Treatment Courts, so there are many others who do not use Justice for Vets program.
When we (Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council and Vet to Vet Tennessee) started in 2013 there were less than a hundred VTCs and only 83 VTC trained mentors.  Thanks for all of your support and prayers.

Welcome Grace Episcopal Church of San Marcos CA

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Grace Episcopal Church. Thank you Pastor Frank Munoz and Lay Leader Cynde Durnford for joining our mission. California is the fastest growing VMFC communities in the country; thank your Pastor Marcos and Lay Leader Durnford more helping us grow. Grace Episcopal Church is also the first VMFC to enroll during the COVID 19 pandemic. . Blessing to good health.

VA telehealth and telecounseling is available and a good way to help veterans who are isolated and alone during this crisis. Please click here to learn more about the VA’s Video Connect Help Desk Support.

Coronavirus: What Veterans Need to Know

Our call centers and some VA health facilities are experiencing very high numbers of calls. To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that you use our online tools for routine or non-urgent questions. The CDC defines COVID-19 as a new type of coronavirus. If you have a fever, a cough, and shortness of breath, call your VA medical center before going to a clinic, urgent care, or emergency room. You can also send your doctor a secure message. Contacting us first helps us protect you, medical staff, and other patients. Concerns about COVID-19 can be stressful for many people, and it’s understandable to feel anxious. Let VA help. We have answers to your questions.   Learn more

New Design for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal

After 5 years of working with the Soo Ha from the Office of Defense Attache, Embassy of the Republic of Korea Soo has retired. Soo has helped Vet to Vet Tennessee provide hundreds of happy moments celebrating the lives of our American Korean War Heroes Because of Soo’s dedication, admiration and respect he has helped us present the Ambassador for Peace Medal to over 200 American Korean War Veterans across the country; 44 states. Several of the recipients fought in the Chosin Reservoir.

On February 11, 2020 Soo Ha was replaced with Unyou Noh (Katie Noh). Several days after our introduction Katie shipped 13 newly designed Ambassador for Peace Medals to Vet to Vet Tennessee. Because of her prompt attention to her new position, the facilitated response allowed Vet to Vet Tennessee provide the medals to two (2) Korean War Veterans before the passed. Thank you Katie.

If you or your loved one served in Korea during the Korean War and would like to apply for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal please click here to determine if you are eligible and if so apply online.