Welcome New Midway Baptist Church Kingston TN


We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, New Midway Baptist Church in Kingston, Tennessee. Thank you Youth Pastor Nathan Wray for joining our mission. 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.

Welcome Courtyard Church Fayetteville NC

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Courtyard Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Thank you Lead Minister Tiffany Dahlman, M.Div. and Lay Leader Minister Naomi Arnold, M.Div. for joining our mission. 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.

Welcome Zion Baptist Church of Hampton VA

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Zion Baptist Church of Hampton Virginia. Thank you Reverend Joshua N. King, Sr. and Lay Leader Deacon Mack Graves for joining our mission. 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.

Welcome Church of the Good Shepherd Bonita CA

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Church of the Good Shepherd, Bonita California. Thank you Reverend George Calvert and Lay Leader Georgia A. Mendez for joining our mission. 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 plans expansion of benefits for disability claims for conditions related to certain toxic exposures

New evaluation process to be applied in identifying future presumptive conditions

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today two major decisions related to presumptive conditions associated with Agent Orange and particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia.

Agent Orange

VA will begin implementing provisions of the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Public Law 116-283), adding three conditions to the list of those presumptively associated with exposure to herbicide agents, more commonly known as Agent Orange. Those conditions are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism and Parkinsonism.

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Operation Military Masterpiece

Vet to Vet Tennessee & Monroe Area Council for the Arts are pleased to present Operation Military Masterpiece, an art contest, a visual story that will honor America’s Veterans and the military branch they represent. Art can be used to convey a message of inspiration and creative thought.  It essentially is a look from within providing a deeper understanding of the human condition.

VTVT and MACA invite artists to participate in this joint venture by responding to this competitive initiative and putting brush to their work.  The contest elicits the artist, to use their vision on the storied history of the American Military by presenting respectful artwork for one (or more) of the six respective branches of service. The artist is asked to produce a work of art that expresses the valued traditions of each branch of service. A review of historical military art would offer a representative baseline for which the art may be properly inspired. We would love to see the humanity of the hearts of our men and women of service through you work.

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Welcome St. David Episcopal Church of Texas

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, Saint David’s Episcopal Church of Terrell Hills Texas. Thank you Reverend Brian Tarver and Lay Leader Leslie Mixson for joining our mission. 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.

Introducing the Beyond MST Mobile App

The Beyond MST app was created for survivors of military sexual trauma (MST). MST is VA’s term for sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during military service. Veterans of all genders and backgrounds have experienced MST.

This free app offers information and resources to help survivors cope with challenges related to MST and improve their health, relationships and quality of life.

With Beyond MST you can:

  • Learn about common challenges related to MST and skills and resources that can help
  • Use over 30 tools to help you cope with problems, reduce distress and improve your quality of life
  • Take brief assessments to understand your symptoms and beliefs (how you think about the world)
  • Track your progress toward recovery goals
  • Find new sources of support and read inspiring messages from other sexual trauma survivors
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Welcome My Home Church

We are pleased to announce our newest Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation to the VMFC network, My Home Church, Largo, Florida. Thank you Senior Pastor Bob Richardson and Lay Leader Bryan Kuiper for joining our mission. 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.

Vietnam War Veterans Day Virtual Events and Activities

  • Facebook
    • For Veterans with a Facebook account, they can download a frame to place a picture and show their pride for serving. The frame shows the Vietnam War Veteran day pin and the text “Proud Vietnam War Veteran.”
    • For anyone who wants to show appreciation for Vietnam War Veterans, an additional frame can be downloaded. The frame shows the Vietnam War Commemoration logo and the text “I support Vietnam War Veterans.”
    • The VA will also release two short videos on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
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