Weekly Veteran News Roundup, 21-25 September 2020

Start your weekend by getting caught up on the week’s news regarding Veterans compiled from this week’s social media posts and news alerts.

25 September 2020

VA breaks ground on first American Indian Veterans Memorial at national veterans cemetery, Connecting Vets, 25 September 2020

Two Charged in Coronavirus Outbreak at Veterans’ Home That Left 76 Dead, New York Times, 25 September 2020

Superintendent, ex-medical director at veterans home face criminal charges after deadly Covid-19 outbreak, CNN, 25 September 2020

Unemployment, Loneliness Plague Injured Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic, Military.com, 25 September 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Homeless Veterans, NPR, 25 September 2020

24 September 2020

Truman VA receives designation as a leader in LGBTQ health care equality, KMMO, 24 September 2020

Abbott declares Sept. 25 “Disabled American Veterans Day”, Jacksonville Progress, 24 September 2020

Veterans will see same cost-of-living booth in 2021 as Social Security beneficiaries, Military Times, 24 September 2020

Suicide Prevention Month: Caring for Veterans everywhere, VAntage Point, 24 September 2020

Survey: Coronavirus pandemic, social distancing are taking toll on veterans’ mental health, Stars & Stripes, 24 September 2020

Healing words, DAV, 24 September 2020

23 September 2020

New site offers Veterans, family members VA benefits, services information, VAntage Point, 23 September 2020

House passes Veteran’s bills aimed at providing them more resources, Bakersfield Now, 23 September 2020

House Unanimously Passes 5 Bills for Veterans Including Chairman Takano’s Veterans’ COMPACT Act, House Committee on Veterans Affairs, 23 September 2020

Takano, Roe, Tester, Moran Statement on House Passage of Groundbreaking Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Bill, House Committee on Veterans Affairs, 23 September 2020

VA has denied about 78% of disability claims from burn pits, Stars & Stripes, 23 September 2020

22 September 2020

LGBTQ Agenda: Vets groups blast anti-trans Defense Dept. instructions, Bay Area Reporter, 22 September 2020

Could this free app be the key to staying mentally healthy during the pandemic?, ABC 10, 22 September 2020

Virtual appeals hearing now available for vets disputing VA compensation claim decisions, Connecting Vets, 22 September 2020

Unshakable community, DAV, 22 September 2020

House Unanimously Passes Six Bipartisan Bills for Veterans, House Committee on Veterans Affairs, 22 September 2020

21 September 2020

Episode 11: Getting to know Robert Marx (WWI Veteran & Judge), DAV Podcast, 21 September 2020

Central Ohio Veterans book medical appointments more easily with new solution, VAntage Point, 21 September 2020