Weekly Veteran News Roundup, 08 – 13 November 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.

13 November 2020

Holiday Safety: Give the Gift of Life this season, VAntage Point

PTSD predicts ischemic heart disease in female veterans, Healio

12 November 2020

🌈 Joe Biden Just Named a Trans Veteran to His Transition Team, Vice

🌈 Trump’s gay outreach director thanked a war criminal for his “service” on Veterans Day, LGBTQ Nation

🌈Biden-Harris Transition Team Includes Trans Veteran, LGBTQ+ Notables, Advocate

🌈Biden’s Military Brain Trust Includes Former Navy, Marine Corps Top Leaders, Military.com

Suicide rate among veterans up again slightly, despite focus on prevention efforts, Military Times

‘It’s a tragedy when we forget’: Families honor veterans at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, KCRA 3

11 November 2020

🌈 Veterans Day Twenty-Twenty, marked by new hope, Los Angeles Blade

🌈 The Navy gave a gay man a home – and a ‘bad paper’ discharge that haunted him for decades, Zocalo Public Square

🌈 Transgender Troops Veterans Day 2020, Outtake

🌈 Biden talked a big game on LGBTQ rights. Here’s what his agenda may look like, NBC News

🌈 VA data gathering lacks LGBTQ vets’ info, report says, Bay Area Reporter

🌈 Sailor Discusses Being Gay in Military in Veterans Day Observance, WeHoVille

🌈 Biden adds transgender veteran to presidential transition team at Department of Defense, LGBTQ Nation

We need more veterans serving in America’s newsrooms — and you can help, Task & Purpose

The pandemic’s toll on veterans, Axios

‘Faces of Covid’ Twitter account features veterans who lost their lives to Covid-19 every hour on Veterans Day, CNN

Bar or community center? Advocates push to reopen veterans’ posts, halls, ABC 10

Advocates Fight To Keep Veterans Halls Open Amid Another Round Of Closures, CBS 13 Sacramento

One man’s urgent mission: Photographing World War II veterans before they’re gone, Washington Post

New Memorial Recognizes Generations of Military Service By Native American Veterans, NPR

Their Service Entitles Them to Low-Cost Loans. But Veterans Often Pay More, NPR

Veteran and Military Caregivers Face New Challenges During The Pandemic, AARP

California attorney general says student debt relief for veterans is missing, KGET

California AG seek clarity in federal student debt relief program for combat veterans, Fox 40

Post-9/11 veterans more likely than nonveterans to be employed, Lake County News

10 November 2020

Stay Safe from Scammers: Tips from the Better Business Bureau, VAntage Point

How veterans can still serve after they take off the uniform, Military Times

How the pandemic demonstrates veterans’ resiliency, University of California

Why veterans struggle to share their stories with their kids, Today

U.S. veterans to receive free national park passes for life, KTLA 5

Groups want Vet posts, halls classified as bars, reopened, KESQ 3

How you can help veterans every day, The Conversation

09 November 2020

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Retired Army Lt. Col. Ann Murdoch at Arlington National Cemetery on June 8, 2018. President Trump’s opposition to transgender Americans in the military didn’t deter transgender veterans from laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

🌈 Transgender Troop Ban Likely to Be Reversed as Biden Takes Over, Bloomberg Government

🌈 Transgender Service Members Celebrate Biden’s Victory, Gay City News

🌈 Rainbow poppy wreath laid at the Centaph in remembrance of the LGBT+ heroes who gave their lives for freedom, Pink News

Mental health and suicide crisis among US veterans getting new approach, Military Times

VA is America’s last line of defense. But it was left out of early pandemic plans, report finds., Connecting Vets

VA, American Kidney Fund join efforts to help Veterans diagnosed with kidney disease, Department of Veterans Affairs

VA, Prostate Cancer Foundation to expand genetic services to Veterans through nursing research pilot initiative, Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans’ Group Ask Gov. Newsom To Reopen Posts And Halls In California, CBS 13 Sacramento

California veterans’ posts ask Newsom to let them reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic, Desert Sun

Thanking America’s Veterans, USPS Inspector General

08 November 2020

In a Biden Administration, Changes for the Military Could Start on Day One, Military.com