Weekly Veteran News Roundup, 10 -15 January 2021

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.

10 January 2021

Attendees at the AMCOM Job Fair register for the event. (U.S. Army/Traci Boutwell)

Post-9/11 Veterans Just Saw a Big Drop in Unemployment Rates, Military.com

A civics lesson in socks, VAntage Point

11 january 2021

Select eligible Veterans, caregivers and VA staff to receive access to Fitbit health and wellness services

VA and Fitbit help support Veterans’ health and wellness during COVID-19 pandemic, VAntage Point

National veterans groups plan to purge members found guilty in Capitol attack, Stars & Stripes

12 january 2021

🌈 Modern Military Association of America Condemns U.S. Capitol Attacks, Modern Military Association of America (MMAA)

Veterans Groups Plan to Expel Any Members Who Took Part in Capitol Riot, Military.com

Redding Veterans Home is expecting first round of vaccines Jan. 19, ABC 7 KRCR

Use Fitbit? A New Partnership Will Give Veterans Free Premium Access, Military.com

🌈 Improving the Lives and Rights of LGBTQ People in America, Center for American Progress

🌈 Joe Biden: LGBT+ rights record, agenda and promises as inauguration nears, Pink News

Applications now accepted for 2021 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, VAntage Point

13 january 2021

Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, January, 6, 2021.

Some national veterans organizations vow to remove members charged in the Capitol riots, CNN

California Attorney General Announces Settlement Against Deceptive Veteran Charity for Misleading Donors Through False Solicitations, Sierra Sun Times

Veterans monitor blood pressure at home, VAntage Point

14 january 2021

Army to review thousands of discharges of veterans who suffered from traumas, The American Legion

Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Gov. Newsom deploys 1,000 National Guard members ahead of expected Inauguration Day unrest, Fox 40

Courtney VanZanten helps a veteran with his VA claim while working as an American Legion service officer in Madison, S.D. Photo by Ryan Young/The American Legion

American Legion DSOs help secure nearly $3.7B in benefits for veterans, The American Legion

Upset by veterans who stormed the Capitol, these vets decided to clean up trash the mob left on the streets of D.C., Washington Post

Veterans on each side of the divide among Capitol mob dead, Washington Post

How family members and caregivers can help with Veterans’ appeals, VAntage Point

117th Congress sees lowest number of veterans since WWII, The American Legion

New chartbook identifies disparities in health care quality, VAntage Point

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie discusses recent VA accomplishments, VAntage Point

15 january 2021

Among the thousands taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week were military veterans and former and current police officers. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Why veterans of the military and law enforcement joined the Capitol insurrection, Los Angeles Times

Conspiracy theories and a call for patriots entice veterans at the Capitol, Washington Post

Help and hope in the time of COVID-19, VAntage Point

Some veterans say VA hospital rating system falls short, Atlanta Journal-Constitution