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The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

Hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise Military & Veterans News Live From The U.S. Capitol On The 150th Anniversary Of Memorial Day: An American Tradition Honoring Our Heroes PBS' National Memorial Day Concert On the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, PBS' multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT returns live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The 29th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
Department of Veterans Affairs Military & Veterans News "Prescribed to Death" Opioid Memorial Raises Awareness of Prescription Drug Crisis On April 17, VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie visited the National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" opioid memorial and recorded this video message I'm Robert Wilkie. I'm visiting the National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" opioid memorial. The memorial is currently located here at the White House. It's part of President Trump's Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand.
Department of Veterans Affairs Military & Veterans News VA Updates and Improves Assistance Program for Transitioning Service Members WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ongoing efforts to help transitioning service members navigate and understand VA’s various benefits, the agency recently updated VA’s briefing portion of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – an interagency initiative authorized as a voluntary program in 1991 under the National Defense Authorization Act and made mandatory under the VOW to Hire Heroes Act in 2011 to help service members adjust to civilian life.

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