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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.
vietnam memorial Military & Veterans News Scott's View: We Honor the Service of Our Vietnam Veterans on “National Vietnam War Veterans Day”  I was pleased to see the DoD recognize my fellow Vietnam Veterans with a wreath-laying ceremony at The Vietnam War Memorial today. It sets the stage for a weekend of “Welcome Home” tributes for a generation of war veterans that never received recognition for their service and sacrifice to our country, many of whom are still dealing with the aftershocks and consequences of that war.

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