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Veterans in crisis, or their families, are urged to contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Crisis Line. Dial 1-800-273-8255, and then press 1, or text the crisis line at 838255. An option to chat online is available at veteranscrisisline.net.<br>Department of Veterans Affairs

Report: Veterans Crisis Line 'remarkably successful' at handling increase in calls at start of pandemic

Calls to the Veterans Crisis Line hit a high point in March as the coronavirus pandemic altered everyday life in the U.S. Despite the increase in calls and a shift to teleworking, responders met all their performance standards.


Recycle For Veterans gets help with California beach cleanup, raising awareness

Recycle For Veterans — started by two former Marine Corps corporals after they finished their service in 2018 — teams up veterans with volunteers from local companies for California beach cleanups.


Grand jury in Georgia to hear case of 88-year-old veteran who died after a fight

A Baldwin County grand jury is expected to hear a case of an 88-year-old veteran who died in April after he and another veteran were involved in a fight at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville.

Senate Democrats claim Trump’s 2018 veteran suicide prevention order was never implemented

Thirty senators criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday for failing to implement promises made nearly three years ago through an executive order that President Donald Trump signed to combat veteran suicide.


Veterans have been targets of foreign manipulation; now they're fighting it before the election

A joint effort by the Department of Homeland Security and a leading veterans group seeks to combat foreign disinformation in the final days before the election, more than a year after a report issued to lawmakers concluded that veterans are economically efficient targets of such efforts.


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At 100, WWII and Korean War veteran honored for his place in Marine Corps history

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has played a major role in military history over the past 77 years, and John Farritor is one of the rare men who has seen that history unfold from the start.



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