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WDVA: Don’t wait to apply for VA disability compensation prior to leaving military service

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WDVA: Don’t wait to apply for VA disability compensation prior to leaving military service

The early bird gets the worm and that can be the case when looking at your earned military benefits. Don't wait until you separate from the military to apply for VA service-connected disability compensation.  The Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program allows service members to apply for VA disability compensation benefits between

How Armed Forces license plates funds continue to help veterans

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How Armed Forces license plates funds continue to help veterans

The Washington Department of Licensing issues Armed Forces license plates to eligible veterans, military and family members interested in showing off their military pride and supporting a noble cause at the same time. The special license plates may be used in place of regular or personalized license plates for motor vehicles,

A thank you to the Washington National Guard

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A thank you to the Washington National Guard

Members of the Washington National Guard are spending two weeks helping residents and staff at the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard, Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, and Spokane Veterans Home. Always Ready and Always There! As our State Veterans Homes, state hospitals and nursing care facilities struggle with staffing, while

You can help recognize Washington as a Purple Heart State

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You can help recognize Washington as a Purple Heart State

You can help recognize Washington as a Purple Heart State - Donate today! All individuals and organizations are invited to donate to thank and honor veterans who were killed or wounded and received a Purple Heart in service to their country. Donations in any amount are welcome and every donation counts!

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Register now for the nonprofit community recovery (NCR) grants

The Washington State Department of Commerce is pleased to partner with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) to administer $1.25 million in Nonprofit Community Recovery (NCR) grant funding to veteran service organizations (VSO's). VSO's help build community and support serving those who served. Their recovery is critical to a

Secure your financial future

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Secure your financial future

The Department of Veterans Affairs is organizing a three-day event in the Puget Sound area to help veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and their loved ones secure economic well-being and find continued success in civilian life. RallyPoint will be joining the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to put on the Economic Investment Initiative: Puget Sound 2019

Vet to vet

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Vet to vet

Many veterans have a need for support services, including peer-to-peer interaction and connections. Some veterans need to talk about their experiences with combat, deployment, or other situations experienced during their time in the military. Often, there is no better person to talk about these experiences with, than another veteran. This is exactly

Become a mentor in your veteran community

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Become a mentor in your veteran community

For veterans whose service did not end with the military, the new Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Veterans Peer Corps (VPC) program provides training and local resources to help them connect with other veterans in their own community by providing valuable resources and opportunities for interaction. Tacoma will host an upcoming

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Washington state celebrates 3,000 veterans hired through the YesVets Initiative

"We are truly honored to announce that the 3,000th veteran was hired in October through the #YesVets Initiative," said Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Director, Alfie Alvarado-Ramos. "We know that hiring veterans is a great way to tap an already skilled talent pool and to retain a diverse labor force

Register your veteran-owned business

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Register your veteran-owned business

Small businesses are the backbone of the state economy -- about 99 percent of state businesses are small. Washington small businesses employ 1.3 million workers, which is about 51 percent of Washington's total workforce. Many of these businesses are veteran-, women-, and minority-owned. Ensuring these diverse businesses have contracting opportunities gives Washington state

Receiving the honors they've earned

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Receiving the honors they've earned

Anyone can make a difference by serving just one veteran. Whether serving him or her in life or after death, the mission of interring unclaimed veterans will never conclude or diminish. "Everyone's life matters, particularly our veterans whose stories often go untold ... the warrior ethos of never leave a man

Korean War vets: "Not forgotten"

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Korean War vets: "Not forgotten"

The Korean War was the first test of the United Nations' resolve to stand against tyranny with 21 nations banding together with the United States and South Korea in a remarkable display of solidarity to stem the tide of communism. "You halted the tide of communism that threatened to sweep over

Welcome AlixaRx

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Welcome AlixaRx

A new prescription medication dispensing system is being implemented in four Washington State Veterans Homes, and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) expects to save time and money by advancing their pharmacy through technology. The new system is called AlixaRx, and it provides veterans with quick, on-site access to more

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