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In Case You Missed It:  The Center for Minority Veterans is sharing recent news stories that may be of interest to minority Veterans, service members, and their supporters on a weekly basis.


04/27/2024 06:51 PM EDT

Join us for a virtual event May 7-9, 2024, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. You’re invited to get 1-on-1 assistance to get the VA health care and benefits you’ve earned. Calling all recently separated Veterans and transitioning service members in the Northeast United States! Get help with signing up for VA health care; applying for VA education benefits; submitting a VA disability claim; toxic exposure concerns; mental health support; VA burial options. Please note this is available to residents of the listed states and all times are Eastern Standard Time.

04/26/2024 10:30 AM EDT

On April 8, Pacific Islands VA opened the doors of the new Daniel Akaka VA Clinic in Kapolei. Completed on budget and on time, the $130 million, 88,675 square-foot outpatient clinic will provide primary and mental health care, x-ray, laboratory and diagnostic services, a pharmacy and specialty care for Veterans on Oahu and Veterans throughout the Pacific Islands who come here for care. For the estimated 15,000 Veterans living on the west side of Oahu, the new clinic means much easier access to VA care. [From VA News]

04/25/2024 09:30 AM EDT

The Center for Minority Veterans (CMV) recently hosted a hybrid event, “Empowering Future Leaders in Medicine.” Students from Phelps ACE High School and Ron Brown College Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., experienced the excitement in person, while 26 other schools across 10 states and Puerto Rico participated virtually. Designed to inspire 8-12 grade students, the event sought to ignite interest in medical careers, underscoring CMV’s dedication to fostering diversity in health care. “Empowering Future Leaders in Medicine” perfectly captured the initiative’s mission to nurture tomorrow’s medical professionals. [From VA News]