The Education Call Center (ECC) now has a dedicated phone line for GI Bill beneficiaries
The Education Call Center (ECC) now has a dedicated phone line for GI Bill beneficiaries who are a surviving spouse or child of an active duty Servicemember who died in the line of duty and need assistance with their education benefits.
Starting today, May 11, 2020, a child or surviving spouse can contact the ECC at 1-888-442-4551 and select Option 5. The ECC is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.
Posted: 05/11/20 12:48 by WNC MOAA under "Serious"
VA kicks off online campaign emphasizing mental health support
Goal is to build awareness of resources available to Veterans
WASHINGTON — In recognition of Mental Health Month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the launch of the “Now Is the Time” campaign.
The focus is on getting Veterans the support they need from family and friends through professional mental health treatment.
“As VA’s health care environment continues to evolve, the department is working to serve as many Veterans as possible by reaching Veterans where they are, said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This May, VA encourages everyone to explore Mental Health Month resources at MakeTheConnection.net/MHM. Veterans and their families can help themselves or someone they love learn about the support that can improve their lives.”
Read the entire article here. Also available in PDF format to the right.
Posted: 05/11/20 11:15 by WNC MOAA under "Serious"
North Carolina Division of Military and Veterans Affairs
Updated Contact Information and Photos for Veterans Service Officers
Photo directory for the NC county veterans association for county VSO's across the state (pdf, 1st file), and updated contact information for Region 1 State and County VSC's (word document, 2nd file).
Posted: 05/04/20 10:57 by WNC MOAA under "Serious"
Suspension of Group Gatherings (ongoing)
10 March 2020
Blue Ridge Honor Flights suspended until [more...]
This Marine Widow Turned Tragedy to Triumph
From HuffPost - Dr. Vivianne Wersel, now head of WNC-MOAA's Legislative Affairs team, ensured that no service member's death is discounted.
When Vivianne Wersel was starting her career as an audiologist — a health care professional [more...]
Charles George VA Medical Center
Western North Carolina VA Health Care System copes with COVID-19 restrictions, continues great care
By Vance Janes
Charles George VA Medical Center Public Affairs [more...]
Charles George VA Medical Center
While our facilities remain under restrictions, here are some good links for setup with [more...]
Veterans Affairs Media Summary and News Clips 08 June 2020
File is available for download at lower right.
Charles George VA Medical Center Update Tuesday May 5 2020
* Our CLC residents and hospitalized Veterans have received over 500 virtual visits [more...]
VA Loan Information
Click on image at right to enlarge original flyer
We realize you may be dealing with difficulties during the COVID-19 crisis. The Department [more...]
North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
March 20 2020
The safety and well-being of North Carolina’s veterans, their families, and our staff [more...]
Veterans Benefits Offices to Close March 19
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19.
Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, [more...]
Circular 26-20-7: VA Home Loan program
Special Relief for those Potentially Impacted by COVID-19
16 March 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs [more...]
Buncombe County Veterans Services
17 March 2020;
Buncombe County Veterans Services [more...]
Space Force, We Have a Seal
Jan. 24, 2020 | By Rachel S. Cohen
President Donald Trump on Jan. [more...]