Veterans Services Announcements

Sarasota National Cemetery
9-11 Remembrance Ceremonies
09/01/2021
Stand for our fallen at local events taking place Saturday, September 11, commemorating the 20th anniversary of this tragic day.
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New VA Options to Help Avoid Foreclosure
07/26/2021
Veterans impacted by the pandemic can get help through a new COVID-19 Refund Modification option.
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Nominate a Veteran
07/09/2021
The Manatee County Veterans Council is taking submissions for its annual awards through August 19.
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Homeless Veterans Stand Down Event
06/18/2021
Amnesty Court, where Veterans can receive assistance with unpaid court fees and fines, traffic fees and fines and Driver’s Licenses, is among a long list of services that will be available Saturday, June 26, from 8 AM to Noon at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.
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Memorial Day Weekend Community Events
05/26/2021
Included in the regional tributes to our fallen heroes are virtual and in-person services, Bradenton Marauders Military Appreciation Night and a 5K hike.
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New Women Transition Assistance Program
New Women Transition Assistance Program
05/21/2021
The VA has launched a new online, self-paced course to help transitioning and newly separated servicewomen connect with health benefits.
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Washington Elected President of the CVSOA
05/12/2021
Manatee County Veterans Services Officer, Lee Washington, is the new President of the County Veterans Services Officer Association of Florida (CVSOAF), representing the 67 Florida county Veterans Services offices and advocating for all Florida's Veterans and their families.
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Be a part of the “Made in the USA” revolution
05/03/2021
Register for CareerSource Suncoast's Virtual Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair, taking place, Wednesday, May 19, 10 AM to 2 PM.
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Pfizer Vaccine Will Be Available at Public Safety for Veterans on April 24
Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for All Veterans
04/14/2021
Veterans of all ages, along with their spouses and caregivers, are invited to sign up for the event taking place Saturday, April 24.
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Celebrate Women Veterans Week
Celebrate Women Veterans Week
03/12/2021
The social media campaign, which kicks off on Sunday, March 14, will consist of a daily post, categorized by those who are now protecting, educating, healing, raising our next generation, helping others plan for the future and serving those in need.
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Vietnam War Memorial
Presumptive Conditions & Pension Changes
02/26/2021
Three new presumptive conditions have been added to the Agent Orange list, and the recognized war period for Vietnam was moved up.
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We Want You for Female Veterans Week
02/10/2021
The Veterans Services' team is seeking female Veterans to showcase during Female Veterans Week, March 15 to 19.
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Agriculture Group Helps Veterans Grow
01/20/2021
Veterans and their friends are invited to join Operation Eco Vets’ exclusive group of volunteers that meet once a month on Saturday mornings to help on the Easterseals' Organic Farm.
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Bay Pines Offering Vaccines for Veterans Aged 75+
01/13/2021
Veterans who are over the age of 75 who are living in the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System region and have the ability to travel to/from Lee County twice, can schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that will be distributed this Saturday at the Lee County clinic.
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Medina Recognized as January Employee of the Month
01/12/2021
Renee Medina’s interest in joining Manatee County’s Veterans Services Team resulted from a positive benefits appointment with a Manatee County counselor
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Coming Home to Peace Virtual Series
Coming Home to Peace Virtual Series
01/05/2021
A free weekly Women's Resource Center virtual series that will provide ways to try to find the inner peace and give you confidence to move forward.
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VA to Contact Veterans About COVID-19 Vaccine
12/30/2020
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has arrived at 113 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. Veterans in Manatee will be contacted by the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System with information about how to receive the vaccine.
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New Single Point of Access Phone Number
12/21/2020
By calling 1-800-MyVA411, Veterans and their families can be put in touch with a live agent immediately--24 hours a day/365 days a year.
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Manatee Wreaths Across America Event
Manatee Wreaths Across America Event
12/17/2020
The public is invited to a ceremony honoring over 1,600 Veterans who are interred at Mansion Memorial Park Cemetery, taking place Saturday, December 19, at 10 AM.
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VA Health Chat App
Get Quick Answers to Minor Health Problems
12/16/2020
The VA Health Chat App provides easy, online access to chat with VA staff when you have minor health questions and more.
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Have You Downloaded the Wellness Guide?
12/07/2020
Learn to invite more positive habits into your daily routine with short, easy-to-use activities.
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Army Set to Reevaluate Discharge Cases
11/24/2020
A settlement agreement could result in the upgrading of some less-than-honorably discharged soldiers.
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Free Passport Photos in November
11/06/2020
Veterans and active-duty personnel can receive a free passport photo, along with copies and notary services, during November, courtesy of the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office.
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Support Our Troops & Veterans Week
11/04/2020
This week recognizes and supports the ongoing service and sacrifice military men and women have made to protect our freedom and democracy.
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Court Amnesty Day
11/03/2020
Get help with unpaid court and traffic fees and fines on November 14.
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Manatee Veterans Takes PREVENTS Pledge
10/07/2020
The Executive Order calls for the development of a comprehensive plan to empower Veterans and end suicide through coordinated suicide prevention efforts, prioritized research activities and strengthened collaboration across the public and private sectors.
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Announcing Extended Location
06/06/2018
Manatee County Veterans Services has extended services in North Manatee County
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