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Oct 20, 2020: Mesothelioma Lawyer Center.
Our website is MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org and in addition to providing visitors with comprehensive mesothelioma cancer information, we also help asbestos victims recover money for medical treatment and other expenses.
Aug 1, 2018: The Mesothelioma Center.
Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.
We recently published an educational guide about mesothelioma: asbestos.com/mesothelioma/
MesotheliomaHelpNow.com was created to be a source of hope and empowerment to those affected by mesothelioma. By providing accurate and helpful information and resources, patients and their families better can understand their treatment, support and legal options.
Though mesothelioma is a rare cancer, you and your family are not alone in your fight against this tragic disease. Mesothelioma Help Now is your trusted advocacy center available to help you all your questions. Whether you want to know what treatment options you have, the Patient Advocates at Mesothelioma Help Now are committed to helping you.
What Influences Alcoholism in Some Veterans?
After returning from service, many veterans struggle with job placement, financial stability, and familial support, which can trigger depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and irritability. In turn, depression, PTSD, and irritability make it more difficult to find or maintain a job and achieve financial stability and familial support. A vicious cycle is thus created.
These debilitating circumstances directly impact a veteran’s life choices and wellbeing, leaving some to self-medicate with alcohol or other substances. Unfortunately, alcohol abuse generally only exacerbates co-occurring mental health disorders and challenging life circumstances. This often leads to more drinking, and eventually full-blown alcoholism may develop.
We created Tuck with one goal in mind – to be your one-stop shop for everything sleep. As sleep products continue to evolve and advancements develop in sleep science, we’ll make sure we always have you covered with the latest in sleep news and information.
- The 2019 Most Affordable Military-Friendly Online Colleges list ranks 25 of the most economical options with support for military students. In addition to their low annual tuition rates, these schools participate in the Tuition Assistance program and have high Military-Friendly Scores.
Women Veteran Art Program - Starting in April in Phoenix and Mesa Click here for more info.
I have been working with the Arizona Veterans Art Program as they have been establishing their women vet only art programs. They have been offering free art classes to veterans for over five years, but they realized that there is also a need for women vet classes. There are two monthly offerings that are being offered at this time - see the attached flyer.
Please connect with the program coordinator at the location where you are interested in attending classes. They are anxious to get started and would LOVE to have you participate. It is free and a wonderful experience.
I attended a co-ed class in Tempe and highly recommend it. Now, I am anxious to attend the women vet only workshop in Phoenix!
A little bit about the Arizona Art Alliance's Veterans Outreach Program can also be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56ha1tRo0ec
John Fontana is the first person on this video. He was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame because of his program of using art as a way for veterans to connect with one another, learn from some amazing artists, and heal. thx- gabe
Jul 2020: Bullock, Campbell, Bullock & Harris, PC. (https://www.bcbhlaw.com/veterans-asbestos/)
We are a law firm specializing in helping veterans and their families affected by asbestos diseases to receive compensation.
Whether you have mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, you have a life-altering disease. You should feel comfortable talking to your attorney about numerous aspects of your cancer, including the financial, physical and emotional struggles caused by your disease.
Fortunately, we at BCBH Law want to build the same personal relationship with our clients. Our lawyers wish to feel entrusted with all aspects of their clients’ claim, from legal decisions to medical references.
Even if our clients just need to vent, we will be there for them — which means we will be there for you.
VA Welcome Kit
Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.
Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.
Feel free to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. Download your VA Welcome Kit and print out copies for yourself and others:
Explore VA.gov to learn about your benefits
Find out if you're eligible for VA home loan programs to help you buy, build, repair, or keep a home. If you have a service-connected disability, see if you qualify for a housing grant to help you live more independently.
List of resources to help fuloughed Veteran federal employees - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/22831bc
Looking for a tech career? See the announcement below from Cisco!
TALENT BRIDGE 4 VETERANS
Cisco is pleased to announce the new FREE Talent Bridge for Veterans Matching Engine, connecting transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard, Reservists, and military spouses to employers looking for tech talent. This is a unique opportunity to connect with hundreds of employers, including Cisco, CDW, Ingram Micro, Red River, Tech Data, and many more, who are currently looking for qualified tech talent like you.
As a member of the military community, Cisco recognizes the commitments and sacrifices you have made and is ready to help ease the burden of searching for your next career move. With Talent Bridge for Veterans, you create a personal profile that helps employers find you based on your education, industry and military experience, certifications, and location preferences to provide instant access to jobs that align to your skills. Explore opportunities as you begin your transition, or apply for a job right away!
To access the tool, candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) majoring in a technology field-of-study (e.g. engineering, computer science)
Associate’s Degree with at least 2 years related IT/networking industry experience
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification (or higher)
Ready to find a great opportunity? Click here to request your access to the Talent Bridge for Veterans Matching Engine at no cost.
Find your best future and take your next step in a technology career today with Cisco’s Talent Bridge for Veterans. To learn more, watch this video.
TREA: The Enlisted Association Mission Statement: The mission of TREA: The Enlisted Association is to enhance the quality of life for uniformed services enlisted personnel, their families and survivors –including veterans, active components,reserve components, and all retirees; to stop the erosion of earned benefits through our legislative efforts; to maintain our esprit de corps, dedication and patriotism; and to continue our devotion and allegiance to God and Country
Agent Orange Newsletter https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/publications/agent-orange/agent-orange-2018/index.asp
Give Something to Those Who Gave.
Vet Tix * provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. We support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country. https://www.vettix.org/executivestaff.php
LCpl Parsons Welcome Home Fund for Vietnam Veterans
The program will expand our mission to care for veterans from all US military service branches who are catastrophically injured from combat operations in Vietnam.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. The official site of the ASVAB Testing Program is http://official-asvab.com/index.htm. There are multiple sites (Google ASVAB) that offer practice tests and videos to help prepare for the ASVAB, one of which is https://www.mometrix.com/academy/asvab-test/.
Our work at SocialWorkLicensure.org is to provide the materials needed for social work professionals to flourish in their careers and extend a helping hand to our communities.
As a part of our commitment to aiding our veterans, we’ve created a guide to military and veterans affairs social work licensure – a resource providing degree, licensing and certification, and salary and career outlook information, along with a Arizona State and a general guide to social work licensure. It’s our hope that these guides will help ease the journey for those who are pursuing a path in social work, and especially those with an interest in helping our veterans and servicemembers.
Have a look at our guides here:
Guide to Military and Veterans Affairs Social Work Licensure - https://socialworklicensure.org/types-of-social-workers/military-social-work/
Guide to Social Work Licensure in Arizona - https://socialworklicensure.org/state/social-work-licensure-arizona/
Guide to Becoming a Social Worker - https://socialworklicensure.org/articles/become-a-social-worker/
The sacrifices our veterans have made go too often forgotten or unrepaid. But we can give back in a small, meaningful way, with a simple gesture from you: please post a link to these guides on the American Legion, Mary Ellen Piotrowski Post 94 website, for instance, here: http://azlegion94.org/index.php?id=13. Your contribution will make a positive impact on the health of our veteran and servicemember communities.
Thank you for your help in sharing these educational resources.
Allison Bowman | ABowman@socialworklicensure.org