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It is our mission to inform, educate and motivate veterans to learn about and apply for benefits. We present individuals and groups that work on bahalf of veterans We encourage people to volunteer and make a positive impact in the lives of veterans. VHVtv is produced by the Veterans Employment Committee of San Mateo, a 501 c non profit.
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Women-VetsinTech Hackathon Facebook - Michael O'Donnell

Women-VetsinTech Hackathon Facebook - Michael O'Donnell | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Women- @VetsinTech Hackathon @ Facebook #womenVetsinTech
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Veterans Helping Veterans TV won 2nd place at the first ViT, Vetsin Tech, Women Vets Hackathon @Facebook, Monday, August 25, 2014.  

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Disability Payments to Veterans More than Doubled Since 2000 - Wall Street Journal

Disability Payments to Veterans More than Doubled Since 2000 - Wall Street Journal | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
ABC News Disability Payments to Veterans More than Doubled Since 2000 Wall Street Journal Disability payments to veterans ballooned to $54 billion in 2013 from $20 billion in 2000, according to a report released Thursday by the nonpartisan...
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More disability benefits for vets since 2000.

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Visit the Online Veterans Employment Center - MOAABlogs.org

Visit the Online Veterans Employment Center - MOAABlogs.org | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
The Online Veterans Employment Center is the Department of Veterans Affairs career opportunities resource page for Veterans, Service Members transitioning to the civilian workforce, military spouses and dependents ...
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Now that the VA will be overhauled, it might be a good time to become part of the solution. Consider a career with the Dept. of Veteran Affairs.

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Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans - KOAM-TV

Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans - KOAM-TV | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Proceeds from sales of Missouri Lottery tickets have gone exclusively toward education since 1992. A ballot measure next month would allow veterans to share in some of the take.
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This is a great idea.  Have some Lottery monies go to support veteran programs.

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White House to launch new high-tech job training initiative for veterans - NavyTimes.com

White House to launch new high-tech job training initiative for veterans NavyTimes.com Veterans, he said, will be a large part of closing that gap and ensuring the United States boasts “the most highly skilled, sophisticated job force in the...
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New training initiative for veterans from the White House..

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Benefits for veterans

There are benefits you may be entitled to if you're caring for a veteran.
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Contact your County Veteran Service Officer for more information on benefits for veterans.

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Former CEO of Procter & Gamble named head of Veterans Affairs

Former CEO of Procter & Gamble named head of Veterans Affairs | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama will nominate Bob McDonald -- a West Point graduate and former CEO of Procter & Gamble -- to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, a White House official told CNN on S...
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Can he change the VA and make it better for our vets?

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LAW OF THE LAND: USERRA — job protection for the weekend warrior - Destin Log

LAW OF THE LAND: USERRA — job protection for the weekend warrior - Destin Log | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it

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LAW OF THE LAND: USERRA — job protection for the weekend warrior
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Thousands were pulled from their day to day lives, family, and jobs for extended periods of time.\ While members of the ...

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USERRA protects the rights of weekend warriors when their units are activated and deployed. Find out how.

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Perry Proposes Fix for Texas Veterans' Health Care - Killeen Daily Herald

Perry Proposes Fix for Texas Veterans' Health Care - Killeen Daily Herald | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Perry Proposes Fix for Texas Veterans' Health Care
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Rick Perry on Thursday announced that the state has reached agreements with health facilities to provide care for veterans who cannot get timely treatment from the U.S.
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More help for vets in Texas.

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House, Senate move to improve health care for vets - WCBD

House, Senate move to improve health care for vets - WCBD | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
House, Senate move to improve health care for vets
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is moving with what one senator called "lightning speed" to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care.
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Our vets need to be taken care of, not lied to, and not having to wait months for appointments.  Veterans deserve better than what they have been getting from the VA.

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STEM companies aggressively seeking veterans | TRANSITIONING VETERAN

STEM companies aggressively seeking veterans | TRANSITIONING VETERAN | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
10 best cities for STEM jobs, and 10 companies hiring veterans (RT @TransitionVet: #STEM companies aggressively seeking #veterans
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#HireVeterans ...
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More opportunities for Vets.

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Thousands of veterans left without doctor in NM - KOAM-TV

Thousands of veterans left without doctor in NM - KOAM-TV | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Thousands of veterans left without doctor in NM
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
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Our veterans need more help not excuses.

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Wisconsin lawmaker reacts to Veterans Affairs scandal - WQOW TV News 18

Wisconsin lawmaker reacts to Veterans Affairs scandal
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation was accepted by President Obama last Friday.
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Vets need more help.

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New VA secretary touts fixes to veterans group - WHDH-TV

New VA secretary touts fixes to veterans group - WHDH-TV | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
SFGate New VA secretary touts fixes to veterans group WHDH-TV LAS VEGAS (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald addressed a veterans group for the first time since taking over the troubled agency last month, calling his plans to fix it...
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New proposals to make the VA better for vets.

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CBO Proposes Huge Cuts To Veterans Disability Program - DisabledVeterans.org

CBO Proposes Huge Cuts To Veterans Disability Program - DisabledVeterans.org | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
DisabledVeterans.org CBO Proposes Huge Cuts To Veterans Disability Program DisabledVeterans.org Yesterday, Washington Times (WT) published a predictable anti-veterans benefits article in a lopsided analysis of VA benefits supported by a...
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This is something for Service Connected Disabled vets to be concerned about.

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Microsoft Expands Tech Jobs Training Program For US Military ...

Microsoft Expands Tech Jobs Training Program For US Military ... | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
It operates a careers website, We Still Serve, with tips and resources for job seekers, a list of Microsoft job opportunities, and connections with Microsoft employees who are veterans. Microsoft also participates in the 100,000 ...
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Great info for vets seeking a tech career at Microsoft.

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Vets React to New VA Deal - WBOC TV 16

Vets React to New VA Deal - WBOC TV 16 | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Vets React to New VA Deal
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DOVER, Del.- Change is coming for veterans across the nation after lawmakers reached a deal to fix the Department of Veterans' Affairs' System.
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A new deal for veterans. It's about time.

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Markell to Sign Veterans' Licensing Bill - WBOC TV 16

Markell to Sign Veterans' Licensing Bill - WBOC TV 16 | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Markell to Sign Veterans' Licensing Bill
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DOVER, Del. (AP)- Delaware Gov. Jack Markell is set to sign legislation aimed at helping members of the military obtain occupational permits and licenses.
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This is great for veterans in Delaware.

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Lawyers needed to help veterans cut red tape - Tbo.com

Lawyers needed to help veterans cut red tape - Tbo.com | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Lawyers needed to help veterans cut red tape Tbo.com Ultimately, by “whether the veterans are able to receive sufficient pro bono legal services to result in rapid, accurate adjudication of their claims and subsequent receipt of benefits in an...
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A new pilot program helps vets file for Service Connected Disability Claims.

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Bernie Sanders Makes Republicans Put Up or Shut Up With New ...

Bernie Sanders Makes Republicans Put Up or Shut Up With New ... | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is making Republicans show how much they really care about veterans by introducing a new bill that would expand veterans benefits. In a statement, Sen. Sanders described what the Restoring ...
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Our veterans deserve more benefits, not less.

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Republicans are hypocritical on Veterans Administration - Howard University The District Chronicles

Republicans are hypocritical on Veterans Administration - Howard University The District Chronicles | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
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Republicans are hypocritical on Veterans Administration
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If you let the Republicans tell it, President Obama is directly responsible for the fiasco at the Veterans Administration.
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Vets deserve to be taken care of the right way. 

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TV Host Wes Moore Holds Conversation With Returning Veterans

"Coming Back with Wes Moore" will be held Tuesday night aboard the USS Midway and will feature conversations with service members who have returned from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan....
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Vets flood American Legion seeking help with care - NTV

Vets flood American Legion seeking help with care - NTV | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Vets flood American Legion seeking help with care NTV "They sent me home to die," Stoesser said Tuesday, surrounded by dozens of other veterans at a crisis center set up by the American Legion in downtown Phoenix in a first-of-its-kind event for...
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Vets need to be taken care of. 

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OC Veterans Employment Committee announces new board - Orange County Breeze

OC Veterans Employment Committee announces new board - Orange County Breeze | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
Orange County Breeze OC Veterans Employment Committee announces new board Orange County Breeze The Orange County Veterans Employment Committee, (OCVEC), is proud to announce their 2014-2015 Board of Directors, Chairwoman, Isabelle Krasney, First...
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Our vets need your help.

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Hopes fade for quick Senate vote to help veterans - WCBD

Hopes fade for quick Senate vote to help veterans - WCBD | Veterans Helping Veterans TV | Scoop.it
SFGate Hopes fade for quick Senate vote to help veterans WCBD WASHINGTON (AP) - Hopes faded late Wednesday that key senators could quickly craft a compromise bill that would help veterans facing long appointment waits at veterans hospitals and make...
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Our veterans need more help.

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