It is more important than ever to focus on the needs of our Veterans. We cannot let Joe Biden and Kamala Harris destroy the progress of the last four years. Fortunately, there were some noteworthy elections in 2020 that are positive for Veterans.
We are almost a year into the pandemic, and we know that Veterans are a vulnerable community to the stress of a pandemic. We explored how Covid-19 and Pandemic America are a danger to mental health is this article.
Steve Beren, spokesperson for Coalition For American Veterans was recently interview by the Washington Examiner about the threat to Veterans and military issues with Biden and Harris in office. Steve was cited again in an article by The Grio where black veterans are urging Biden to select diverse leadership for the VA.
- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to the men and women who have served in order to get them vaccinated.
- There is no end to the important priorities for the Defense Department and the armed services it operates, but there is a limit to the dollars they can expect. And they can expect shifts in priorities as a new administration comes into authority.
- Veterans ages 18 to 34 experience a higher rate of suicide than all other age brackets. The suicide rate for young veterans swelled by 76% from 2005 to 2017, according to the Veterans Affairs’ 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report, released in 2019.