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Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

Posted by Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, PVA Chief of Medical Services on Mar 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a great deal of stress for many. News of the pandemic and the possible dire consequences are being reported constantly and often sensationally.  It’s on television, radio, social media and in all the newspapers. The closing of schools, businesses and restaurants along with the cancellation of health appointments, church services and social events is creating turmoil in the lives of many. People are facing a reduction in work hours and even unemployment.

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How Veterans Can Continue the Job Hunt During COVID- 19

The veteran population faces employment challenges without the Coronavirus, but how should they approach the job hunt now, with so much uncertainty in the world due to COVID-19? There are many things outside of our individual control, but if you are on the job hunt, this is not the right time to hit the brakes. It’s time to step on the gas and keep refining your skills, virtually networking, and staying engaged.

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Topics: Veterans Employment

Notes From the Field: PVA Continues to Serve Members During Pandemic

Posted by Joseph Badzmierowski, PVA Director of Field Services on Mar 26, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Despite their own personal and family challenges and concerns, PVA’s Field Services Staff continue to make serving our members and their families a top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many of them are working remotely to protect their health and safety and that of our veterans and communities at large, others are still working in their offices each day on behalf of the veterans and families who need them. 

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Topics: Veterans Issues

Happy New Year!

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Jan 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM

 

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A Moment of Gratitude

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Nov 27, 2019 3:45:00 PM

 

Chances are, your Thanksgiving table won’t contain 300,000 pounds of food – although it might feel like it after you eat – but that is how much traditional holiday food the Defense Logistics Agency shipped worldwide to our service members last year for Thanksgiving.

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