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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Dear Neighbor, I am extremely proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps. and look forward to celebrating Veterans Day with fellow service people on Veterans Day this Friday. Schedule permitting, I hope to attend ceremonies at a district school. We have more service people returning home from duty all the time and I want to pass along some information regarding programs and services available to veterans. Please forward this to anyone you think would be interested. LinkVet LinkVet, the Veterans Linkage Line for Minnesota veterans, makes it easier for veterans and their families to find services and ensure immediate crisis intervention. During business hours, trained staff from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will provide information on veterans’ benefits, healthcare, education, and reintegration. The line will roll to Crisis Connection counselors for 24-hour, seven days a week coverage (including holidays) for immediate crisis intervention and psychological counseling. For more information on LinkVet, click here or call 1-888-546-5838. Minnesota GI Bill The Minnesota GI Bill program provides postsecondary educational assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans, and to the children and spouses of deceased or severely disabled Minnesota Veterans. For eligibility requirements and financial assistance information, click here or call 651-642-0567. E-mail Newsletters The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs now offers e-mail lists to keep you informed of veteran issues in Minnesota. To sign up for the newsletters, click here or call 1-888-546-5838. MN Dept. of Veterans Affairs The Minnesota Dept. of Veterans Affairs currently is conducting a survey to better understand how Minnesota Veterans use MDVA’s services and programs and to help the Department better serve Veterans and their families. The survey is short and anonymous. Veterans, current service members and families are encouraged to participate by clicking here and selecting on the “Serving You Better Survey” button. Sincerely, Glenn
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