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Veteran tech entrepreneurs wanted for Patriot Boot Camp

Announcing the next Patriot Boot Camp #PBCSF hosted by Verizon in San Francisco from March 5-7, 2020. PBC connects military, Veteran and military spouse tech entrepreneurs with mentors, education, and a peer network to support their entrepreneurial success. Applications are now open! 

VA Podcast: Diabetes Education, Programs

Having diabetes is not an easy task. There is a lot of self-management required after being diagnosed with diabetes. Mary Julius, Cleveland VA Medical Center noted how “25% of Veterans receiving VA care have been diagnosed with diabetes” in this week’s Borne the Battle episode. She also emphasized the importance of educating Veterans and their families on how to self-manage their diabetes.

Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims to be decided beginning Jan.1, 2020

Did you serve in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975? If so, then you’re considered a Blue Water Navy (BWN) Veteran.

On Jan. 1, 2020, the Blue Water Navy Act of 2019 goes into effect and extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, such as Agent Orange, to BWN Veterans who served as far as 12 nautical miles from the shore of Vietnam and have since developed one of 14 conditions related to exposure.