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988 -- The New Veterans Crisis Line Number

Effective July 16, Veterans have the option to Dial 988 then Press 1 to connect with caring, qualified responders for 24/7 crisis support.

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Excited Vietnam Veteran Receives His Third Purple Heart—Twice!

Gus Allbritton graduated from high school on a Friday, received his draft notice in the mail and found himself at Ft. Benning, Georgia, on Monday. He served in Vietnam and prior to his discharge, the 20-year-old Allbritton received his third Purple Heart on a parade field at Ft. Hood, Texas.

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Not all HeROes wear capes. Michelle Lord, VA’s HeRO award winner, prefers scrubs.

Dublin VAMC Dental Hygienist Michelle Lord saw an opportunity to reduce the rate of hospital-acquired pneumonia infections among the VA’s residents and Veterans. Lord created a plan and is making it H.A.P.P.E.N., and recently received VA’s national HeRO award as a result.

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Peer Support Specialist and Vietnam Veteran Aims to Right the Wrongs of the Past

Dublin VAMC Peer Support Specialist Johnny Payne served with the US Army in B. company 1st battalion 7th Cavalry from 1969 to 1971 and spent a year in Vietnam. During his time, Payne was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Medal for valor, Combat Infantry Badge, and the campaign medals.

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Dublin VAMC hosts wildly successful Career Fair

Several hundred potential employment candidates lined up at the main entrance and wrapped around the building almost an hour prior to Carl Vinson VA Medical Center’s Career Fair Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CVVAMC Hiring Fair

Hitting Bottom Leads to Helping Veterans Overcome Obstacles

Certified Peer Specialist and U.S. Air Force Veteran Heather King is reaping the rewards of hard work as she was named both Carl Vinson VA Medical Center and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 7 Peer Specialist of the Year. And she’s only getting warmed up.

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Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Partners with Middle Georgia Community Food Banks to Provide Food to more than 270 Veterans

The COVID-19 pandemic is greatly impacting our country.  A public health crisis led to an economic crisis and unemployment skyrocketed. While it’s an unprecedented time in our history — there is also good that is borne by necessity when we face adversity.

CVVAMC Food Giveaway

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