Upcoming workshops for Veteran Readiness and Employment virtual events with the Veterans Administration

The Veterans Administration hosts virtual workshops in April for veterans seeking assistance with education and employment.

The Veterans Readiness and Employment workshops assist veterans with tools to advance their career. To be eligible, one must qualify to use VA services. Contact Patrick Grube at: Patrick.Grube@va.gov to take advantage of the great opportunities workshops provide.

The upcoming schedule:

VA VRE Spring 21 Events (1)


If you would like more information, please fill out a form on the outpost 422 contact page or click on the sidebar widget for our Service Officer’s contact information. VR and E works to rehabilitate disabled veterans and those eligible with gainful opportunities to advance their career. The VFW, DAV and American Legion offer supplemental information to members on their websites.

The buddy behind the buddy check: The American Legion National Commander addresses Congress March 4 for first virtual Washington Conference addressing setbacks from COVID-19

American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford tackles the rough road ahead advocating for veterans March 4 before Congress.

National Commander Oxford’s Buddy Checks offered veterans assistance facing the impact of COVID-19 shutdowns. Service Officers helped Posts assemble buddy checks with Legionnaires by relaying information from the County Veteran Service Office. The American Legion faced virtual challenges to address items like better access to rural broadband, to improve how veterans connect virtually with Veterans Administration providers, the dire need to recognize improving women’s health care and to urge Congress to take action to face the aftermath starting with the American Legion National Commander’s address.

The American Legion started connecting with veterans by reaching out through Buddy Checks introduced in 2019. Oxford seeks to incorporate one week per year to engage with the Veterans Administration to recognize veterans who need extra help through his proposed “Buddy Check Bill of 2021.” The American Legion, the oldest veteran organization, opened its doors to assist homeless veterans with access to Legion halls, which offered refuge when the pandemic began.