Honor Guards unable to perform military tributes during coronavirus pandemic

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way burials are conducted at military ceremonies in East Tennessee. WATE 6 On Your Side’s Don Dare talked Wednesday wi…

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Veteran services losing money during COVID-19 pandemic, striving to keep up services

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Operation Stand Down Tennessee says it’s losing money as it continues to serve veterans who vitally need their services. The nonprofit is a recipient of the United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund, and it’s using the money to keep the doors open. Operation Stand Down Tennessee CEO John Krenson said many of the grants they receive only apply if they see veterans face to face. With social distancing in place, that’s difficult.

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Department of Veterans Affairs reports 3,504 veterans with COVID-19, 174 dead

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The number of the nation’s veterans infected by novel coronavirus has jumped by over 600 in the last four days. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 3,504 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19. Just 4 days earlier, the department had reported 2,866 cases. The increase of 638 comes in the wake of warning from both federal and local officials cautioning of spikes expected this month based on COVID-19 modeling.

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Dozens of Tennessee, Kentucky veterans diagnosed with COVID-19

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. –As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to affect residents in every state, nobody is immune to the virus, including the nation’s veterans. According to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), 2,866 veterans have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 6. 125 veterans have died from the virus, an increase of 22 compared to April 5 reporting.

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Officials release consolidated list of resources to help veterans during pandemic

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There is help for veterans and military members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal and state officials have released a consolidated list of resources which includes a suicide prevention and crisis resources phone number. It also outlines who to reach out to at the state and local levels for other resources. To view the list, click here.

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13 veterans recover from coronavirus at Oregon facility

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LEBANON, Ore. (KATU) – 13 out of the 16 residents at the veterans home in Lebanon who were sick with the coronavirus have recovered, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday. Two died of the disease, however, after the first case of COVID-19was reported at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home on March 11. Health officials said there is still one person at the facility with coronavirus.

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Social Worker Program Coordinator-RRTP Job in Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Department of Veterans Affairs – LemonWire

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Social Worker Program […]

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Veteran who tested positive for coronavirus at Mountain Home was in Knoxville facility

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The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs said the veteran who tested positive at Mountain Home was at theWilliam C. Tallent VA Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville. You can view the full statement below: MOUNTAIN HOME, TN— A Veteran tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 20, 2020, at the William C. Tallent VA Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville.

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