Veteran’s Corner: Military Program Helps Solve Mental Health Issues | New

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TITUSVILLE — The Military Health System’s inTransition program helps service members, veterans and retirees — regardless of component, time spent or category of discharge — establish or transition mental health care during times of transition.

As a free service that is not time-limited, the program is staffed by trained coaches familiar with military culture who are ready to help people connect to the care they need.

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The Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program is an excellent benefit offered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that is not used by many eligible veterans.

VR&E services can help these veterans develop resume development skills, job search training, employment accommodations, and educational opportunities to maintain gainful employment. . The VR&E program provides individual advisors to meet the different needs of the clients they serve.

We encourage all veterans to learn more about these services to see if you qualify for this great benefit.

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The world’s largest medical research biobank, Million Veteran Program, researches veterans to discover how genes, lifestyles, and military exposures affect health and disease.

Female veterans are encouraged to participate as they are often underrepresented in biomedical research, which can leave gendered health questions unanswered. By providing a blood sample to the biobank, veterans can help ensure that research is more complete. For more information, visit mvp.va.gov.

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Here is this week’s update on prisoners of war and the missing:

• Tech. army air forces. sergeant. William F. Teaff, 26, of Steubenville, Ohio, was assigned to the 351st Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force. On March 6, 1944, he was serving as a radio operator on a B-17 Flying Fortress when it was destroyed during a bombing mission. The entire crew except the navigator survived and bailed out, but were captured by the Germans and sent to POW camps. Teaff died on July 10, 1944 in a nearby village while receiving medical treatment for diphtheria. The date and location of the funeral are yet to be determined.

Charlie Castelluccio, a resident of Titusville, is chaplain for the 28th District Veterans of Foreign Wars in Northwest Pennsylvania and is a member of the Titusville Veterans of Foreign Wars after 5958.

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