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PACT ACT

The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, or PACT Act, is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.  Fact sheet. The PACT Act adds the following new presumptions: Gulf War and post 9/11 Veteran  Read More…


Camp LeJeune Water Exposure

If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have had contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. Scientific and medical evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants during military service and development of certain diseases later on.  Read More…


Ask The Question Campaign

Maryland Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Military Service Members, Veterans, and Families Ask the Question Campaign HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE EVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY? This year the Hogan-Rutherford Administration accepted an invitation from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to participate  Read More…


State/National Suicide Prevention Initiatives

  For immediate support, 24/7, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 and press 1.  Help is confidential and the line is available for veterans and their families.  Chat is also available at VeteransCrisisLine.net or text to 988.  Not sure what to expect when you call?  Find answers here: VeteransCrisisLine   In the Spring of  Read More…


Are you a healthcare professional seeking courses on military culture?

During the 2017 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 275, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Recommended Courses in Military Culture, which requires the Department of Health (the Department), in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide to certain health occupations boards a list of recommended courses in military  Read More…


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