Virtual Benefits Workshop on June 29, 2021

Greetings all,

We will be hosting a virtual Benefits Workshop for Veterans and supporters of Veterans for the Veteran population in Hawaii and American Samoa on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 4PM to 6PM Hawaii time and 3PM to 5PM American Samoa time (see attached flyer).

This will be a virtual workshop using Cisco Webex. 

The workshop flyer and briefing slides can be accessed from the Honolulu Regional Office website at:  https://www.benefits.va.gov/honolulu/

Briefing slides will be available the week beginning June 7, 2021.  

Please help us to get the word out. 

Thank You,

Eric Gaskin
Coach

This is really sobering. First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city where you went to high school and look atthe names. Click on the name and it will give details of the person’s death, a picture or at least their bio and medals.
This really is an amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time
and effort to create it.
I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what
those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.
Pass the link on to others, as many knew wonderful people.

New Grant Cycle Opens To Fund Farmer Veterans

One piece of equipment changed it all. Ben Martin of Forest Grove, Oregon, served in the Marine Corps. After returning home from war, he pursued a career in winemaking.

Ben credits a grant from Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) for making the difference in his budding wine business early on. Back in 2015, FVC awarded Ben the supplies needed to bottle his first vintage of wine.

“We were just starting out making wine in the back of a horse barn,” acknowledged Ben. “We had no sales, no exposure. And we needed to bottle the vintage of wine. But we had no bottles, corks, or labels. FVC stepped in and gave us a grant for the supplies.

If it weren’t for FVC we wouldn’t have…well actually, I don’t know what we would have done, honestly.”

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Walk In Vaccines Available At The VA

All VA facilities and clinics that administer COVID-19 vaccines are accepting walk-ins for eligible Veterans, spouses and caregivers.
This walk-in service ensures all Veterans enrolled in VA health care and those authorized under the SAVE LIVES Act have an opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from the VA at a time convenient for them.
The effort is in support of the president’s goal of administering at least one vaccine shot to 70% of the U.S. adult population by July 4. The urgency to vaccinate as many eligible individuals as quickly as possible remains a top priority for the VA.
“VA encourages those who wish to get their COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment to check the walk-in hours and requirements at their local facility,” said Acting VA Under Secretary for Health Richard Stone, M.D. “ Individuals taking advantage of walk-in vaccinations may need to wait for the vaccine to be prepared and will be screened when entering the facility.”
To date, the VA has vaccinated more than 2.7 million individuals, including over 60,000 individuals under the SAVE LIVES Act. For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations at the VA, click here.
The VA vaccination clinics are not open 24 hours. Facemasks are mandatory for all and physical distancing measures will be in place.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
PT Kihei Position, Veteran Preference
Kamaole Beach Club Resort in Kihei is looking for a long term, part time receptionist on Saturdays, Mondays and occasional other days (20-30 hours per week, $15 per hour). Perfect for Retirees looking to supplement their income. Reliable applicants only. Duties are checking guests in and out, taking phone and email reservations, and other similar administrative and customer service functions.
Veteran Preferred Goodyear Jobs
Please share with any Veterans you know who are looking for employment. You can contact the Recruiter via the info at the end of the listing.
Below you will see the various locations we are staffing for in Hawaii:
Entry Level Automotive Technician – Kihei, Hawaii
Automotive Guest Advisor – Hilo, HI
Automotive Mechanic – Kailua Kona, Hawaii ($1,000 Sign on bonus)
Entry Level Automotive Mechanic – Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Mid Level Automotive Technician – Kailua Kona, HI
Automotive Guest Advisor – Kailua Kona, HI
Entry Level Automotive Technician – Honolulu, HI
Goodyear also has hundreds of openings not listed above and they can be seen on https://jobs.goodyear.com/search/ if anyone is interested please insert my name in the “referred-by” option in the application. It would help me track and process applications faster.
Osvaldo Montes
Talent Advisor
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Phone number: (312)966-3319

VAPIHCS Veterans,

 VAPIHCS will resume offering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, following a 10-day pause recommended by the CDC and FDA after a very small number of people who received the vaccine experienced rare but serious blood clots.

 After careful review and evaluation, the FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe for use and effective in preventing COVID-19. The available data show that the vaccine’s benefits outweigh its risks and the chance of blood clots occurring following its administration is very low. Anyone who is offered the J&J vaccine from VA will receive information about the potential risks and benefits of the vaccine, including the rare risk of blood clots and will be made aware of alternative vaccine options.

 The primary goal of COVID-19 vaccination is to protect those we serve from COVID-19, and VA’s priority remains the safety of all those receiving vaccine from VA, including Veterans, their spouses, caregivers, employees and federal partners.

 One and Done” with only one required dose, the Johnson &  Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is providing our Veterans, spouses, and caregivers an option to receive their vaccinations and be “One and Done”.

VAPIHCS has more than 3,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccines that must be administered by June 23rd.

Call to secure an appointment: 1-800-214-1306

 We have both face-to-face or telehealth appointments and you can still utilize our drive-thru pharmacy service (on Oahu) from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

 One Team, One Ohana!

Adam M. Robinson, Jr., MD, MBA, CPE

Director, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

VADM, MC, USN, (RET)

36th Surgeon General, USN