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In support of The STRONG Veterans Act of 2022, VA established the national Veteran Buddy Checks to encourage peer-to-peer connections among Veterans and their families, reduce isolation, support peers in crisis, offer connections to care, and increase access to both care and benefits in VA and the community. VA’s Veteran Buddy Check Week is planned for Oct. 21 – 25, 2024.

A simple, genuine conversation can go a long way, in-person or virtually. Start making connections by asking how your buddies are doing, if they need anything, or inviting them to an event or activity in your community. Keeping up with social ties can be as simple as calling on the phone, emailing, texting or making time for a visit. Everyone can participate by checking in and providing a listening ear to Veterans in their life.

You already know the camaraderie of military life. Why not continue that tradition all year round through regular buddy checks?

Explore VA’s National Veteran Buddy Check effort to learn more about Buddy Checks, access valuable resources—including training modules and the Buddy Check Outreach Kit—and subscribe to Buddy Check emails to receive additional tools to support your Buddy Checks.

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