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This Week at the VA - Feb. 01, 2019
Chinese-American WWII Veterans receive Congressional Gold Medal...Former paratrooper earns Volunteer of the Year award for work with incarcerated Veterans... #OperationSong - "The Forgotten War" by Carl Murphy...  More...

This Week at the VA - Jan. 25, 2019
World War II Veteran Harry F. Miller recalls the Battle of the Bulge...[Video] Secretary Wilkie hosted online community town hall...Topeka site for the Veterans Crisis Line celebrates 1-year birthday...  More...

VA to implement appeals modernization in February - Jan. 17, 2019
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) announced that the Federal Register will publish on Jan. 18 regulations accompanying the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA), which will help Veterans experience a more transparent claims decision-review process.  More...

VA, Health and Human Services announce Governor's Challenge to Prevent Suicide - Jan. 17, 2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will convene for the inaugural Governor's Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) on Feb. 6, in Washington, D.C.  More...

If you're planning to leave the service in 2019... - Dec. 27, 2018
If youre planning to leave the service in 2019, don't miss out on your VA benefits. Eligible transitioning service members may be able to:  More...

VA announces moratorium on discharges and decreases from comprehensive caregiver program - Dec. 21, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it will temporarily suspend discharges and decreases in level of support from its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers because of continued concerns expressed by Veterans, caregivers and advocates about inconsistent application of eligibility requirements by VA medical centers.  More...

This Week at the VA - Dec. 14, 2018
Marine writes song for those struggling with PTSD or survivor's guilt...VA hosts Operation Hero-Animal Bond event...Tech for Troops bridges the digital divide for Veterans in need...  More...

FCC and VA to Combat Illegal Robocalls Targeting Veterans - Dec. 14, 2018
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to team up to combat illegal robocalls targeting Americans, including Veterans and their families.  More...

VA updates disability rating schedule related to hematologic and lymphatic systems - Dec. 10, 2018
​WASHINGTON — Effective Dec. 9, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) updated portions of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule) that evaluates the hematologic and lymphatic systems.  More...

This Week at the VA - Dec. 7, 2018
Medic recalls landing on Omaha Beach and the profound impact on his life...The art of therapy - National Veterans Creative Arts Competition and Festival...[Video] 'Lend me your ears': Navy Veteran receives new prosthetic...  More...

VA announces fully capable Tele-counseling service within its Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program - Nov. 30, 2018
Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) announced the ability for Veterans nationwide to meet with more than 1,000 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) via “Tele-counseling,” or virtual communication.  More...

This Week at the VA - Oct 29, 2018
Deployed Vet Center staff helps those affected by Hurricane Michael...Remains of MIA airman repatriated after 53 years...Vietnam Veteran: It takes a hero to ask for help  More...

VA Releases 2016 Veteran Suicide Data: - Sept. 28, 2018
The newest and most recent data for veteran suicide was released by VA on Wednesday, which includes suicide data up to 2016.  More...

This Week at the VA - Sept. 26, 2018
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to host "State of VA" community town hall...Veterans Legacy Program: Cpl. Earl LaPan, South Florida artist and World War II Veteran...VA secretary: ‘Las Vegas is where we see what VA will become'...  More...

This Week at the VA - Sept. 18, 2018
VA continues to monitor the impact of Hurricane Florence with facility updates...Army Veteran survives multiple medical challenges and is now inspiring other Veterans at annual VA event...  More...

This Week at the VA - Sept. 10, 2018
Secretary Robert Wilkie's message for Suicide Prevention Month...Keith Thompson earns top honors at National Veterans Wheelchair Games...Veterans Legacy Program: Maj. Charles Leonetti, Italian immigrant, Veteran of both World Wars, and well-known New York artist...  More...

This Week at the VA - Aug. 22, 2018
Army Veteran Ron Miles goes the distance at Golden Age Games...Veterans Legacy Program: Rear Adm. Alene Bertha Duerk, Navy's first female admiral...  More...

This Week at the VA - Aug. 13, 2018
Oklahoma sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finds final resting place...Air Force Veteran looks to inspire others as wheelchair basketball official...Veterans Legacy Program: Lt. Col. Robert Joseph Andrews, long serving pilot and Veteran of three wars...  More...

This Week at the VA - Aug. 3, 2018
38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games kick off in Orlando...  More...

VA Benefits Bulletin - August 2018 - Aug. 02, 2018
Back to School -- Not Just for the Kids... Protect Yourself from Identity Theft...  More...






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