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Fri, 22 May 2020 11:56:00 EDT

Secretary Wilkie Memorial Day 2020 message
Today, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following video message in honor of Memorial Day 2020. More...

Mon, 18 May 2020 13:19:00 EDT

VA lead facilities reintroduce health care services while ensuring safe environment
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie announced the department will begin to reintroduce health care services in select VA facilities May 18, as states reopen from COVID-19 shutdowns. More...

Mon, 18 May 2020 10:15:00 EDT

VA encourages donations to help homeless Veterans or those at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative requesting the public to make donations to help provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access to health care for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness dur More...

Fri, 15 May 2020 22:28:00 EDT

VA, multiple agencies launch Joint Mortgage and Housing Assistance website for Americans impacted by COVID-19
To ensure homeowners and renters have current and accurate housing assistance information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today, along with several other agencies, launched a new unified mortgage and housing assi More...

Fri, 15 May 2020 14:43:00 EDT

VA launches clinical trial for Veterans with COVID-19 based on prostate cancer drug
Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began a new clinical trial to test a Food and Drug Administration-approved prostate cancer drug as a potential treatment for male Veterans with COVID-19. More...

Wed, 13 May 2020 10:06:00 EDT

VA reports rising patient capacity, stable supplies and staffing 8 weeks into COVID-19 emergency
Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has maintained an increasing supply of beds for both Veterans and COVID-19 patients, steady supplies across the nation and a stable staffing situation in the vast majority of VA locations ne More...

Wed, 13 May 2020 09:56:00 EDT

VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) announced today it will commemorate Memorial Day this year with solemn wreath laying ceremonies. More...

Tue, 12 May 2020 15:22:00 EDT

VA accepts mask donation from South Korea to assist with COVID-19 efforts, longtime partner and ally sends 500,000 protective masks
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has accepted a donation of half a million protective masks from the Republic of Korea to assist the department in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

Tue, 12 May 2020 15:18:00 EDT

VA releases new COVID Coach mobile app
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the launch of the COVID Coach app, a new mobile app designed to help both Veterans and civilians cope with feelings of stress and anxiety they may be experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

Mon, 11 May 2020 11:01:00 EDT

VA initiatives grab recognition for leadership, management and contribution to science
Two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) initiatives were recently named finalists of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) for VA's Connected Care program and 3D printing initiatives. More...



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