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Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:09:00 EST

VA releases updated DOD list identifying Agent Orange sites outside of Vietnam
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released in January an updated Department of Defense (DOD) list of locations outside of Vietnam where tactical herbicides were used, tested or stored by the United States military. More...

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:07:00 EST

American Heart Association praises VA genetic research
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) earned national recognition for its impact on heart disease and stroke science in VA studies published in 2019. More...

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:36:00 EST

VA launches diabetes campaign to help Veterans, health care teams better manage care
he U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new campaign this month to give Veterans a better understanding of their diabetes numbers, which are critical to their well-being. More...

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:06:00 EST

VA makes progress on resolution of legacy appeals
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Appeals Management Office (AMO) significantly reduced disability compensation legacy appeals inventory during the last nine months as part of the department's long-term legacy More...

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:02:00 EST

VA announces proposed rule regarding equal treatment of faith-based organizations in VA-supported social service programs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed a rule, Jan. 16, that would implement President Trump's, May 3, 2018, Executive Order (EO) establishing a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative, to remove regulatory barriers allowing religious More...

Thu, 9 Jan 2020 16:02:00 EST

VA's Veterans Health Administration Central Office gets realignment to improve care for Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Jan. 1, the redesign of the Veterans Health Administration Central Office (VHACO) as part of its modernization efforts. More...

Fri, 3 Jan 2020 19:55:00 EST

Secretary Wilkie's Statement Regarding House Veterans' Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe's Retirement Announcement
Rep. Phil Roe played a critical role in the most comprehensive overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs this nation has seen in generations. His legacy includes writing the bill that gave Veterans real, permanent choice; putting us on a path to mode More...

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 16:14:00 EST

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin deciding claims for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 at 12:01 a.m., Philippine Standard Time, Jan. 1, 2020, as the Philippines is the farthest east VA regional benefits office. More...



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