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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:55:00 EST

VA's Appeals Modernization Act takes effect today: New law streamlines department's current claims and appeals process for Veterans
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which was signed into law Aug. 23, 2017, and represents one of the most significant statutory changes to b More...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:10:00 EST

VA's ‘Better Starts Today' campaign challenges Veterans to ditch smokeless tobacco
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will mark the annual Great American Spit Out on Feb. 21, calling attention to the dangers of using smokeless tobacco, with its 'Better Starts Today' campaign. More...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:04:00 EST

VA publishes interim final rule on cash-out home loans to further protect Veterans
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has published an interim final rule relating to VA-guaranteed cash-out refinance loans to further protect Veteran home-loan borrowers from predatory lending practices. More...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:58:00 EST

VA to receive new Fisher Houses in Michigan, Colorado and Nebraska, which offer temporary lodging to Veterans' families and caregivers
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Fisher House Foundation plans to construct three new 16-suite Fisher Houses at VA campuses in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Aurora, Colorado; and Omaha, Nebraska that will provide temporary accommod More...

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:10:00 EST

VA's Rapid Appeals Modernization Program to end ahead of implementation of new Veteran appeals law
Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will discontinue the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP), which provided eligible Veterans with early resolutions to their appealed claims, ahead of full implementation of the Veteran More...

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:59:00 EST

VA seeks training providers to ready Veterans for high-tech careers
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is inviting training providers to participate in a new pilot program to prepare Veterans for careers in the high-tech workforce. More...

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:59:00 EST

Applications opening soon for 2019 National Veterans Golden Age Games: Anchorage, Alaska, event kicks off June 5
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will begin accepting applicants on Feb. 25 for the 2018 National Veterans Golden Age Games, scheduled to take place June 5-10 in Anchorage, Alaska. More...

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:19:00 EST

Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Event to be held July 11-16 in Louisville, KY
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15. More...

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:44:00 EST

VA to provide capability for Veterans to access their VA health data on Apple iPhones
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will release new capabilities this summer providing Veterans who receive care at VA with the ability to access their personal medical data using the Health Records on iPhone feature from Apple. More...

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 20:53:00 EST

Statement on the passing of Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Congressman Walter Jones. For over fifty years Congressman Jones and his father tirelessly represented the United States Marines at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point and thousands of Veterans across eastern More...



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