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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:15:00 EST

Wreaths Across America Event to Honor Veterans at VA National Cemeteries
WASHINGTON - This Saturday, Dec. 16, volunteers will place holiday wreaths to honor and remember America's Veterans at more than 100 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event. More...

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:14:00 EST

Aimed at Preventing Suicides, VA Invites 7 Cities to Participate in Mayor's Challenge
WASHINGTON - Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the inaugural Mayor's Challenge to Prevent Suicide among service membe More...

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:55:00 EST

VA Decision Ready Claims Program Expands to Include More Types of Claims
WASHINGTON - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ongoing efforts to modernize and improve Veterans' experience with the disability claims process, VA unveiled its latest enhancements to the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) program, which w More...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:15:00 EST

Reopening of Lafayette Building in D.C. Highlights VA's Modernization Efforts
Underscoring a key milestone in VA's efforts to modernize its infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) marked the reopening of its newly renovated Lafayette Building at 811 Vermont Ave., in Washington, D.C., with a ribbon-cutting cerem More...

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 11:57:00 EST

VA Exploring Alternative Treatments for TBI and PTSD
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it will use two innovative treatments to ease the everyday challenges associated with living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). More...

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:53:00 EST

Statement by Secretary Shulkin - Homeless Funding
There will be absolutely no change in the funding to support our homeless programs. We will not be shifting any homeless program money to the Choice program. The President has increased VA homeless program funding by $66 million in his fiscal year 2018 bu More...

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:29:00 EST

VA and Humane Society of United States Announce Partnership
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to encourage Veterans to consider pet ownership and volunteer opportunities with community organizations, including local animal she More...

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:08:00 EST

Statement by VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin -- Permanent Community Care Legislation
President Donald J. Trump is working to ensure his Administration fulfills its commitment to America's veterans so they receive the care they deserve. Under the President's leadership, we have enacted major reform bills including Accountability and Whist More...

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 17:01:00 EST

Navajo Code Talker, Marine Veteran George B. Willie Sr. remembered for heroic service to the nation
Today Navajo Code Talker, Marine Veteran George B. Willie Sr passed away after a storied life of service to our nation. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a 17-year old in 1943. More...

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:11:00 EST

VA Announces Formation of Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board Advisory Committee for Los Angeles Area
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the formation of the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board Federal Advisory Committee, part of its commitment to supporting Veterans and their families in the greater Los Angeles More...



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