This Week at the VA


TOP PHOTO: On March 11, VSO leaders from Arizona joined VA leadership, including VA Chief of Staff Pamela Powers and VHA Chief of Staff Larry Connell, to break ground on a new outpatient clinic in the Phoenix area. When it opens in late 2021, this 203,000 square-foot facility will provide primary care and mental health services to approximately 60,000 Veterans. (Stacy Jonsgaard for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)



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Secretary Wilkie announces groundbreaking partnership between VA and Sanford Health

The innovative partnership between VA and Sanford Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems, will soon provide free genetic testing to some Veterans cared for by VA. READ MORE

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‘Wall that Heals’ visits Texas

Hundreds of Veterans made the trip to see the 375-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on its four-day stop at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. READ MORE


CLICK TO LISTEN: Rick Robinson – Marine Veteran, Emmy Award winner

Representatives from VA went LIVE to discuss the new

VA recently went LIVE on Facebook to discuss the new – redesigned to be one go-to site with simple navigation and straightforward language.



In the News


Battle of Iwo Jima series

The Battle of Iwo Jima began 74 years ago on Feb. 19, 1945, as thousands of Marines landed on a beach of volcanic ash in the Pacific. For five weeks, Marines, Navy Corpsmen and Seabees fought for control of the heavily-fortified island.

Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams recalls the battle in this six-part series which will be released on VA's social media channels through March 26. CLICK the links below to watch and share with other Veterans.

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