This Week at the VA


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TOP PHOTO: Marine Corps Veteran David Grimm moves around the kitchen and makes breakfast as part of his occupational therapy while going through the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP) at the Dallas VA Medical Center. It was his first time standing on two legs cooking since his accident that resulted in an above the knee amputation.

“It feels really great to cook out of my chair,” said Grimm. “I didn’t think I’d have the endurance to stand so long today. It feels really good.”

Photo by Jennifer Roy



Dave Riley

Quad amputee finds adrenaline through skiing, golfing and adaptive sports

Coast Guard Veteran Dave Riley skis and golfs with the best of them thanks to VA Adaptive Sports. Since his first VA event in 2008, he has gone on to be DAV's Veteran of the Year in 2010 and the organization’s national chairman from 2016 to 2017. READ MORE

Baseball Legend: Bob Feller

After the 1941 season, Bob Feller drove to Chicago to meet with Cleveland Indians representatives to discuss his contract for 1942. On his way there, he heard about the bombing at Pearl Harbor. Two days later, he enlisted in the Navy.



Bob Feller

Borne the Battle 

Borne the Battle Episode 159

This week's Borne the Battle podcast features Army Veteran and Military Influencer Conference CEO Curtez Riggs. Curtez gives tips on future and current military Veterans looking to make the military transition with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Listen to the entire episode here: Borne the Battle #159

Appeals Modernization: Opting in from SOC/SSOC

Veterans who have a legacy appeal pending with VA have an opportunity to opt in to the Appeals Modernization program’s decision review program. The new process provides more options and a faster decision without changing their date of claim. READ MORE




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