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  • 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 members, Veterans and their families.... Read more »
  • 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 will expand the pool of Veterans, surviving spouses and service members eligible to participate in the program.... Read more »
  • 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 ceremony at the facility Dec. 11.... Read more »
  • 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).... Read more »
  • 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 budget. Over the next six months, I will solicit input from our local VA leaders and external stakeholders on how best to target our funding to the geographical areas that need it most. Based on that input we will come forward with proposals for fiscal year 2019 on how to improve the targeting of our homeless program funding.... Read more »
  • 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 shelters and humane societies in an effort to pair Veterans with rescued animals.... Read more »
  • 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 Whistleblower Protection, the Forever GI Bill, and Appeals Modernization, among others. I am pleased that Congress is working on the last piece of business this year in considering proposals for permanent authorization of community care for Veterans. As we have made clear for many months, Congress needs to pass a bill this year to help our Veterans get the care they need and have earned through their service and sacrifice to our country.... Read more »
  • 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.... Read more »
  • 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 area.... Read more »
  • White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed and Operational Around the Clock to Serve Nation's Veterans
    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House VA Hotline, first launched in June as part of President Donald J. Trump's commitment to reforming VA, is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve Veterans 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.... Read more »
  • VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card
    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans - yet another action honoring their service.... Read more »
  • VA to Provide Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Some Veterans with Chronic PTSD
    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a treatment option for a small number of Veterans with persistent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms resistant to standard options.... Read more »
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