Disabled Veterans to attend annual Winter Sports Clinic hosted by VA and DAV

Nearly 400 injured Veterans and active-duty military members will join volunteers and leading medical and rehabilitative professionals from across the nation for the 31st National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, scheduled March 26-31 in Snowmass Village (near Aspen), Colorado. The event, hosted by Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and DAV (Disabled American Veterans), is made […]

VA, DOD study a major breakthrough for understanding PTSD

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in Veterans, compared with active-duty populations. This is the first known study comparing […]

VA and GAO Agree: Appeals Reform Needed

In response to a report released by the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO), “VA Disability Benefits: Additional Planning Would Enhance Efforts to Improve the Timeliness of Appeals Decisions,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the following statement: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appreciates the work of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This report […]

VA fixes Veterans Crisis Line

In response to the recently released VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that reviewed processes from June 6 through Dec. 15, 2016, of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the following statement: “The Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to announce that the challenges with the Veterans Crisis […]

Marine Corps Veteran, artist finds that combat experience transcends generations

Nick Collier spent one month as the Artist In-Residence at Gettysburg National Military Park. During his time at the park, he used digital photography and sculpture to capture the emotion and significance of this historic site. A Veteran himself, Nick resonated with the actions that occurred on the battlefield, and showed that in his artwork. […]

VA Establishes Commission to Recommend Under Secretary for Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the establishment of a search commission to help identify candidates for the position of Under Secretary for Benefits. The Under Secretary for Benefits is the senior official within the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), which oversees a variety of benefits and services to service members, Veterans and their […]

VA’s rule establishes presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in water supply at Camp Lejeune

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, are effective as of today. “Establishing these presumptions is a demonstration of our commitment to care for those who have served our nation and […]