The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of a new director of the Center for Women Veterans. Kayla M. Williams assumed duties this week as Director, serving as primary advisor to the Secretary on Department policies, programs and legislation that affect women Veterans. “Kayla embodies everything it means to be a true advocate for […]
Saint Elizabeth’s East Campus Cemetery has a brand new headstone. It marks the burial spot of Medal of Honor recipient Joseph B. Noil, who was awarded the medal in 1873 for jumping into icy water at Norfolk Harbor to save a shipmate that had fallen overboard the USS Powhatten. When Noil was buried in 1882, […]
On Monday, May 30 at 1 p.m., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the National Park Service (NPS) will host the annual Memorial Day Observance at The Wall, during which changes to The Wall will be commemorated and all members of America’s armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice will be honored. The […]
This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Stars and Stripes  ————– (May Be Silenced by Funding Cuts) 05 == DoD Religious Expression  ———- (U.S. Court of Appeals Case) 07 == Commissary Prices  ——- (Draft Bill Eliminates At-Cost Pricing) 08 == Selective Service System  — (May be Headed for the […]
VA’s Life Insurance Program received a strong customer satisfaction score of 81 on a scale of 100 from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent survey that scores customer satisfaction for more than 300 private companies and federal and local government agencies. “VA is proud of the excellent service provided by its dedicated Insurance […]
After more than a decade of inadequate funding and staffing, the VA hospital system erupted in scandal two years ago when reports of secret waitlists emerged from several hospitals. Millions of young veterans were returning home from overseas, but the lawmakers who sent them there had failed to adequately plan for their return and complex […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced four senior leader appointments at facilities in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. “At VA, we are constantly seeking ways to improve, and these personnel moves make us better across the board,” said VA Under secretary for Health Dr. David J. Shulkin. “Each individual is a proven leader who will […]
Eric Fife acknowledges he was angry and resentful when an accidental fall from a balcony left him paralyzed, and ended his career as an Army infantryman. “I don’t know that I dealt with it really well until years later. For a long time I kind of tried to suppress it through a lot of different […]
Healthcare doesn’t just happen in a clinic. VA provides holistic healing opportunities that include many different programs, including this amazing event: The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.
Veteran Joe Cooler from Charleston, South Carolina, hits the slops and talks about adaptive sports as therapy at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.