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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host open houses during the month of June to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its Vet Centers, which provide readjustment counseling for eligible Veterans, service members and their families. “Vet Centers have a longstanding legacy of building trust, fostering community and providing confidential counseling, outreach and referral,” said […]
For the second year, nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs were recognized for innovations in federal health technology during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Initiatives ranging from text messages to remind Veterans of their appointments to programs that help modernize business practices, VA’s programs were among 29 winners honored June 11 at […]
As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) commitment to provide excellent health care for Veterans, the department will implement a new policy restricting smoking by patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors at its health care facilities by October. Although VA has historically permitted smoking in designated areas, there is growing evidence that […]
Young at heart, Betty St John takes on a new sport each year to challenge herself. At almost 80 years old, she views her age as an advantage rather than an excuse. Her contagious smile and positive outlook makes her an instant friend among the 700+ Veterans at the National Veterans Golden Age Games. veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov
Bernard Cambia, U.S.Army Veteran, is the Games motto: “Fitness for Life.” At almost 90 years old he brings strong competition to the field! Completely blindfolded he took home the gold at the National Veterans Golden Age Game 2019!
93 has nothing on Walter Wojcik, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran! He does not let age define his limits. Alongside his brothers and sisters he continues to participate in the games year after year. Mr. Wojcik is a great reminder of what the games are all about – camaraderie.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new and improved Veterans Community Care Program on June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (MISSION Act), which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Community Care Program. The MISSION Act will […]
As a result of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to educate and help Veterans better understand health care services available to them, VA’s Office of Connected Care (OCC) recently won four Telly Awards for educational videos highlighting the department’s virtual care experience. The awards, which were presented May 21, honor excellence in video and […]
I want to call attention to several inaccuracies in a recent media “fact check” article that claimed the Trump administration is taking credit for progress made under the Obama administration. This unfortunate piece went out of its way to misinterpret President Trump and my own words. Worse, it gets basic facts wrong in a way that could […]