VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

In addition to the $300 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program grant awards announced on August 11, 2014 serving 115,000 Veterans and their family members, today Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $207 million in SSVF grants that will help an additional 70,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans […]

VA Announces Awardees of Grants that Support Disabled Veterans in Adaptive Sports

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $8 million in grants to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled Servicemembers of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. “Partnering with national, regional, and community-based non-profit organizations […]

VA To Make Phoenix Whistleblowers Whole

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), working closely with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), has successfully resolved whistleblower retaliation complaints filed by three individuals from Phoenix. “At VA, we take whistleblower complaints seriously and will not tolerate retaliation against those who raise issues which […]

U.S. Navy Honors Navy Federal Chairman with its Highest Civilian Award

Today, Navy Federal Credit Union honored its Chairman of the Board, VADM John Lockard, USN (Ret.) as the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award the Department of the Navy (DON) presents to civilians. The award presented by Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, comes to Adm. Lockard during his 20th […]

VA Secretary Delivers Impassioned Presentation on Veterans’ Care and Labor-Management Cooperation

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald today delivered an impassioned presentation at the AFGE National VA Council labor-management meeting in Washington, D.C., laying out a clear vision focused on providing timely, quality, and innovative care to our nation’s heroes. In doing so, McDonald stressed the importance of partnering with frontline employees who deliver care […]

New Report Reveals Nation Still Not Fully Equipped to Support Women Veterans

While the federal government has raced to establish programs to serve combat veterans, the current system that awaits women transitioning from military service is a disjointed patchwork of programs marked by serious gaps in health care, housing, other community support services, employment and efforts to eradicate sexual assault, according to a landmark report released today […]

VA Updates Disability Claims Application

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve Veterans, families and survivors. Standardizing the process by which Veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for Veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and […]

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care Campus Rebuild Nears Completion

The KPA Group announces the October completion of the rebuild project at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care Campus. The project was initiated by the Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) to extend increased hospitality to veterans visiting the main hospital. The rebuild included the remodel and conversion of a vending and coffee service area in […]

Two VA Scientists Honored with Awards for Groundbreaking Work on Spinal Cord Injuries

In the past, spinal cord injuries often meant a death sentence for patients – not because of the injury itself, but because of the complications caused as a result of the injury. But thanks to the work of two Veterans Affairs scientists and researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), many paralyzed Veterans now […]