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 […]
This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Military Investigative Policy —- (Tracking Device Found in Navy Email to Navy Times) 05 == WikiLeaks Investigation —- (Chelsea Manning Ordered Back to Jail) 06 == U.S. Space Force  —- (HAC Will Not Support DoD’s Funding Request) 08 == SOCOM —- (Where Special Forces Fit […]
In recognition of “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reaffirm its “Better Starts Today” campaign, calling on Veterans who use tobacco to discover reasons to quit and take advantage of innovative VA resources to help them succeed. Led annually by the World Health Organization, VA’s observance of […]
Underscoring its mission of improving the quality of life for Veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently began offering a new option to patients awaiting kidney transplants: organs that are positive for hepatitis (hep) C. In early March, a team from the Iowa City VA (ICVA) Health Care System (HCS) successfully transplanted hep C positive kidneys […]
Many Veterans, with a service connected disability rating, are entering Federal parks for free with the Lifetime National Parks Access Pass from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Good for entry into 400+ National Parks and over 2,000 recreation sites across the country, the Lifetime Access Pass is another way a grateful […]