VA to make beds available where possible to non-Veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma

Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA is making beds available where possible to non-Veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma. Secretary Shulkin has been working with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson and their staffs on this issue beginning yesterday evening. “We thank Governor Scott […]

VA NCA Veterans Legacy Program Field Trip

The National Cemetery Administration hosted a day of learning at Florida National Cemetery. Florida middle school students met with University of Central Florida students to learn about the impact Veterans made in national, state, and local history. Through the Veterans Legacy Program, college students presented their research to the next generation. “Today we honor our […]

VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource Mobile App Walkthrough

VA recently released the VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource app to help Veterans and their caregivers learn about preventing and caring for existing injuries as well as provide other tools to help manage their health. This app is unique in the mobile health market and is the only VA-developed app for pressure ulcer prevention with tools […]

VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource Mobile App for Veterans

VA recently released the VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource app to help Veterans and their caregivers learn about preventing and caring for existing injuries as well as provide other tools to help manage their health. This app is unique in the mobile health market and is the only VA-developed app for pressure ulcer prevention with tools […]

VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Response Mobile App for Caregivers

VA recently released the VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource app to help Veterans and their caregivers learn about preventing and caring for existing injuries as well as provide other tools to help manage their health. This app is unique in the mobile health market and is the only VA-developed app for pressure ulcer prevention with tools […]

Veterans Crisis Line to Open Third Call Center in Topeka, Kansas

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is opening a Veterans Crisis Line(VCL) call center in Topeka, Kansas, the third such center nationwide, and expects to hire 100 employees to staff the center, located on the campus of VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System. VCL currently operates two centers in Canandaigua, New York, and Atlanta, […]

VA Awards Grants to Help Homeless and At-risk Veterans and Families

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has awarded $343 million in grants to 288 nonprofit organizations to help low-income Veterans and their families. The grants were awarded under VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. “With these important grants, we are able to leverage the expertise of local experts to help […]

Former Blue Angels, Thunderbirds Oppose ATC Privatization

Six former team commanders of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels are forcefully opposing legislation that would privatize U.S. air traffic control services. In a 100-second video produced by the International Council of Air Shows, these former military aviators urge their fellow citizens to contact their congressional representatives to tell them […]

VA Awards $188 Million in Grant Funding to Help Homeless Veterans

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced $188 million in grants for two programs benefiting homeless Veterans. The grants were made through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program, awarded to community agencies providing services to homeless Veterans. Awards announced today will provide approximately $185 million in per diem funding for 556 projects to community agencies […]

Veterans TEE Up in Iowa City

More than 260 Veterans with visual impairments, amputations and other physical or mental challenges will demonstrate their resilience as they participate in the 2017 National Disabled Veterans Training, Exposure and Experience (TEE) Golf Tournament, which will take place Sept. 11-15 near Iowa City, Iowa. “This event is about empowering our nation’s Veterans to lead active, […]