VA unveils world’s most advanced commercial prosthesis

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin, M.D. unveiled the world’s most advanced commercial prosthetic — the Life Under Kinetic Evolution (LUKE) arm — during a visit to the VA New York Harbor Health Care System’s Manhattan campus. The event also included a demonstration of the technology by the first Veteran amputees to receive the […]

VA Expands Transparency, Accountability Efforts: Becomes First Agency to Post Information on Adverse Employee Actions, Requires Senior Official Sign-off on all Settlement Actions above $5,000

Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking a further step on transparency and accountability as a follow-on to the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act signed by the president less than two weeks ago. Beginning today, the department is making public a list […]

“These people saved the world” – The Story of Loudon Park National Cemetery

“These people saved the world. They saved the WORLD.” – Shawn Graham, public affairs specialist, National Cemetery Administration. Loudon Park National Cemetery, originally a military cemetery located within the private Loudon Park Cemetery, is located in southwest Baltimore, Md. It was one of the 14 original national cemeteries established under the National Cemetery Act of […]

VA Secretary Shulkin unveils world’s most advanced commercial prosthesis

Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin, M.D. unveiled the world’s most advanced commercial prosthetic — the Life Under Kinetic Evolution (LUKE) arm — during a visit to the VA New York Harbor Health Care System’s Manhattan campus. The event also included a demonstration of the technology by the first Veteran amputees to receive […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Cyber Defense ———– (3 Ways DARPA Will Attack The Cyber Problem) 05 == Selective Service System [25] – (New Women Draft Attempt Shot Down) 05 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [36] —– (Integrated EHR System Impact) 06 == BRAC [58] —————————————– (Congress’ Blockage Impact) 07 == CRSC […]

VA Secretary and Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Forging Partnership to Address Issues Faced by Both Nations’ Veterans

Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David J. Shulkin, and Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Kent Hehr, joined officials from both nations June 27-28 at VA headquarters to discuss how strategic partnerships can help improve benefits and services for Veterans and their families. “Expanding […]

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passage of Appeals Modernization Bill

“I want to thank the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee for its bold action on VA appeals modernization,” Secretary Shulkin said. “I look forward to the full senate passing the bill quickly to help us move the antiquated appeals process into the modern era, and provide Veterans with much quicker resolution of their appeals — something […]

VA Secretary Formalizes Expansion of Emergency Mental Health Care to Former Service Members With Other-Than-Honorable Discharges

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges. This is the first time a VA Secretary has implemented an initiative specifically focused on this group of former service members who are in mental health distress. […]

2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games – Biloxi, MS

Nearly 800 Veterans ages 55 and older joined volunteers and rehabilitative professionals from across the country for the 31st National Veterans Golden Age Games, May 7-11 in Biloxi, Mississippi. This annual competition organized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and supported by national sponsor Veterans Canteen Service, is the only national multi-event sports and […]