Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it continues to expand its national integrated virtual 3D printing network that began January 2017 at VA’s Puget Sound Healthcare System, growing it from just three hospitals with 3D printing capabilities in early 2017 to 20 at the close of 2018. This growing network allows VA […]
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to bolster Veteran suicide prevention initiatives. VA and DHS, the third-largest federal employer of Veterans in the U.S., with Veterans representing approximately 28 percent of its workforce, share the goals of improving Veterans’ health and well-being […]
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has partnered with CaringBridge, a global nonprofit social network, to aid in Veterans’ connection and communication with their support communities. CaringBridge provides free, secure, personal websites — as a dedicated platform — to assist family and friends in communicating with loved ones during any type […]
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will convene for the inaugural Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) on Feb. 6, in Washington, D.C. Through data analysis and their current suicide […]
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the following letter from Secretary Robert Wilkie to American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox: Mr. J. David Cox National President American Federation of Government Employees 80 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear President Cox: One of the most insulting and misleading stereotypes about […]
Under President Trump, VA has done more in the last two years than it has in decades in reforming the department and improving care and benefits for our nation’s heroes. VA has made groundbreaking progress, particularly in the areas of accountability, transparency and efficiency across the department while achieving an unprecedented series of legislative successes, […]
On December 15, 2018, over 116,000 volunteers laid wreaths at 121 VA National Cemeteries across the nation.
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie addressed the Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference last week via live stream from Washington, D.C. In his speech, Wilkie outlined his priorities and the role the Veterans Experience Office (VEO) plays in the department’s improvement.
Lori Wyatt, widow of David Wyatt, who was one of Chattanooga’s “Fallen Five” in the terror attacks of 2015. Lori wanted to write a song to keep David’s memory alive and to thank the people of Chattanooga for their support. The song was written with Lori and by Operation Songwriters, Steve Dean and Don Goodman. […]
This week’s Operation Song of the Week is “He Took My Place,” and was written with Marine Corps Veteran Gary Lima. Serving during the Cyprus conflict in 1974, Gary was pulled at the last minute from a helicopter mission. He was told to choose his replacement, a young corporal who lost his life that night. […]