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The latest American Veteran news regarding the VA, Veterans Benefits, PTSD, GI Bill eligibility, and many other hot topics.

NCA’s Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM)

The Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) is the country’s first digital platform dedicated entirely to the preservation of the memory of the 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries. Each Veteran, interred in an VA cemetery, has their own memorial page on VLM, a secure, web-based platform that creates a perpetual memorial extending beyond the […]

Operation Song continues mission of telling stories through music

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is expanding its partnership with nonprofit Operation Song to launch a series of songwriting retreats aimed at helping Veterans share and cope with military experiences through music. Operation Song is hosting 10 Veterans for a three-day weekend retreat in Nashville, Tennessee, from Aug.15-17. “VA is […]

VA releases Launchpad app to streamline health care access for Veterans and caregivers

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched a new mobile application designed to save Veterans and their caregivers time online. VA Launchpad for Veterans simplifies and organizes several existing tools and resources into one convenient location to help manage health care needs. “VA has developed dozens of apps for Veterans to take charge of […]

VA and DOD partner to modernize department’s health care supply chain

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) entered into a strategic partnership Aug. 12 to enhance VA’s supply chain management modernization efforts. This first step gives VA networks across the country increased access to DLA’s broader supply catalog; improving productivity and efficiency. The agreement provides […]

VA updates the disability rating schedule for infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies

As of Aug. 11, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) updated portions of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD, or Rating Schedule) that evaluate infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies. The collection of federal regulations used by the Veterans Benefits Administration helps claims processors evaluate the severity of disabilities and assign disability ratings. […]

VA and Hiring our Heroes partner on military spouse hiring initiative

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative  recently joined efforts to lead and support military spouse employment at VA and throughout the federal government, and reduce the high unemployment rate for military spouses. Effective July 29, this initiative is part of both Secretary Wilkie’s priority of […]

VA launches August Women’s Health Mini Residency Program

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) partners with the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Training to offer a Women’s Health Mini Residency Program, Aug. 13-14 in Tampa, Florida. This program gives VA’s women’s health providers experience in conducting breast and pelvic exams with the help of trained Gynecological Teaching […]

Project Atlas

Approximately one third of Veterans we serve live in rural areas. They must often must drive great distances to receive their care at the VA. Philips will donate the equipment required to pilot 10 rural access points at the halls of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars for Veterans to conduct telehealth sessions with […]

VA awards contract for Region 4 of Community Care Network to increase Veteran access to health care

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded a contract Aug. 6 to TriWest Healthcare Alliance to serve as Third Party Administrator in managing Region4 of VA’s new Community Care Network (CCN). The Community Care Network is the department’s direct link with community providers that will ensure VA provides the right care at the right time to Veterans. Region […]

VA hosts initiative that assists in securing financial futures for Veterans, service members and their families

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will host the Economic Investment (EI) Initiative: Puget Sound 2019, Aug. 6 – 8 at the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington, to help those who serve or have served in uniform find continued success in civilian life. The EI Initiative is a free, three-day event that will […]