A poignant story of how the National Cemetery Administration and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency partner to bring home and honor Servicemembers still unaccounted for from battlefields across the globe. Features Korean War Veteran and POW Arden Rowley; Fern Sumpter Winbush, Principal Deputy Director for DPAA; and Robert Bryson, NCA Assistant Cemetery Director.
The latest American Veteran news regarding the VA, Veterans Benefits, PTSD, GI Bill eligibility, and many other hot topics.
Many of us are familiar with the wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial or the fountains at the World War II Memorial, but here are a handful of memorials you can see in D.C. that are less commonly known to visitors.
This week the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) took a key step in its digital modernization effort by revamping its website accessed by 10 million customers per month who use VA’s tools and content online. To improve this experience VA’s Veterans Experience Office and VA Digital Service gathered feedback from more than 5,000 Veterans, service members, their families, […]
This episode of The American Veteran features stories about: Charles Norman Shay, a 94-year old Penobscot tribal elder, who served in WWII as a combat medic landing on Omaha Beach in the first wave; a 27-piece salsa band made up entirely of military Veterans; an Army Veteran applies the unbreakable warrior spirit to wheelchair basketball; […]
There are roughly two million women Veterans, making up ten percent of the Veteran population and growing. The I Am Not Invisible (IANI) photography project, developed in Oregon, aims to increase awareness and dialogue about women Veterans, and open viewers’ eyes to the myriad contributions, needs, and experiences of women who have served in the […]
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will be moving nearly 430 medical professionals from taxpayer-funded union work back to health care jobs serving Veterans. The move, which will improve VA’s ability to deliver health care to Veteran patients, will take effect Nov. 15 when VA repudiates certain provisions of master collective […]
Four senior U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers were recently elected as new members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. VA Drs. Ann McKee, Albert Siu, Lucila Ohno-Machado and Rachel Werner were selected on Oct. 15 by current NAM members for their contributions to […]
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans (VA) announced that it is prioritizing Veterans benefits appeals, effective Nov. 1, for victims in the Northern Mariana Islands who have been impacted by Super Typhoon Yutu. VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals has determined that the significant effects of Super Typhoon Yutu were sufficient cause for the Board to advance the appeals […]
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) together with representatives from the departments of Labor, Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, the U.S. Navy and others, signed a joint statement aimed at improving access to free legal services for Veterans in need. Federal agencies and the Veterans legal services community came together at VA headquarters in […]
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnished the first Medal of Honor (MOH) Medallion for the private headstone of Pfc. Milton L. Olive III, a decorated Vietnam-era war hero, during a ceremony Nov. 1 at West Grove Cemetery in Lexington, Mississippi. With the passage of Public Law 114-315 on Dec. 16, 2016, Congress authorized VA’s National Cemetery […]