June 30, 2017

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 […]
June 29, 2017

VA apprenticeship program to train, employ Veterans to assist other Veterans in properly filing for VA benefits

Veterans service organizations (VSOs) play a major role as advocates for the Veteran community, and as partners with VA, to ensure this nation’s Veterans receive the […]
June 27, 2017

VA secretary formalizes expansion of emergency mental health care to former service members with other-than-honorable discharges

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 […]
June 23, 2017

“Keeping our promises to those who have kept us free”: President signs VA accountability act

With the stroke of a pen, President Trump made what he called one of “the largest reforms to the VA in its history” today with the signing […]
June 20, 2017

VA announces plan to dispose of or reuse all its vacant buildings in 24 months

Following through on a key promise from less than a month ago, VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin today announced a plan to dispose of all […]
June 9, 2017

[Podcast] #34: VA’s Electronic Health Record system announcement

This week’s podcast focuses on the announcement made by VA secretary Dr. David Shulkin on Monday. VA will be adopting the same electronic health record system […]
June 2, 2017

New VA online tool helps Veterans learn about and compare effective PTSD treatments

VA launched a new online tool this week that will help Veterans compare various treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD Treatment Decision Aid is […]
May 17, 2017

VA testing mobile app to allow Veterans to schedule their own health care appointments

VA recently implemented a mobile Veterans appointment request application at 99 sites across the country to further modernize its systems and give Veterans more scheduling choices. […]
May 11, 2017

Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Program users

VA is taking action in response to a phone line that appears to be set up to take advantage of Veterans who misdial the Veterans Choice Program phone line. The two phone […]