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 30, 2017

Veterans Innovation Partnership allows eligible Veterans to serve as foreign affairs officers

Members of the military contribute in many ways to our national security, and once they leave the military, they have a unique and nuanced perspective that […]
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 26, 2017

Changes to MST-related PTSD claims processing means more help for Veterans

Women are disproportionately likely to have experienced sexual harassment and/or assault during their military service. This trauma, referred to by VA as military sexual trauma (MST), […]
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 19, 2017

Registration now open for 2017 National Women Veterans Summit, August 25-26 in Houston

It’s been a long time coming, but the 2017 is set and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas, Aug. 25-26, with […]
June 12, 2017

VA-funded transportation program clears major milestone in serving Oregon’s highly rural veterans

Oregon's Highly Rural Transportation Program, a federal, state and local partnership that is helping meet the urgent transportation needs of veterans who live in extremely rural areas, has logged over 500,000 miles in its first two years of operation. That's farther than the distance to the moon and back.