February 2, 2017

Calling all artists: The National Veterans Day poster contest now under way

Each year the VA’s National Veterans Outreach Office, in conjunction with the Veterans Day National Committee, publishes a commemorative Veterans Day poster. The poster is selected […]
February 2, 2017

One of the last Montford Point Marines: the unique Legacy of an African-American Veteran, from World War II to Vietnam

To celebrate Black History Month 2017, NCA is pleased to share the legacy of Mr. Allen Newton Frazier. Like so many African-Americans of his generation, he […]
February 1, 2017

Compensation 101: What exactly is VA compensation?

As a social media administrator for VA’s Benefits Administration, I read thousands of comments (yep, all of them) each week from thousands of people scattered across […]
January 31, 2017

VA to recognize tribal organizations as Veteran representatives

Native Americans serve in the military among the highest rate, per capita, compared to other groups and our nations honor the place of tribal warriors in […]
January 27, 2017

Statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs on federal hiring freeze

VA announced exemptions to the federal hiring freeze in the president’s memo dated January 23, 2017. The authorities outlined in the president’s memo provide VA the ability […]
January 24, 2017

VA giving strength to couples in crisis

Are you in a violent relationship?  Are you scared of your significant other?  Or is your significant other perhaps scared of you? If so, VA has […]
January 19, 2017

WWII Veteran reflects on G.I. Bill benefits, offers advice to today’s Veterans

When the original GI Bill took effect in 1944, it was touted as one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced. It had a […]
January 19, 2017

Injured veterans will be covered for fertility services

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday it will cover the costs of assisted reproductive technology because of service-related injuries. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., […]
January 17, 2017

Millions more vets to be able to shop at exchanges online

After two years of study and debate, the Department of Defense has made a policy change, effective next November, to allow 16 million honorably discharged veterans […]