July 7, 2017

VA expands transparency, accountability efforts

VA becomes first agency to post information on adverse employee actions, requires senior official sign-off on all settlement actions above $5,000 Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans […]
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

Legion riders: Motorcycle club member says ‘I want to help veterans’

Sons of American Legion are men who had relatives, such as parents or … “Because I want to help veterans,” he said explaining why he joined […]
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 22, 2017

Trading helmets for hard hats, veterans explore career in construction

A Vietnam vet and construction expert trains fellow veterans in the tools of the trade.