November 29, 2016

Blood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans

VA researchers found a link between service-related occupational exposure to herbicides and high blood pressure (hypertension) risk among U.S. Army Chemical Corps (ACC) Veterans, a group of Veterans assigned to do chemical operations during the Vietnam War. Researchers also found an association between military service in Vietnam and hypertension risk among these Veterans.

Researchers at VA’s Post Deployment Health Services Epidemiology Program, Office of Patient Care Services, conducted the Army Chemical Corps Vietnam-Era Veterans Health

November 29, 2016

Newly identified bodies of Pearl Harbor victims returned to families for burial

Edwin Chester Hopkins’ casket was draped with an American flag that had hung above the state Capitol. Boy Scouts saluted as the motorcade weaved around the colonial town square to the cemetery, where a military bugler readied to play taps in the dappled sunlight of a cool autumn day.

It was a grand...

November 29, 2016

Obama’s Sacred Duty: Visiting the Wounded at Walter Reed

Lt. Cmdr. John Terry doing lunges with President Obama at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Commander Terry, who provided the image, said, “I will remember that day until I die.”

November 24, 2016

We have a lot to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, so as we prepare to celebrate we’d like to take this time to express our unwavering appreciation for those we serve, America’s Veterans. Each and every day as we work closely with them, we’re reminded of how grateful we are for their service, as they’ve protected the freedoms needed to live life to the fullest. And we’re helping them do the same by pursuing our vision to provide them with

November 23, 2016

Congress pushes for disclosure of employers who violate veterans law

The U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee has begun an investigation following revelations that the Department of Labor is shielding the identity of ...

November 23, 2016

A military historian’s find could unlock the mystery of 136 sailors missing since WWII

Four graves are marked "Unknown U.S. Sailor — January 3, 1944." That's the same date the Navy destroyer USS Turner exploded, killing 136 sailors.

November 21, 2016

Town hall meetings for veterans scheduled for Roseburg, North Bend

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- For all veterans, family members and stakeholders, Roseburg VA Medical Center has scheduled a couple town hall meetings.
November 21, 2016

Poor oversight of a student loan benefit may be hurting military borrowers, GAO says

Inaccurate information and poor coordination between federal agencies is putting members of the military at risk of paying more on their student loans than necessary.

November 21, 2016

Obama Administration Marks Five Years of the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act

President Barack Obama shakes the hand of Donald E. Larson, National President of the Fleet Reserve Association, after delivering remarks during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 11, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Five years ago today, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, which brought about major changes to help