January 16, 2019

VA eyeing new partnership with states to help prevent veterans suicide

Veterans Affairs officials launched their “Be There” campaign to combat veterans suicide in September 2016. The department is planning a new partnership with at least seven […]
January 15, 2019

Meet New VSO at Portland VA

Stephen D. Butler is a Navy Veteran and Veterans Service Officer (VSO) with Blinded Veterans Association. If you are a Veteran who needs assistance please do […]
January 14, 2019

VBA resources for Veterans, dependents, survivors, and federal employees during shutdown

Even on the best of days, we at VA know that providing for yourself and your family–and having financial stability and security–are some of the most […]
January 11, 2019

Connecting Veterans to long-term careers

Editor’s Note: The following blog post is a Department of Labor contribution. As of November 2018, the current Veteran unemployment rate was 3.1 percent, down from […]
December 28, 2018

GI Bill housing stipend woes should get fixed in 2019

After severe payment delays for thousands of student veterans expecting money for housing from the VA in the fall semester, those planning to use the education […]
December 27, 2018

Blue Christmas addresses Veterans’ holiday stress

Blue Christmas Service Excerpts from a sermon by Chaplain Jonathan Landon, Eugene VA Health Care Center. I’ve known for a long time that some men and […]
December 26, 2018

VA announces moratorium on discharges and decreases from comprehensive caregiver program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it will temporarily suspend discharges and decreases in level of support from its Program of Comprehensive Assistance […]
December 22, 2018

VA not affected by partial government shutdown

In light of of a partial federal government shutdown, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement: “Thanks to the leadership […]
December 20, 2018

VA assists GI Bill beneficiaries with Education Corporation of America closure

VA will assist GI Bill® students affected by the December closure of Education Corporation of America’s (ECA) approximately 70 campuses. VA is in the process of […]