March 11, 2019

VA strengthens care and benefits for Veterans with $220 billion budget

President Donald J. Trump is proposing a total of $220.2 billion in his fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), […]
March 7, 2019

VEText enhances access and improves experience for Veterans

Vietnam-era Veteran James Preston (pictured above) uses his mobile phone much like any other person.  He reads his email, surfs the net, streams video, even plays […]
March 6, 2019

President Trump signs the executive order to empower Veterans and end Veteran suicide

President Trump recently signed the Executive Order on a National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide, or PREVENTS. Watch the video. “Our mission is […]
March 5, 2019

2019 National Vietnam War Veterans Day

On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans we are deeply honored to serve, I want to say thank you to our country’s […]
March 1, 2019

Purple Heart recipients added to VA priority claim process

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie was six-years-old when his father came home after being gravely wounded during the invasion of Cambodia. His father spent years recovering from […]
February 21, 2019

New VA appeals process is starting and it looks promising

Over the last 18 months, VA has been dedicated to implementing the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Appeals Modernization Act). The Appeals Modernization […]
February 20, 2019

ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live event on VA programs to end homelessness

All Veterans have earned and deserve a place to call home. That’s why VA is committed to preventing and ending homelessness among Veterans. VA and Vietnam […]
February 19, 2019

VA’s Appeals Modernization Act takes effect today

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which was signed into […]
February 15, 2019

How Writing Helps Heal Portland Veterans

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, more than 40 veterans, family members, VA caregivers, and members of the community attended a writing retreat facilitated by Kim Stafford, […]