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The Veterans Affairs Department has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal 2012 under the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for 54,000 slots available in fiscal 2013, VA officials announced today.
Dr. Patricia Hayes, VA's chief consultant on women’s health care, has spearheaded the effort to transform VA's culture to better care for female Veterans.
Eleven years ago today, nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives in the September 11 attacks. As our country transformed, many Veterans have helped make 9/11 as a reason to serve their communities.
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Nearly 250,000 patients served by the Indian Health Service (IHS) have utilized a prescription service available through an interagency agreement between IHS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently completed the installation of a sophisticated Environmental Management System (EMS) at its central office, which will provide an estimated $3.5 million in savings over the next five years.
Currently, 74 VA facilities in 36 states have an active VA Medical Foster Home Program, with hundreds of caregivers opening their homes to Veterans who would otherwise be in a nursing home.
More than 100 sailors are suing the federal government for pushing them out of the Navy amid mass layoffs driven by record retention rates.
ongressman Sanford Bishop calls it "the sword" once poised over a special congressional budget "super committee" charged with cutting $1.2 trillion in federal discretionary spending.
UPI.com U.S. President Barack Obama greets U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune in 2009. ... The bipartisan "Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012" allows the Department of Veterans Affairs ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs hosted an event July 31 for 10 Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) to collaborate in VA’s effort to eliminate the claims backlog.
On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it is moving forward with a plan to provide burial services for Veterans in rural areas where there are no available VA national cemeteries, state Veterans cemeteries or tribal Veterans cemeteries.
National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, is a time to celebrate the history, achievements, traditions and contributions of Hispanic Americans to our nation.
Department of Defense United States Department of Defense ... Eventually, Blackburn went to a local law enforcement academy, where she got her training in contract security.
Homeless female veterans face many barriers in obtaining gainful employment. In fiscal year (FY) 2010, 77% of homeless female veterans were unemployed.
Tara Ingram says she and her mother spent thousands of dollars installing sprinklers and making other improvements to ensure their house would qualify for a Veterans Affairs contract to shelter homeless veterans.
Reverse boot camp provides a five to seven day training program for returning Veterans on career readiness and transitioning back to civilian life.
VA has launched a comprehensive program to identify, screen and treat all Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), and to ensure that they receive patient-centered, integrated care and benefits.
San Antonio Express A local paralympian and San Antonio Veteran was chosen to join First Lady Michelle Obama during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
A VA outpatient clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma is taking new strides to provide comprehensive health care for women Veterans.
VA has completed a record-breaking 1 million claims per year the last two fiscal years, and is on target to complete another 1 million claims in FY2012.
The House unanimously approved Monday two bills meant to help jobless and disabled veterans
U.S. Navy Veteran and longtime movie icon Ernest Borgnine died at the age of 95 on July 8. Raised during the Great Depression, Borgnine enlisted in the Navy in 1935, mainly to help his family through the difficult times.
VA has created segmented lanes to help get claims processed faster and with greater accuracy.
VA has also developed a skills certification process to assess employees’ job proficiency in comparison to national performance standards.
A Pentagon review of compensation members of the National Guard and reservists receive is recommending that changes be made to make salaries and benefits more equitable, according to an article from The Associated Press.
Officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs applauded a decision by the attorneys general of several states to give VA the rights to use the GIBill.Com website, after the website’s original owners QuinStreet Inc. agreed to give up the internet site to settle a lawsuit by the states.
The VA for Vets Hiring Event started Tuesday in Detroit. June 26-28 the COBO Center will host employers from all over the country who have jobs for Vets.
The shiny item coming up through dirt near Rome turned out to be the dog tag for an American soldier from World War II.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Robert Petzel joined Veterans, staff and congressional representatives on June 22 to open a state-of-the-art, 80-bed acute mental health center at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
On Thursday, US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood "unveiled a new portal on their departments' websites designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry.
Leaders of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program have signed an agreement pledging “cooperation and collaboration” to help Veterans find civilian jobs. In that spirit, the two organizations will work together in Detroit during the Veterans Hiring Fair June 26-28.
Millions of dads have served the country in uniform, and for Father’s Day, we honor and thank them for their service by listening to their stories.
Department of Defense Detroit's Cobo Center will host three major U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-sponsored events from June 26-29.
Editor’s note: This is the third essay in an 11-part Father’s Day series entitled, Honoring Fathers Who Serve. In May, we asked readers to submit essays about the men who have served our country.
Within two weeks of being announced, a program to give skills training to some unemployed Veterans has garnered over 12,000 online applications, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.