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Veterans and elected officials gathered Saturday morning at the first Veterans Legislative Forum to discuss the main issues veterans face today…
We are pleased to announce the release of the 2010-2012 American Community Survey (ACS) 3-Year Estimates, the most relied-upon source for up-to-date socioeconomic information every year.
Program Analyst, Social Media Administrator, Veterans Benefits Administration Casondra Williams' "invisible monster" - PTSD
Yesterday, the nation paused to honor you—the men and women who have fought in war and stood watch during peacetime.
About 70,000 disabled veterans who served on active duty after 9/11, and were medically discharged with disability ratings of 20 percent or less, still have a shot to gain “retiree” status, with base shopping privileges and lifetime eligibility to TRICARE for them and families.
It’s American Diabetes Month. Are you a Veteran with diabetes mellitus type 2 who was exposed to Agent Orange during service? You may be eligible for VA benefits.
On Nov. 1, 1945, in response to both Congress and Veterans, VA created the Prosthetic Appliance Service. In 2008, VHA established the first National Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) Day, which evolved into National PSAS Week in 2012.
The mastermind of a 15-year kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, a sentence a federal judge said was meant to punish as well as send a message to other government employees.
A letter from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to Rep. Lynn Jenkins says help is on the way…
On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online (AKO). The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense (DOD) services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards (CAC) embedded with users& #8217; personal digital certificates.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. at the House Triangle on the east front of the U.S. Capitol, leaders from the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs as well as representatives from leading veterans service organizations (VSOs) will hold a press conference to call for swift congressional approval of legislation to extend advance appropriations to all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs.
Veteran and My HealtheVet Coordinator, Alaska Helping Veterans in Rural Alaska is a challenge My HealtheVet can solve.
The Marine Corps Uniform Board has pulled its survey of options for a gender-neutral dress and service cover after widespread negative reaction to one of the options, which has been slammed as “girly” and “appalling.”
PTSD: Exposure versus Cognitive Therapy: VA is preparing to launch a study that will examine the two leading forms of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Mike Prendergast, executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, urged members of the Volusia and Flagler county chapters of the Military Officers Association of American to be active on state veterans issues and, in particular, help pass a bill to give in-state tuition breaks to veterans.
In a moment of quiet reflection, Ed Ayers sat in front a wall etched with the names of 241 Americans who were slaughtered 30 years ago when a suicide bomber drove a truck into a four-story military barracks in Beirut. He wept as he remembered his own peacekeeping service before his unit was replaced by the troops who were attacked.
Servicemembers and Veterans are eligible for an array of benefits while participating in approved education or training programs. There are also benefits available for certain dependents.
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month - when individuals, families, schools, and communities across the nation help to raise awareness about bullying prevention.
National Physical Therapy Month reminds us how important VA physical therapists are to so many Veterans on the road to managing their conditions with unique treatment interventions.
Kellie Lafave, a VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator, crisscrosses Montana in her Ford Escape, teaching people how to detect the warning signs of suicide in Veterans they care about.
One veteran in D.C. has dedicated his efforts to helping female veterans find a place to live.
If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, visit Military Pathways to take a free, anonymous, online self-assessment for common mental health conditions such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.
Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on pain management programs and the use of medications, particularly opioids, to treat veterans experiencing acute and chronic pain.
Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing that examined the impacts of a federal government shutdown on benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who was the only witness at the hearing, provided testimony detailing the latest impacts of the shutdown on the VA and veterans. His testimony can be found here.
Too many Veterans are dependent on alcohol and drugs which can lead to physical and mental health problems. VHA has programs which assure Vets they do not have to try to stop on their own.
Today, Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, reacted to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement that over 7,000 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees will be put into furlough status and that regional VBA offices will be closed.
VA is introducing a new kind of nurse at its medical centers across the country, and it’s making a big difference in the level of care patients are receiving. They’re called Clinical Nurse Leaders.
About 5 million veterans may not receive benefits “they earned and rely on” on Nov. 1 because of the partial government shutdown, the Senate Budget Committee chairman warned Friday.
Today, Representative Mike Michaud (ME-02), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, spoke on the House floor today during debate on H.J.Res. 72, a bill that partially funds VA operations and furthers the standoff over the government shutdown.
Have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Below are two sites for you.
October is National Energy Action Month! The Green Management Program encourages you to do your part to reduce energy at work, home, and during the commute.
Management Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs An suicide attempt left Sue Martin blind but ready to rebuild her life. Read about that journey in her post.
"No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris has announced a settlement with a charitable organization whose executive officers she sued for improperly diverting funds intended to support programs serving veterans and active-duty service members.
I was trained to be physically and mentally tough in the military. Having the stamina to kick in 100 doors a day in Fallujah, Iraq, was just as important as having the mental fortitude to keep fighting, even after the …
Posted by U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Janet Hawkins, Deployment Health Clinical Center. Capt. Janet Hawkins is a violence prevention subject matter expert at the Deployment Health Clinical Center.