This Sunday, March 29, marks National Vietnam War Veterans Day and a chance to honor Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
“VA thanks Veterans who served active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during our involvement in Vietnam,” said Darren Sherrard, associate director of recruitment marketing at VA. “We are deeply grateful to this generation of Veterans for their service.”
Many of our doctors, nurses, support staff and others are Veterans themselves or were inspired by the military service of someone they know — like Veterans of the war in Vietnam. Because of these close connections to military service members, they are dedicated to making the best health care available to all Veterans, including the more than 6 million living Vietnam Veterans. In fact, one in every three federal employees is a Veteran, with nearly 125,000 of those choosing VA.
If you served in the military or know someone who did, our mission— to make life better for the brave men and women who risk so much to protect our freedom and our country — is already close to your heart. As we take time to reflect on the Vietnam War, consider a career at VA.
Ask any VA employee about the most rewarding aspect of their job and they’ll tell you it’s the opportunity to help Veterans improve their quality of life through the health care services they provide.
Beyond this noble mission, there are plenty of other reasons to consider VA:
- Work on the cutting edge. You’ll be at the forefront of health care innovation. Not only do we lead the nation in delivering virtual diagnosis and treatment via telehealth, but we pioneered the use of genetics for cancer care and built the next generation of robotic prosthetics.
- Enjoy a robust benefits package. From ample time off to higher education support, VA benefits far exceed what you’ll find in the private sector.
- Work anywhere. With VA facilities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the Philippines, you’re sure to find a location that fits you and your lifestyle.
- Be part of an engaged workforce. For the second year in a row, we were ranked the sixth best place to work among the 17 largest federal agencies.
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