Memorial Day has special meaning at VA, where every day we care for those who have given so much for our country.

To us, this holiday is about much more than barbecues and discount sales. It’s about taking time to solemnly remember those servicemen and servicewomen who did not make it back home.

Honoring those who’ve borne the battle is important at VA because it’s not only our patients who are former military — about one in every three VA workers once put on the uniform.

An understanding of what it takes to serve is imbued throughout the halls of every VA facility. Like in the military, a shared commitment to our mission runs through everything we do. That commitment is to ensure that millions of Veterans across the country receive the health care they need to lead full, happy lives.

“I’m extremely passionate about VA health care, and I want other Veterans to know that these resources are here for them,” said U.S. Navy Veteran Heather Roe, a public affairs specialist at the Cleveland VA Medical Center.

A home for Veterans

At VA, we are dedicated to supporting Veterans every day, whether by delivering that world-class health care or providing paths to lasting civilian careers for transitioning military personnel.

No one embodies that philosophy more than Kristina Snell, manager of the Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) National program. A Veteran herself, Snell has dedicated her time at VA to helping transitioning military personnel find meaningful careers caring for other Veterans.

“Working at VA is the best kept secret. Not only do you have our really amazing mission, but people at VA care about you,” Snell said.

Through the ICT program, former combat medics, medical technicians and corpsmen can make a difference working as allied health professionals in fields like emergency medicine, critical care, geriatric care, primary care, specialty surgery and more.

Our transitioning military personnel initiative also serves as a pipeline to a variety of rewarding careers that allow you to continue serving your country by helping other Veterans get better, faster. You can find a VA career as a law enforcement officer, custodial worker, or medical support assistant or technologist.

Work at VA

Today and every day, we honor those who have served in the armed forces at VA. Consider a career caring for those who have valiantly dedicated their lives our nation.

NOTE: Positions listed in this post were open at the time of publication. All current available positions are listed at USAJobs.gov.

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4 Comments

  1. Ed Hoppe June 3, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    The Temple, Tx., Cedar Park, Tx., and Austin, Tx Clinic and Healthcare all have treated me
    like a human, with respect , great health care for the past 10 plus years. All my doctors,
    specialists, RN’s, LVN’s, and PA’s, all I can say is , ATTA TEAM!

  2. Fred Henderson May 27, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    The V A clinics and hospitals that I have visited in Texas have treated me with respect and kindness. I certainly appreciate them. They are very thorough.

  3. Pat Dwyer May 27, 2021 at 7:34 am

    A big shoutout and Thank You to the NorCal/ Bay Area VA clinics and hospitals for 12+ years of fabulous healthcare from wonderful nurses, doctors, techs and staff: you are my angels.

  4. Eugene Bohatch May 25, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I have heard/read of cases where veterans have/are experiencing serious difficulties in their care thru the VA

    My experience during the two years I have been under Mather/McClellan in Northern California care has been very caring and thorough.

    The few instances where I have experienced some difficulties were not unlike those I experienced in my past care through HMO/PPO health coverage.

    The health care providers of the VA provide great services including those under difficult circumstances.

    My sincere thanks to all who serve in the VA health care program.

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