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National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October is particularly meaningful for VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Service: it's a time to bring extra attention to National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Spina Bifida Awareness Month.

By |October 26th, 2020|Benefits|Comments Off on National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Spina Bifida Awareness Month

VA program helps beneficiaries stricken with spina bifida

Evelyna Castro, Miss Wheelchair Washington When Evelyna Castro sees herself in a wheelchair she doesn’t think of herself as disabled. Instead, she has turned her disability into something positive. Born with spina bifida, a debilitating spinal disorder that happens when a baby is in the womb and the spinal column doesn’t close all the way, Evelyna, 33, has refused to let her condition [...]

By |January 15th, 2015|Guest Posts|4 Comments

10 things every Veteran should know about Agent Orange

1. Agent Orange was a herbicide and defoliant used in Vietnam Agent Orange was a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed from 1962 to 1971 during the Vietnam War to remove the leaves of trees and other dense tropical foliage that provided enemy cover. The U.S. Department of Defense developed tactical herbicides specifically to be used in “combat operations.” They were not commercial [...]

By |March 10th, 2015|Health, Top Stories|101 Comments

VA Health Care, the Affordable Care Act and You!

On Friday, March 14, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and our community partners, VA is hosting a Google+ Hangout and information session to provide uninsured Veterans, their family members, caregivers and advocates information about health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. Join us at noon ET on the Google+ event page – or on the VA website to [...]

By |March 13th, 2014|Top Stories|9 Comments
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