• Continue reading June is National Lightning Safety Awareness month

    June 20, 2020

    The first day of summer is June 20, but summer thunderstorms don’t wait for the solstice. Thunderstorms form quickly and lightning can be deadly. Lightning Safety Awareness Week is an effort by the National Weather Service to help increase lightning safety.

  • Continue reading Secretary: VA ready for COVID-19 pandemic

    March 18, 2020

    VA is ready for the COVID-19 pandemic, said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie during a White House press briefing March 18. “One of the things we do at VA is that we prepare for national emergencies, be they national emergencies or epidemics,” Wilkie said. VA has four specific missions. Three are Veterans health care, Veterans benefits and running national cemeteries. “Our fourth mission is to support the federal government in times of natural disasters and pandemics,” he said. Wilkie said VA is the “buttress force” if the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) needs medical professionals for crises.

  • Continue reading Biloxi VA nurses support Puerto Rican relief effort

    February 13, 2020

    Registered Nurses Betzi Solla, Lucy Martin and Marguerita Pena-Agressott spent two weeks in Puerto Rico, volunteering through the Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System (DEMPS) program.

  • Continue reading Deployed Vet center staff helps those affected by Hurricane Michael

    October 22, 2018

    Vet Center counseling and referral services are available at the medical station during its operating hours, which are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 

  • Continue reading VA deploys huge response force to aid Hurricane Michael recovery

    October 18, 2018

    Hurricane recovery Hurricane Michael made history Oct. 10 as one of the most powerful and largest hurricanes to [...]