• Continue reading Secretary McDonough’s remarks to Veterans Service Organizations regarding the American Rescue Plan

    February 12, 2021

    This plan supports our priority of providing Veterans timely, world-class healthcare. Here’s a few things those targeted funds will allow us to do: It will allow us to ensure that our 9.3 million enrolled Veterans will not have healthcare delayed. The pandemic has resulted in 19.7 million cancelled, delayed or moved appointments. These changes are not only taxing on our Veterans—they may also result in additional costs, forced cancellation, and delays. The plan will allow the Veterans Health Administration and our Information Technology team to sustain and expand telehealth capabilities critical for video-to-home telehealth visits.

  • Continue reading VA Secretary Denis McDonough visits DC VA Medical Center

    February 12, 2021

    VA Secretary Denis McDonough toured the DC VA Medical Center to see first-hand how healthcare professionals care for Veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Continue reading A message from VA Secretary Denis McDonough

    February 9, 2021

    The U.S. Senate confirmed VA Secretary nominee Denis R. McDonough on Monday, February 8, 2021. He is the eleventh VA secretary. 

  • Continue reading VA Secretary Robert Wilkie discusses recent VA accomplishments

    January 14, 2021

    VA Secretary Robert Wilkie: In 2020, America faced a crisis in the form of COVID-19. And it became VA’s responsibility to see our Veterans through it.

  • Continue reading Secretary Wilkie’s 2020 Veterans Day message

    November 11, 2020

    VA Secretary Robert Wilkie: "Each Veterans Day is a remembrance set aside to honor those who have defended our country in peace and war."

  • Continue reading Secretary Wilkie: Honoring Hispanic-American Veterans

    October 9, 2020

    Here at VA, we take time during this 31-day period to praise those men and women of Hispanic descent who didn’t just enjoy America’s freedoms, they chose to take up arms to defend those freedoms.

  • Continue reading SecVA: REACH campaign strives to reduce Veteran suicide

    July 7, 2020

    Reducing national suicide, including for Veterans, is the goal of a new REACH campaign, unveiled July 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The campaign mission is to “take care of our emotional well-being and the well-being of those we love,” reaching out to “those who are most vulnerable.”

  • Continue reading Secretary Wilkie: We must bind our wounds

    June 11, 2020

    As President Lincoln said, we can bind up the nation's wounds together. We must listen to one another, genuinely care for one another and recognize that our dreams are tightly woven together.

  • Continue reading Secretary Robert Wilkie’s Memorial Day 2020 Message

    May 22, 2020

    Secretary Wilkie's 2020 Memorial Day message pays tribute to the men and women serving our great nation and who have lost their lives while in uniform.

  • Continue reading New coronavirus chatbot available

    May 19, 2020

    The new VA Coronavirus chatbot can help address COVID-19 symptoms, questions on testing, stimulus payments, telehealth and more.

  • Continue reading Secretary Wilkie on the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

    May 11, 2020

    On May 8, VA marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, a victory for the forces of freedom that shaped the world for all of us who followed after.

  • Continue reading Secretary Wilkie thanks women Veterans and VA’s women employees

    March 11, 2020

    Hello, I’m Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. I’m honored to help celebrate Women’s History Month, pay tribute to women Veterans, and thank our VA women Veteran employees.