• July 3, 2020

    Veterans at VA medical centers across the country are celebrating Independence Day with creative solutions to today’s restrictions. Walking, waving, even tiny horses.

  • June 29, 2020

    After Action Network is a comprehensive, data-driven resource referral network that also serves as the local Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB). 

  • June 17, 2020

    Ear, nose, and throat surgeon Dr. Kyle VanKoevering is doing his part to help Veterans and others who fall ill with COVID-19. Working together with a team at the University of Michigan, he developed a new device that will allow two patients with different needs to safely use the same ventilator.

  • May 4, 2020

    VA celebrates Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) May 3-9. PSRW honors the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

  • April 28, 2020

    Army Veteran and VA North Texas patient Marcus Dees painstakingly used yarn and hooks to translate a warrior mantra into a work of art.

  • April 24, 2020

    In this episode you are introduced to the hosts of the Vets First Podcast, Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea. They discuss the podcast and goals surrounding it.

  • April 16, 2020

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Brett D. Shadle, who served from 2000-2013 during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • March 25, 2020

    On National Medal of Honor Day, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Charles Coolidge, one of two living Medal of Honor recipients from World War II.

  • 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.

  • February 6, 2020

    Diffusion of Excellence kicks off its fifth cohort at the 2020 Diffusion of Excellence Base Camp Feb. 11-13 in New Orleans.

  • February 3, 2020

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran ShaDonna McPhaul, who founded an organization dedicated to helping homeless Veterans.

  • January 31, 2020

    Including Caregivers into Veterans’ medical teams was the focus of a launch event between VA and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Jan. 31 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.