• Continue reading Introducing the history of VA in 100 objects

    January 12, 2022

    If you wanted to create an album of your family’s history but were limited to 100 items, what would you put in and what would you leave out? These were the questions that the VA History staff asked in compiling the History of VA in 100 Objects virtual exhibit.

  • Continue reading 100 years of nursing history in 2 minutes or less

    September 21, 2021

    Nurses are the backbone of VA's health system and make a profound impact on the lives of Veterans every day, just as they have for the last 100 years.

  • Continue reading GI Bill: 77 years in the making

    June 22, 2021

    The GI Bill, which continues to provide Veteran education and training benefits, as well as loan guaranty services, celebrates its 77th anniversary.

  • Continue reading For it’s root, root, root for the Veterans! A Look at baseball’s role in early VA history

    June 2, 2021

    Throughout the history of Veterans health care, sports have long served as a means of rehabilitation and healing. While many sports and recreational activities have been incorporated into the fabric of Veterans hospitals, one sport in early VA history stands out for its popularity and impact on Veterans – baseball.

  • Continue reading The Veterans Canteen Service is turning 75

    May 25, 2021

    VCS provides merchandise and services essential to the comfort and well-being of VA’s Veterans, their families, and those who provide for their care in VA facilities.

  • Continue reading Standing Ready #3: The Academic Advancement

    May 7, 2021

    In the latest edition of the Standing Ready podcast, Dr. Murray Levin recalls his early days in the 1950s as a medical school resident in a VA hospital and shares his insights about the partnership between Northwestern and the VA during his time there.

  • Continue reading VA during President Biden’s first 100 days

    April 30, 2021

    What has VA accomplished in President Biden's first 100 days? Here's a list, detailing vaccinations, equity & inclusion, and how VA has delivered.

  • Continue reading Trailblazers, advocates and the anguished: Veteran profiles of the 349th Field Artillery

    February 25, 2021

    This series of blogs profiles the World War I service and post-war experiences of three Veterans of the 92nd  Division’s 349th Field Artillery Regiment, one of the Army’s first predominately African-American artillery units.

  • Continue reading Veterans Day History and 2020 Teacher Resource Guide

    October 28, 2020

    Learn more about Veterans Day history and download the Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide.

  • Continue reading Friendship in Death: The Nimitz Plot at Golden Gate National Cemetery

    August 14, 2020

    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz decided that, in death, he wanted to join his men at Golden Gate with a standard military funeral and regulation headstone. He took steps to assure that the shipmates closest to him during World War II could join him.

  • Continue reading Preserving the legacy of Veterans buried in unmarked graves

    July 17, 2020

    Preserving the legacy of Veterans who lay in unmarked gravesites happens all across the country. In fact, anyone can request a burial headstone or marker if the service of the Veteran ended prior to April 6, 1917.

  • Continue reading The Art of Medicine, from an Old Country Doc

    June 9, 2020

    Before physicians had science, they relied on the art of medicine, which, according to Hippocrates, consists of three things: the disease, the patient and the physician.