• July 24, 2021

    Established Aug. 7, 1946, and staffing its first locations the following year, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) has provided merchandise and services as a benefit to Veterans who are hospitalized or domiciled in VA facilities.

  • July 15, 2021

    Air Force Veteran Juan served from 1962 to 1969. He didn’t come to VA for care until many years later when, self-employed and without insurance, health bills depleted his funds.

  • July 1, 2021

    Navy Veteran Charles served in World War II. He came to VA after his eyesight began failing. The staff at the VISOR Center helped Charles continue living independently, despite his condition.

  • June 25, 2021

    VA’s 75th Anniversary: VA Pittsburgh looks back on those who pioneered its Homeless Veterans Program and Domiciliary. Its continued success shows some problems can be solved without medicine.

  • June 24, 2021

    When Tom was struck down by Guillain-Barre, he came to VA for care. He was very impressed by his experience, and credits VA with saving his life and bringing him back from almost complete paralysis.

  • June 21, 2021

    The Standing Ready season one finale, “Competitive Adaptative: A History of Sports in the VA,” looks at the past, present and future of VA adaptive sports.

  • June 18, 2021

    Jake served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. After separating from service he was injured and partially paralyzed. He came to VA for help, and received much more than he expected.

  • June 12, 2021

    VA partners with medical schools and colleges to provide training programs at VA facilities. As a result of that partnership, VA Bedford has a renewed focus on leading-edge training in geriatrics.

  • June 10, 2021

    Navy Veteran Dick got a second lease on life when his VA doctor helped him to lose almost a hundred pounds. Now, back to an active, healthy lifestyle, he credits VA with the win.

  • June 4, 2021

    Army Veteran Mitchell “never knew how good VA was.” At a friend’s urging, he went to VA and doctors there doctors found a myelofibrosis disorder. Today, Mitchell believes “it’s a good thing I’m here.”

  • June 2, 2021

    Volunteers have built communities of care and support and continue to meet the needs of Veterans. They are deeply rooted in our history. Hear how they have been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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.