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VA Secretary Denis McDonough’s statement on Afghanistan to Veterans, their families, survivors, and caregivers

To America’s Veterans, their families, survivors, and caregivers: I know it is painful to see the images from Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan, especially for the hundreds of thousands of Veterans who have served there since that fateful day in September 2001. When our country was attacked, you and your loved ones made the heroic choice to run towards the fight. That courageous sacrifice matters and has made us safer, no matter what happens today or any other day.

  • A note to America’s Veterans, their families, survivors on the situation in Afghanistan from VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY :  Juneteenth Commemoration

June 17th, 2021|4 Comments

On Juneteenth, we remember, we commemorate and we reflect on the long road to freedom forced upon Black slaves across America. We stand with those who have continued that fight ever since. Their resilience represents the best of us, and we at VA, will never forget their sacrifices to this Nation. America proudly celebrates alongside them.

  • A note to America’s Veterans, their families, survivors on the situation in Afghanistan from VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

VA Secretary Denis McDonough statement on the retirement announcement of Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski:

June 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on VA Secretary Denis McDonough statement on the retirement announcement of Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski:

Coach K has become known by many titles over the years. National Champion. Gold Medalist. Winningest coach in NCAA history. Bane of Tar Heels everywhere. But here at VA and in the military, he has also been known as Army Capt. Krzyzewski, an artillery liaison to the infantry and graduate of West Point in 1969.

  • Secretary McDonough and VA leaders affirm the White Ribbon VA pledge.

Secretary, VA leaders affirm the White Ribbon VA pledge

April 19th, 2021|4 Comments

On April 14, 2021, VA Secretary Denis McDonough held a virtual ceremony to underscore his zero tolerance for gender-based harassment or sexual assault in VA facilities. At the ceremony, McDonough and VA senior leaders, including Army combat Veteran Chief of Staff Tanya Bradsher, affirmed their commitment to the White Ribbon VA pledge.

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