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Caregivers have been overlooked, those days are over, VA secretary says

Caregivers have been overlooked by VA over the years, but those days are over, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Oct. 29. Speaking at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Sixth Annual National Convening, McDonough said one of VA’s most important jobs is to support caregivers.

By |October 29th, 2021|Caregivers, Top Stories|26 Comments

VA secretary talks claims backlog, homelessness, COVID-19 vaccinations during press conference

Veteran disability claims, homelessness and COVID-19 vaccines were topics VA Secretary Denis McDonough spoke about during a press conference Oct. 20 in Washington D.C.

Remembering fallen means honoring unfinished work: SecVA

Remembering the fallen means honoring the nation’s unfinished work, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia May 28.

By |May 28th, 2021|Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|Comments Off on Remembering fallen means honoring unfinished work: SecVA

Secretary, VA leaders affirm the White Ribbon VA pledge

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.

By |April 19th, 2021|Secretary's Blog, Top Stories|4 Comments

Veterans to receive assistance through proposed American Jobs Plan

Veterans would see improved infrastructure, more jobs and small business assistance in the proposed American Jobs Plan, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said April 15. Speaking during a White House press call, the secretary said the plan would give VA more resources to help Veterans.

By |April 15th, 2021|Secretary's Priorities, Top Stories|2 Comments

VA, DoD secretaries honor Vietnam War Veterans

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III honored Vietnam War Veterans during a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2021.

By |March 29th, 2021|Honoring Vets, ICARE, Secretary's Blog, Top Stories|5 Comments

Veteran caregivers fulfill Lincoln’s ‘borne the battle’ charge, says SecVA

Veteran caregivers completely fulfill President Abraham Lincoln’s charge to care for those who have borne the battle, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Feb. 24 at an online forum.

By |February 25th, 2021|Caregivers, Top Stories|26 Comments

Secretary orders review of VA’s transgender policies

Earlier this week, Secretary Denis McDonough ordered a review of VA policies to ensure that transgender Veterans and employees do not face discrimination on the basis of their gender identity and expression.

By |February 24th, 2021|Honoring Vets, ICARE, Top Stories|106 Comments
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