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VA will propose adding rare respiratory cancers to the presumed service-connected list

On March 1, VA announced its intention of adding nine rare respiratory cancers to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities in relation to exposure to toxic chemicals in the air, water, or soil for Veterans who served any amount of time in the Southwest Asia theater of operations.

By |March 1st, 2022|#VetResources, Benefits, Top Stories|37 Comments

Resources available to Veterans experiencing emotional distress due to recent world events

Due to recent world events, Veterans may be feeling emotional distress as they may be reminded of their own deployment experiences.

By |March 1st, 2022|#VetResources, Health, Vets Experience|12 Comments

Help recognize VA’s health care heroes

Help recognize VA's health care heroes. Have you seen a VA employee doing something noteworthy, in words or action, and making a positive difference to the Veterans we serve? If so, consider nominating them for an I CARE Award.  

By |February 8th, 2022|#VetResources, Health, Vets Experience|9 Comments

Geneva Robinson, VA Patient Advocate, celebrates 50 years of service to VA

A gallon of gas was 36¢ when Geneva Robinson started at VA. A Patient Advocate at Birmingham VA, she says, “Veterans are my family.”

By |February 6th, 2022|Health|Comments Off on Geneva Robinson, VA Patient Advocate, celebrates 50 years of service to VA

How VA served Veterans in 2021

Many people would like to forget 2021. It was a tough year, but a lot of good happened, too, especially at VA. The department is committed to making 2022 even better, and to do that, we’re taking a quick look back at what it accomplished and how it served Veterans in 2021.

By |January 4th, 2022|Benefits, Coronavirus, Health, Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|31 Comments

Pearl Harbor attack sailors killed, interred at national cemetery

Of the 2,341 service members killed at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, nine who died are buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.

By |December 7th, 2021|Honoring Vets|Comments Off on Pearl Harbor attack sailors killed, interred at national cemetery
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