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Statement from VA Secretary Denis McDonough on the passing of former VA Administrator Max Cleland

A statement from VA Secretary Denis McDonough on the passing of former senator from Georgia and then “Veterans Administration” administrator Max Cleland.

By |November 9th, 2021|Secretary's Blog, Top Stories|4 Comments

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.

By |August 17th, 2021|Secretary's Blog|18 Comments

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.

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

Borne the Battle #235: VA Secretary Denis McDonough

On Feb. 8, 2021, Denis McDonough was confirmed by the Senate to be the United States’ 11th Secretary of Veterans Affairs. On Borne the Battle he discusses the priorities behind his "First 100 Day Plan" for VA.

A Black History Month Message from VA Secretary Denis McDonough

As our country’s celebration of Black history comes to a close, a profoundly moving experience reminded me of the rich history of selfless service and sacrifice that Black Veterans have made to this nation.

By |February 26th, 2021|Secretary's Blog, Top Stories|1 Comment

Borne the Battle #249: Denise Jelinski-Hall, 3rd Senior Enlisted Advisor, National Guard Bureau

Denise Jelinski-Hall felt stuck in her small hometown of Little Falls, Minnesota, so she created a new future for herself by joining the Air Force. Years, later, Jelinski-Hall became – at the time – the highest-ranking enlisted female in United States military history.

By |July 5th, 2021|Borne the Battle podcast, Top Stories, Women Veterans|Comments Off on Borne the Battle #249: Denise Jelinski-Hall, 3rd Senior Enlisted Advisor, National Guard Bureau

Secretary McDonough’s remarks to Veterans Service Organizations regarding the American Rescue Plan

This plan supports our priority of providing Veterans timely, world-class healthcare. Here’s a few things those targeted funds will allow us to do: It will allow us to ensure that our 9.3 million enrolled Veterans will not have healthcare delayed. The pandemic has resulted in 19.7 million cancelled, delayed or moved appointments. These changes are not only taxing on our Veterans—they may also result in additional costs, forced cancellation, and delays. The plan will allow the Veterans Health Administration and our Information Technology team to sustain and expand telehealth capabilities critical for video-to-home telehealth visits.

By |February 12th, 2021|Secretary's Blog, Top Stories|9 Comments

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
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