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VA (Department of Veterans Affairs). The VA is THE agency that oversees all things related to American service men and women.

Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Virtual (GoTo Meeting) The VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is presenting a series of webinars, designed to provide a small business owner with an understanding of what information and services OSDBU provides, and to give a better understanding of what it means to be procurement ready, how to become procurement ready, and how to do business… Read more
New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning 2020

More veterans and caregivers to have eligibility The Department of Defense (DoD) is proud to expand commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility to: Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war All veterans with service-connected disabilities Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance… Read more
Veterans Crisis Line

VA Releases 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report

VA released the 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, which includes findings from its most recent analysis of 2005–2017 suicide rates for both Veteran and non-Veteran populations. Data from the report emphasizes that suicide is a public health problem impacting Veterans and non-Veterans across the nation. VA offers within this report a renewed and determined call to unrelentingly address… Read more
VA, DAV partner to help Veterans ‘TEE’ up

VA, DAV partner to help Veterans ‘TEE’ up

Annual event focuses on rehabilitation through adaptive golf and recreational activities The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will host nearly 300 Veterans with visual impairments, amputations and other physical and mental challenges at an annual adaptive sports event Sept. 8-13 near Iowa City, Iowa. The National Disabled Veterans Training Exposure Experience (TEE) Tournament, is… Read more
VA News Release

VA NEWS: Rapid Appeals Modernization Program to end ahead of implementation of new Veteran appeals law

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will discontinue the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) (see below), which provided eligible Veterans with early resolutions to their appealed claims, ahead of full implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 that takes effect Feb. 19, 2019.  VA will not accept RAMP elections from… Read more
Apple Veterans Affairs

Apple lets veterans track their health records on the iPhone

American veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to securely view their aggregated health records directly in the Health app on their iPhone. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Working with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Apple announced that the Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to veterans. For the first time,… Read more
GI Bill

VA assists GI Bill beneficiaries with Education Corporation of America closure

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will assist GI Bill® students affected by the December closure of Education Corporation of America’s (ECA) approximately 70 campuses. VA is in the process of identifying GI Bill beneficiaries currently enrolled at ECA and informing them of follow-on options. If schools close in the middle of a term and Post-9/11 GI Bill… Read more