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PACT Act Expansion to Increase Eligibility to Millions of Veterans

March 05, 2024

VA Healthcare Eligibility expansions to all Veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards during military service – at home or abroad - to VA Healthcare, including all Veterans who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, and any other combat zone after 9/11.

The Next PACT Act Deadline - Health Care Enrollment for New York Veterans who deployed to Combat Zones

September 05, 2023

Until 11:59pm local time on September 30, 2023, Veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in VA health care, and left active duty between September 11, 2001 and October 1, 2013 are eligible to enroll directly in VA health care.

Stratton VA Updates Its Masking Guidance

January 12, 2022

Based on data from an internal risk assessment in response to the current Omicron COVID-19 Variant, new masking guidance at the Stratton Medical Center and its CBOCs was developed to maximize safety and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

9/11 Virtual Remembrance Ceremony

September 10, 2021

20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks Virtual Remembrance Ceremony - Stratton VA honors lives lost and American heroism.

Annual Golf Tournament raises $13,000 to help end homelessness among area Veterans

August 25, 2021

DONATION: The Albany Homeless Veteran Program received $13,000 to assist Homeless Veterans in upstate NY.

MVP - The Future of Medicine is in Your Genes

August 16, 2021

The future of medicine is in your genes. We need your help.

VA expands mandate for COVID-19 vaccines among VHA employees

August 12, 2021

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough will expand his previous COVID-19 vaccine mandate tomorrow, Aug. 13th, to apply to most Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employees, volunteers, and contractors who work in VHA facilities, visit VHA facilities or otherwise come into contact with VA patients and healthcare workers as part of their duties.

Stratton VA Expands COVID-19 Vaccinations

August 03, 2021

All Veterans, Caregivers, Spouses, CHAMPVA, and National Guard, Reserve & Coast Guard Members eligible for vaccination appointments at the Stratton VA under the SAVE LIVES Act.

VA mandates COVID-19 vaccines among its medical employees including VHA facilities staff

July 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — July 26 Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced he will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for Title 38 VA health care personnel —

Local Clinic Realignment Provides First Step to Enhancing Veteran Healthcare

May 25, 2021

VA To Boost Capital Region Access to Primary, Specialty and Community Services