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Afghanistan Veterans

Afghanistan: How Veterans can reconcile service

Major news outlets for the past few months have focused on the drawdown of our nation’s longest war: Afghanistan.

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VA Secretary Denis McDonough

Nearly every death from COVID-19 is preventable: SecVA

Nearly every COVID-19 death in the Veteran community and U.S. as a whole is entirely preventable through getting a vaccine.

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VA News Release

VA to start processing disability claims for certain conditions related to particulate matter

VA began processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis.

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VAOS online scheduling making appointments easier

VA Online Scheduling (VAOS) lets eligible Veterans request community provider appointments

VAOS online scheduling making appointments easier.

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At today’s VA, especially in the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA), we focus on creative and innovative ways to connect with Vets, the media and other stakeholders.

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OPIA’s mission is to completely change the way we talk to Vets and the media. We want to make sure that we are getting the right message to the right Veteran at the right time.

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Office of Public Affairs

Here you can find information about some of VA’s most important issues, including Fact Sheets, photos of recent events other resources for media and for the general public.

Intergovernmental Affairs

Our office acts as the conduit between VA and federal, state, local, American Indian, and Native Alaskan Government officials. Learn more »

National Veterans Outreach Office

The National Veterans Outreach Office (NVO) leads, coordinates and reports outreach program activities and communications throughout the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to increase Veterans’ awareness of and confidence in VA’s healthcare, benefits and services, and how to apply for them; complies with U.S.C. 38 Chapter 63.

National Biennial Outreach Report - 12/01/2020
Homeless Veterans Initiative
Counselor and homeless Veteran

VA has made ending Veteran homelessness a top priority, undertaking an unprecedented campaign to dramatically increase awareness of VA services available for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Learn more about VA’s programs and partnerships that are helping to prevent and end Veteran homelessness by visiting the Homeless website.

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VA Secretary Denis McDonough visits the Washington DC VA Medical Center

Browse our extensive collection of VA events from around the country.

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