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 VA partners with Verizon, Medivis and Microsoft to advance health care services for Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) partnered with Verizon, Medivis and Microsoft, effective Feb. 12, as part of its efforts to deliver Veterans VA’s first advanced, 5G-enabled, clinical care system at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. (2/18/20)

 VA strengthens care and benefits for Veterans with $243 billion budget request for fiscal year 2021 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a proposed $243.3 billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021. (2/10/20)

Secretary Wilkie statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address - VA Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement today (2/4/20)

Statement from Secretary Robert Wilkie - Statement from Secretary Robert Wilkie regarding a personnel action (2/3/20)

VA encourages communities to volunteer and recognize hospitalized Veterans during National Salute to Veteran Patients week - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will honor hospitalized Veterans at VA medical centers, clinics and facilities nationwide from Feb. 9-15 during National Salute to Veteran Patients. (2/3/20)

Applications open for community organizations to apply for millions in adaptive sports grants to support community reintegration for disabled Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications through March 17 for up to $15 million in grants for civic groups providing adaptive sports and therapeutic recreational opportunities to Veterans and members of the armed forces with disabilities.  (1/29/20)

VA releases updated DOD list identifying Agent Orange sites outside of Vietnam - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released in January an updated Department of Defense (DOD) list of locations outside of Vietnam where tactical herbicides were used, tested or stored by the United States military. (1/27/20)

American Heart Association praises VA genetic research - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) earned national recognition for its impact on heart disease and stroke science in VA studies published in 2019. (1/24/20)

VA launches diabetes campaign to help Veterans, health care teams better manage care - he U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new campaign this month to give Veterans a better understanding of their diabetes numbers, which are critical to their well-being. (1/24/20)

VA makes progress on resolution of legacy appeals - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Appeals Management Office (AMO) significantly reduced disability compensation legacy appeals inventory during the last nine months as part of the department’s long-term legacy resolution plan. (1/21/20)

VA announces proposed rule regarding equal treatment of faith-based organizations in VA-supported social service programs - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed a rule, Jan. 16, that would implement President Trump’s, May 3, 2018, Executive Order (EO) establishing a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative, to remove regulatory barriers allowing religious and non-religious organizations equal treatment in VA-supported programs.  (1/16/20)

VA’s Veterans Health Administration Central Office gets realignment to improve care for Veterans - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Jan. 1, the redesign of the Veterans Health Administration Central Office (VHACO) as part of its modernization efforts.  (1/9/20)

Secretary Wilkie's Statement Regarding House Veterans' Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe's Retirement Announcement - Rep. Phil Roe played a critical role in the most comprehensive overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs this nation has seen in generations. His legacy includes writing the bill that gave Veterans real, permanent choice; putting us on a path to modernizing our electronic health records; and making sure VA remains accountable to the Veterans it serves (1/3/20)

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin deciding claims for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 at 12:01 a.m., Philippine Standard Time, Jan. 1, 2020, as the Philippines is the farthest east VA regional benefits office.  (12/31/19)

VA receives high marks for communicating with the public - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received an “A” grade in November from a nonpartisan organization that evaluates the ability of federal agencies and businesses to communicate clearly with the public. (12/20/19)


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