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News Releases

 VA offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide - All Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and clinics that administer COVID-19 vaccines are accepting walk-ins for eligible Veterans, spouses and caregivers. (5/10/21)

 Join ‘Fans in the Stands’ to virtually cheer on Veteran athletes - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs invites everyone to support our 55 and older Veteran athletes as they compete during the National Veterans Golden Age Games at home, May 10-28 by cheering them on virtually. (5/6/21)

 VA seeks nominations for appointment to the Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Working Group - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published a notice, May 6, in the Federal Register requesting nominations for a one-year appointment to the VA Secretary’s Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Working Group. (5/6/21)

 VA and SBA jointly support restaurant recovery - Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough and Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Guzman visited Compass Coffee, a local Veteran-owned business in the nation’s capital, May 5, to show their joint support for SBA’s recently announced Restaurant Revitalization Fund. (5/5/21)

 Enrollment applications now available for accelerated program to prepare Veterans for high-demand careers - As part of the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications from Veterans interested in the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. (5/4/21)

 Law expands Veteran housing benefits - May is National Moving Month and many Veterans may find themselves moving to a new address as they take advantage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expanded home loan program, which now includes additional benefits for eligible borrowers. (5/4/21)

 Law expands Veteran housing benefits - May is National Moving Month and many Veterans may find themselves moving to a new address as they take advantage of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expanded home loan program, which now includes additional benefits for eligible borrowers. (5/4/21)

 VA’s 1 Step Today campaign promotes Veteran mental wellness - As part of Mental Health Month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launched 1 Step Today to provide guidance curated by Veterans to inspire them to start on a path toward recovery, well-being and a healthier tomorrow, by taking one step at a time.  (5/3/21)

 VA.gov site becomes central login for accessing benefits - Veterans and their families may begin accessing their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and services on the new and user-friendly VA.gov website starting April 30. (4/29/21)

VHA observes 75 years, 1 billion hours of volunteerism - The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) celebrates its 75-year milestone anniversary during National Volunteer Week, April 18–24. (4/22/21)

VA establishes 120-day task force on inclusion, diversity, equity and access - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough established a 120-day task force April 1 to conduct a whole-of-VA review and to design and implement a holistic and integrated VA mission on inclusion, diversity, equity and access.  (4/14/21)

Secretaries of VA, HUD joint statement on ending Veteran homelessness - The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress found that on a single night in January 2020, there were 37,252 Veterans experiencing homelessness in America, an increase of 0.4% over 2019.  (4/12/21)

Statement by VA Secretary McDonough on the president’s FY 2022 Discretionary funding request - The Biden-Harris administration today submitted to Congress the president’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending.  (4/9/21)

VA research reveals link between financial strains and risk of homelessness - Research findings from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study reveal that issues related to financial strain are significant risk factors for becoming homeless and highlight the need to focus on financial well-being to help prevent homelessness among Veterans. (4/6/21)

VA provides free support to help Veterans heal from military sexual trauma - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching a national outreach effort during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to inform Veterans of free counseling and treatment being offered at VA for mental and physical health conditions related to military sexual trauma (MST).  (4/5/21)


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