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News Releases

 VA Secretary recognizes six nationwide for dedication, service to Veterans - Five nurses and a medical center director from across the Department of Veterans Affairs received top awards for their outstanding work advancing nursing programs. (5/12/21)

 VA stands up commission to recommend new Under Secretary for Benefits - The Department of Veterans Affairs established a commission to identify candidates to lead and manage the Veterans Benefits Administration. (5/12/21)

 VA releases report detailing efforts to address COVID-19 pandemic - The Department of Veterans Affairs published a second installment report identifying the department’s strategic response from July 1, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021, to address the COVID-19 pandemic. (5/11/21)

 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)


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