VA News Releases

News Releases from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

22/09/2017 03:24 PM
VA Providing Support to Veterans in Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands in Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria
WASHINGTON - In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it continues to provide vital health care and other support to displaced Veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).

21/09/2017 12:49 PM
VA Removing Employee Arrested for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it is taking immediate steps to propose the termination of a Memphis VA Medical Center employee arrested over the weekend for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal impersonation of a police officer.

20/09/2017 10:29 AM
VA Removes Former D.C. Medical Center Director: New Accountability Measures Used
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has fired former Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center Director Brian Hawkins for his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center.

15/09/2017 05:00 PM
VA Releases Veteran Suicide Statistics by State
WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its analysis of Veteran suicide data for 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

15/09/2017 02:07 PM
Veterans with Disabilities Gear Up for Adventure at San Diego Summer Sports Clinic: National Adaptive Sports Event Marks 10th Year
WASHINGTON - Veterans from across the country are set to participate in the 10th National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic from Sept. 17-22 in San Diego, California.

14/09/2017 03:15 PM
VA to make beds available where possible to non-Veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA is making beds available where possible to non-Veteran nursing home residents affected by Hurricane Irma.

13/09/2017 04:27 PM
Veterans Crisis Line to Open Third Call Center in Topeka, Kansas
WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is opening a Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) call center in Topeka, Kansas, the third such center nationwide, and expects to hire 100 employees to staff the center, located on the campus of VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System.

13/09/2017 12:45 PM
VA Awards Grants to Help Homeless and At-risk Veterans and Families
WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has awarded $343 million in grants to 288 nonprofit organizations to help low-income Veterans and their families.

11/09/2017 01:59 PM
VA Awards $188 Million in Grant Funding to Help Homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced $188 million in grants for two programs benefiting homeless Veterans.

08/09/2017 01:57 PM
Veterans TEE Up in Iowa City: National Event Celebrates 24th Year of Golf Therapy, Rehabilitation
WASHINGTON - More than 260 Veterans with visual impairments, amputations and other physical or mental challenges will demonstrate their resilience as they participate in the 2017 National Disabled Veterans Training, Exposure and Experience (TEE) Golf Tournament, which will take place Sept. 11-15 near Iowa City, Iowa.

07/09/2017 12:43 PM
VA Unveils Claims Submission Option That Promises to Complete Claims within 30 Days
WASHINGTON - Today, as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) continued efforts to improve timeliness of services for Veterans and their families, VA unveiled the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) initiative, a disability claims submission option with accredited Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) that promises to deliver faster claims decisions to Veterans and their families.

01/09/2017 07:01 PM
September Marks Suicide Prevention Month
The message from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be There.

31/08/2017 03:03 PM
VA to Increase Access to Safe and Effective Lung Screening Programs
WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a new partnership to increase access to lung screening for Veterans.