DAV helps military sexual trauma survivor secure earned benefits

July 8, 2024 — Washington, D.C. — The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization has successfully assisted Army veteran Lisa Szafaryn Garcia in securing service connection for PTSD related to military sexual trauma (MST). Garcia, who enlisted in 1978, faced decades of struggle after an assault in her barracks. With DAV’s advocacy, she received long-overdue recognition […]

VA Northern Arizona Health Care hosts events for veterans

Prescott, AZ – The VA Northern Arizona Health Care System (NAVAHCS) offers a variety of events aimed at enhancing veterans’ well-being. Activities include health fairs, educational workshops, and community outreach programs. These events provide veterans with opportunities to access valuable resources and support services. For a complete list of upcoming events, visit the NAVAHCS events […]

Cyclist raises donations for VA by biking across America

A dedicated cyclist is making a monumental journey across America to raise funds for the Veterans Administration (VA). This effort covers the extensive TransAmerica Route, spanning from Yorktown, Virginia, to San Francisco, California. The journey includes a challenging 3,785 miles and 164,365 feet of elevation change across nine states over 62 days​ (Bike the US […]

Hiring Veterans: Jobs of the Week for July 8, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues its commitment to supporting veterans in their transition to civilian life through various employment opportunities. This week, the VA has announced several job openings and hiring events aimed at veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members. The VA is hosting numerous virtual and in-person job […]

TeleMental Health redefines PTSD treatment for Veterans

Washington, D.C., July 5, 2024 — The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) TeleMental Health program has transformed how Veterans receive treatment for PTSD and other mental health challenges by addressing potential barriers head-on. In 2023, 54% of VA outpatient mental health services were provided virtually, overcoming traditional obstacles like transportation issues, stigma, and privacy concerns, […]

VA: avoiding DBQ fraud scams

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is actively combating fraudulent practices targeting veterans, especially involving Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs). Fraudsters attempt to deceive veterans by offering unauthorized services or requesting fees for completing DBQs, which are designed to assist in the disability compensation claims process. Common scams and identification Fraudsters use various tactics to exploit […]

Embrace innovation at VA, take career to new heights

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to fostering innovation and providing opportunities for career growth through its various programs and initiatives. The VA’s latest efforts include the Innovation Fellowship Program and expanded remote work options, allowing employees to make significant contributions while achieving a work-life balance. Innovation Fellowship Program The VA’s Innovation Fellowship […]

Partnerships, social work: VA’s strategy for veteran support

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2024 — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has unveiled a comprehensive strategy aimed at enhancing support for veterans through strategic partnerships and advanced social work initiatives. This approach underscores the VA’s commitment to improving veterans’ access to essential services and care. The strategy leverages partnerships with organizations such as AMVETS […]

Prosthetic options expand for women veterans

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced significant advancements in prosthetic care specifically designed for women veterans. Recognizing the unique needs of women, the VA is expanding its range of prosthetic devices, including customized limbs and adaptive equipment. This initiative aims to enhance mobility and quality of life for women veterans, […]

Kelly highlights urgent need to improve long-term care for veterans

Today, during a joint Senate Aging, Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing, Senator Mark Kelly emphasized the critical need for improved long-term care and support for veterans and their caregivers. Kelly addressed the impact of recent changes to the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) and urged the VA to rectify issues affecting Arizona veterans’ […]