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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SAVAHCS announces community engagement events, new initiatives, and volunteer opportunities

Tucson, AZ – The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is pleased to announce several upcoming events, new initiatives, and volunteer opportunities designed to enhance support and services for Veterans. Homeless Summit: On Tuesday, July 9, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, SAVAHCS will host its 13th Annual Homeless Summit. This event will take place in-person […]

Veterans book online appointments with Benefits Counselors

PHOENIX, AZ – June 28, 2024 – Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) announces new, convenient way for veterans, families to schedule appointments with Veterans Benefits Counselors (VBCs). Appointments can now be booked online through Calendly, providing efficient alternative to traditional call center method. Streamlined appointment scheduling New online system designed to simplify appointment scheduling […]

G.I. Bill celebrates 80 years of transforming American dream for veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commemorates the 80th anniversary of the G.I. Bill, a landmark legislation that has empowered millions of veterans with education, housing, and employment opportunities since its inception. Over eight decades, the G.I. Bill has significantly contributed to the personal and professional growth of veterans, enabling them to achieve their […]