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 […]

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 […]

Upholding democracy: veterans leading the ‘Vet the Vote’ campaign in Arizona

Tucson, AZ — Every election cycle, over 100 government agencies across Arizona work diligently to recruit and train thousands of poll workers and election officials. Despite their efforts, a nationwide shortage of poll workers and election officials, including in Arizona, threatens the efficiency and integrity of our elections. To address this challenge, the non-partisan “Vet […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Lectric e-Bike raffle raises $4,290 for veterans

Phoenix, AZ — Yesterday, the Southwest Veterans Foundation & Chamber of Commerce announced the winner of their Lectric e-Bike fundraising raffle during a luncheon at Maggiano’s. The lucky winner is Bruce Kosaveach, Captain US Navy (Retired), pictured with his wife Sherry. The foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants and supporters. Through their efforts, […]