Patient Access Progress Update Access Spotlight: Staffing Release 26 – July 30, 2015

In keeping with the commitment to improve transparency in Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) processes and in accordance with Section 206 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA), VA today released the latest update of facility-level patient access data and is highlighting notable access improvements. In this release, VA is providing two reports:
 1. Completed Appointments (As of June 30, [...] Continue Reading…

The 7th Annual Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii is Dedicated to Vietnam Veterans

Quick tidbits: 


Vietnam vets and their families will receive free admission, as well as access to a VIP tent where they will be treated to free food and beverages.


In tribute to Vietnam Vets, the Museum will also have special aircraft on display:  Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey), Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter, McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom II, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, and Cessna O-2 Skymaster.


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Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony on 16 Jul 15.

As a reminder, the monthly Pearl Harbor Colors Honor and Heritage Ceremonyserves to enhance the recognition and preservation of Navy history andheritage, as well as honor the sacrifice of veterans and those currentlyserving.  Each month focuses on a different theme in military history andheritage, diversity in the military and/or recognition of significantmilitary operations. The theme for July is “military youth [...] Continue Reading…


VA Expands Disability Benefits for Air Force Personnel Exposed to Contaminated C-123 Aircraft

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some benefits for a select group of Air Force Veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part of Operation [...] Continue Reading…

Hundreds of Veterans to Participate in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Largest Wheelchair Sporting Event Provides Therapeutic Benefit to Disabled U.S. Veterans
WASHINGTON – More than 600 of America’s best wheelchair athletes, all disabled U.S. military Veterans, are arriving in Dallas, Texas, for the 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held there June 21–26, 2015. The Wheelchair Games is occurring this year during the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)“Summer of Service,” an initiative [...] Continue Reading…