IHS launches Veterans Hiring Initiative

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has launched a Veterans Hiring Initiative with the goal of increasing Department of Veterans Affairsveteran new hires from 6 percent to 9 percent over the next two years. Veterans hired by the agency would increase by 50 percent with this initiative.

VA Employment Center helps veterans and military spouses make the transition to civilian employment

Connects employers to job seeking service members, veterans and their families


VA Doctors Honored With Presidential Award

Four VA doctors were among 102 government employees who received the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The four from VA were cited for their separate research projects to improve the care of the nation’s Veterans.

Social Security Launches New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans

Fast-tracking Disability Decisions for Vets with 100% Permanent and Total RatingDepartment of Veterans Affairs

Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $164 Billion VA Budget

WASHINGTON – Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) into a 21stDept of the VA Benefits century organization, the President has proposed a $163.9 billion budget, a 6.5 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2014, that will support VA’s goals to expand access to health care and other benefits, eliminate the disability claims backlog, and end homelessness among Veterans.  The budget includes

1 Million Now Benefit From Post -9/11 Bill

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that 1 million veterans, service membersGI Bill and family members have benefited from the Post- 9/11 GI Bill since the program’s inception in August 2009.

VA Offers Dental Insurance Program

A partnership with Delta Dental and Metlife delivers a range of high-quality dental care at an affordable cost for our nation's veterans.VA Dental Insurance Programs

Veterans and Wrongful Self-Storage Auctions

A popular TV reality show genre involves self-storage unit auctions.

104 Years of Life, Birthday Celebration for Walter Crenshaw

About 150 were in attendance at the Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles as Walter Crenshaw, the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, turned 104.  

MetLife Assembles Technology Elites to Help U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Break Down Barriers to Improve Veteran Care

Research Triangle Park, NC – Nov. 5, 2013 – More than seventy-five technologists were brought together by MetLife, a leading global life insurance and employee benefits company, to develop innovative solutions to improve the coordination of health care for U.S. military veterans. MetLife tackled the issue, which the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has faced for years, by hosting a first-of-its-kind, 32-hour “TechJam” on November 1 and 2 at the Research Triangle Park Headquarters in North Carolina.

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