Veterans

March 8, 2017
 

First to Fight: Marines land in Vietnam

Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton

On March 8, 1965, 3,500 Marines were the first U.S. combat troops to land in Vietnam. This presence confirmed the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War.




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Navy photograph by Tucker McHugh

USS Oklahoma sailor killed in Pearl Harbor will be interred in Arlington Cemetery

Photograph courtesy of the Bruesewitz family Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz, killed during the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 7, 2018, on the 77th annive...
 
 

VA realigns several program offices to improve efficiency in meeting veterans’ health care needs

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ modernization efforts to improve efficiency in care coordination for veterans and meet a presidential executive order for reorganizing the executive branch, VA plans to realign several programs within its Veterans Health Administration into four offices.  A requirement of Executive Order 13781, Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the...
 
 

VA’s Benefits Delivery at Discharge program improves service to vets

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Benefits Delivery at Discharge program has made significant improvements in disability claim processing over the past year, with most service members who submitted claims through the program receiving decisions within 30 days of discharge. BDD allows service members to file a claim for disability between 90 and 180 days...