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New Director of Center for minority Veterans named

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Barbara Ward to the Senior Executive Service and assigned her as the Director of the VA’s Center for Minority Veterans. “Barbara Ward is an outstanding fit in her new job and will provide a fresh perspective on women and minority issues,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K….

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Reserve members participate in WASP reunion

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Maj. Jessica Martin

SWEETWATER, Texas — Personnel from the 926th Group witnessed a piece of history during the Women Airforce Service Pilot reunion here May 26-27. The Reservists from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada...

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted February 14, 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are…

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VA exceeds 2012 goal to improve online access to benefits information

Posted August 3, 2012 by anradmin

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that 1.67 million Veterans and Servicemembers have registered for the secure, joint VA-Department of Defense, self-service web portal...

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VA Launches “Project REACH” contest to help homeless find vital services

Posted April 13, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new contest today to help the people who help the homeless.  It challenges the developer community to create easy, mobile access to resources that the homeless need, when they need it and where they can get it. “This contest taps the talent and compassion of the…

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Aggressors reunite for 40th anniversary, glimpse of future

Posted June 8, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Adversary Tactics group hosted the 40th anniversary reunion of current and former Aggressor unit members June 1-2, 2012. The event, attended by about 300...

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Wounded Warriors play basketball at Nellis Warrior Fitness Center

Posted August 3, 2012 by anradmin

U.S. Air Force wounded warriors participate in the first all-Air Force wounded warrior basketball camp on July 27, 2012, at the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force base, Nev.

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New VA initiatives to improve benefits delivery to Veterans and their families

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on April 16today the national deployment of claims transformation initiatives to 12 regional offices in the remaining months of fiscal year 2012 to improve benefits delivery to Veterans, families and their survivors. “This is an important milestone in our transformation to achieve the goal we established in…

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VA fills first phase of Veterans Retraining Program to enhance job skills

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal year 2012 under the successful Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for a total of 54,000 slots available in FY 2013. “At VA, we know first-hand that Veterans make exceptional employees, which…

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VA holds aggressive national recruitment to hire mental health professionals

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the...

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