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VA Releases New PSA targeting women Veterans

Posted November 30, 2012 by

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of…

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Processing of retroactive Agent Orange claims nearly complete

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that nearly 230,000 claims have already been processed for the three newest Agent-Orange related conditions through June 2012, including over 150,000 claims required to be adjudicated under the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans…

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President pledges support to veterans

Posted August 29, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — The country is welcoming home a new wave of veterans, and Americans have a sacred trust to get them the benefits they earned, President Barack Obama said Aug. 26. In a speech to the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama said more than a million service members will return to…

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New VA Medical Center dedicated

Posted August 10, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The first Veterans Affairs Medical Center ever built in southern Nevada and the first built in the United States in 17 years was dedicated August 6th by VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, with more than 700 people in attendance.

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Nellis Warrior competes in 3rd Annual Warrior Games

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Maresha Haynes

In June 2010, a helicopter carrying seven rescue personnel crashed in Afghanistan. The rescue crew was on its way to save injured service members in the field when the helicopter was struck by enemy fire. Five crew members died from their injuries. But two survived.

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VA Purchases land for two new national cemeteries in Florida

Posted November 30, 2012 by Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida.

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VA continues long-term study on Gulf War era Veterans

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON – For the third time since the 1990-1991 Gulf War, Department of Veterans Affairs’ researchers will contact Gulf War-era Veterans as a part of a long-term study of their health. “Our message to our Gulf War Veterans is clear: We are not forgetting you, we are listening to you, and we...

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Nellis remembers POWs, those MIA

Posted September 26, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika U.S. Armed Forces veterans bow their heads in remembrance during the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. During the ceremony, these former service members were honored for their commitment and service to the nation…

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New VA mental health outpatient clinic to open in Reno

Posted August 17, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — To better serve the mental health needs of Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev. “VA is continuing to elevate its service to our Veterans by becoming the twenty-first century standard of excellence in health…

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VA eliminates copayment for In-Home Video Telehealth Care

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, the Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer charge Veterans a copayment when they receive care in their homes from VA health professionals using video conferencing. “Eliminating the copayment for this service will remove an unnecessary financial burden for Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We will continue…

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