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VA encourages donating blood amid crisis
February 22, 2022
VA encourages donating blood amid crisis

VA health records now display gender identity
January 18, 2022
VA added transgender male, transgender female, non-binary, other or does not wish to disclose options to its new gender identity field.

VA adds six new presumptive conditions related to service
November 19, 2021
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DOD, VA work hand in hand for better outcomes for veterans, officials tell Senate
November 4, 2021
Veterans stand in formation during a Memorial Day ceremony

Company recalls at-home respiratory devices
October 22, 2021
Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP, and mechanical ventilator devices due to issues related to deterioration of the sound abatement foam used in these devices.

VA partners with Cybercrime Support Network to teach veterans how to fight cybercrime
October 7, 2021
The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the Cybercrime Support Network to protect veterans who are disproportionately targeted for identity theft and other online scams.

Consumer Fraud Alert: Tips for avoiding VA home loan scams
July 15, 2021

Program goes virtual to help women veterans tackle healthcare
November 19, 2020
A participant of the Women’s Health Transition Assistance Program, takes notes during a tour of the Women’s Center at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, Fla., July 31, 2018. The hospital visit was part of a pilot program series to display the range of women’s health and mental health care services available post-separation.

VA offers debt relief through year’s end
July 12, 2020
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Mortgage, housing assistance website for veterans impacted by COVID-19
May 26, 2020
To ensure homeowners and renters have current and accurate housing assistance information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, along with several other agencies, launched a new unified mortgage and housing assistance website at www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-and-housing-assistance/.

VA patients receive special visits during National Salute to Veterans
March 3, 2020
Retired Col. Del Powell, 7th Rangers, was happy to receive the Military Ambassadors visit at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital during the National Salute to Veterans Feb. 14. Powell stated he had not received any visitors during the time he had been at the hospital and was getting lonely.

DOD partners with VA, implements Women’s Health Transition Training Program
July 22, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the Department of Defense to implement the first Women’s Health Transition Training. The program is an in-person and virtual course designed to provide a female perspective to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicewomen who plan to transition to civilian or Reserve/National Guard status.

Informational campaign at JBSA-Randolph focuses on PTSD studies
June 21, 2019
A federally funded, multi-institutional research group focused on combat post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions in active-duty military members will soon conclude a monthlong informational campaign at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
	A Mental Health Month initiative, the campaign of the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, also known as STRONG STAR, strives to raise awareness about the availability of participation in research studies testing treatments for PTSD, said Amanda Flores, STRONG STAR community outreach coordinator.

Know Your Soldier For Life Benefits: Yellow Ribbon Program
February 28, 2018
Soldier for Life develops education and training opportunities for Soldiers, family members and Army veterans to facilitate individual readiness and professionalism during a Soldiers career and enhance post service employment opportunities.