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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 joins Army in major DOD research effort to prevent suicides
September 15, 2020
A Defense Department-directed epidemiological study, the Study to Assess Risk & Resilience in Servicemembers, recently teamed up with the Department of Veteran's Affairs July 27 to help produce actionable information for senior military leaders to help troops.

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/.

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.

Retiree News: VEText system transforming VA’s medical scheduling process
October 11, 2018
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000.

Retiree News: Forever GI Bill expands VA educational benefits
October 9, 2018
Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the Forever GI Bill.

Research network works to combat number one disability claim among veterans
May 8, 2018
Senior Airman Michelle Reidel, an Air Transportation specialist assigned to the 30th Aerial Port Squadron, Air Reserve Station, Niagara Falls, N.Y., wears her hearing and eye protection on the flight line before an aircraft unloading during Exercise Global Medic, Fort McCoy, Wis., July 20, 2013.

DOD, VA Release Online Tool to Help Vets With Discharge Upgrade Process
January 30, 2018
Retiring from the military can be a difficult time but if Soldiers stick to the Army's guidelines, they can have a smooth transition into the civilian world.

Veterans not forgotten during the holidays
January 4, 2018
Five hundred packages were delivered to the San Antonio Military Medical Center and Center for the Intrepid, 200 packages went to the Audie L. Murphy Veteran Affairs Hospital, 200 to the Army Residence Community, 200 to the Wounded Warrior Project, and the remaining 100 went to the Join Base San Antonio-Lackland Fisher House.