Cover Story: Military Olympians bound for TokyoThe Tokyo Summer Olympics are finally happening this month, after being delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite barring spectators for safety reasons, the Games will continue as planned. And, in keeping with tradition, our U.S. military will be represented: three coaches and 17 of the 614 American athletes competing this time are military members.
HeroVet: Mike KrzyzewskiFrom captain of West Point’s basketball team to a captain in the Army and on to coach Duke’s extraordinary Blue Devils for over three decades, Mike Krzyzewski’s lifetime of leadership is admirable. Coach K, as he is known, recently announced his retirement after 47 years of coaching. He will complete the upcoming 2021-2022 season of college basketball and retire at age 75 to spend time with family.
Cover Story: U.S. Army’s "Green to Gold” Program Offers Incentives and Motivations to Climb the RanksFor those looking for a great reason to enter the military, here's an inspirational story that will have you, or someone you know, enlisting today!
New data shows Veterans’ increased use of online VA health care tools during COVID-19 pandemicWASHINGTON — The U.S.
5 Facts You May Not Know About Pearl HarborAmerica will always remember the “day that will live in infamy” 78 years ago today, December 7, 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The bombings claimed over 2000 lives and led to the United States entering WWII. While most of us know what happened that fateful day and honor its significance, there are details of the attack that still shock and surprise us all these years later.
Registration opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair GamesToday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15.
Scott's View: Remembering what John McCain meant to VeteransThis week we honor Navy Veteran and Senator John McCain as our TopVet.
VA Commits $17 Million to Expand Intimate Partner Violence Assistance ProgramThe U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking action to address Intimate Partner Violence(IPV) by earmarking $17 million in funds to support Veterans in need. The funds will strengthen IPV Assistance Programs in VA facilities nationwide.
Statement by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis on Passing of Former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci"It is with profound sadness that I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci.
June Is PTSD Awareness MonthIt is estimated that we lose one veteran every 65 minutes to PTSD. In recent years, it's estimated that over 20 percent (1 in 5) veterans return from Afghanistan have been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This epidemic continues to grow and impacts veterans, their families and the community across the United States.
President Trump’s Executive Order Supporting Mental Health Care for Transitioning Service Members Now UnderwayWASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House has approved an interagency plan to implement President Trump's executive order supporting Veterans with mental health care and suicide-prevention resources during their transition from uniformed service to civilian life.
Florida Veterans Support Line Expands Statewide at 1-844-MyFLVetWith a veteran population of more than 1.5 million in Florida, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce the Florida Veterans Support Line, 1-844-MyFLVet, has expanded to every county in Florida.
TopVet: Richard C. HartnackRichard C. Hartnack, known as Rick, is the Non-Executive Chairman of Synchrony Financial, the recent spin out of GE Capital's consumer credit business, and a leading provider of credit cards.
VA Video Connect Expands Veterans’ Access to Health CareWASHINGTON — More and more Veterans are receiving health-care treatment virtually, thanks to efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expand telehealth.
President Supports Veterans at Annual White House Soldier RideWASHINGTON, -- During the annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® event at the White House, the president welcomed over 70 wounded, ill, and injured post-9/11 service members and veterans and their caregivers. This segment of the iconic bicycle ride follows a special tradition among United States presidents that began in 2008 with President George W. Bush and continues today.
Department of Defense Announces Winners Of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental AwardsThe Department of Defense (DOD) announces the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards winners. The awards recognize individuals, teams and installations for their exceptional environmental achievements and innovative, cost-effective environmental practices.
Executive Order on the Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Military DecorationsFor the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of sections 1121, 3742, 3743, 3746, 3749, 3750, 6242, 6243, 6244, 6245, 6246, 8742, 8743, 8746, 8749, and 8750 of title 10, and sections 491a,
"Prescribed to Death" Opioid Memorial Raises Awareness of Prescription Drug CrisisOn April 17, VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie visited the National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" opioid memorial and recorded this video message I'm Robert Wilkie. I'm visiting the National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" opioid memorial. The memorial is currently located here at the White House. It's part of President Trump's Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand.
VA Updates and Improves Assistance Program for Transitioning Service MembersWASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ongoing efforts to help transitioning service members navigate and understand VA’s various benefits, the agency recently updated VA’s briefing portion of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – an interagency initiative authorized as a voluntary program in 1991 under the National Defense Authorization Act and made mandatory under the VOW to Hire Heroes Act in 2011 to help service members adjust to civilian life.
Lindsey Vonn Remembers Her Dad’s Army Service as other Military Olympians Complete in Dramatic Style in South KoreaAmerican skier Lindsey Vonn dedicated her 2018 Winter Olympic performance to her grandfather, Don Kidlow, who served in the Army and was stationed in South Korea, not far from where Lindsey compete
For Women’s History Month, VA to Showcase Stories of 10 Women Veteran AthletesWASHINGTON — From distance runners to cyclists, the stories of 10 women Veteran athletes will be displayed at U.S.
Glitches Continue to Dog Department of Veterans Affairs ID Card for VeteransOn July 20, 2015, it was signed into law the authorization for the VA to issue a new Veterans ID Card or “VIC”. The purpose was to provide federal identification for all who have served our country. All veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, would be eligible for a VIC.
White House: Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security StrategyThank you very much. Thank you. Please. I want to thank Vice President Pence, along with the many members of my Cabinet here with us today. I also want to thank all of the dedicated professionals — military, civilian, and law enforcement — who devote their lives to serving our nation. In particular, I want to recognize General Dunford and the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Thank you, thank you, thank you. (Applause.)
Department of Defense Issues Interpretive Rule Amendment Under the Military Lending Act, Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to Service Members and DependentsThe Department of Defense announced today that an Interpretive Rule Amendment under the Military Lending Act (MLA) Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to service members and dependents, was published today in the Federal Register. The interpretive rule amendment provides additional guidance on questions the Department received regarding compliance with the July 2015 Final Rule.