TopVet: Chuck ScarboroughAir Force Veteran Chuck Scarborough is one of the most experienced and successful journalists in the country. Over five decades, both in New York City and nationally, he's earned a total of 36 Emmys. Importantly, he credits his military service for the skills, education, and discipline to break into and achieve a remarkable career that continues today.
Scott’s View: Our Veterans Day Wishes to YouThanks to Lin Higgins who created it 8 years ago, the “Heroes Meet Heroes” live event at the New York Athletic Club in New York City every November, has become a time to honor the spirit of servic
HeroVet: Michael AbramsBack from Afghanistan and serving as an officer recruiter in New York City, life seemed full of promise for Marine Mike Abrams. Seated in a diner near New York University and wearing his Marine uniform, he encountered a fellow Marine, Gerry Byrne, who served in Vietnam.
Proclamation on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2020Throughout our Nation’s history, America’s sons and daughters have heroically safeguarded our precious freedoms and defended the cause of liberty both at home and abroad. On National POW/MIA Recog
VA offers debt relief to Veterans impacted by natural disastersWASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by natural disasters.
The country makes a milestone commitment to prioritize suicide prevention for Veterans and all AmericansWASHINGTON — The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today 42 states and one U.S. territory signed the PREVENTS state proclamation pledging their prioritization of suicide prevention for Veterans and all citizens in their jurisdictions.
VetRewards Exclusives: summer cookoutSummer is the season for cookouts, and as staying outside appears to be the safest place from COVID-19, I hope you have your grill ready to go!
Important Update on Your Benefits During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) PandemicI wanted to reach out to you personally because local, national, and world events are moving quickly. Many of our neighbors are struggling to protect their homes, their finances, and their futures. Life is tough and is about to become tougher for many who will lose their jobs, who must close their businesses or are getting sick.
Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer John BasiloneThe Navy will christen the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122) during a 10:30 a.m. EDT ceremony on Saturday, June 18, at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.
VA advances equity in benefits, services and health careThe Department of Veterans Affairs released its Equity Action Plan, April 14, to eliminate barriers to health care, benefits and services, and create opportunities to improve access and experiences for historically marginalized Veterans.
VA issues Notice of Funding Opportunity for Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant ProgramAs part of the Department of Veterans Affairs and White House national suicide prevention efforts, April 15, VA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for approximately $51,750,000 in suicide prevention grants.
DoD Chief Technology Officer Delivers First Congressional TestimonyUnder Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee on April 6, 2022. It was the first Congressional testimony Shyu provided since being confirmed in her current position in July, 2021.
VA supports women Veteran entrepreneurs in how to obtain government contractsGraduates from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Women Veteran-Owned Small Business Initiative recently finished the VetBizLadyStart program, paving a way for their future in the federal marketplace.
VA will propose adding rare cancers to the presumed service-connected list as related to military environmental exposureThe Department of Veterans Affairs intends to propose adding certain rare respiratory cancers to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities in relation to military environmental exposure to particulate matter.
VA establishes new threshold for reporting benefit and medical debtThe Department of Veterans Affairs published a final rule in the Federal Register, Feb. 2, amending VA’s procedures for reporting debt to consumer reporting agencies.
VA appointees brought on board in early 2022More Department of Veterans Affairs key appointments are filled at the start of the new year.
Tester, Moran Take Bipartisan Action to Improve Veterans Crisis LineSenate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are teaming up to introduce a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the Veterans Crisis Line’s (VCL) staff training, management, and response to high-risk veteran callers at risk of suicide.
DOD Announces Winners of the 2021 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation ExcellenceSecretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin announced the 2021 recipients of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence.
VA awards $418 million in grants to help Veterans and families at risk of homelessnessThe Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $418 million in grants to more than 260 non-profit organizations in June, allowing low-income Veteran families around the nation to access services under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.
Survey Provides Insight Into Reserve Component Spouse Satisfaction With Military LifeThe Department of Defense recently released the results of the 2019 Survey of Reserve Component Spouses. The survey is conducted every two years, and along with the Survey of Active Duty Spouses, represents the scientific “gold standard” of surveys intended to identify the needs of military spouses.
Space Development Agency Successfully Launches First MissionsThe Space Development Agency today announced the successful launch of its first two satellite missions, Mandrake II and Laser Interconnect Networking Communications System (LINCS) and the Prototype On-orbit Experimental Testbed (POET) payload, on June 30 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla.
New Pilot Program Explores Helping Military Parents With Fee Assistance for In-Home Child CareFurthering its commitment to provide additional child care options to meet the needs of service members and military families, the Department of Defense will initiate a new pilot program to grant fee assistance to military families for full-time, in-home child care providers.
VA Secretary Denis McDonough statement on department’s extension of moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions, and new mortgage repayment assistanceAs the nation emerges from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated millions of Americans remain in need of mortgage and rental assistance.
VA plans expansion of benefits for disability claims for conditions related to certain toxic exposuresThe Department of Veterans Affairs announced today two major decisions related to presumptive conditions associated with Agent Orange and particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia.