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Department of Veterans Affairs Military & Veterans News "Prescribed to Death" Opioid Memorial Raises Awareness of Prescription Drug Crisis On 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.
Department of Veterans Affairs Military & Veterans News VA Updates and Improves Assistance Program for Transitioning Service Members WASHINGTON — 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.
Veterans Advantage logo Military & Veterans News Vet News: VA Will No Longer Fund Gulf War Illness Studies Based Only On Stress, As Congressional Panel Releases New Results The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, a Congressionally-chartered panel of scientific experts and veterans, has released its first major report on Gulf War illnesses. In response to the report’s findings, Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Anthony J. Principi has announced that VA will no longer fund research studies that focus on stress as the primary cause for Gulf War veterans’ illnesses.
veterans advantage Military & Veterans News Vet News: VA Improves Grave Marker Process WASHINGTON (June 5, 2003) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has revised its application form to make requesting a VA grave marker easier. The new form, Application For Standard Government Headstone or Marker (VA Form 40-1330), includes updated information about changes that expand eligibility for a government marker. The new form and instruction sheets also permit better communication between VA and Veterans’ families.

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