This month, VA is re-launching its award-winning video series, The American Veteran. As part of its ongoing effort to engage and reach out to the Veteran community, VA’s quarterly half-hour video program will highlight VA’s services and the benefits Veterans have earned. Each episode will include information on benefits or products as well as stories from Veterans and links to resources.

The video program adds to the number of innovative ways VA communicates directly with Veterans and their families. VA has a robust presence online, with more than 150 Facebook pages, most of which belong to individual VA medical centers. VA’s digital presence also includes the VAntage Point blog, nearly 100 Twitter feeds, Instagram, a Flickr page containing more than 32,000 photos, and a YouTube channel with nearly 1,000 videos, which has amassed more than 5.6 million views. Most recently, the department launched the “This Week at VA” podcast, which is available through both  iTunes and Stitcher.

The American Veteran was produced by VA for more than a decade before going on hiatus in 2014. In its decade of production, The American Veteran garnered numerous Telly, CINE and Aurora awards, as well as multiple Emmy awards and nominations.

This episode features stories on a Marine Veteran’s journey to recovery through the martial arts, a scholarship program for the children of those killed in action, a look at the newly expanded Veteran’s Crisis Line call center in Atlanta, an interview with a Medal of Honor recipient who fought at Iwo Jima and a look at the power of adaptive sports.  The episode also features a sit-down interview with VA’s new secretary, Dr. David Shulkin.

Watch episode #1101 below.

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Published on Mar. 14, 2017

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  1. Joe Washburn March 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    VA appeals?


    And that’s the way it is folks.

  2. Deborah Hoffman March 23, 2017 at 9:24 am

    My VA is horrible I have been trying sense last year to get a doctor who specializes not only in PTSD but DID as well. I have been promised the world but no results. My disorder has caused me and my family to become homeless and forget help. Been there done that and failed to get the help i need. So as far as journeys go this one is as bad trip

  3. Larry Blankenship March 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    The VA in Richmond, Virginia has been NOTEWORTHY to say the least. Dr. James K. Schmidt has been my doctor for several years and always calls me when I leave a message and have my medication refilled.
    The VA needs to be recognized for great things too!

  4. Von Griggs-Laws March 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for creating and sharing.

  5. William R. Graser March 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    My writing is a heartwarming and intriguing firsthand account of 60 veterans who served during World War II, the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Korean DMZ Conflict, Operation Desert Storm; you’ll find yourself paying tribute to each and every veteran.

  6. William R. Graser March 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    American Veterans –

    DVIDSHub‏Verified account @DVIDSHub Veteran-Turned-Writer Pens Soldiers’ Experiences. Check out the story here: Great work @veteransreflect.

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