• Reflections from the Front: A new podcast from the VA history office

    Reflections from the Front is a VA history podcast that can be found on all major podcast platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

  • Introducing the history of VA in 100 objects

    If you wanted to create an album of your family’s history but were limited to 100 items, what would you put in and what would you leave out? These were the questions that the VA History staff asked in compiling the History of VA in 100 Objects virtual exhibit.

  • 100 years of nursing history in 2 minutes or less

    Nurses are the backbone of VA's health system and make a profound impact on the lives of Veterans every day, just as they have for the last 100 years.

  • GI Bill: 77 years in the making

    The GI Bill, which continues to provide Veteran education and training benefits, as well as loan guaranty services, celebrates its 77th anniversary.

  • For it’s root, root, root for the Veterans! A Look at baseball’s role in early VA history

    Throughout the history of Veterans health care, sports have long served as a means of rehabilitation and healing. While many sports and recreational activities have been incorporated into the fabric of Veterans hospitals, one sport in early VA history stands out for its popularity and impact on Veterans – baseball.

  • The Veterans Canteen Service is turning 75

    VCS provides merchandise and services essential to the comfort and well-being of VA’s Veterans, their families, and those who provide for their care in VA facilities.

  • Standing Ready #3: The Academic Advancement

    In the latest edition of the Standing Ready podcast, Dr. Murray Levin recalls his early days in the 1950s as a medical school resident in a VA hospital and shares his insights about the partnership between Northwestern and the VA during his time there.

  • VA during President Biden’s first 100 days

    What has VA accomplished in President Biden's first 100 days? Here's a list, detailing vaccinations, equity & inclusion, and how VA has delivered.

  • Trailblazers, advocates and the anguished: Veteran profiles of the 349th Field Artillery

    This series of blogs profiles the World War I service and post-war experiences of three Veterans of the 92nd  Division’s 349th Field Artillery Regiment, one of the Army’s first predominately African-American artillery units.

  • Veterans Day History and 2020 Teacher Resource Guide

    Learn more about Veterans Day history and download the Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide.

  • Friendship in Death: The Nimitz Plot at Golden Gate National Cemetery

    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz decided that, in death, he wanted to join his men at Golden Gate with a standard military funeral and regulation headstone. He took steps to assure that the shipmates closest to him during World War II could join him.

  • Preserving the legacy of Veterans buried in unmarked graves

    Preserving the legacy of Veterans who lay in unmarked gravesites happens all across the country. In fact, anyone can request a burial headstone or marker if the service of the Veteran ended prior to April 6, 1917.

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