• #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Charles Young

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Charles Young, who was the first African American Army soldier to reach the rank of colonel.

  • America250: Coast Guard Veteran Vincent Patton III

    This week’s America250 salute is Coast Guard Veteran Vincent Patton III, who was the first African American Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Ruben Rivers

    During National Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Ruben Rivers, who received a Medal of Honor for actions in WWII.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran William VanHooks Jr.

    During National African American History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran William VanHooks Jr., who served 22 years.

  • VA Chief Medical Officer promotes COVID-19 vaccine

    VA’s African American Chief Medical Office addresses communities of color on the unequal effect of the virus on our family and neighborhoods. “I ask you to trust those of us who are here serving you.”

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Hildreth Walker Jr.

    Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Hildreth Walker Jr., who loved science and contributed to the development of notable technological innovations.

  • First African American Hospital Director in VA History

    VA commemorates African American History Month. Col. Joseph Henry Ward, M.D., was VA’s first African American hospital director. He was director of the Veterans Bureau's hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama.

  • A Legacy of Exceptional Service

    For African American History month, we look at the history of their fight for America's freedom. The VA presents a video tribute to their legacy.

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