• #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Samuel L. Gravely Jr.

    During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Samuel L. Gravely Jr., the Navy’s first Black flag officer.

  • Black Army Veteran’s historical stand paves way for changes

    Just under 70 years ago, an Army Veteran’s stand against racial injustice changed interstate transportation. Sarah Keys was a young, Black soldier serving at Fort Dix, New Jersey. She traveled on her way home to Washington, North Carolina, Aug. 1, 1952.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Andy D. Anderson

    During National Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Andy D. Anderson, who was killed in action in Iraq.

  • Contrasting lives: WWI Black Veterans Everett Johnson and Robert Chase

    This is the third installment in a three-part series on the officers and men of the 349th Field Artillery Regiment in World War I, featuring First Lieutenant Everett Johnson, a black officer, and Sergeant Robert Samuel Chase, one of Johnson’s non-commissioned officers.

  • A Black History Month Message from VA Secretary Denis McDonough

    As our country’s celebration of Black history comes to a close, a profoundly moving experience reminded me of the rich history of selfless service and sacrifice that Black Veterans have made to this nation.

  • Creating a formidable force: Colonel Dan T. Moore

    This is the second installment in a three-part series on the officers and men of the 349th Field Artillery Regiment in World War I. This series of blog posts profile 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.

  • #HonoringVets: James Anderson Jr.

    Marine Corps Veteran James Anderson Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed on duty in Vietnam.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Raymond S. Adams

    During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Raymond S. Adams, who served as a military policeman in Vietnam.

  • 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.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Centra “Cece” Mazyck

    During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Centra “Cece” Mazyck, who became a Paralympian following a parachute accident.

  • VHA commemorates Black History Month

    Today’s VA embodies the spirit of the many Black men and women who were ground-breaking in history and continue to inspire us today. Pausing to remember their legacies and service.

  • Remembering Former VA Secretary Jesse Brown

    This February, while the nation celebrates Black History Month, VA’s Homeless Programs Office (HPO) recognizes that our history of accomplishments preventing and ending homelessness among Veterans is built on the work of trailblazing Black men and women serving this country during war and in peace time. Among these notable individuals is Jesse Brown, a decorated disabled Vietnam Veteran who in 1993 became the first African American Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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