• Army Veteran credits VA for ease of access, quality of care

    VA’s MISSION Act strengthens VA’s ability to deliver trusted, easy to access, high-quality care. Here’s one Army Veteran’s story of his VA care and why he believes he gets the best service from VA.

  • US National Sled Hockey Team defeats Canada to claim World Championships

    The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, which includes four Marine Corps Veterans, claimed gold at the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Buffalo, New York on Sunday. The team earned its fourth consecutive shutout with a 3-0 victory over Canada. Team USA includes Marine Corps Veterans Luke McDermott, Josh Misiewicz, Paul Schaus and Josh Sweeney.

  • Yoga gains support as a value-added treatment

    Thanks to new research findings, yoga — one of many […]

  • PVA spotlights John Peterson for National Volunteer Week

    “My wife and kids have volunteered at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games for the past four years,” says Peterson, whose more than 30 years as a government contractor includes work with the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s been important to us and our extended families to serve our veterans.”

  • An open letter to disabled Veterans

    Through it all, this is what I’ve learned: adaptive sports can take you from a place where you see no future to a place where you determine your own. But let me be clear: there is no single roadmap to recovery. No one can prescribe a single drug or a single treatment to make you whole again. Your best recovery will come from the methods that work best for you. The sooner you embrace that idea, the quicker you’ll recover.

  • Veteran posts on Reddit her experience contacting Secretary McDonald

    When Secretary Bob McDonald took office he immediately set off […]

  • One Veterans perspective on homelessness, PTSD and VA’s H-PACT teams

    In 2000, I ran. I was still running away from the guilt, shame, and anger of what I went through in the war. Chronic homelessness and life on the streets became my new reality until I found out about the VA Leeward CBOC in 2013. Another homeless Veteran friend of mine saw me on the streets and said he had been getting help from the H-PACT team. He told me to go get help.

  • 2015 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition underway

    The 2015 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition began on January 1st. During the months of January, February and March, Veterans enrolled at VA medical facilities or outpatient clinics are invited to enter their art, music, dance, drama and creative writing entries into the local competition phase. It’s an exciting time with art exhibits and performances by Veterans occurring across the country.

  • 2015 Wheelchair Games registration opens today

    Co-Presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is a rehabilitation and wheelchair sports program empowering Veterans to live more active and healthy lives through wheelchair sports and recreation. Veterans with a Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputation or other neurological injury that uses wheelchair for sport, and are eligible for care in the VA can participate.

  • Team RWB carries Old Glory across America

    Team Red White & Blue completed its’ first Old Glory […]

  • American Legion Auxiliary presented Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award

    Each year, VA hosts the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival and each year, the Festival co-presenter, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), provides support that is absolutely vital to the success of the event. Recently, the ALA received a much-deserved honor to highlight their many years of supporting Veterans through art therapies.

  • Vietnam Vet represents New Mexico at National Art Festival

    “Vietnam Elegy,” is a reflection of that time and those experiences. The piece took first place in the Military Combat Experience category.

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