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    While visiting a cemetery yesterday, Secretary McDonough recalled the story of a Marine that exemplifies what Memorial Day is all about. 

  • SECVA Monthly Press Conference: Employee resilience, backlog, timely care

    On Feb. 16, 2022, VA Secretary Denis McDonough held a press conference at VA Central Office in Washington, D.C., which was streamed live to VA employees. The event covered updates to how VA is handling the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, VBA’s progress on the claims backlog, NCA’s handling of uninterrupted memorial services, VHA’s mission to meet timely appointments and care authorizations, and the secretary’s work with the Congress to invest in VA employees.

  • VA during President Biden’s first 100 days

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  • Borne the Battle #235: VA Secretary Denis McDonough

    On Feb. 8, 2021, Denis McDonough was confirmed by the Senate to be the United States’ 11th Secretary of Veterans Affairs. On Borne the Battle he discusses the priorities behind his "First 100 Day Plan" for VA.

  • 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.

  • A message from VA Secretary Denis McDonough

    The U.S. Senate confirmed VA Secretary nominee Denis R. McDonough on Monday, February 8, 2021. He is the eleventh VA secretary. 

  • VA Secretary Robert Wilkie discusses recent VA accomplishments

    VA Secretary Robert Wilkie: In 2020, America faced a crisis in the form of COVID-19. And it became VA’s responsibility to see our Veterans through it.

  • Secretary Wilkie: We must bind our wounds

    As President Lincoln said, we can bind up the nation's wounds together. We must listen to one another, genuinely care for one another and recognize that our dreams are tightly woven together.

  • Secretary Robert Wilkie’s Memorial Day 2020 Message

    Secretary Wilkie's 2020 Memorial Day message pays tribute to the men and women serving our great nation and who have lost their lives while in uniform.

  • Secretary Wilkie on the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

    On May 8, VA marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, a victory for the forces of freedom that shaped the world for all of us who followed after.

  • Secretary Wilkie thanks women Veterans and VA’s women employees

    Hello, I’m Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. I’m honored to help celebrate Women’s History Month, pay tribute to women Veterans, and thank our VA women Veteran employees.

  • SecVA: Veteran safety from Coronavirus VA priority

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety is a top priority, VA Secretary Robert […]

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