• Veteran disability payments led to fewer hospitalizations

    In 2001, VA made diabetes a presumptive condition for disability compensation. Veterans who served with "boots on the ground" in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos during the Vietnam war were eligible. The decision was based on an Institute of Medicine report that found a possible association between exposure to Agent Orange and diabetes.

  • Study finds higher prevalence of mental health concerns for Vietnam Veterans

    VE-HEROeS is the first nationwide survey of both the physical and mental health of Vietnam War Veterans in more than 30 years. It sought survey data from more than 45,000 Vietnam-era Veterans, as well as 11,000 matched controls.

  • Survey uncovers family perceptions on end-of-life care for Veterans

    When asked about the overall quality of care HBPC-enrolled Veterans received during the last 30 days of life, 53% of family members gave an overall rating of "excellent," using the Bereaved Family Survey (BFS).

  • Disability compensation and benefits available to Vietnam War Veterans

    On this National Vietnam War Veterans Day, VBA discusses the compensation and benefits available to Vietnam War Veterans.

  • Center for Women Veterans remembers Women Vietnam War Veterans

    What too often goes unsaid during conversations and commemorations about the Vietnam War is recognition of the women who served during that time.

  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29

    VA joins thousands of communities throughout America to thank and honor Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Air Force Veteran Larry

    VA was there for Larry when a heart condition threatened his life. His doctor read a scan and brought him in for a pacemaker same day.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran David L. Flores

    During Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran David L. Flores, who served as a reconnaissance patrolman in the Vietnam War.

  • UPDATE: Virtual Wall of Faces almost complete, needs remaining photos

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation’s Wall of Faces is nearly complete but needs help from the public to track down the last 28 photos.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Juan Carlos Gonzales

    During Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Juan Carlos Gonzales, who served in the Vietnam War.

  • Afghanistan: How Veterans can learn from Vietnam Veterans

    The second part of this series focuses on how those who served in Afghanistan can learn from those who served in Vietnam. While the conflicts are different, there are parallels.

  • VA dentist marks 51 years of service to Veterans

    VA dentist Dr. Joseph Hancock started at VA in 1970 when “WWII Veterans were the ‘young’ ones.” His career of service has lasted 51 years.

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