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VA Leadership Sets Example for Recruiting

VA Secretary Robert (Bob) McDonald has made health care recruitment a national priority. In talks around the country with residents, interns and potential health care candidates, the Secretary has positioned himself as a mentor: he’s there to lend advice and … Read More

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Taking Away the PTSD Stigma

We recently lost another Veteran to suicide. A much needed spotlight was put on VA’s need to provide care to every Veteran who seeks it, but the question remains: How do we make it okay for Veterans suffering with PTSD … Read More

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Kathleen Frisbee, MPH, PH. D – I CARE in Action

VA employees demonstrate the I CARE values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence every day in their roles in VA facilities across the country. Their stories are compelling, and tell a unique story of what it’s like to work … Read More

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VA is hiring! Now what?

I’ve heard the above question a lot lately, and it excites me—because I can answer it! In the book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” I came across a concept known as the Circle of Concern vs. Circle of Influence. … Read More

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I CARE in Action

In a changing world, VA’s core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (I CARE) provide an enduring description of our culture and the quality of service  VA  provides to Veterans. These values aren’t new—VA employees live by them … Read More

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VA Careers Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, VA is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer … Read More

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Peer Support Specialists Save Lives: Suicide Prevention Month

Every Tuesday in September, we focused on raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention in the Veteran community in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. For our final post in this series, we are featuring an article that first appeared … Read More

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Lauren’s Story, Part 11: Counting Down the Days

Written by: Lauren – Guest Blogger sharing her perspective as a VA employee and patient during her second pregnancy. Well, I had my final ultrasound this past Thursday, and it seems as if Baby Hunter is going to follow in the footsteps … Read More

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To College or Not to College

That is the big question. Do you need college? Maybe not, there are programs such as battlefieldstooilfields.com, and training for welders, auto technicians and other trade workers, all of which one can use the GI Bill for. Maybe one has … Read More

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Team Huddles: Not Just for Football

As you’re watching your favorite football team play this season, take a moment to recognize how important huddles are to winning a game. When it comes to efficiency and teamwork, football players offer VA employees a valuable lesson: A quick … Read More

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