VA’s mission is America’s promise


“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.”
– President Abraham Lincoln

President Lincoln articulated for the nation a basic truth: that those who have made the greatest sacrifices in service to their country deserve their country’s service in return. And as our nation’s Veterans know all too well, service requires action.

Fulfilling the promise that President Lincoln made on behalf of the country is the mission of VA. It’s also the chosen responsibility of the physicians, nurses, allied health and other health care professionals who work every day to honor the service of our Veterans by caring for them with compassion, dedication and exceptional skill.

VA is guided by a set of core values we call ICARE:

• Integrity
• Commitment
• Advocacy
• Respect
• Excellence

Our ICARE values are central not only to our service but to our very identity, guiding our decisions, our interactions, and our sense of who we are and why we’re here.

VA offers America’s doctors, nurses, allied health and support professionals a unique opportunity to comfort and care for Veterans and their loved ones in life-changing ways. Today, we invite you to help us fulfill America’s promise to our Veterans. Discover the joy and satisfaction of giving back to those who have served our country—search open positions and apply.


VA Careers


  1. Bonnie Thompson    

    I am a widow of a man who served 20 years Air Force and another 20 years in civilian service for the Air Force. He died in 2015 and assured me prior to his death I would be entitled to VA benefits as his surviving spouse. To date I have been unable to find out what benefits are available for me. I would appreciate any assistance you can give me.

    1. Doug Snyder    

      Refer to websites & numbers below to speak with a veteran service representative


  2. Mark R Klouda    

    In my email there is no break between President Lincoln’s promise and what comes after that and it’s a little confusing I figured it out but just a heads up

  3. R.Z    

    Its very hard to say I CARE when you get black Bald, I don’t know what that means anymore, I just no there’s no where to go. Untold story/abandoned veteran.

  4. robert Lee Mason    

    This is one of the biggest lies in VA’s history. I have a claim open for 49 years, 2 BVA remands from 77, *3 and try an file criminal charges against corrupt VA employees, one VA office say call the other and it never get processed?? This why vets kill themselves, out of VA frustration..

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