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VA releases updated DOD list identifying Agent Orange sites outside of Vietnam

VA has released an updated DOD list of locations outside of Vietnam where tactical herbicides were used, tested or stored by the United States military.


Choice, Control, Clarity: Appeals Modernization

The Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) of 2017 gave Veterans a greater choice in how to disagree with a VA claim decision. Giving Veterans more choice has …


Announcing the Veterans Benefits Banking Program

VA)has partnered with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) to launch the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP). With VBBP, Veterans and …


Your Next VA Home Loan

On Jan. 1, 2020, it became easier for you to use your VA home loan benefit to purchase, refinance, or construct a home with no down payment, regardless of …


DoD answers top 10 questions on expanded commissary, exchange, MWR access

The Defense Department recently announced expanded commissary, military service exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical …


Operation Babylift Veterans receive retroactive benefits through VA help

The discovery of Operation Babylift records has led to VA awarding retroactive benefits to eligible participants and survivors.


2019: Big year with big changes ahead for VA loan program

A year full of milestones for the historic VA loan program was also a big one for Veterans and military homebuyers nationwide.


VA in 2019: A Year of Improvements and Continued Progress

The care and services VA provides to Veterans have improved over the years. This year, VA saw even more progress toward better serving Veterans. Here are …


Labor Dept. announces competition to better connect transitioning service members and employers

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia announced a competition to develop a new tool to help transitioning service members of the military in their job searches.


Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims to be decided beginning Jan.1, 2020

Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability compensation claims now being decided. Here is what Veterans need to know about the new Blue Water Navy Act and how …


VA launches ‘Solid Start’ to proactively contact Veterans during first-year of transition

Veterans in their first year of military to civilian transition will learn about VA programs and benefits through the new Solid Start program.


Veteran finds a path to work and mental health

Navy Veteran John found help for his personal challenges with a VA program that promotes skill building, socialization and development of coping strategies …