Tagged: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

June 27th is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day!

The United States Senate has unanimously approved legislation authored by Senator Kent Conrad designating June 27, 2013  as National PTSD Awareness Day. Click here to view our PTSD Resources Section. The event is part of Senator Conrad’s continuing efforts to bring greater awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a severe anxiety disorder often associated with having experienced the trauma of combat.… Read more
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VA Direct Access Program – Verizon Communications – Joining the Verizon Partner Ecosystem Virtual Business Opportunity Session

About this Events Program – Verizon Communications – Joining the Verizon Partner Ecosystem Virtual Business Opportunity Session Verizon Communications, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Direct Access Program, will host a virtual business opportunity session. The desired outcomes for this event will be for Verizon Communications to provide the audience with an overview of Verizon’s footprint within… Read more
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VA Direct Access Program – AT&T Virtual Business Opportunity Session

  Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET Location: Virtual session powered by Cisco Webex How to register for this virtual session: Go to: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea4866fe3ccd1b72c88fb75497e5a56cd REGISTER before you join the session Click Register located after “Event Status” or at the bottom of the page Complete registration form Click “Submit” located at the bottom right AT&T,… Read more
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VA, Fitbit help support Veteran health and wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative with Fitbit that will provide eligible Veterans, caregivers and VA staff with access to Fitbit programs and services to help manage stress, improve sleep and increase physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will be focused on participants who currently use Fitbit devices. VA has… Read more
Covid-19 First Vaccine at VA Bedford

VA begins COVID-19 vaccinations

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, the New Orleans and Bedford, Massachusetts VA Medical Centers are the first two department facilities to begin administration of COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care employees and Veterans residing in long-term care Community Living and Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder centers. See here for a photo of the first… Read more
VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

VA awards adaptive sports grants for Veterans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award nearly $15 million to 119 national, regional and community programs, headquartered in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Programs funded through these grants will offer adaptive sports and activities to more than 13,000 Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Included… Read more
COVID-19 Stimulus Package: (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security "Cares" Act)

VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program provides regulatory relief in response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that VA is allowing home mortgage loan deferments for Veterans who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 national emergency. In Executive Order 13924 President Trump directed federal agencies to rescind, modify, waive, or provide exemptions from regulations and other requirements that may inhibit economic recovery. Many Veterans… Read more