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VA (Department of Veterans Affairs). The VA is THE agency that oversees all things related to American service men and women.

New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning 2020

More veterans and caregivers to have eligibility The Department of Defense (DoD) is proud to expand commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility to: Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war All veterans with service-connected disabilities Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance… Read more
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VA announces new options to help Veterans avoid foreclosure

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new COVID-19 Refund Modification option to assist Veterans who require a significant reduction in their monthly mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, Veterans can receive a 20% payment reduction — in others, the reduction can be even larger. This new option is part of the of… Read more

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, 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

The 2020 Virtual Charleston Veteran’s Day Parade

Since we are unable to gather on the streets of downtown Charleston to celebrate our Veterans this year, our VA is hosting a Virtual Veterans Day Parade to honor our Veterans and show community support for their service to our nation. The event will be broadcast on our Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Facebook Page. Those interested must first submit an application… Read more
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VA offers debt relief to Veterans impacted by natural disasters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today its commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by natural disasters. The department recognizes Veterans and beneficiaries are negatively impacted by the wildfires and hurricanes prompting the offering of financial debt relief. “Veterans and their families should be focused on their health and safety during the natural… Read more
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VA partners with OnStar to bring suicide prevention services to Veterans with the push of a button

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with OnStar’s emergency services to improve access to suicide prevention resources for Veterans. This partnership will offer Veterans in crisis the opportunity to be transferred to around-the-clock, confidential support via VA’s Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) when they use the emergency services button in an OnStar-equipped vehicle… Read more