U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships in Vietnam
VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and
Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible
exposure to Agent Orange based on military records.
This evolving list helps Veterans
who served aboard ships, including "Blue Water Veterans
," find out if they may
qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure.
Veterans must meet VA'scriteria for service in Vietnam
, which includes
aboard boats on the inland waterways or brief visits ashore, to be presumed to
have been exposed to herbicides.
Please help Disabled Vet Assistance (DVA) establish programs for our Veterans in counties nationwide. Our goals are to start programs that would assist Veterans in need of help with their utilities and help our Veterans who are in Nursing Homes with items they may need. Our Veterans have many needs and with your support Disabled Vet Assistance can help with some of these needs.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Commander's Action Network
Support for the passage of S.2251
One-time Payment in lieu of COLA
On October, 15, 2015, the Social Security Administration
(SSA) announced that due to low inflation this year, no cost-of-living
adjustment (COLA) would be made in 2016 for Social Security
beneficiaries. Since that decision would also apply to veterans
receiving financial benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs,
DAV issued a Commander's Action Network alert on November 4, 2015,
calling on our members and supporters to contact their House Members
and Senators to urge them to introduce and enact legislation that would
guarantee a reasonable COLA for wounded, injured, and ill veterans and
their dependents and survivors.
VA To Hold 2015 Small Business Engagement in Pittsburgh
Annual Event to Increase Contract Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration
with other federal agencies and partners, will sponsor the 5th annual
National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE), November 17–19,
2015, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
This premier event for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses is expected to
attract as many as 3,000 attendees, offering the chance to learn from
federal and commercial procurement decision makers the most effective
ways to compete for and win federal contracts.
VA Secretary to Announce VA-Bob Woodruff Foundation Partnership
Aim of Partnership is to Better Connect Veterans with Resources Close to Home
WASHINGTON – Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Secretary Robert A.
McDonald this evening will announce a partnership with theBob Woodruff Foundation
(BWF) to further advance VA’s outreach to Veterans through deeper and
more innovative local and community partnerships. VA will capitalize on
BWF’s strength and contacts to find unique ways to connect Veterans,
transitioning Servicemembers and their families with resources right
where they live.
VA and PenFed Foundation Work Together to Prevent Veteran Homelessness
Commitment is Part of the VA’s Expanded Partnership Efforts
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is teaming up with
the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) to
strengthen efforts to prevent Veteran homelessness. This new partnership
will expand the PenFed Foundation’s existing Military Heroes Fund
Emergency Assistance Program to include all Veterans. Previously, the
program was available only to Veterans of the Operation Iraqi
Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) conflicts.
VA Convenes Commission for the Selection of Next Under Secretary for Benefits
WASHINGTON – The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
announced today he is convening a commission, which will serve to make
recommendations to the President for the appointment of VA's next Under
Secretary for Benefits (USB).
Suitable candidates to serve as members of the important commission
will be selected based upon criteria outlined in the law and their
skills, knowledge and attributes as leaders, managers and educators.
VA partners with YMCA of the USA to support Veterans
Washington D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and YMCA of
the USA (Y-USA) have refreshed and expanded their partnership to promote
and enhance the health and well-being of Veterans and their families.
A new agreement will make it easier for Veterans Benefits
Administration (VBA) Regional Offices and Veterans Health Administration
(VHA) facilities to work with local YMCAs to ensure that Veterans are
connected to needed resources and opportunities in their communities.
Free carwash for all Veterans on Veterans Day
Wednesday November 11, 2015
Simoniz Carwash & Detailing Services
6800 Stage Rd
Bartlett, TN 38134
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Just come in and show your military id )
Thank you for your service
Launches Hepatitis C–Advanced Liver Disease Disparities Dashboard
Bolsters VA Efforts to Identify and Treat Veterans With Hep C and Liver Disease
WASHINGTON– The Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA) is stepping up its efforts to accelerate treatment for
Veterans with hepatitis C and advanced liver disease (ALD) through the creation
of a Hepatitis C–ALD dashboard. The dashboard works by using a set of
criteria, including age, gender, geography, service era along with and race and
ethnicity, to distinguish Veteran groups at highest risk for ALD as a result of