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2020 Southern Division Conference Rescheduled

2020 Southern Division Conference Rescheduled

In the book, “Grayisms” about the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps General Al Gray it is written, “You cannot write a recipe for all situations” and that is where we find ourselves today with the 2020 Southern Division conference here in Tyler.

VA and Hiring our Heroes partner on military spouse hiring initiative

VA and Hiring our Heroes partner on military spouse hiring initiative

WASHINGTON — The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative  recently joined efforts to lead and support military spouse employment at VA and throughout the federal government, and reduce the high unemployment rate for military spouses.

This Week at the VA - August 9, 2019

This Week at the VA - August 9, 2019

VA volunteers and the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley teamed up for the fourth annual "Free Produce Distribution Drive-thru" held at the VA outpatient clinic in McAllen, Texas. Overall, 279 families received more than 12,100 pounds of food.

This event is a great example of how VA is making the lives of Veterans better by partnering with local communities and organizations.

Photo by Luis H. Loza Gutierrez

VA enhances research and education efforts

VA enhances research and education efforts

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently established the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) as part of its ongoing efforts to improve health care for Veterans. 

“VA is addressing Veterans concerns about the health effects of airborne hazards and burn pit exposure,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Establishing this program through the center is a testament to that and we will continue to collaborate with outside partners to ensure its ongoing success.”

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