News & Events

Are Burn Pits the Agent Orange for the Nation’s Youngest Veterans:

(Sep. 05, 2018)
It took Vietnam War veterans nearly two decades to receive compensation from exposure to Agent Orange and now, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who were exposed to burn pits face a similar battle. Read full story.

New VA secretary promises veterans better customer service and more medical options:

(Aug. 8, 2018)
In his first public speech since taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday reiterated his promises to push that bureaucracy towards more customer-friendly practices and more flexible access for beneficiaries. Read full story.

VA officials push back on Congress' blue water Navy benefits fix:

(Aug. 1, 2018)
Veterans Affairs officials strongly opposed legislative plans to extend disability payouts to roughly 90,000 veterans who claim exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, saying the move could set a problematic precedent for future benefits awards. Read full story.

Future Events:

  • Veterans Christmas Drop-In: Dec. 14, 2018

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