VA: Suicide rate for younger veterans increased by more than 10 percent

New data released by the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday showed an increase in the rate of suicide among younger vets, even as the overall rate among veterans decreased. (Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves/Air Force) WASHINGTON — The Continue reading VA: Suicide rate for younger veterans increased by more than 10 percent

Here are the new rates for military retiree dental coverage under new FEDVIP benefit

Military retirees will have more options for dental coverage under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. (Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker/Air Force) Military retirees eligible for the new dental and vision coverage — as well as active duty Continue reading Here are the new rates for military retiree dental coverage under new FEDVIP benefit

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to host “State of VA” community town hall

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. [ABOVE] The Yeoman (F) Program and the Legacy of Women Veterans VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to host ‘State of VA Community Town Hall’ online September 27 Secretary of Veterans Continue reading VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to host “State of VA” community town hall

Latest Digital Magazine – Women in the Armed Forces: A Century of Service

Women in the Armed Forces: A Century of Service captures the history of 100 years of women in the military, both formally and informally, dating back to the American Revolution. In its recounting of people and events, Women in the Armed Forces describes Continue reading Latest Digital Magazine – Women in the Armed Forces: A Century of Service

Senators back even bigger boost for next year’s VA budget

Veteran Robert Davis, left, speaks with dermatology specialist Johnny McClain during an appointment at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Alabama on Feb. 27, 2016. Senate appropriators backed another big boost in department funding for fiscal 2019 on Tuesday. (Department Continue reading Senators back even bigger boost for next year’s VA budget