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Secretary Takes Action to Ensure Project ARCH Veterans Continue to Receive Care Closer to Home (7/21/2016)

As the Project ARCH pilot program comes to an end next month, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald today announced that Veterans enrolled in the program will be able to continue receiving care closer to home. Taking advantage of options available under the Veterans Choice Program, such as the 'unusual or excessive burden provision' and Provider Agreements, Veterans receiving care under Project ARCH will continue care without interruption when the pilot program ends August 7.

VA Announces New Partnerships and Collaboration (7/18/2016)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced partnerships and collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, IBM and Bombas. The three, distinct, relationships are a part of the MyVA Strategic Partnership Initiative, which aims to work together with external organizations to improve the delivery and access of care for Veterans. The announcement of the three new partnerships came on the heels of the MyVA Advisory Committee meeting held last week in Boston. MyVA is the largest transformation in the history of VA.

VA Schedules 2 Million Appointments Using Veterans Choice Program (7/14/2016)

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Choice Program has reached a key milestone in improving access to health care for Veterans. More than two million appointments have been scheduled through the program.

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#VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran Edward Sutton Wall

Posted: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:28:48 +0000

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Edward Sutton Wall.

Edward joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

During WWII, Edward worked as a glider pilot, mechanic and trainer. He served with the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 52nd Troop Carrier Squadron. He also trained pilots who later flew gliders at Missoula and Lubbock.

Edward continued working in training throughout the Korean War. During Vietnam, he worked in C130 operations out of Tan Son Nhut Air Base.

Edward was later stationed in Japan at Tachikawa Air Force Base where he met and married his wife. Their daughter Karen was born there shortly after. Karen later joined the Army as a nurse, carrying on the family’s history of military service, which dates back to the Revolutionary War.

We honor Edward’s service, and thank Karen for hers.

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service..

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

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