VA Claims Backlog Grows Due To COVID-19

VA backlog of claims grows to 119,000 as work stopped for coronavirus By Nikki Wentling/Stars and Stripes JUN 04, 2020 The backlog of Department of Veterans Affairs claims has grown by tens of thousands of cases since the department halted work because of the coronavirus pandemic, top VA officials said Wednesday. There were 119,000 backlogged … Continue reading VA Claims Backlog Grows Due To COVID-19

Veteran Trust in VA Reaches All-Time High

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced Veteran trust in VA reached 80% in April, reflecting a 19% increase since January 2017.  Each quarter Veterans Signals (VSignals), VA’s customer experience feedback program, randomly surveys approximately 257,000 Veterans with recent interactions VA-wide with claims, appeals, health care, memorials and other services to rate … Continue reading Veteran Trust in VA Reaches All-Time High

VA National Cemeteries Resume Committal & Memorial Services

VA national cemeteries resume committal and memorial services halted by the COVID-19 pandemic WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries will resume committal services starting June 9 in all but two VA national cemeteries.  VA national cemeteries will contact families who were unable to hold a committal service due to the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading VA National Cemeteries Resume Committal & Memorial Services

Dignified Disposal of Unserviceable US Flags By American Legion F&J Ravin Post 134

The United States Flag Code specifies disposal of the flag in a dignified manner when it is worn out or no longer a fitting symbol to display. Typically this is achieved by respectfully burning or cutting up the flag according to a defined procedure. In accordance with its mission of “Helping Veterans and Serving Our … Continue reading Dignified Disposal of Unserviceable US Flags By American Legion F&J Ravin Post 134

Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Process for Charting the Course – Agency Plan on Returning to Pre-COVID-19 Operations

May 7, 2020, 10:56:00 AM  Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Process for Charting the Course Agency Plan on Returning to Pre-COVID-19 Operations  VA Releases Three-Phase Plan for Post-COVID-19 Operations That Maximizes Veterans’ Safety Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a three-phase plan for resuming regular operations at its medical centers, benefit offices and national cemeteries in … Continue reading Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Process for Charting the Course – Agency Plan on Returning to Pre-COVID-19 Operations

More than 5,000 veterans in recovery from coronavirus, VA says

By Nikki Wentling/Stars and StripesMAY 07, 2020 More than 5,000 veterans are in recovery after becoming infected with the coronavirus, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported this week in its first public count of recovered patients. As of Wednesday, 5,185 veterans and 760 VA employees were in recovery from the virus — about 65% of … Continue reading More than 5,000 veterans in recovery from coronavirus, VA says

Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery Transferred to VA

March 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — The VA's National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will operate and maintain the post cemetery in Vancouver, Washington, beginning today. Vancouver Barracks National Cemetery, as it will now be called, was transferred to NCA by the Department of the Army in fulfillment of Executive Order 13781 and the VA's own Agency Reform … Continue reading Vancouver Barracks Post Cemetery Transferred to VA