Today we are observing Memorial Day here in the states. Throughout the long weekend there are parades, services, celebrations and all sorts of events to remember those who died in service to our nation. We all know too well that it is not always easy to be a surviving vet and receive the help and services needed to thrive in our society. In honor of Memorial Day and our living vets, we wanted to take a look at the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the VA blogs and podcasts reporting some of the good that is happening as it pertains to innovations, technology, mental health and healthcare.
Meet the New Secretary of Veterans Affairs – The Honorable Denis Richard McDonough
The Honorable Denis Richard McDonough was nominated by President Biden to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. McDonough’s nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 8th, 2021, and he was sworn in the following day as the 11th Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Learn more about the VA Secretary on this episode of Chats with the Chief.
Jon Jensen, host of “Chats with the Chief,” is VHA’s Chief of Staff. This episode, he’s joined by VA Secretary Denis Richard McDonough. https://t.co/Sc9T4pUGvb
— Bay Pines VAHCS (@VABayPines) May 11, 2021
VAntage Point Blog
VAntage Point is the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Here you will find stories from around VA and the Veteran community. These stories and blogs include coverage of health care, education benefits, VA careers, homelessness, recovery, mental health and messages from the Secretary.
— Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetAffairs) May 26, 2021
Every day the VAntage Blog honors a veteran who has made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #VeteranOfTheDay tells about each vets service in the military.
— American Hero Radio (@AmerHeroesRadio) May 26, 2021
Launched in late 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs weekly podcast is a part of its ongoing effort to engage and reach out to Veterans. “Borne the Battle” recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans.
— Center for Women Veterans (@VAWomenVets) May 10, 2021
My HealtheVet offers veterans tips and tools to help them manage their health. The support tools are designed to enrich your experience with My HealtheVet and help you make informed decisions. Whether it’s a prescription refill, appointment to be made, or medical records that need to be reviewed, all can be done with My HealtheVet.