Veterans Help


  • 01:51 Veterans ID Card

    Veterans ID Card

    by Admin Added 3 Views / 0 Likes

    The Veterans ID Card -- or VIC -- provides a more portable and secure alternative for those who served the minimum obligated time in service, but did not meet the retirement or medical discharge threshold. Veterans who served in the armed forces, includin

  • 02:23 National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament - Dave Riley

    National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament - Dave Riley

    by Admin Added 3 Views / 0 Likes

    Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament provides legally blind and eligible disabled Veterans an opportunity to develop new skills through adaptive golf and sporting activities. The TEE Tournament uses a therapeutic

  • 05:44 2017 End of Year Message from VA Secretary David J. Shulkin

    2017 End of Year Message from VA Secretary David J. Shulkin

    by Admin Added 7 Views / 0 Likes

    End of Year Message VA Secretary David J. Shulkin — Accomplishments in 2017

  • 00:57 Holiday greetings from VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin

    Holiday greetings from VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin

    by Admin Added 5 Views / 0 Likes

    "I wanted to take a moment and wish all of our Veterans, families, caregivers, VA employees and volunteers a happy holidays," VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin said in a message recorded this week. Read more at https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/43925/holiday-

  • 07:39 Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program

    Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program

    by Admin Added 2 Views / 0 Likes

    Learn how the Tribal Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program helps homeless Native American Veterans exit homelessness. Tribal HUD-VASH combines rental assistance from HUD with case management, clinical and sup

  • 01:54 Veterans Identification Card

    Veterans Identification Card

    by Admin Added 6 Views / 0 Likes

    The new Veterans Identification Card (VIC) provides a safer and more convenient and efficient way for most Veterans to show proof of service. With the VIC, Veterans with honorable service to our nation will no longer need to their paper DD-214s to obtain

  • 00:53 Los Angeles VA hosts Homeless-To-Housed Veteran Stand Down

    Los Angeles VA hosts Homeless-To-Housed Veteran Stand Down

    by Admin Added 5 Views / 0 Likes

    The Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System recently hosted its third annual Homeless-to-Housed Veterans Stand-Down. The yearly event presents a safe space for homeless Veterans to receive critical services in housing, health, employment and general well-be

  • 00:35 Public Service Announcement (PSA) About Veteran Homelessness by Grey’s Anatomy Cast Member

    Public Service Announcement (PSA) About Veteran Homelessness by Grey’s Anatomy Cast Member

    by Admin Added 5 Views / 0 Likes

    In this PSA, Kevin McKidd--a cast member of the ABC Television Network’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy--encourages landlords to visit va.gov/homeless to find out how they can support efforts underway by VA and its federal, state, local and community partne

  • 06:36 Comedian and Navy Veteran Rodney Perry's Road to Recovery

    Comedian and Navy Veteran Rodney Perry's Road to Recovery

    by Admin Added 11 Views / 0 Likes

    While on a comedy tour in 2016, Navy Veteran Rodney Perry suffered a severe stroke. He received life-saving care at the Denver VA Medical Center and spent the next 40 days in their inpatient rehab clinic. Watch this video and the latest episode of The Ame

  • 27:48 The American Veteran - Episode #1103

    The American Veteran - Episode #1103

    by Admin Added 8 Views / 0 Likes

    This episode of VA’s The American Veteran features stories about: Navy Veteran Rodney Perry’s recovery from a severe stroke; a training program from the Small Business Administration that helps Veterans start small businesses such as Lyles BBQ in Kentucky

  • 02:34 Thomas H. Begay Profile

    Thomas H. Begay Profile

    by Admin Added 9 Views / 0 Likes

    Earlier this year, The American Veteran had the opportunity to sit down Begay at his childhood home in New Mexico. The Battle of Iwo Jima Veteran spoke of his experiences joining the classified code talker program during World War II. View the full episod

  • 00:40 Thomas Begay - U.S. Marine Corps Hymn

    Thomas Begay - U.S. Marine Corps Hymn

    by Admin Added 8 Views / 0 Likes

    Navajo code talker Thomas Begay sings the U.S. Marine Corps hymn.

  • 05:27 Boots to Business:  Air Force family launches local BBQ business

    Boots to Business: Air Force family launches local BBQ business

    by Admin Added 4 Views / 0 Likes

    Greg Lyles, a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons always enjoyed barbecuing as a family. When a fundraising opportunity arose in 2012, the family decided what better way to participate than to sell their BBQ for

  • 01:33 Puerto Rico National Cemetery after Hurricane Maria

    Puerto Rico National Cemetery after Hurricane Maria

    by Admin Added 9 Views / 0 Likes

  • 02:56 Vietnam Veteran finds solace singing the blues

    Vietnam Veteran finds solace singing the blues

    by Admin Added 11 Views / 0 Likes

    Vietnam Veteran and former Army medic Denny Smith has an amazing voice. The talented blues singer was a contestant on X Factor and attended VA's National Veterans Creative Arts Festival for the first time this year. Smith joined nearly 120 other Veterans

  • 01:14 Creative Forces joins with VA to bring healing arts to Veterans

    Creative Forces joins with VA to bring healing arts to Veterans

    by Admin Added 11 Views / 0 Likes

    Aptly named Creative Forces is bringing the restorative power of art to active duty patients and Veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as their families and caregivers. The one-of-a-kind collaboration

  • 00:56 Vet Orientation

    Vet Orientation

    by Admin Added 11 Views / 0 Likes

  • 01:33 Winter Sports Clinic Information

    Winter Sports Clinic Information

    by Admin Added 16 Views / 0 Likes

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic held annually in Snowmass, Colorado. For more information contact your provider, your recreational therapist or visit www.wintersportsclinic.org

  • 01:30 Rory A. Cooper

    Rory A. Cooper

    by Admin Added 15 Views / 0 Likes

    Rory Cooper was in the Army serving in Germany when a bicycle accident left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. That event has shaped his life’s work on behalf of the disabled as a research biomedical engineer. Video produced by the Partnership fo

  • 02:31 3D printing at the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

    3D printing at the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

    by Admin Added 15 Views / 0 Likes

    US Air Force Veteran Kevin Carr demonstrates how he makes adaptations for Veterans kayaking at the 2017 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. Nearly 100 Veterans with disabilities participated in the clinic and learned kayaking, archery, sailing, surfin

  • 01:37 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic interview - Jymie

    National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic interview - Jymie

    by Admin Added 25 Views / 0 Likes

    Jymie Darling was one of nearly 100 Veterans participating in the 2017 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, Sept. 17-22 in San Diego, California. Veterans learned a variety of summer sports during the rehabilitation event, including kayaking, surfing,

  • 03:21 Ring the bell: Veterans call for Veterans to help end suicide

    Ring the bell: Veterans call for Veterans to help end suicide

    by Admin Added 10 Views / 0 Likes

    Colorado VFW Post 3631 calls out to all Veterans groups to spread the word about Veterans suicide. Contrary to the popular belief that bringing up suicide can put the idea in someone’s head, talking about it is actually a good thing. Be sympathetic. Liste

  • 01:01 VA reaches out to Veterans in Tampa after Hurricane Irma

    VA reaches out to Veterans in Tampa after Hurricane Irma

    by Admin Added 22 Views / 0 Likes

    Dr. Miguel LaPuz, VA’s acting principal deputy undersecretary for health, joined James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital director Joe Battle in visiting a special needs shelter at the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

  • 00:51 Tampa VA ensures safe return of patients to Bay Pines after Hurricane Irma

    Tampa VA ensures safe return of patients to Bay Pines after Hurricane Irma

    by Admin Added 13 Views / 0 Likes

    In advance of Hurricane Irma, VA’s hospital in Bay Pines, Florida, transferred approximately 100 patients to VA facilities in Tampa, Orlando and Gainesville. Once the storm had cleared and patients were able to return, the facilities got them back to Bay

  • 01:05 VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Response Mobile App for Caregivers

    VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Response Mobile App for Caregivers

    by Admin Added 12 Views / 0 Likes

    VA recently released the VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource app to help Veterans and their caregivers learn about preventing and caring for existing injuries as well as provide other tools to help manage their health. This app is unique in the mobile healt

  • 01:04 VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource Mobile App for Veterans

    VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource Mobile App for Veterans

    by Admin Added 13 Views / 0 Likes

    VA recently released the VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource app to help Veterans and their caregivers learn about preventing and caring for existing injuries as well as provide other tools to help manage their health. This app is unique in the mobile healt

  • 03:04 VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource Mobile App Walkthrough

    VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource Mobile App Walkthrough

    by Admin Added 16 Views / 0 Likes

    VA recently released the VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource app to help Veterans and their caregivers learn about preventing and caring for existing injuries as well as provide other tools to help manage their health. This app is unique in the mobile healt

  • 03:13 VA NCA Veterans Legacy Program Field Trip

    VA NCA Veterans Legacy Program Field Trip

    by Admin Added 16 Views / 0 Likes

    The National Cemetery Administration hosted a day of learning at Florida National Cemetery. Florida middle school students met with University of Central Florida students to learn about the impact Veterans made in national, state, and local history. Throu

  • 00:27 Donations for Veterans and VA employees affected by Hurricane Harvey

    Donations for Veterans and VA employees affected by Hurricane Harvey

    by Admin Added 60 Views / 0 Likes

    The contributions received from this special solicitation will be given to the PenFed Foundation, who will be giving grants to Veterans and VA employees impacted by Hurricane Harvey for reimbursement of home repairs not covered by insurance, temporary lod

  • 01:45 VA Secretary on Hurricane Harvey response

    VA Secretary on Hurricane Harvey response

    by Admin Added 33 Views / 0 Likes

    Leading VA’s care efforts in the middle of the devastation is the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, which remains open for emergent medical care for those Veterans who can make it to the facility despite heavy flooding and closed roadways. "Our VA hos

  • 01:19 Veteran Owned BBQ in Clarksville, Tennessee

    Veteran Owned BBQ in Clarksville, Tennessee

    by Admin Added 19 Views / 0 Likes

    Jessie Fox began serving troops food when they were stranded on base or in traffic following the 9/11 attacks. Now, he operates one of the most popular Veteran owned BBQ joints in the country.

  • 00:33 VA secretary, VSOs: Changing the VA culture together

    VA secretary, VSOs: Changing the VA culture together

    by Admin Added 23 Views / 0 Likes

    DescriptionAs part of VA secretary Dr. David Shukin’s continued commitment to transparency and accountability, he met with communicators from more than a dozen Veterans service organizations (VSOs) who attended a roundtable in Washington, D.C., Thursday,

  • 00:49 How to #ExploreVA Benefits: Benefits Navigator

    How to #ExploreVA Benefits: Benefits Navigator

    by Admin Added 27 Views / 0 Likes

    Millions of Veterans and their family members are successfully using VA benefits to buy homes, earn degrees, start careers, stay healthy, and do so much more in life after the military. Here's how to navigate explore.va.gov to learn how Veterans have gone

  • 00:49 How to #ExploreVA Benefits: Explore Homepage

    How to #ExploreVA Benefits: Explore Homepage

    by Admin Added 22 Views / 0 Likes

    Millions of Veterans and their family members are successfully using VA benefits to buy homes, earn degrees, start careers, stay healthy, and do so much more in life after the military. Here's how to navigate explore.va.gov to learn how Veterans have gone

  • 00:45 How to #ExploreVA Benefits: Registering for Events

    How to #ExploreVA Benefits: Registering for Events

    by Admin Added 18 Views / 0 Likes

    Millions of Veterans and their family members are successfully using VA benefits to buy homes, earn degrees, start careers, stay healthy, and do so much more in life after the military. Here's how to navigate explore.va.gov to learn how Veterans have gone