VA MISSION Act, Exclusive Access to, and Borne the Battle

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News and Resources for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors


VA MISSION Act: What is the latest on community care?

Last June, President Trump signed landmark legislation, known as the VA MISSION Act of 2018, that makes dramatic improvements to how Veterans receive community care—health care provided outside of VA. While the law affects many other VA programs, the changes to community care are among the most complex and far-reaching in recent history. Learn more about the proposed six new eligibility criteria for Veterans.


Are you on RallyPoint?

RallyPoint Resource

VA recently signed an MOU with RallyPoint, an online platform serving 1.6M military, Veterans, families, caregivers, and survivors. There are more than 420K Veteran-centric discussions on RallyPoint, and the platform is a great place to ask (or answer!) questions like "How do I get my Army Medical Records to submit a VA claim?"


Have you found your purpose after service?

find purpose

Getting out of the military and returning to civilian life can present both opportunities and challenges. Hear how opening up and reaching out for support can help with the transition and lead you to your next mission.


Did you know you can

VCS shopping online

VA's Veteran Canteen Service launched, an online shopping site exclusively available to Veterans enrolled in VA, their families, and VA employees. Proceeds from purchases given back to the Veteran community.


Did you know VA has a podcast? Borne the Battle

Each episode interviews influential Veterans, shares resources, breaks down Veteran benefits, and more.

U.S. Navy Veteran & Actress Jennifer Marshall

U.S. Navy Veteran Sean Ricks of Ricks Roasters Coffee Company

U.S. Army General George Casey


Not sure where to start with VA?

VA Welcome Kit Quick Start Guides

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. Step-by-step instructions on how to enroll in VA health care, apply for a disability rating, education benefits, memorials, and more.

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