Every year, more than 200,000 service members transition from military to civilian life, joining more than 18 million Veterans to form one of America's largest and strongest communities. But like most big transitions in life, this one is not easy. Since its inception in 2010, Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) has been helping Veterans stay active, connecting to their new communities and developing a resilient mindset. Today, Team RWB is 217,000 members strong, with chapters across the country. Volunteer leaders run these chapters, and collectively, they host nearly 40,000 events per year.
World War I marked the fourth time Congress declared war, but just the first time America instituted a draft. The "Great War" also created a new series of benefits for Veterans–some that exist in different forms today.
Student Veterans will continue to receive their GI Bill benefits under S. 3503, which President Trump signed into law March 21.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety is a top priority, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at the American Legion Winter Conference March 10 in Washington, D.C.
With Coronavirus dominating national news, Wilkie addressed VA's response to the situation, including prevention steps at VA medical centers.
Peter MacDonald is one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers. The former chairman of the Navajo Nation recently sat down with VAntage Point staff to explain what made the "unbreakable" code so effective, and how it helped save lives and secure victory in the Pacific.
Five years ago, Marine Corps Veteran Frederick Nardei returned to service, but not the military. He became a certified peer support specialist, dedicated to helping fellow Veterans whose futures were as uncertain as his had once been.
Veterans will continue to see improvements in VA services, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at "State of the VA" speech Feb. 5 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.