Combat Female Veterans Honored at International Women’s Day at the Kernersville VA Health Care Center, March 8, 2017.

My name is Sandra Robinson; I am an Operation Desert Storm Combat Veteran. On March 8, 2017, “International Women’s Day” Kernersville VA Health Care Center will be celebrating a new program “Combat Female Veteran Life After War” from 9am-4pm. The VA leadership will be there around 11-1pm. Come meet and greet your local Combat Female […]

African American/Black History Month: Black Military History – First African American Female Soldier From Maryland Killed in Iraq

According to the United States Department of Defense, Media Contact (Army Public Affairs) on August 15, 2005, the Department of Defense announced death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Specialist Toccara R. Green, 23, of Rosedale, Maryland, died on August 14, 2005, in Al Asad, Iraq, where multiple improvised explosive devices detonated […]

Honorable David J. Shulkin has been (unanimously) confirmed as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (Washington Post/by Lisa Rein)

  By Lisa Rein Politics (Washington Post) “David J. Shulkin, an internist and longtime health administrator, was unanimously confirmed Monday to lead the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, becoming the first of President Trump’s Cabinet picks to be embraced by all Republicans and Democrats. He is the sole holdover from the Obama administration. No senators dissented on […]

Military History of African Americans and African American/Black History Month

Learn more about the accomplishments, achievements, and struggles African American service members have conquered while serving our country. The links and descriptions below were compiled by the VAG, using using the directory from the research by Contributor Sean O’Melveny. The Tuskegee Airmen Find a brief history of this groundbreaking World War II air crew, […]

Fifty Years Ago: Last Nurse Survivor of Bataan Still on Active Duty Retires

Lt. Col. Helen Hennessey narrowly escaped Batan before invading Japanese forces took over. After making her way to the island of Corregidor in the Philippines, she cared for the sick and wounded in a hospital there. She retired from active duty in the Air Force on January 31, 1967. Read more about Lt. Hennessey in […]

Winterhaven Homeless Stand Down – January 28, 2017

2017 23rd Annual VAMC Winterhaven Homeless Stand Down and 13th Annual NAAV Community Partner Participation On January 28, 2017, NAAV participated in its thirteenth year of helping homeless and at-risk Veterans of the greater DC metropolitan area at the DC VA Medical Center’s (VAMC) Winterhaven Stand Down for Homeless Veterans, along with collaborative partners representing agencies, […]