President Trump conference call, VA MISSION Act top questions answered, Borne The Battle 150, and other top VA Stories - June 21, 2019

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TOP PHOTO: A VA Vet Center rededication ceremony was held to honor the memory of former North Ogden mayor and Utah National Guardsman, Maj. Brent Taylor. The center, which offers a wide range of community-based social and psychological services to Veterans and their families in northern Utah, will now be known as the "Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation."
Jennie Taylor (pictured above) addressed the gathering of Veterans and local residents with a moving speech that highlighted her husband's legacy of love and service. 
Photo by Tyler Moore




VA recently implemented changes to community care under the VA MISSION Act. The changes included expanded eligibility for community care and a new urgent care benefit. As part of our outreach and engagement efforts, we collected the top questions received from Veterans and provided answers to each one here. Our goal is to make it easier to access the care you have earned.

Combat Veteran roommates share stories, healing experience at VA North Texas

The camaraderie developed between service members at VA builds bonds that stand the test of time.

Borne the Battle 150
Are you a fan of podcasts? Borne the Battle is our weekly podcast where we interview Veterans and share their stories with you.
On June 22, VA will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the G.I. Bill. In honor of this historic event, Army Veteran Maxine Henry and Air Force Veteran Mark Connors of the VA's Loan Guaranty Service team sat down with Borne the Battle to discuss one of the best and most popular Veteran benefits–the VA home loan entitlement.

Oscar Mike

Paralyzed Marine pays it forward and stays 'Oscar Mike'

How Noah Currier of the Oscar Mike Foundation is giving back to the Veteran community.

VA Deputy Chief Barbara C. Morton receives Gears of Government Award

Barbara C. Morton was honored last month with a Gears of Government Award for her work in improving the delivery of customer service to Veterans.

Ending Veteran Suicide

VA releases Request for Information, seeks strategies for ways to end Veteran suicide