Category: General News

Warrior Bridge

Warrior Bridge is ServiceSource program that helps veterans with disabilities transition from military to civilian life and reintegrate into their communities. We provide job placement… affordable housing… B & G Endowment Funds (one-time, emergency grants to veterans for housing, health, transportation, and work-related needs… Veterans Mall (storeroom of kitchen, bath, and bedroom essentials and job-interview … Continue reading Warrior Bridge

Congress approves seven new VA facilities in Florida

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate late last night unanimously approved legislation authorizing seven new major VA medical facilities in Florida. The legislation, approved by a voice vote yesterday, included language originally sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) authorizing the General Services Administration to execute 28 new leases for major VA medical facilities around … Continue reading Congress approves seven new VA facilities in Florida

Pinellas county Commission Designates Pinellas as Purple Heart County

To honor the brave service members who have received the Purple Heart, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners today presented a proclamation designating Pinellas as a Purple Heart County. The Commission also recognized Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in Pinellas County. Purple Heart Day is nationally recognized on Aug. 7 as well. “Our … Continue reading Pinellas county Commission Designates Pinellas as Purple Heart County

Join the Back to School Brigade

As you may already know, military families face a unique set of challenges. About 1.2 million American children have a parent on active duty, and nearly 190,000 spouses are left to manage the household alone. With repeated and extended deployments and frequent relocations, many military families endure financial challenges that can make purchasing school supplies … Continue reading Join the Back to School Brigade

VA Expands Transparency, Accountability Efforts

Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking a further step on transparency and accountability as a follow-on to the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act signed by the president less …than two weeks ago. Beginning today, the department is making public a list … Continue reading VA Expands Transparency, Accountability Efforts

Bay Pines VAHCS to Hold Special Event for LGBT Pride Month

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will hold a special event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month on Thursday, June 15. The event will take place in the JC Cobb room located on the first floor of the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (building 100). Doors will open at 11:00 … Continue reading Bay Pines VAHCS to Hold Special Event for LGBT Pride Month