US Dept of Veterans Affairs News

Lessons from Vietnam offer advice for handling North Korea, Iran

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

By Michele Murphy

The Vietnam War is back in our living rooms now that PBS is airing a 10-part series developed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. You can catch the final two installments tonight and tomorrow.

I say back in our living rooms because Vietnam was the first war to reach a significant number of American TV viewers as more were able to purchase TVs and …Read More

‘Ordinary Grace’ can move us past the despicable

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Life is filled with extraordinary challenges. Some are so fraught with pain and strong negative emotions they “gut punch” even the strongest among us. What comes to mind for me are those who learn their child faces a deadly disease and those who learn someone they love has been seriously injured or died.  How could anyone not be staggered by such news?

What gets us through? How …Read More

Sheffield Village VA clinic earns kudos; registers 191 new vets in 90 days

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Sheffield Village

By Michele Murphy

Just 90 days after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opened an outpatient clinic in Sheffield Village, 191 veterans have registered for services for the first time. Jim Machert is one of those vets. “I drove by a few times and noticed the sign,” he says. Then one day he felt prompted to stop in. He and his wife met with …Read More