Office of Public Affairs
President’s 2017 Budget Request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
On February 9, 2016, the White House released the President’s 2017 Budget. The Budget requests $182.3 billion for VA in 2017. For more information, please go to
The Veterans Choice Program
To find out more about whatVa is doing under this program to improve care for our Veterans click here.
MyVA: Building Trusted Relationships
VA is undergoing a radical transformation to improve our relationship with our Veterans. This relationship is the cornerstone for all that VA does. Read more.
To learn more about what benefits you may be eligible for. Click here
At today's VA, especially in the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA), we focus on creative and innovative ways to connect with Vets, the media and other stakeholders.
We're just getting started, and that's where you come in – sign up for email, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. But more than that, we need your help. We want you be part of the dialogue about some of the biggest issues facing our nation's Veterans. Join us to contribute solutions, especially solutions about how to communicate important facts and messages to Veterans.
OPIA's mission is to completely change the way we talk to Vets and the media. We want to make sure that we are getting the right message to the right Veteran at the right time.
Office of Public Affairs
Here you can find information about some of VA's most important issues, including Fact Sheets, photos of recent events other resources for media and for the general public.
Our office acts as the conduit between VA and federal, state, local, American Indian, and Native Alaskan Government officials.
Adaptive Sports Programs and Special Events
This program motivates, encourages and sustains participation and competition in adaptive sports among disabled Veterans and members of the Armed Forces through partnerships with VA clinical personnel as well as national and community-based adaptive sports programs. We're also responsible for the National Veterans Day Observance held annually in Washington, DC.
Homeless Veterans Initiative
VA has made ending Veteran homelessness a top priority, undertaking an unprecedented campaign to dramatically increase awareness of VA services available for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Learn more about VA's programs and partnerships that are helping to prevent and end Veteran homelessness by visiting the Homeless website
VA on Flickr
Browse our extensive collection of VA events from around the country.