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VA awards 3 university contracts promoting community engagement with national cemeteries (2/16/2017)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded three university contracts to research and share local history through the diversity of Veterans' experience found in VA national cemeteries, officials announced Feb. 16.

Artists selected for nationwide women Veterans art exhibit (2/6/2017)

Ten women Veteran artists have been selected to showcase their work at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers around the country in March, to coincide with Women's History Month.

VA's National Cemeteries lead nation in satisfaction survey (2/3/2017)

For the sixth consecutive time, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) was ranked first in customer satisfaction among the nation's top corporations and federal agencies in an independent survey conducted by the CFI Group utilizing the science of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Leonard L. Crawford

Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:11:22 +0000

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy World War II Veteran Leonard L. Crawford.

Leonard served as a radio operator aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Midway, in 1945. He was first stationed at Norfolk, Virginia. During his time in the Navy, he also served in Trinidad, Iceland and the North Sea.

In 2007, Leonard made a special trip to visit the USS Midway, which is now part of the USS Midway Museum located in San Diego.

Leonard currently resides in Broadalbin, New York and will soon celebrate his 90th birthday.

Thank you for your service, Leonard!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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