Veterans Day Message

November 07, 2016

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. shows how veterans often continue their service after they complete their tour of duty and explains why we must uphold the promises we've made to our nation's heroes.

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Honoring Veterans Means More Than Just a Holiday

November 12, 2015

AFGE represents thousands of veterans working in our federal prisons, on our military bases, patrolling our borders, taking care of our nation's capital, and in government offices nationwide. AFGE also represents thousands of workers who serve veterans day in and day out, as doctors, nurses, and so much more.

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Categories: VA, Veterans

Are You A Veteran? Join AFGE Veterans today!

November 05, 2015

Our veterans have served our country with distinction all over the world. But let’s face it – when many veterans complete their service, lawmakers aren’t holding up their end of the deal. That's where you come in.

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AFGE Celebrates Federal Nurses Week

September 22, 2015

Anyone who has been in a hospital knows that nursing professionals are often the first people you see when you enter and the last you speak to before you leave. What many do not know is that there are approximately 100,000 nurses across several federal government agencies serving countless patients each and every day.

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VA Suicide Hotline Documentary Wins Oscar

February 24, 2015

The VA Crisis Hotline Call Center receives about 22,000 calls every month from veterans and active-duty military members who have lost hope and are thinking about committing suicide. The center’s 275 health science specialists work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to listen to those who cry out for help. The HBO documentary, "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," that just won an Oscar last weekend. 

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VA Secretary Receives Enthusiastic Welcome at AFGE Legislative Conference

February 09, 2015

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald received a rock star welcome as he addressed a packed house at the AFGE National VA Council’s meeting early Sunday morning. The Council meeting is part of AFGE’s annual Legislative Conference being held here in Washington, D.C. Feb. 8-11. Secretary McDonald's appearance this weekend was the first time a VA Secretary has spoken at a VA Council meeting at the legislative conference.

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Categories: VA, Veterans

AFGE: Reorganization Makes VA Less Top Heavy

January 29, 2015

AFGE has long said that the Department of Veterans Affairs is top heavy and that the department needs more frontline workers in order to better serve veterans. This week’s announcement by VA Secretary Bob McDonald to reorganize the VA into five regions is a step in the right direction as it will reduce the department’s bloated middle management and shift resources to focus on providing more care to more veterans.

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