Robert Wilkie

GovernmentCIO: VA Launches Veterans Legacy Memorial's Next Phase for Memorial Day

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:07pm

Now the public may leave comments or other messages of tribute on each veterans' profiles through the Veterans Legacy Memorial program.

Key Points: 
  • Now the public may leave comments or other messages of tribute on each veterans' profiles through the Veterans Legacy Memorial program.
  • "This year, by necessity, will be different from past Memorial Day observances," said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.
  • The VLMplatform from the VA harnessesexisting data of 3.7 million veterans from the National Cemetery Administration to create interactive virtual profiles that the public can view to memorialize veterans digitally.
  • "The Veterans Legacy Memorial is an ideal way to tell the story and we do it in such a format that anyone, anywhere can access that information."

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to announce new initiatives at National Press Club Newsmaker Feb. 5

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 8:40pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Following President Trump's State of the Union Address Tuesday evening, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5 to announce new initiatives designed to better serve America's veterans and their families.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Following President Trump's State of the Union Address Tuesday evening, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5 to announce new initiatives designed to better serve America's veterans and their families.
  • Secretary Wilkie will discuss the Trump Administration's plan to prevent veteran suicide, and will outline how the VA will implement the kinds of sweeping organizational changes needed to optimize new technologies and innovations and provide veterans with modern services.
  • This event will take place at10:00 a.m.in the Club's Zenger Room, and is open to credentialed media and members of the National Press Club; however, registration is required.
  • The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW,Washington, D.C.
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New Orleans VA Medical Center Breaks Ground for the First Fisher House in Louisiana

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

New Orleans, LA, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fisher House Foundation and Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System broke ground today on the first Fisher House to be built in Louisiana.

Key Points: 
  • New Orleans, LA, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fisher House Foundation and Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System broke ground today on the first Fisher House to be built in Louisiana.
  • The Secretary of VA Robert L. Wilkie joined Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation Ken Fisher and Medical Center Director Fernando Rivera for the groundbreaking, announcing the start of the new home.
  • The 16-suite New Orleans VA Fisher House will be the first Fisher House in the state of Louisiana, said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.
  • This Fisher House will serve Veterans, their family members and caregivers throughout south Louisiana and the surrounding states.

Wounded Warrior Project Supports Wilkie Nomination

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:43pm

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is pleased and supportive of the president's nomination of Robert Wilkie to become the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA).In his tenure as Acting Secretary, Wilkie has demonstrated tremendous ability to lead and focus on the issues of highest concern in the veteran community.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is pleased and supportive of the president's nomination of Robert Wilkie to become the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA).In his tenure as Acting Secretary, Wilkie has demonstrated tremendous ability to lead and focus on the issues of highest concern in the veteran community.
  • "We look forward to continuing to work alongside VA leadership to help deliver on our mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, and we are confident Mr. Wilkie will continue to demonstrate the experience, skills, and passion to become the transformative leader our veterans deserve."
  • Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers helping them achieve their highest ambition.
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Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to President Trump's Nomination of Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 8:41pm

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) released the following statement today from its Executive Director, Carl Blake , in response to the nomination of Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to serve as the permanent secretary:

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) released the following statement today from its Executive Director, Carl Blake , in response to the nomination of Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to serve as the permanent secretary:
    "Paralyzed Veterans of America has appreciated the opportunity in recent weeks to work with Acting Secretary Wilkie.
  • Acting Secretary Wilkie also has shown leadership in urging Congress to reform VA's community care and expand the comprehensive caregiver program to veterans injured prior to 9/11.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease .
  • With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters , Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.