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News Releases


2017

Miramar National Cemetery to host its first Community Open House on May 20, 2017 - Miramar National Cemetery is hosting its first open house for Veterans, families and the general public on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Miramar National Cemetery is the newest VA cemetery in the western region and cemetery officials are working with U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation to increase awareness about the cemetery and the burial options that are available to Veterans and their eligible family members. (05/11/2017)

VA Seeks Land Exchange at Crown Hill Cemetery - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) today announced it signed a memorandum of understanding with Crown Hill Cemetery (CHC) to pursue the exchange of a 14.75 wooded lot VA currently owns for an adjacent parcel of comparable size owned by CHC. (05/05/2017)

VA Now Providing Online Daily Burial Schedules For Its National Cemeteries - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new online Daily Burial Schedule (DBS) for all VA national cemeteries, which will allow families and loved ones to retrieve time and location information for those being interred, via its National Cemetery Administration (NCA) website. (03/23/2017)

VA's National Cemeteries Lead Nation in Satisfaction Survey - 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). (02/03/2017)

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2016

VA National Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility Determinations - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Through the Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility Program, upon request, individuals can learn if they are eligible for burial or memorialization in a VA national cemetery. (12/08/2016)

World War II in the Pacific Teacher Institute Now Accepting Applications - American forces in the Pacific during World War II faced challenges never before experienced by the U.S. military. From the sheer geographic expanse of the theater of operations to the reliance on naval strength, this piece of the war is critical to understanding how the conflict shaped our history. To bring this into the classroom, applications are being accepted now through September 2, 2016 for the 2016-2017 Understanding Sacrifice: World War II in the Pacific Teacher Institute program. (07/01/2016)

100th VA Grant-Funded Veterans Cemetery Dedicated - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the opening of the 100th VA grant funded Veterans cemetery. An $8.9 million grant from the VA funded the new Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Marana, Arizona. The cemetery is the 100th Veterans cemetery funded with a VA grant awarded to a State or Tribal organization. (04/07/2016)

VA Opens Cape Canaveral National Cemetery for First Burials - The Cape Canaveral National Cemetery opened for first interments of casketed or cremated remains of eligible Veterans, spouses or dependents, Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The cemetery hosted a private committal service for the family and friends of 12 deceased Veterans who received military honors on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. (01/13/2016)

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2015

VA Dedicates New Cape Canaveral National Cemetery - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) held a dedication ceremony today in Scottsmoor, Florida for the new Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. (11/20/2015)

VA Opens Tallahassee National Cemetery - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the opening of the 133rd national cemetery with ceremonial first burials taking place Oct. 16, 2015 at the Tallahassee National Cemetery. (10/16/2015)

VA Purchases Land for a New Rural National Cemetery - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it purchased six acres of land located in Cassian, Wisconsin, to establish a new rural national cemetery, also referred to as a National Veterans Burial Ground. (10/06/2015)

VA Purchases Land in Indianapolis for a New Columbarium-Only National Cemetery - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it purchased 14.75 acres of land located in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, to establish a columbarium-only national cemetery. (09/24/2015)

VA To Establish Columbarium-Only Cemetery on Campus of St. Albans Community Living Center - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is planning to build a new columbarium-only cemetery on the campus of the VA St. Albans Community Living Center in Jamaica, NY. (03/25/2015)

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2014

VA Names New National Cemetery in Nebraska - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) selected the name Omaha National Cemetery for the national cemetery that VA will construct in the Omaha region. (09/05/2014)

VA Provides Guidance to Same-Sex Married Couples Seeking Benefits - After close consultation with the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing guidance to same-sex married couples on the benefits and services to which they are entitled under current laws and regulations. (06/20/2014)

VA Makes Land Purchase for New National Cemetery in Western New York - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has purchased land in New York for a new national cemetery in the Buffalo-Rochester area of Western New York. (05/30/2014)

VA Receives Donation for New Yellowstone National Cemetery - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received a donation of property in Yellowstone County, Montana, for the new Yellowstone National Cemetery. (05/26/2014)

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