Annual Report: Battle Creek VA 2016

We are excited to present our 2016 Annual Report to the Community. The Battle Creek VA Health Care System has accomplished a lot during the past fiscal year and our staff are focused on continuous daily improvement of the Veteran experience. Click here to view the annual report.

Battle Creek VA Hosting Town Hall

Do you have questions about navigating the VA system or about services that we provide?  Come to our Veteran Town Hall!  Wednesday, December 21, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 5500 Armstrong Road, Building 6, Auditorium These are held quarterly at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and periodically throughout the year at our outpatient clinics and the Wyoming Health Care Center.

VA Battle Creek Extended Hours

    Did you know we provide extended hours for Primary Care and Mental Health?  We provide these times to make it easier for Veterans who may have difficulty making our regular appointment times.  Here are the extended hours at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and Wyoming Health Care Center: Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. These times are for Read More …

Tricare and Tricare for Life Pharmacy Change: CVS to Walgreens

A change that goes into effect Thursday effectively removes all CVS locations from the Tricare retail pharmacy network and adds Walgreens to the system. This change of vendors was a result of contract updates with Tricare’s pharmacy provider Express Scripts and will reduce the number of pharmacy sites to around 58,000 retail pharmacies nationwide. CVS locations and those in Target stores are affected and about 8,000 Read More …

Coast Guard to Retain Ratings System: Commandant

The Coast Guard announced that it will retain its rating system inspite of the fact that the Navy is switching to an alphanumeric system, which goes against long standing traditions that were established at the founding of this nation, and for the most part, most nations commonly use in their navies.  Both the Commandant and the Master Chief of the Coast Guard related, “‘What would Read More …

Department Has Successful Year

The Oceana County of Department of Veteran’s Affairs had what could only be described as a successful year in meeting its Mission and Goals in providing relief to wartime veterans in emergent need.  Also, the Department was able to assist a number of veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits from the U. S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Illustrated is the performance of Read More …

Veteran’s Day Free Meals

According to Military.Com veterans, which include Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Retirees can patronize one of the following food establishments and receive a free offering this Veteran’s Day, November 11th.  Please note the limitations if any at a particular establishment you are interested in.  Veterans should be prepared to offer identification of their veteran status if requested. 54th Street Grill — Veterans and active duty Read More …

Tricare Expands Hearing Help for Retirees, Reservists

Tricare has announced that certain hearing aid implants that were not covered in the past will be covered under new policy guidance.  Policy changes have been made according to Military.Com, “Existing rules block hearing aid coverage for retirees, Tricare for Life and Tricare Reserve Select users. But the policy change reclassifies a certain type of implanted hearing aid — Auditory Osseointegrated Implant (AOI) Devices — as a Read More …

Four Job Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid

Four Job Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid | Military.com   Senior Chief Sonar Technician (Submarines) Steven Clevenger practices job interviewing techniques in front of a mock board of executives during a Navy Transition Goals, Plan, Success class at Naval Base Point Loma. (Navy Photo: U.S. Navy photo Joe Kane) Four Job Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid | Military.com by Task & Purpose When applying for Read More …