Veterans Committee

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Do you have a suggestion, comment, news item or request for the WAPA Veterans Committee? E-mail the Veterans Committee with “WAPA Veterans Committee Comment” in the subject line of the message.

Veterans Committee Mission

Our mission is to honor and represent Washington State veterans though advocacy, outreach, community involvement and education.

Goals:

  • To work in tandem with the mission and goals of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Veterans Caucus.
  • To annually honor, in action and/or ceremony, Washington State veterans for their service and sacrifice.
  • To provide advocacy for veterans, to the WAPA Board of Directors and the Washington State legislature.
  • Support the educational pursuits of veterans in state physician assistant programs through the awarding of scholarships.
  • Represent veterans' interests through collaborations with other veteran organizations and the uniformed services.

Donate to the Veteran PA Student Scholarship

2008-09 was the inaugural year for WAPA to award a scholarship specifically to a veteran student. After being presented with the AAPA Constituent Organization Award of Achievement for the formation of a Veterans Committee, the WAPA Board of Directors voted to apply the financial prize to upcoming veteran scholarships. That is $500 for the next four years! We are also accepting tax deductible donations to increase the upcoming scholarships.

We have appreciated the donations from both WAPA members and outside groups referred from WAPA members. The goal is to honor Washington veteran students for their service and sacrifice and to support PA education for our state’s veterans. I invite you all to contribute. WAPA Veteran Pins (seen at left) are also available for $10.00 each. All proceeds from the lapel pins go to the Veteran Scholarship fund.

Donations and lapel pin requests may be sent to WAPA and checks should have “Veterans Scholarship” in the memo line.

Washington Academy of Physician Assistants
2001 6th Ave Ste 2700
Seattle, WA 98121

Washington State Veteran News

VA is one of the Nation's largest, most technologically advanced health care systems, providing an extraordinary environment for you to make a big difference in Veterans lives and in your career. As a physician assistant with VA, you have the opportunity to use your talents in a way that helps improve the lives of those who have unselfishly served our country: our Nation's Veterans. And, you're able to do so in a wide range of settings, from inpatient and outpatient areas to remote, community-based hospitals and clinics.

With over 1,400 U.S. locations, VA gives you the chance to practice virtually anywhere in the Nation—with only one active state license. We also offer:

  • Nationwide job transfer opportunities
  • Competitive salaries and pay differential
  • Generous vacation, personal and sick leave, as well as 10 Federal holidays
  • Stable health and retirement benefits

Inquire or send resumes to VHAAdvertising@va.gov

Please forward this message to any Physician Assistants who might be interested in learning more about a career at VA.

Veteran PA Resources

AAPA Veterans Caucus
Veteran constituent caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Society of Army Physician Assistants
Constituent chapter of the AAPA to represent and support the U.S. Army Physician Assistant.

Veteran Affairs Physician Assistant Association
Professional and educational organization dedicated to promoting the interests of physician assistants employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Public Health Service Academy of Physician Assistants
National organization for active duty and retired Physician Assistant officers of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the United States Coast Guard.

Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General
When established, this will be the home of the Director of Physician Assistant Services.

State Veteran Resources

VA Puget Sound

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

My Army benefits in WA
Army benefits fact sheet for Washington State.

VetFriend.org
Social networking site for US Veterans in Washington State.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System
(206) 762-1010 or 1-800-329-8387

Seattle Vet Center
2030 – 9th AVE, 2nd Floor
9th & Virginia, Seattle
(206) 553-2706

WA National Guard Family Programs
Office: 1-800-364-7492

King County Veterans’ Program
(206) 296-7656

Washington National Guard Families and Veterans Page