Veterans Affairs Focuses Outreach on Facebook, YouTube

From VAntage Point Blog, a soldier putting down the sword for a pen in a writing program that is part of a holistic treatment approach to post-traumatic stress and TBI.

The VA currently has more than 345,000 combined Facebook  “fans” and is looking for more. As of this week, each of the 152 VA Medical Centers has its own page.

“This event marks an important milestone in the overall effort to transform how VA communicates with Veterans and provide them the health care and benefits they have earned,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki in a Department of Veterans Affairs media release.

VA now has over 150 Facebook pages, 64 Twitter feeds, a YouTube channel, a Flickr page, and the VAntage Point blog.

“Veterans of all eras are depending on us to get the right information to the right person at the right time,” said Brandon Friedman, VA’s director of online communications, and a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

A geographic directory for the VA Medical Center Facebook pages is available HERE. In Florida, the Facebook pages are:

The Department plans to continue expanding its Facebook presence while also focusing on bringing Twitter to every VA medical center as well.

Below is a sample of the VA YouTube Channel, a piece prepared for Veterans Day 2011.


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  1. facebook now is like your friend to tell your life

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