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People, Culture and Values

Your Service. Our Honor.

The mission of VA is to fulfill President Abraham Lincoln’s promise to our Nation’s heroes: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.”

Our mission begins anew every day, with Veterans and their families needing our support daily. Core to our mission and central to our identity are the ICARE values:

  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Advocacy
  • Respect
  • Excellence

These values inspire our every action and serve as standards by which we judge our actions. They remind us that:

I care about those who have served.
I care about my fellow VA employees.
I care about choosing “the harder right instead of the easier wrong.”
I care about performing my duties to the best of my abilities.

For every Veteran who answered the call to serve, we ask each physician, nurse, support and other health care professionals to give back. It’s time to honor their service with your commitment to care. Put your dedication into action today.