Suicide Prevention Month
The message from VA to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be there.
PatriotStore Made in USA
Over 50% of the merchandise in the PatriotStore is Made in America. Look for the Made in USA symbols throughout the store to identify these products!
Shop the all NEW PatriotStoreDirect! Browse hundreds of items not found in the retail store.
Veterans Canteen Service (VCS)
Established in 1946, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) was created to provide articles of merchandise and services at reasonable prices to Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare system, caregivers, and visitors. Since its conception, VCS’ mission continues, incorporating a strategic Veteran-centric approach emphasizing the importance of service to Veterans and supporting VA’s overall mission. VCS provides retail, food, coffee, and vending services across the country.
New Retail LookVCS is proud to offer new and exciting shopping experiences for our customers.
Over the next several months and going into next year, VCS will be giving a new look to to some of the PatriotStore retail shops in VA Medical Centers across the country.
The NEW look is an innovative approach with a modern atomsphere. Check with your local Store Manager for more details.
Enjoy a quick bite to eat in the PatriotCafé SimplyToGo area. Check some of our new fresh and delicious snack options like the protein packs filled with red seedless grapes, cheese cubes and almonds or a soft salted pretzel with warm cheese dip. For a lighter meal, select from a variety of salads such as a Grilled Chicken or the Harvest salad to satisfy your hunger.
Keep it Healthy! Over half of the salads available in the cold cases are "Cal Smart" meaning they are less than 400 calories making your meal better for you.
Did You Know?
We are committed to ending Veteran homelessness. Did you know VCS has provided over 10,000 mattress sets and over 4000 move-in kits to Veterans who were placed into housing? VA is helping homeless Veterans move into permanent housing and we are honored to give them a bed to sleep on and basic kitchen, bath, and bedroom household items to help them adjust easier.