Veterans Caucus of the AAPA


Welcome to the AAPA Veterans Caucus

Welcome to the new home site of the AAPA Veterans Caucus. The Veterans Caucus is a constituent caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

The Veterans Caucus is made up of people who care.

The Caucus represents Physician Assistants (PAs) who are veterans of the Uniformed Services. Many of our members continue to serve our country in the active, reserve or guard components. We also have many affiliate (non-military) members who also support our goals.

Topics in the Tropics 2016 Brochure now available!!!!!


Available for purchase in the Veterans Caucus Store. $10.00, S&H included.

Hot News - Topics 2016

25th Annual Topics in the Tropics Conference For Primary Care Providers December 7 - 10, 2016 Melia Vacation Club and All-Inclusive Beach Resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (


Hot News - Caucus Membership Meeting

The Veterans Caucus Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 during Topics in the Tropics 2016 at the Melia in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, room to be announced. Members may drop in anytime between 8:00 am 1:00 pm. All members are encouraged and welcome to attend.


Scenes of the Caucus

Board of Directors Meeting - May, 2014, Boston, MA


Thanks to all who made the Memorial Ceremony and Reception a success!!!
See you in Puerto Vallarta -- Dec, 2016.

Using the following links to
benefits the Veterans Caucus Scholarship Fund.

Veterans Garden Pavers

Subject:  Purchase a Paver to Honor PA Veterans and PAs in the Uniformed Services


On October 15, 2016, landscaping and construction will begin to upgrade the Veteran Memorial Garden at the Eugene A. Stead, Jr. Center for Physician Assistants into a place of remembrance for Physician Assistants who are veterans or who are currently serving in the uniformed services of the USA.   The PA History Society welcomes all to become a part of this wonderful event by purchasing name engraved brick pavers to be embedded in the wheelchair accessible walkway and the patio area surrounding the life-size bronze combat medic statue and flagpole, the centerpiece of the garden. 

  Beginning July 1st 2016 through October 1, 2016 we are offering the opportunity to purchase a 9x9 inch named engraved brick pavers to PAs who are veterans or who are on active duty for $100 each.  We have the capacity to embed 400 pavers in the sidewalk and patio, so please do not delay in purchasing pavers so that your name or that of someone you want to honor is displayed prominently in the garden.  The insignia of your branch of service, name and date of service can be engraved on the paver.  For more information on this project, and to  order your pavers, please visit  the PA History Website at

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership Availability

The Board of Directors has approved the option for Lifetime Membership to the Veterans Caucus for a limit period of time for the following categories: Fellow, Affiliate and Associate Members. See the Membership menu option for further information. Effective 1/1/2015 the Lifetime Membership fee will be $300.00. (11/9/2010)

Women in Uniform Print

Women in Uniform

New in the Veterans Caucus Store

a signed, numbered print of "Women in Uniform" by artist Don Pedersen, PA.  The print is 18"x24" and perfect for framing. A limited number are available at this time.

It celebrates the many roles played by women over the years in service to their country. The print has been signed by many women veterans.

Offered in the Veterans Caucus Store for $75.00 (including S&H). $50.00 of each sale with be donated to the efforts to expand and upgrade the John McElligott Veterans Memorial Garden at the Eugene A. Stead, Jr. Center for Physician Assistants located in Durham, NC.


Caucus or Not to Caucus?

Caucus or Not to Caucus?

What is a “caucus” and what do they do? Webster’s defines “Caucus” as 1) part of a legislative process; 2) any meeting or group organized to further a special interest or cause. The AAPA has several Special Interest Caucuses who support various issues. So AAPA members who are veterans, friends or family of veterans, care for veterans, or are simply interested in veteran’s health or any veteran’s issues are eligible to become a member of the Veteran’s Caucus (known from this point as “the Caucus”) of the AAPA.

To read more: Caucus or Not to Caucus?


Effective immediately, the Veterans Caucus is offering free membership to ALL veterans enrolled in a Physician Assistant Training program. Use this link to JOIN US.

The Veterans Caucus hopes this will become the start of a long realtionship between the Caucus and you.

Frederick C. Brace, III, PA-C, DFAAPA
Veterans Caucus of the AAPA

Date posted 1/25/2016

Military Records/DD-214 ► Available Online

It's official; DD-214s are NOW Online. Please pass on to other vets. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:  or try veterans/military-service- records.  This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files.

     Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized. The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time.

Posted Oct 13, 2016