VISN 17 Center of Excellence
The VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans is a thriving VA research facility that is continually looking for talented individuals committed to improving the lives of our nation's Veterans. If you are a researcher or are interested in supporting our research, please check the USAJobs website
for information about our current job openings.
Central Texas has one of the highest concentrations of returning Veterans in the country, with a current total of over 35,000 unique OEF/OIF/OND veterans registered in the system. By following a large number of Veterans from the current conflict over a long period of time, VISN 17 CoE contributes to the Department of Veterans Affairs' and to the nation's understanding of the mental health risk of combat exposure in Veterans and the potential effects of these conditions on Veterans' families.
Waco is a beautiful, growing metropolis situated in the heart of central Texas, just between Austin and Dallas. Waco is home to three colleges, numerous museums, a farmers market, live music venues, and great shopping. In addition, the city boasts one of the of the biggest and best municipal parks in Texas, Cameron Park. The 416-acre park is located in the heart of Waco, next to downtown, situated on the Brazos and Bosque Rivers. It hosts numerous races, triathlons, boat races and more.