Hi Deirdre, I am the author of the Federal Resume Guidebook, 5th. I have a sample in the book for an MSW from San Antonio TX, who wanted to break into the VA also. She was an MSW specializing in homelessness in San Antonio and wanted to do the same for the Veteran Homeless program - the new HUD-VASH program that is very successful. She got HIRED. And then we helped her get promoted this year. Her resume added a few accomplishments about cases for Veterans. She is making a difference there. If you get the book and the CD-ROM, you will see her sample. WE help many MSWs break into the VA, where they are very much needed.