American Airlines and the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation to Host Seventh Annual Sky Ball Fundraiser

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines and the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation (FWAPF) are proud to continue their partnership supporting the families of North Texas military personnel and pay tribute to the brave men and women in uniform who defend our country. Hundreds of American Airlines and American Eagle employee volunteers will […]

Lumetra Wins Major Contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lumetra is pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the California-based healthcare consulting organization a contract for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Protected Clinical Peer Review Services. Effective on September 30, 2009, the contract is for a one-year period, with the VHA having the choice to […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Olympic Committee Launch Paralympic Community Initiative to Serve Physically Disabled Veterans

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) signed a memorandum of understanding to provide Paralympic sport programming and additional community support, including funding and resources, to injured servicemembers and Veterans across the country. “Americans have a covenant to care for those who have served […]

AMA Deeply Disappointed Senate Has Failed Seniors, Baby Boomers and Military Families by Blocking S. 1776

DLC, Oct 21, Statement attributable to: J. James Rohack, M.D. President, American Medical Association: “The AMA is deeply disappointed that the Senate today blocked consideration of S. 1776, legislation to preserve access to health care for America’s seniors, baby boomers and military families. Senator Stabenow is a long-time champion for patients and physicians, and the […]

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Mort’s Concrete and Owner, to Enforce Employment Rights of Wisconsin Army National Guardsman

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against Mort’s Concrete Inc. and its owner, Kevin Mortimer, for allegedly violating the rights of Wisconsin Army National Guardsman Rocco Sylvester Jr. by failing to properly re-employ him when he returned from active military duty in Iraq. The lawsuit alleges that Mort’s Concrete […]

Secretary Announces Expansion of Veterans Appeals Board

WASHINGTON Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the addition of four new Veterans Law Judges to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA), which will enable the board to increase the number of cases being decided. “Veterans have earned the right to prompt, exhaustive and professional review of their claims […]

Operation Homefront Maine Steps Up to Help Solider Hurt in Afghanistan

WINDHAM, Maine, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Operation Homefront Maine has stepped up to the plate to help a Maine family with much-needed home improvements after the husband, an Army paratrooper, returned from Afghanistan with severe injuries resulting from an improvised explosive device planted by insurgents. The blast left the husband using a wheelchair and in […]

Government Seeks Advice on VistA Modernization

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — In response to a request from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), today launched a working group to assist the VA in understanding the issues associated with the modernization of its Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). IAC is a 20-year old […]

VA Contacting Veteran-Students About New GI Bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be telephoning Veterans across the country to explain their education benefits under the new Post-911 GI Bill and ensure beneficiaries are able to receive payments due them. “The Post-9/11 GI Bill is one of our highest priorities,” said Secretary of Veterans […]