A Million Ways to ‘Help the Helpers’

DENVER, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Denver Foundation announced today that the Pioneer Fund has made a gift of $1,000,000 to create the Lewis E. Myers Caregivers Fund. The Caregivers Fund will provide the spouses, parents, and other unpaid caregivers of wounded military personnel with financial assistance, helping with rent, utilities, mortgage payments, car payments, […]

On Patrol at the Home Front

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — It started as a simple family effort to boost morale for the soldiers in one Aviation Brigade. Four years later, Michael Weinshel, his wife Carol, and his sister-in-law, Susan Spivack, continue to support soldiers by sending regular gift packages. To honor these individuals for their continuous encouragement and significant […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 October 2009

This bulletin contains the following articles: == VA Office for Survivors of Vets [01] ——————- (Staffed) == Vet Cemetery New York ——- (Calverton National Cemetery) == VA Cemetery Texas [02] ——————————– (Houston) == SSA COLA 2010 ———————- ($250 One-time Payment) == Recall to Active Duty [03] —————— (Air Force Officers) == Manila VARO & OPC […]

Veterans Affairs Awards ESN $12.5 Million Contract to Strengthen Enterprise Network Security

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a trusted leader in engineering and technology solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a $12.5 million contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) under the GSA VETS GWAC to support the Department of Veterans Affairs, Field Security Operations (FSO), Network Security […]

Hazelden to Provide U.S. Navy With New Online Continuing Recovery Program for Addicted Military Personnel

CENTER CITY, Minn., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hazelden, one of the world’s largest and most respected private, nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers, announced today that it will provide the BUMED, Headquarters Navy Medicine, with a new Web-based continuing care support system. Called Navy MORE (My Ongoing Recovery Experience), the online system will be […]

Facial Plastic Surgery Group Launches ‘Faces of Honor’ Program to Aid War Veterans Injured in the Line of Duty

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the organization announced the launch of their new humanitarian effort named “Faces of Honor,” a program that will offer free surgical care for soldiers who have been injured in the line of duty. […]

Chrysler Group LLC Reaffirms its Historic Commitment to Supplier Diversity and Minority Supplier Development

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Company holds Tenth Annual Matchmaker event Event draws more than 700 participants including 200 exhibitors eligible to support Company’s supply base Company sourcing to minority-owned businesses has increased to $41 billion since 1983 Chrysler Group LLC reaffirmed its historic commitment to supplier diversity and minority supplier development holding […]

MOAA Decries 21% TRICARE Inpatient Copay Hike

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) president, VADM Norb Ryan Jr., USN (Ret), pulled no punches in expressing MOAA’s objection to the Defense Department’s announcement that it would be raising hospital inpatient copays by $110 per day for retired servicemembers, family members and survivors as of October 1. “We’re […]

Secretary Shinseki Announces Ability to Sign Up for Emergency Education Benefit Payments on VA Web-Site This Friday

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced further outreach to Veteran-students eligible for a special emergency payment of their education benefits. Veterans can now apply online beginning Oct. 2. Veteran-students can also request courtesy transportation to VA regional benefits offices. “Our Veterans went the extra mile for their […]

For-Profit Health Care Contracts Jeopardizing the Strength of the VA, Union Says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Federation of Government Employees today told Congress that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ over reliance on private for-profit health care providers is straining medical center budgets and jeopardizing veterans’ health care. AFGE represents 180,000 employees on the frontlines of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Health care contracts […]