Pelosi Remarks Before Meeting With Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Members of Congress held a brief press availability with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki before their meeting in the Capitol this afternoon. Below are their remarks: Speaker Pelosi. Good afternoon. It is an honor indeed for me to join my colleagues and the leadership […]

Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall 2009 Tour Schedule Released

HOUSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Dignity Memorial(R) network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers announces the 2009 tour schedule of the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public 24 hours a day during the exhibit dates, the replica […]

Justice Department Announces Settlement of Its First Landlord-Tenant Case Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Justice Department today announced that it had reached a settlement with a Virginia landlord to resolve allegations that she violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The lawsuit alleged that the landlord failed to return prepaid rent and security deposits to a tenant who had terminated her lease early […]

FamilyLife Supports Military Marriages

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — In response to rising suicide and divorce rates within the U.S. military, FamilyLife, a non-profit ministry dedicated to supporting marriages and families, has announced that it will present its more than 100 Weekend to Remember((R)) marriage conferences nationwide at a significant discount to military couples. Weekend to Remember […]

United Spinal Supports Community Choice Act: Schumer Amendment Provides Medicaid Services for People With Disabilities

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Spinal Association praised New York Senator Charles Schumer for introducing an amendment to the Senate Finance Committee health care reform bill to enact the Community Choice Act benefiting people with disabilities. The Community Choice Act, if enacted, will give states the option to make home- and community-based services […]

Homeless Veterans Organization Prepares to Honor Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Armed Services, has been tapped to receive the Soldier On Award for 2009. The award, which recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the cause of ending veteran homelessness, is presented by Soldier […]

MOAA Speaks Out For Veterans’ And Spouses’ Rights

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) the nation’s largest association for military officers and their families, has urged the House Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee to approve legislation supporting military spouses, wounded warriors and National Guard members. MOAA President VADM Norb Ryan Jr, USN-Ret, said, “MOAA believes in […]

Video: The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program Turns Five

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Local community groups that want to help severely wounded soldiers have a new way they can get involved. The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), which turns five this year, launched a new program that provides information to local groups that want to help. Background AW2 started with a few […]

Participation in the New Post-9/11 GI Bill Continues to Grow

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it has provided certificates of eligibility to nearly 200,000 applicants for the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. Over 61,000 payments totaling over $50 million to schools and students have been issued since the August 1, 2009, implementation of the new program. “Our […]

VA Honors Eye Researchers With Olin Teague Award

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Two researchers for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Palo Alto, Calif., were recognized with the Olin Teague Award for their research in vision issues that led to improved eye and vision injury examination techniques for Veterans. “VA has identified these techniques as ‘best practices’ and now requires eye […]