Workforce Alliance Hosting Job Fair for Veterans on November 6

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Numerous Palm Beach County employers are scheduled to recruit potential new employees at the Job and Benefits Fair for Veterans being held at the Workforce Alliance Career Center in West Palm Beach on Friday, November 6, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The companies that will […]

Real Warriors Campaign Launches New PSAs to Combat Stigma

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Post-traumatic stress is a common concern among American service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To combat the stigma that keeps some members of the military, veterans and their families from seeking needed psychological health care, the Real Warriors Campaign, sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological […]

‘Week of the Women Warriors’: Launch of Groundbreaking Report on Female Troops and Veterans

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest non-partisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, released its new issue report, “Women Warriors: Supporting She ‘Who Has Borne the Battle,’” on the unique service and homecoming challenges facing female troops […]

Shinseki Delivers ‘State of VA’ Message to Congress

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki delivered his “State of VA” testimony to Congress. Here is Secretary Shinseki’s written statement. THE HONORABLE ERIC K. SHINSEKI, SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WRITTEN STATEMENT BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS OCTOBER 14, 2009 Chairman Filner, Ranking Member Buyer, Distinguished Members […]

National Intrepid Center of Excellence To Combat Traumatic Brain Injury With Sophisticated Brain Mapping Technology From Elekta

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Projected to open in mid 2010, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) is a facility dedicated to the study and care of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health issues. Using Elekta Neuromag®, an advanced magnetoencephalography (MEG) device, NICoE plans to shed […]

Socially Responsible Companies Becoming Hot Investments: EP Global Communications Sets an Example

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Some companies just don’t get the attention and recognition that other more popular corporations do. But it seems that may all be changing as a growing number of people are seeking companies which perform services that affect the greater good of society. While only a handful of iconic names […]

The American Legion Praises VA for ‘Overdue But Welcome’ Help for More Agent Orange Victims

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Legion’s national commander says he is pleased by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ just announced recognition of the herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam veterans. The VA’s decision was in reaction to the latest in a series of “Veterans and Agent Orange” […]

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features – Veterans Day 2009: Nov. 11

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change […]

U.S. Army Scholarship Eases Student Loan Burdens for Health Care Professionals

FORT KNOX, Ky., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ — As college students settle back into classrooms this month, they may be more worried about how to pay for school than completing homework, studying or doing well on exams. In particular, many medical and dental students will face a student loan debt of more than $150,000 after graduation(i). […]