Doonesbury Creator Garry Trudeau to Accept AND Positive Voice Award Sept. 25 at WREI/AND Conference

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — The Alliance for National Defense (AND) will present Positive Voice Awards to Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau and longtime military women’s rights advocate Capt. Barbara Brehm at the Eighth Conference on Women in the Military September 25 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington , VA. […]

Secretary Shinseki Announces Progress on $1.4 Billion in Recovery Act Spending

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) progress in executing more than $1.4 billion as the Department’s share of spending under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), more commonly known as the economic stimulus program. “In putting America back to work, […]

Historic Groundbreaking Set in Massachusetts

PITTSFIELD, Mass., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Soldier On, a Northampton, Massachusetts-based non-profit organization devoted to ending veteran homelessness, will make history on October 29 when it breaks ground here on a first-of-its-kind limited equity cooperative housing project for formerly homeless veterans. Speakers at the historic groundbreaking event will include Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the […]

Veterans Healing Initiative Formed to Help Meet Burgeoning Addiction and Mental Health Issues of Returning U.S. Veterans

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — The Veterans Healing Initiative (VHI) has been formed in response to the dramatic increase of Substance Abuse (SA) and co-occurring mental health disorders among U.S. Veterans. Formed by Margaret Stone and James L. Abernathy, VHI’s core mission is to raise funds for veterans who need treatment for Addiction and […]

Was That Just Santa Claus?! ‘Salute’ Santa Claus Takes To DC Streets, Announces The 2009 A Salute To Our Troops Program Hosted By Microsoft & USO Metro

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft and the USO of Metropolitan Washington will kick off the third season of the annual A Salute to Our Troops program on Wednesday, Sept. 23 with some help from Santa Claus. On Wednesday morning, Santa will be traveling around Washington DC on a pedicab, giving out goodies from his […]

Secretary Shinseki Kicks-Off National Sports Clinic

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki offered encouragement to injured Veterans and their family members at the opening ceremony of the 2nd National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego. Calling on them to strive for their best to overcome their injuries, Shinseki kicked-off the clinic by telling his […]

Inspector General Completes Study of VA Endoscopic Programs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General inspected every VA medical site with endoscopic equipment, independently verifying the success of a national program VA instituted to ensure safe and sterile procedures for reprocessing endoscopic equipment across the country. “VA’s top priority is to provide the highest quality […]

Laser Energetics Founder & CEO Creates a New Charitable Fund to Help the Families of Police Officers and the US Military Killed in the Line of Duty!

MERCERVILLE, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Laser Energetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LNGT) — Robert D. Battis, Founder, President & CEO of Laser Energetics, Inc. creates a new charitable fund to help the families of Police Officers and the US Military killed in the line of Duty. “We have teamed up with the Star Spangled American […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 September 2009

This bulletin contains the following articles: == COLA 2010 [07] ——————————- ($150 Legislation) == Student Veterans of America [01] ——— (Growth Continues) == Sept 11 Remembrance —————————– (Max J. Beilke) == NDAA 2010 [02] ——————- (Senate Appropriations Bill) == VA Burial Benefit [05] ——————— (Burr Oak Cemetery) == VA Aids Care [02] ———————————– (HIV Testing) […]

VA Warns Veterans of Telephone Prescription Scam

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is warning Veterans not to give credit card numbers over the phone to callers claiming to update VA prescription information. “America’s Veterans have become targets in an inexcusable scam that dishonors their service and misrepresents the Department built for them,” said Dr. Gerald Cross, […]