Secretary Shinseki Announces $17 Million in Homeless Grants

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that 19 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will share more than $17 million in grants to community groups to create 1,155 beds for homeless Veterans this year. “These grants will aid our efforts to eliminate homelessness among those […]

National Air Cargo Teams Up With Jammies for GI’s to Deliver Injured Troops Much Needed Personal Supplies

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ — National Air Cargo today provided charitable land transport to deliver more than 3,000 pounds of various donated personal affects on behalf of Jammies for GI’s to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas to ensure that recovering injured U.S. troops have personal clothing items while at the […]

Sport Clips Ranks Among VetFran Top Ten

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Sport Clips, the nation’s largest men’s and boy’s hair-care provider, ranked eighth among the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Top Ten sellers of franchises to veterans. The report comes from a recent survey of VetFran membership, which is made up of 400 IFA participating companies offering various financial incentives for […]

VA Chief of Staff Gingrich Kicks off National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in San Antonio

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Oct. 5, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Chief of Staff John Gingrich celebrated Veteran-artists at the opening banquet of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The festival is the culmination of a year-long fine arts competition involving nearly 3,500 participants nationwide. It is open […]

Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video Donate $300,000 in DVDs to Operation Homefront

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Movie Gallery, Inc. is proud to announce the completion of a successful campaign in partnership with Operation Homefront to lift the spirits of the brave men and women serving the United States. As a result of the DVDs for the Troops program, Movie Gallery, Inc. is donating 20,000 DVDs, […]

92% of Americans Say ‘Don’t Tear Me Down,’ Favor Keeping Veterans Memorial at Center of Supreme Court Case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a poll conducted by Barna Group and commissioned by Liberty Legal Institute that was released today, 92 percent of Americans agree that the forbidden Mojave Desert War Memorial should be allowed to stand. The poll, which surveyed 1,000 adults nationwide, finds that only 5 percent of Americans would favor […]

Defenshield Reaches 1,000 MDFP Units Deployed Globally

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Oct. 6/PRNewswire/ — Defenshield announces the deployment of its 1,000th Mobile Defenshield Fighting Position (MDFP) with an award for 20 units from U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Since the company’s inception in 2002, Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions have been its most requested armor solution product, deployed at military […]

Deputy Secretary Gould Talks Strategies for Federal Performance

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs W. Scott Gould told federal government managers at an “Excellence in Government” conference today that translating the skills of political campaigning into governance is a major challenge many newly appointed agency leaders face in implementing the President’s reform agenda. “President Obama and Secretary Shinseki have […]

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Installs Paving Material

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Contractors are laying paving material this week that will transform the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial as part of the first phase of the restoration and preservation project for the Penn’s Landing landmark at Front and Spruce Streets. The material, which will resemble granite pavers, is being poured throughout the week […]

VA Goes Green

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced a new “Green Routine” campaign to kick off Energy Awareness Month at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The campaign is designed to increase the awareness among VA employees of their environmental impact as individuals and as members of the federal […]