Wounded Warrior Project Urges the Senate to Support Crucial Family Caregiver Legislation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — As Veterans Day approaches, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, is urging Congress to pass crucial legislation that will assist the family caregivers of the most severely injured veterans. The Family Caregiver Legislation that WWP has been strongly advocating […]

Veteran-led Peer Support Combats Suicide

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Last month in Washington, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki made a staggering announcement: more veterans have committed suicide since 2001 than have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Coming within weeks of the release of the US Army’s suicide prevention guidebook, the VA Secretary’s statement underscores the commitment […]

Call of Duty Endowment Created to Help Veterans Combat Unemployment

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Recent trends show that America’s veterans face a new adversary – unemployment. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 500,000 unemployed veterans between the ages of 18 and 64 currently live in the United States. And amid the greatest economic uncertainty since the 1930s, today’s […]

Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina ‘SALUTES OUR TROOPS’

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — WHAT: Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina is now accepting reservations for Veterans/Active-duty military guests through (760-231-7000). The Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina’s entire property will be devoted to this promotion of a free night’s stay on November 11, 2009. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a complimentary breakfast buffet […]

America’s Dairy Farmers and ‘Pizzas 4 Patriots’ Partner to Salute America’s Veterans

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Veterans in five U.S. cities will be getting a hot and cheesy care package this Veteran’s Day, courtesy of America’s dairy farmers in partnership with Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization that aims to deliver “a slice of home” to U.S. service men and women both domestically and abroad. […]

ICDC College Wins Coveted Approval as Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Department of Veterans Affairs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — ICDC College was approved as an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Department of Veterans Affairs and may now offer veterans and military service members the opportunity to utilize their new Post 9/11 GI bill benefits – the most comprehensive educational benefits available since the original GI Bill […]

Stater Bros. Charities Announces Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez Memorial to be Unveiled at Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino, California

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — On Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., the “Friends of Colonel Joseph ‘Chuck’ Rodriguez Committee”, Committee Chairman Jack H. Brown and invited guests will assemble at a ceremony to unveil a beautiful, new memorial at the Joseph Rodriguez gravesite at Mountain View Cemetery in San […]

AEP is Honored as Military-Friendly Employer for Seventh Consecutive Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — G.I. Jobs magazine has named American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) one of the nation’s 100 most “military-friendly” employers for the seventh consecutive year. G.I. Jobs helps provide training and career opportunities for veterans and those in transition from military to civilian employment. AEP is one of only five companies […]

ACE Launches Web Site To Connect Veterans to Higher Education

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation prepares to observe Veterans Day, the American Council on Education (ACE) today launched www.TodaysGIBill.org, a comprehensive college guidance web site to provide information and inspire veterans to enroll and succeed in higher education. Created with the support of Lumina Foundation for Education, TodaysGIBill.org is designed for returning […]

24/7 Alcohol Bracelets Helping to Keep Veterans Sober and Accountable

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — As the country prepares to honor its military veterans November 11th, the Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court is employing a high-tech tool to help keep their community’s struggling military veterans sober and accountable. The veterans program began using the technology, known as SCRAM (for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), in […]