Operation Homefront Maine Steps Up to Help Solider Hurt in Afghanistan

WINDHAM, Maine, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Operation Homefront Maine has stepped up to the plate to help a Maine family with much-needed home improvements after the husband, an Army paratrooper, returned from Afghanistan with severe injuries resulting from an improvised explosive device planted by insurgents. The blast left the husband using a wheelchair and in […]

Government Seeks Advice on VistA Modernization

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — In response to a request from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), today launched a working group to assist the VA in understanding the issues associated with the modernization of its Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). IAC is a 20-year old […]

VA Contacting Veteran-Students About New GI Bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be telephoning Veterans across the country to explain their education benefits under the new Post-911 GI Bill and ensure beneficiaries are able to receive payments due them. “The Post-9/11 GI Bill is one of our highest priorities,” said Secretary of Veterans […]

Iraq War Veteran & Defense Contract Management Agency Commander to Address 7th Annual Veteran Business Symposium

KENT, Ohio, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Tom Lippert, Commander of the Defense Contracts Management Agency – Cleveland (DCMA) will be the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Veteran Business Symposium being held on November 10, 2009 in the Student Center at Kent State University. Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is a major […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 October 2009

This bulletin contains the following articles: == Pennsylvania Veterans’ Homes [01] —————- Correction) == Vet Cemetery California [06] ————- (NCVC$500 Waiver) == Kidney Disease ——————————— (Exercise Impact) == Federal Jobs [01] ——————————————– (Disabled) == VA Presumptive Vietnam Vet Diseases ——– (3 More Added) == USFSPA & Divorce [10] ——————————- (CA SB.285) == Arlington National Cemetery […]

VA Deputy Highlights Bond Between Defense and Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An innovative, far-sighted partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) will improve the health care system for Veterans and dramatically change the way health care is delivered to all Americans, according to Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs W. Scott Gould. “The future will […]

First-of-Its-Kind Veterans Housing Project Includes Green Energy Component

PITTSFIELD, Mass., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Already leading the way nationally with the creation of a new housing model for formerly homeless veterans, Northampton, Massachusetts-based non-profit Soldier On is also taking a forward-looking position on environmental issues. Soldier On’s first-of-its-kind limited equity housing project for formerly homeless veterans, scheduled to break ground in late October, […]

Secretary Shinseki Designates 41 Regional Veterans Day Sites

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the designation of 41 regional Veterans Day observances. These sites are model community events for the observance of Veterans Day 2009. “Veterans Day is a national Thank You to the men and women […]

VA Funding Reform Bill Clears Congress

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Federation of Government Employees, today, lauded the efforts of Congress in passing historic legislation to reform the way it funds health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more than 20 years, AFGE has advocated for substantial reform in the VA funding process. AFGE applauds these […]