NAMI-OC Front Line Supports Veterans and Now Veterans Walk to Support NAMI-OC

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On September 26, 2009 the 5th Annual Orange County NAMIWalks will be held at the Huntington Beach Pier. Among the 1000+ walkers will be the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 Family team representing Veterans. In 2008, NAMI-Orange County began Front Line conferences to provide important information on […]

VA Secretary Helps Launch The Red Sox Foundation-Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki joined The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to launch a new initiative to help returning OEF/OIF Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injuries and their families. “The coordination of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ programs with […]

Aaron’s NASCAR Drivers Make a Pit Stop in Support of the Armed Forces Foundation Monthly Dinner at McGuire VA Hospital

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — McGuire VA Hospital as it is known locally, was especially lively Thursday September 10th; as wounded and retired veterans, their loved ones, and staff members gathered in the hospital’s entry courtyard for the popular monthly dinner sponsored by the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), a 501(c) 3 non-profit that supports our […]

House Joins Senate in Proclaiming Sept. 16 ‘The American Legion Day’

WASHINGTON Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution designating September 16, 2009, as “The American Legion Day.” The measure, House Resolution 679, was sponsored by Rep. Debbie Halvorson, D-Ill., and passed this afternoon with wide bipartisan support. Halvorson praised the 90-year old veterans service organization, the largest in the […]

Paralyzed Veterans’ Americana Gala Honors Outstanding Leadership, Spotlights Improving the Quality of Life for Veterans with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) will hold its annual Americana Gala, Wednesday, September 16, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. Gala mistress of ceremonies will be ABC News chief foreign correspondent, Martha Raddatz. Awardees include U.S. Representative Chet Edwards, former Deputy U.S. Secretary […]

TheraCare Expands Services to Offer Free Home Care to Qualifying Area Veterans and Spouses

GASTONIA, N.C., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Now, free long term care services, both home and community based, are being offered to qualified veterans and their spouses by TheraCare Home Health and Staffing, LLC. Recently approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, TheraCare will offer free services in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties in […]

Iraq Troops’ PTSD Rate As High As 35 Percent, Analysis Finds

ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2009) — The Veterans’ Administration should expect a high volume of Iraq veterans seeking treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, with researchers anticipating that the rate among armed forces will be as high as 35%, according to the Management Insights feature in the current issue of Management Science, the flagship journal of […]

Secretary Shinseki Announces New Efforts to Explore Health Consequences of Service in Vietnam

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today plans to begin additional research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to better understand the health consequences of service in Vietnam. “The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) will allow VA to pursue another valuable research tool,” Secretary Shinseki said. […]

Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride Goes Country with Superstar Trace Adkins and Radio Legend Bob Kingsley

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — On September 25 and 26, Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) Soldier Ride will visit Nashville, Tennessee. Soldier Ride, which debuted in 2004, is Wounded Warrior Project’s rehabilitative cycling program for wounded warriors. The segmented rides raise public awareness for those that have been injured while fighting overseas. All participants are […]