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Secretary Shinseki Announces Ability to Sign Up for Emergency Education Benefit Payments on VA Web-Site This Friday

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced further outreach to Veteran-students eligible for a special emergency payment of their education benefits. Veterans can now apply online beginning Oct. 2. Veteran-students can also request courtesy transportation to VA regional benefits offices. “Our Veterans went the extra mile for their […]

For-Profit Health Care Contracts Jeopardizing the Strength of the VA, Union Says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Federation of Government Employees today told Congress that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ over reliance on private for-profit health care providers is straining medical center budgets and jeopardizing veterans’ health care. AFGE represents 180,000 employees on the frontlines of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Health care contracts […]

Miller Lite to Make $200,000 Donation to Operation Homefront; Urges Consumers to Join in the Effort

CHICAGO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Operation Homefront, an organization that helps troops in-need, will no doubt be rooting for Kurt Busch and his #2 Miller Lite Dodge to perform well during the remainder of the 2009 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. That’s because Miller Lite today announced the brand is donating $200,000 to Operation […]

Veterans Returning From Iraq and Afghanistan With Closed Head Trauma Are Being Offered a Free Hormone Evaluation to Address the ‘Stealth Condition’: Traumatic Brain Injury-Hormonal Dysfunction

ENCINO, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — After more than 28 years in practice, Dr. Mark L. Gordon, a survivor himself of traumatic brain injury (TBI), has spent the last 14 years focusing in on the association between concussion (mild TBI) and the sequelae of hormonal dysfunction that leads to personality changes, decreased mental functioning, depression, […]

New Tools to Assist Military Families and Teens Through Difficult Transitions Launched Today by Partnership for a Drug-Free America

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R), together with the National Military Family Association and the National Association of School Nurses, today announced the launch of new online tools to assist military families and teens through difficult periods of transition, such as a deployment, major injury or illness of a […]

Abt Associates Team to Assess Impact of War Zone Deployment on Mental Health and Functioning of Military Families

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Army Medical Research Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, has awarded Abt Associates a 4-year, $5 million contract to study the effects of the war zone deployment of U.S. military service members on the mental health and related outcomes of their spouses and family members. In recent decades, […]

Cobra Electronics Announces Partnership With Homes For Our Troops

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Cobra Electronics (Nasdaq: COBR) today announced its partnership with the Homes for Our Troops organization to donate a portion of its fourth quarter sales to the building of or retrofitting of homes for injured war veterans. Cobra will donate proceeds from its Citizens Band radios, radar detection and navigation system […]

VA Staffs Office for Survivors of Vets, Service Members

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — To strengthen the programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the survivors of the nation’s Veterans and military personnel, the Department has staffed an office to serve as their advocate, with a charter that includes creating or modifying programs, benefits and services. “Taking care of survivors is as […]

Corporations Set To Network with Veteran Entrepreneurs at 7th Annual Veteran Business Symposium

KENT, Ohio, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ — The Northeast Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Veteran’s Business Council of Northern Ohio (VBCNO), will be hosting the 7th Annual Veteran Business Symposium on November 10. Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is a major sponsor of the event. This […]