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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 […]

Massachusetts Non-Profit Leads the Way Nationally on Women Veterans in Crisis

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At a time when Americans are just beginning to pay attention to the special challenges faced by women who have served in the military, the Northampton-based non-profit Soldier On has created a national model for helping women veterans in crisis. Soldier On, which was created in 1994 with the […]

Wounded Warrior Needs Your Support

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Operation Homefront needs your help to support a wounded warrior in need in the Louisville, Kentucky area. This Army Reserve soldier was deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq during his 10-year Army career. While deployed he suffered gunshot wounds, hearing loss, knee problems and post traumatic stress disorder. This […]

CCMC Celebrates Case Management Week (Oct. 11-17) With Second Annual Patricia McCollom Scholarship

MT. LAUREL, N.J., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with its celebration of Case Management Week (Oct. 11-17), the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) has announced the winner of its second annual $1,000 Patricia McCollom Scholarship award. CCMC has selected Cynthia Bracey, MSN, RN, CCM, of Fort Bragg, N.C. A case manager with the […]

Helmets to Hardhats Candidate Josh Coale to Be Honored at Kentucky State Building Trades Convention

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Labor leaders from across the State of Kentucky will converge in Louisville on October 7, 2009, to take part in the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council Biennial Convention. During this three-day event, labor leaders will have a chance to meet, share ideas and help determine the future of […]