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Historic Groundbreaking Set in Massachusetts

PITTSFIELD, Mass., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Soldier On, a Northampton, Massachusetts-based non-profit organization devoted to ending veteran homelessness, will make history on October 29 when it breaks ground here on a first-of-its-kind limited equity cooperative housing project for formerly homeless veterans. Speakers at the historic groundbreaking event will include Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the […]

Veterans Healing Initiative Formed to Help Meet Burgeoning Addiction and Mental Health Issues of Returning U.S. Veterans

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — The Veterans Healing Initiative (VHI) has been formed in response to the dramatic increase of Substance Abuse (SA) and co-occurring mental health disorders among U.S. Veterans. Formed by Margaret Stone and James L. Abernathy, VHI’s core mission is to raise funds for veterans who need treatment for Addiction and […]

Was That Just Santa Claus?! ‘Salute’ Santa Claus Takes To DC Streets, Announces The 2009 A Salute To Our Troops Program Hosted By Microsoft & USO Metro

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft and the USO of Metropolitan Washington will kick off the third season of the annual A Salute to Our Troops program on Wednesday, Sept. 23 with some help from Santa Claus. On Wednesday morning, Santa will be traveling around Washington DC on a pedicab, giving out goodies from his […]

Secretary Shinseki Kicks-Off National Sports Clinic

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki offered encouragement to injured Veterans and their family members at the opening ceremony of the 2nd National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego. Calling on them to strive for their best to overcome their injuries, Shinseki kicked-off the clinic by telling his […]

Inspector General Completes Study of VA Endoscopic Programs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General inspected every VA medical site with endoscopic equipment, independently verifying the success of a national program VA instituted to ensure safe and sterile procedures for reprocessing endoscopic equipment across the country. “VA’s top priority is to provide the highest quality […]

Laser Energetics Founder & CEO Creates a New Charitable Fund to Help the Families of Police Officers and the US Military Killed in the Line of Duty!

MERCERVILLE, N.J., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Laser Energetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LNGT) — Robert D. Battis, Founder, President & CEO of Laser Energetics, Inc. creates a new charitable fund to help the families of Police Officers and the US Military killed in the line of Duty. “We have teamed up with the Star Spangled American […]

VA Warns Veterans of Telephone Prescription Scam

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is warning Veterans not to give credit card numbers over the phone to callers claiming to update VA prescription information. “America’s Veterans have become targets in an inexcusable scam that dishonors their service and misrepresents the Department built for them,” said Dr. Gerald Cross, […]

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 […]