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2014-08-15 12:25:20

The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting and set up its next veterans crisis center during its 96th national convention WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is sending a team of its experts to Charlotte, N.C., to conduct a town hall meeting and set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center (VCCC) to help veterans and family members affected by delays in medical care and benefits claims processing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Verna...

2014-08-13 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger issued the following statement in reaction to Monday's passing of comedian Robin Williams: "The U.S. military and veterans who served in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, lost a true friend and supporter Monday. Like the great Bob Hope, Robin Williams used his special brand of comedy to entertain troops stationed in 13 countries, while traveling on multiple USO tours. By all...

2014-08-01 12:26:01

Congressional leaders praised for reaching agreement and passing emergency legislation to speed up and improve delivery of VA health care for veterans. WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger described a $16.3 billion VA health-care reform package, passed 91-3 by the Senate Thursday, as "one step" in a journey just getting under way to repair problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure, in part,...

2014-07-30 23:08:57

Employees Donate Charitable Bonus to Wisconsin Fundraiser for Veterans Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Sagacious Consultants, the premier full-service Epic consulting company, announced today it will donate $10,000 to a group of charities supporting veterans—Wounded Warrior Project, Camp American Legion, the Legacy Fund, and the Aaron Grider Foundation. This donation is part of Sagacious Consultants’ charitable bonus program, which gives consultants an opportunity to contribute a...

2014-07-29 16:28:36

The country's largest wartime veterans organization is responding to the needs of veterans and family members affected by the VA wait-time scandal WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving (SWS) Task Force, created in 2003 to conduct annual evaluations of health-care quality at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and other facilities. What: The Veterans Crisis Command Center, where the SWS team and...

2014-07-29 08:33:47

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is sending a team of its experts to West Virginia to assist veterans in filing benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and in gaining access to medical care at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.V. Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force will hold a town hall meeting and set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center for local veterans and family members...

2014-07-28 16:26:28

The measure would seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The country's largest wartime veterans organization welcomed the introduction of a bill in Congress that would fix longstanding, widespread problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs, which have impaired its ability to deliver timely health care and benefits to America's veterans. At a news conference today, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep....

2014-07-16 12:27:07

The country's largest wartime veterans organization is responding to the needs of veterans and family members affected by the VA wait-time scandal INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving (SWS) Task Force, created in 2003 to conduct annual evaluations of health-care quality at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and other facilities. What: A Veterans Crisis Command Center, where the SWS team and...

2014-06-09 12:30:20

Results to be announced of Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from the conditions WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Complementary and alternative treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as caregiver and family support, are the major topics to be examined at The American Legion's symposium on TBI/PTSD in Washington on June 24. The results of The American Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from one or...

2014-06-03 16:25:11

The senate bill would allow VA enrollees to use private health care under certain conditions WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation introduced in the Senate on June 3 would give veterans more choice and flexibility in their health-care treatment under certain conditions, such as the inability of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to schedule appointments in a timely manner. Veterans would be free to seek health care in the private sector if...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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