Latest AMVETS Stories

2011-06-30 13:00:00

Donation will aid veterans in their post military career search and provide funding for the Endowment WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Call of Duty Endowment announced today that the organization and its founder, Bobby Kotick CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) were honored with a donation of $250,000 from the Microsoft® Stores to help veterans find job placement in their post-military careers. The gift, which included a $225,000...

2011-03-17 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VetsFirst, a veterans service program of United Spinal Association, joined Congressman John Carter, R-Texas, who today introduced the Veterans Equal Treatment for Service Dogs Act (VETS Dogs Act) that would prohibit the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from disallowing the use of service dogs on VA property. VetsFirst, along with AMVETS and Paws with a Cause, advocated for this critical piece of legislation that will permanently...

2011-03-11 11:41:00

Recipient organizations will use funding to help returning veterans and wounded warriors obtain civilian careers WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization which is focused on helping veterans transition to civilian careers, awarded $500,000 in grants to five organizations working to train and place returning service members and wounded warriors into the workforce. The organizations that will receive funding include:...

2011-02-14 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of the nation's leading veterans service organizations are urging the Administration and Congress to invest $65.3 billion to sufficiently meet veterans health-care and veterans benefits needs. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, the administration has proposed $61.9 billion in discretionary spending for fiscal year 2012. The budget proposal now goes to Congress for consideration. The recommendation is contained in The...

2011-02-11 16:13:00

Annual Comprehensive Budget and Policy Document by Veterans for Veterans Will Outline FY 2012 Veterans' Health Care and Benefits Funding and Policy Recommendations WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars: WHO: AMVETS Disabled American Veterans Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans of Foreign Wars WHAT: Immediately following the release of the...

2010-07-28 18:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 5822, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations for FY 2011, which will provide funding for quality medical care for veterans and the construction of facilities for training and housing our military. "Today, with passage of the Military Construction/VA Appropriations bill, the House has made an investment in benefits for our nation's...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'