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Latest Blinded Veterans Association Stories

2012-11-09 08:24:02

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans experiencing vision problems have a new place online to find a host of materials to help them live fully and stay active. The new guide, titled "Information for Veterans Coping with Vision Loss," is available on VisionAware, a website for adults with vision loss from the American Foundation for the Blind and Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation. Timed to coincide with this year's observation of Veteran's Day, this new...

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...

2010-10-27 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- This Veteran's Day, as the nation honors the brave men and women who have risked or given their lives for this country, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, stands ready to provide eligible veterans access to a free library service that promotes independence, wellness, and quality of life. "This November 11, as an expression of our deepest gratitude, we wish to remind these men and women who...

2009-10-21 11:02:00

Four New Judges Will Speed Veterans' Appeals WASHINGTON Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the addition of four new Veterans Law Judges to the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), which will enable the board to increase the number of cases being decided. "Veterans have earned the right to prompt, exhaustive and professional review of their claims for benefits," Secretary Shinseki said. "This expansion of BVA will enable Veterans to...

2009-05-18 07:15:00

"In this war, blast injuries have become the signature injuries. These can cause damage to the eye. They can also cause damage to the visual system and the visual processing centers of the brain... many soldiers don't even realize something's wrong with them." Gregory Goodrich, Ph.D., Veterans' Administration Research Psychologist, on specific injuries of the IRAQ war MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The journey home is a bittersweet time for all war veterans, yet...

2008-08-11 09:01:40

Health Net Federal Services, LLC, the government operations division of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), today announced its sponsorship of Operation Peer Support at the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) 63rd National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., August 12-16, 2008. More than 170 blinded service members and veterans will gather at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix Hotel to learn about the latest technologically advanced resources now available to them, as well as ways to strengthen and support one...