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2010-08-09 12:45:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy Reserve and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) recently recognized Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) for outstanding support of U.S. Navy Reservists on active duty and veterans with disabilities. On July 6, U.S. Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink, met with Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens to thank the Corporation for supporting Navy Reservists in its workforce. Debbink...

2010-06-03 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification for VA pharmacy technicians employed at grade GS-6 and above. VA's decision came after formal recommendations from the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is reflected in the VA Handbook 5005/15. The incorporation of these new requirements parallel certification standards within the private sector and demonstrate VA's commitment to...

2010-05-11 08:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than a decade, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made women's gender-specific health care needs a major priority. VA researchers are looking at a broad range of health conditions related to women Veterans, including chronic diseases, reproductive health, cancer, mental health issues, military occupational hazards, and amputations. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-04-21 11:47:00

Stephen Cochran- County Singer and Veteran Helps Spread Message of Hope Through VA Health Research April 26 through April 30 2010 is National VA Research Week. VA Research has improved Veterans' lives and advanced the practice of medicine for the past 8-1/2 decades. From effective therapies for tuberculosis, to implantable cardiac pacemakers, to the first successful liver transplants, the development of the nicotine patch, advances in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder...

2010-03-18 13:11:04

Patients seen at private facilities reimbursed by Medicare were more than 550 percent more likely to have routine cataract surgery than those who received their care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a strong indication that the frequency of cataract surgery may be responsive to financial incentives to either or both the medical facility and the physicians who perform the procedure. These findings from a large eight-year study are reported in the March 2010 issue of the American...

2010-02-26 10:55:00

State-of-Art "Polytrauma Center" Funded WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the award of two contracts totaling $41.5 million to create a "polytrauma center" that cares for the most severely injured Veterans and to improve the existing wards at the Audie L. Murphy VA Medical Center. "A top priority for VA is providing greater access to VA's health care system and higher quality of care for the nation's Veterans," Secretary of...

2010-02-23 12:38:00

Management and Accountability System Found Effective WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that all information technology (IT) projects at the Department will now be managed under its program management and accountability system (PMAS). "We will end projects that don't work, streamline those that do, and focus on the responsibility we have for achieving maximum value for our Veterans," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K....

2010-02-23 11:52:00

Ads to Be Placed in College Newspapers, Radio Stations, Campus Venues and On-Line Sites to Ensure Student Veterans and Servicemembers Receive Their Education Benefits WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a two-month, nationwide advertising campaign to assist student Veterans and servicemembers applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. "VA, student Veterans and our schools have made significant progress in implementing the GI Bill...

2010-02-18 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Robert A. Petzel has taken the oath of office as the Under Secretary for Health within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), stepping up to lead the nation's largest integrated health care system. "Dr. Petzel brings to this position a strong leadership background in caring for Veterans as a longtime health system manager in VA," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "His commitment to outstanding medical quality and...

2010-01-30 11:07:00

VA Secretary Shinseki: Keeping Commitment to Lasting Tribute WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) held a dedication ceremony today in San Diego for the Miramar National Cemetery. "Offering more burial options for Veterans in southern California is a top priority," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "With this cemetery, we are keeping our commitment to provide a final resting place and lasting tribute to the men and women...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.