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2009-11-16 10:00:00

Accepts Report of Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ensure Veterans receive 21st century care, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has vowed to strengthen the partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the schools that train the nation's health care professionals. "Schools of medicine and other institutions of higher education for health care professionals have been essential partners with VA in caring for Veterans...

2009-11-13 15:25:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Veterans Day, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rolled out the first phase of a large-scale Web renovation to better serve America's Veterans. This first and most visible step of the renovation consists of changing the Web site's look, making it easier for Veterans and their families to navigate and to find the information they are looking for. "VA is looking at all possible ways to increase our outreach efforts so that we...

2009-11-10 09:27:00

Two VA Employees Slain, One Wounded during Shooting WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of providing mental health services and other support to the Ft. Hood community following the recent shooting, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) learned about its own losses from the violence. Two VA employees, both serving on active duty with their Army Reserve units, were among the slain. A third VA health care worker on reserve duty was seriously wounded. "Speaking...

2009-11-04 14:29:00

Countdown to Veterans Day with Library of Congress WASHINGTON Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will join with the Library of Congress to host a "Veterans History Countdown" on the VA Web site - www.va.gov - featuring the oral histories of Veterans from every state and U.S. territory. "VA has partnered with the Library of Congress to honor our Veterans, preserve their histories and ensure...

2009-11-04 08:44:00

Craig Newmark to Help Pick Winners of National Competition WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Craig Newmark, the founder of "craigslist" and a well-known technology visionary, has agreed to serve on the blue-ribbon panel of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that will review and evaluate ideas to improve disability claims processing times and provide greater transparency to Veterans. "Transforming VA into an organization that is Veteran-centric, results-oriented and...

2009-10-29 10:28:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VetsFirst (www.vetsfirst.org), a new national nonprofit organization that will help all of America's disabled veterans, their spouses, dependent family members and survivors receive healthcare, compensation, rehabilitation and other benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, was announced today by United Spinal Association. VetsFirst membership will embrace all generations of veterans, including those living with post-traumatic...

2009-10-26 13:18:00

Shinseki, Gates Address Unprecedented Forum WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are hosting a first-of-its-kind national summit to address the mental health care needs of America's military personnel, families and Veterans, harnessing the programs, resources and expertise of both departments to deal with the aftermath of the battlefield. "This is about doing what is best for those who serve this country...

2009-10-22 15:28:00

Union Leadership at Historic Bill Signing WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), today, praised President Barack Obama for signing the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act which will provide advance funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs. "This victory comes after years of advocating by AFGE and numerous veterans' organizations," said AFGE National President John Gage. "AFGE thanks President...

2009-10-16 13:27:00

For National Cemeteries and Veterans Buried in Private Cemeteries WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made the gravesites of more than 6.7 million Veterans easier to locate using handheld devices with Internet capability, such as "smart phones." "This innovative program continues VA's commitment to use the latest technology to provide Veterans and their families...

2009-10-16 10:04:00

Gould Addresses Senior Pentagon Leadership WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An innovative, far-sighted partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) will improve the health care system for Veterans and dramatically change the way health care is delivered to all Americans, according to Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs W. Scott Gould. "The future will see VA and DoD working even closer together," said Gould, "as we...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.