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2009-05-21 10:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roger Baker, a former chief executive officer in the information technology industry, took the oath of office yesterday as Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "I am proud to be able to serve our country and our Nation's Veterans," Baker said. "Technology is a key component in achieving President Obama's and Secretary Shinseki's vision of a 21st century VA. "While this will...

2009-05-21 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric K. Shinseki addressed the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans National Conference (NCHV) at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. "President Obama has made it clear that homelessness among Veterans is unacceptable," Secretary Shinseki said. "We have a moral duty to prevent and eliminate homelessness among Veterans." The NCHV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit...

2009-05-20 13:17:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tammy Duckworth returned Wednesday to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a key site in her long recovery from wounds suffered in Iraq, to take the oath of office as the chief spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "I am so honored to serve the Obama administration by helping to care for our Veterans," Assistant Secretary Duckworth said. "They are our nation's greatest treasure and deserve the best care available. I fully support...

2009-05-19 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Federal law stipulates that the Department of Veterans Affairs has a responsibility to inform veterans of the benefits they have earned by virtue of their service to our nation while in uniform," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "What is needed, however, is legislation to mandate that the VA inform veterans -- and the healthcare community -- of health issues associated with military service." In...

2009-05-07 16:43:00

Record Budget Enhances VA's Ability to Become a 21st Century Organization WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced President Obama's 2010 budget for VA. The budget emphasizes a Veteran-centric commitment to expanded services with a 15.5 percent increase over 2009, the largest percentage increase for VA requested by a president in more than 30 years. "Our 2010 budget represents the President's vision for how VA will transform...

2009-04-23 07:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health of patients who received endoscopic procedures at three VA Medical Centers may have been compromised by contaminated medical equipment. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of "potentially affected" patients now totals 10,797, including 6,387 who had colonoscopies at the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, VA Medical Center between April 2003 and December 2008, 3,341 who had colonoscopies at the VAMC in Miami from May...

2009-04-09 14:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- W. Scott Gould, a retired naval reservist and senior executive with experience in the Federal government and the private sector, has taken the oath of office as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "As a Veteran, as a corporate and government leader known for his transformation management skills, and now, as VA's Chief Operating Officer, Scott Gould will help me advance President Obama's vision for transforming the...

2009-04-09 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Jerald Washington Memorial Founders' Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). The award will be presented at the organization's annual conference in Washington, D.C., in May. Representing more than 250 organizations that provide housing and supportive serves to more than 150,000 homeless veterans each year, NCHV will honor Obama...

2009-03-18 18:52:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The White House made the correct decision to withdraw its proposal for the Department of Veterans Affairs to have military veterans' personal insurance companies pay for their service-connected disability and wounds," said VAdm. Norb Ryan, Jr., USN-Ret., president of the Military Officers Association of America. Adm. Ryan said he advised President Obama that "pursuing this insurance proposal would detract from the outstanding 2010...

2009-03-13 09:14:00

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is an open letter to Veterans from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki: "My name is Ric Shinseki, and I am a Veteran. For me, serving as Secretary of Veterans Affairs is a noble calling. It provides me the opportunity to give back to those who served with and for me during my 38 years in uniform and those on whose shoulders we all stood as we grew up in the profession of arms. "The Department of Veterans Affairs has a...


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