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2012-08-20 23:00:15

The Honorable Jeff Miller, (R-Fla.), chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, will join The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, secretary of Veterans Affairs, as distinguished speakers at the 2012 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS), on Thursday, Sept. 13. Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 The Honorable Jeff Miller, (R-Fla.), chair of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, will join The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, secretary of Veterans Affairs, as distinguished speakers at the 2012...

2012-07-31 06:25:31

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to take immediate action in ending the retaliatory actions taken against a psychologist at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. Dr. Michelle Washington, a post-traumatic stress disorder specialist at the facility, has seen her performance rating lowered, job duties altered and job titled changed stemming from her Senate...

2012-07-02 14:22:02

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees and its National Veterans' Affairs Council today applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs' decision to halt the downgrade of low wage positions within the agency. Over the past two years low wage employees who provide vital support services within the VA health care system, including patient support assistants, medical record clerks and transportation assistants have been subjected to the...

2012-05-25 06:24:16

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan will share keynote speaker honors during the opening session of the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), May 30, at the Grand Hyatt Washington. More than 500 representatives of community-based organizations serving homeless veterans and their federal...

2012-04-26 10:20:26

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans has announced that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have been selected as recipients of the 2012 Jerald Washington Memorial Founders' Award, the highest honor bestowed by the nation's homeless veteran assistance community. President Obama is the first person to receive the award more than once. He was honored in 2009 as the first president in U.S. history to make...

2012-02-25 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Vietnam Veterans of America holds true that crews who flew the C-123K aircraft contaminated with Agent Orange should be acknowledged by your department to have been exposed to this herbicide, and that those crew members who are afflicted with any of the maladies the VA considers presumptive to service connection ought to be eligible for health care and, when warranted, disability compensation," wrote John Rowan, National...

2011-11-30 14:06:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project(TM) (WWP) today challenged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take immediate action to solve systemic gaps in mental health care for veterans. John Roberts, executive vice president of Mental Health and Family Services for WWP, testified before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs as a follow up to a July 14 hearing on this same issue regarding the VA's mental health care policies. Roberts, who served in...

2011-11-22 07:10:00

National commander "profoundly disappointed" by impasse, concerned about national security consequences WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong says he is "profoundly disappointed" that the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the so-called "supercommittee) failed to reach an agreement to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget over the next decade. "They were given an important job to do, and they...

2011-10-17 07:00:00

DOMA is a proud member of the 7 Delta Team, who was awarded a contract on the VAâs TAC 60-month, $12 billion contract to conduct program management, strategy, and planning. Virgniia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 As part of the 7 Delta Team, DOMA Technologies will have the opportunity to expand our support to the VA and improve the quality of healthcare and benefits services to Veterans, their families, and survivors. This builds upon our other recent successful...

2011-07-20 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has voiced its strong opposition to a cost cutting proposal by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma that would, in the words of the Legion's national commander, "undo the good work of two decades." Sen. Coburn has introduced a proposed amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Military Construction Appropriations (MilCon/VA) Bill that would, in the Legion's opinion, possibly deny benefits to many deserving veterans who have...