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2009-11-17 09:30:00

Delivering Benefits Faster to Veterans WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To expedite the delivery of benefits to many injured servicemembers who receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department announced the expansion of a program with the Department of Defense (DoD) to streamline the application process for people retiring or exiting the military due to disabilities. "Streamlining our disability claims system and working closely...

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...

2009-11-11 15:55:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama and Abbe Raven, President and CEO, A&E Television Networks (the parent company of History); today kicked off the Take a Veteran to School Day initiative at The White House. Veterans representing military service spanning from WWII to Afghanistan were honored at the Veterans Day Breakfast in the East Room of the White House today. Following the breakfast, six of the veterans and executives from History Channel departed the White...

2009-11-11 10:32:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki called on Americans to honor the 48 million men and women -- including America's 23 million living Veterans -- who have served our Nation in uniform. "Americans come together today to honor and thank those who have safeguarded our Nation both in peace and war," said Secretary Shinseki. "Veterans Day is a time to renew our national resolve to care for those who have...

2009-11-10 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second straight year, Shoebuy.com has announced it will celebrate Veterans Day by making a donation to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans to help veteran families in crisis. NCHV organizations provide housing and critical services for nearly 150,000 homeless and at-risk veterans nationwide each year. On Veterans Day, Shoebuy.com will contribute $1.00 of every sale to NCHV. "Last year, Shoebuy.com donated $10,000 to our...

2009-11-10 08:17:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last month in Washington, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki made a staggering announcement: more veterans have committed suicide since 2001 than have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Coming within weeks of the release of the US Army's suicide prevention guidebook, the VA Secretary's statement underscores the commitment to teaching service members and veterans the methods for overcoming combat stress. While for many...

2009-11-06 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs held a historic three-day conference in the nation's capital to signal the beginning of a new mission for the agency - to end veteran homelessness in five years. More than 1,300 VA clinicians and health care specialists, representatives of federal agencies invested in providing support for homeless and low-income veterans, and community- and faith-based service providers represented by the National...

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...

2009-11-03 13:30:00

Five-Year Plan Unveiled at Homeless Summit WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the "VA National Summit Ending Homelessness Among Veterans," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki unveiled the department's comprehensive plan to end homelessness among Veterans by marshalling the resources of government, business and the private sector. "President Obama and I are personally committed to ending homelessness among Veterans within the next five years," said...


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