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2009-09-27 19:05:00

Arlington Ceremony for American Gold Star Mothers and Families Day WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 69th anniversary of American Gold Star Mothers and Families Day, an annual remembrance of mothers who lost sons and daughters in military service, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki pledged to ensure the nation's fallen heroes are remembered. "In my capacity as Secretary of Veterans Affairs and as steward of 130 national cemeteries, I can promise you...

2009-09-21 14:00:00

Projects Target Medical Center Upgrades, Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in executing more than $1.4 billion as the Department's share of spending under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), more commonly known as the economic stimulus program. "In putting America back to work, we are targeting the programs of greatest interest to...

2009-09-20 16:42:00

Second Annual Event Promotes Adaptive Sports for Newly Injured WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki offered encouragement to injured Veterans and their family members at the opening ceremony of the 2nd National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego. Calling on them to strive for their best to overcome their injuries, Shinseki kicked-off the clinic by telling his personal story of dealing with a severe combat injury. "As...

2009-09-16 20:15:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki will attend a reception on Thursday, Sept. 17, to help launch a new initiative that will assist OEF/OIF Veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury and their families. The program is sponsored by The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. Working in coordination with the VA Boston Healthcare System, the program will offer clinical care, outreach and support services,...

2009-09-14 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today plans to begin additional research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to better understand the health consequences of service in Vietnam. "The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) will allow VA to pursue another valuable research tool," Secretary Shinseki said. "The insight we gain from this study will help give us an understanding of how to better serve...

2009-09-06 13:06:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 Veterans with visual or mobility impairments, blindness and other disabilities hit the golf course at the National Veterans TEE Tournament, September 6 - 10, in and around Iowa City, Iowa. "Providing Veterans the rehabilitation they need in order to lead a fulfilling active life is what this event is about," Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric K. Shinseki said. "The courage of these Veterans to overcome life's obstacles...

2009-09-01 13:44:00

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Coming to San Antonio WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 120 Veterans from across the country who are medal winners in national music, dance, drama, creative writing or visual arts contests are preparing to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in San Antonio from Oct. 5-11. "The Creative Arts Festival represents the top achievements of Veterans participating in VA art therapy throughout the nation," said...

2009-08-25 17:10:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary Eric Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs says he and the Obama administration are determined to end homelessness among military veterans. His promise was made as the retired four-star U.S. Army General spoke at the opening session of The American Legion's 91st national convention in Louisville, Ky. In what he called his "seven month report," referring to his term of office thus far as VA Secretary, Shinseki pointed to...

2009-08-24 16:06:00

VA and DoD systems must be separate from national health care, says Legion LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is calling for a significant expansion of the healthcare systems administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD). In resolutions adopted by members of its National Executive Committee (NEC), the nation's largest veterans service organization strongly reiterated its longstanding positions affecting...

2009-08-24 08:55:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking steps to assist Veterans seeking compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). "The hidden wounds of war are being addressed vigorously and comprehensively by this administration as we move VA forward in its transformation to the 21st century," said Secretary Shinseki. The VA is publishing a proposed regulation today in the...