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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...

2009-10-23 12:12:00

Honors Alumni Who Lost Lives in Service to America WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Returning today to his alma mater at Duke University for the dedication of a Veterans memorial, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki honored alumni who have lost their lives in service to America. "Duke has many distinguished alumni, but I'd argue that the names on this memorial represent the most distinguished," Secretary Shinseki said. "They represent extraordinary courage...

2009-10-21 11:02:00

Four New Judges Will Speed Veterans' Appeals WASHINGTON Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the addition of four new Veterans Law Judges to the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), which will enable the board to increase the number of cases being decided. "Veterans have earned the right to prompt, exhaustive and professional review of their claims for benefits," Secretary Shinseki said. "This expansion of BVA will enable Veterans to...

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...

2009-10-13 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's national commander says he is pleased by the Department of Veterans Affairs' just announced recognition of the herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam veterans. The VA's decision was in reaction to the latest in a series of "Veterans and Agent Orange" reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). "The VA's establishment of exposure to Agent Orange as a contributor to hairy cell...

2009-10-05 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs W. Scott Gould told federal government managers at an "Excellence in Government" conference today that translating the skills of political campaigning into governance is a major challenge many newly appointed agency leaders face in implementing the President's reform agenda. "President Obama and Secretary Shinseki have committed resources and capital to invest in delivering high quality services and...

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,...


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