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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...

2009-08-21 14:00:00

Lease Will Give VA More Space for Health Care Services WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced a plan to expand health care in Albany, N.Y., by leasing 2.4 acres to a private-sector medical facility in exchange for construction of a 30,000 square-foot building for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at its Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center. "This is a win-win situation for Veterans and for the community," said...

2009-08-20 10:50:00

Facility Would Be First of its Kind in State WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ensuring that military Veterans living in eastern Washington have a final resting place that honors their service to the nation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the award of $8.8 million to establish the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. "This is our first opportunity to partner with the state's Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a state Veterans...

2009-08-19 11:09:00

For New Washington Crossing National Cemetery WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded two contracts totaling $8.7 million to prepare the new Washington Crossing National Cemetery near Philadelphia for its first burials. "Providing a national cemetery for Veterans in Pennsylvania is a priority for VA," Secretary Shinseki said. "This national shrine will honor the...

2009-08-14 13:23:00

Additional 28 New Community Vet Centers WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that combat Veterans will receive readjustment counseling and other assistance in 28 additional communities across the country where the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will establish Vet Centers in 2010. "VA is committed to providing high-quality outreach and readjustment counseling to all combat Veterans," Secretary Shinseki said....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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