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2009-08-04 11:22:00

Democratic National Committee's Veterans and Military Families Council Lauds Administration's Implementation of Post-9/11 GI Bill and Commitment to a New Generation of Veterans WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the President's appearance yesterday in Virginia with Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki and Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) announcing the implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Lt. General Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army (Retired), and Col. Don Fowler, U.S. Army...

2009-08-03 12:25:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A Carnegie Mellon University engineering alumnus has been appointed by President Barack Obama as the new chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) Levin, who earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon, was tapped June 1 to be the first chief technology officer in the office of the secretary and senior advisor to VA Secretary Eric...

2009-07-31 12:16:00

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The status of benefits to Filipino Veterans of World War II was a prime topic recently when Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki met with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. "VA has long-standing ties to the Philippines, with many U.S. Veterans living in the islands," Secretary Shinseki said. "Our partnership with the Philippine government enables us to ensure these Veterans receive the benefits they have earned." The...

2009-07-17 13:55:00

Cabinet Secretaries Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, Tom Vilsack and Eric K. Shinseki will participate in community forum and hold media availability WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki will host a rural health community forum in St....

2009-07-08 17:11:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a clean-energy transformation, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is targeting nearly one-quarter of its $1.4 billion in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to investments in clean energy generation and energy conservation. "These investments help spur new energy savings and, at the same time, reduce our environmental footprint," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said. "The President is leading us...

2009-06-22 12:56:00

Shinseki Encourages Veterans, Families to Help Their Communities WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heeding President Obama's call for Americans to commit themselves to meaningful, long-term service to their communities as part of the "United We Serve" campaign, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki spent part of his morning today transporting patients to the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center. "We, who enjoy liberty's blessings, will forever remain in debt of the men...

2009-06-18 12:17:00

Secretary Donovan Elected New Chair of the Council HUD and VA announce $75 million for HUD-VASH program to provide rental housing and support for homeless veterans WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) met today for the first time under the Obama Administration. U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki chaired the meeting, at which U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan was elected...

2009-06-05 13:31:00

Joins President Obama in Tribute to Veterans of Normandy Invasion WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki joins President Obama in honoring the bravery of those who stormed the beaches of Normandy 65 years ago in a commemorative visit to France this weekend. Secretary Shinseki will also attend a ceremony hosted by the French government on Friday night in Paris where France will honor Veterans of World War II with the French Legion of...

2009-05-28 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This month the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) honored the contributions of more than a quarter-million American Veterans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage at various events. "Nearly 15 million Americans trace their roots to Asia and the Pacific," Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said. "As a country we derive unique strength from our diversity of world cultures. But for all our vast differences and...

2009-05-27 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney Will A. Gunn, a retired Air Force colonel, took the oath of office yesterday as General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) following his recent Senate confirmation. "I'm thrilled by the opportunity to serve as VA's General Counsel," Gunn said. "I'm also humbled and deeply honored by the confidence that President Obama and Secretary Shinseki have shown in me with this appointment. "Veterans hold a special place in my...


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