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2014-10-22 00:21:14

GENEVA, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Within the framework of the moral and material support provided by the Dashishah Award for Excellence and Creativity to outstanding and creative individuals at global and continental levels, Ibrahim Abdul Ilah Dashishah, Chairman of the Board for the Dashishah Award for Excellence and Creativity in London, is presenting cash prizes of US $25,000 to the Saudi runner Yousef Masrahi for winning gold in the 400 metres in the Asian Games...

2014-10-16 08:28:11

A broadcast that profiles the road to recovery for wounded soldiers WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterans Center (AVC) is pleased to announce that the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation (MOPHSF) will once again be the presenting sponsor of the AVC's Wounded Warrior Experience broadcast. This program features the inspiring stories of wounded warriors who have served on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with...

2014-10-09 16:20:22

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clint Williamson, who most recently served as a special prosecutor for the European Union, will be a Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Williamson, an international law expert, will also serve as Senior Director for Law and National Security at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at ASU. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140814/136299 "I am delighted to be joining...

2014-10-02 12:21:52

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno told those who provide scholarships to the children and spouses of our Armed Forces that the family members of the military sacrifice as much as those in uniform and he hoped they will never be forgotten. Our men and women in uniform have a good idea what's ahead of them, he said, but the families left behind by those who deploy experience a lot more uncertainty and give up a good deal....

2014-10-01 23:11:06

Nordic Naturals has created a special promotion with Paws for Veterans that benefits combat wounded-veterans and their service dogs. Watsonville, California (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Nordic Naturals is kicking off a fall initiative to benefit a very special cause. The campaign—“Buy One Bottle. Help Two Heroes.”—will raise awareness and support for Paws for Veterans, a nonprofit organization that helps rebuild the lives of combat-wounded veterans, while also rescuing shelter dogs...

2014-09-29 12:21:45

The Oak Ridge Boys join The American Legion's commitment to address the needs of veterans. INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion and the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys are uniting to raise awareness and support for needs of U.S. military veterans, including better detection and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), help with the VA benefits process, as well as education and career opportunities for those who served our nation...

2014-09-23 23:01:26

Iraq veteran has formed a company to develop and promote affordable VR treatments for those affected with PTSD. Downingtown, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 From first-hand experience, Matthew O'Farrell knows all about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – and how it can be treated. A medically retired Army veteran, O’Farrell, 31, was deployed in Iraq in 2006. His platoon sustained multiple attacks resulting in five casualties. After returning home in 2008, he was diagnosed with...

2014-09-18 08:28:21

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique partnership to support private efforts to provide mental health services to veterans and their families could provide a model for similar efforts should federal officials decide to expand privately provided health care as part of reform of the VA health system, according to a new RAND Corporation report. The Welcome Back Veterans Initiative, a joint project of philanthropic groups and major academic medical centers, has...

2014-09-18 08:27:28

An Uplifting Story to Help Kids Cope with Difficult Moments in Everyday Life LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-award winning actor, director and education advocate LEVAR BURTON has written his first children's book, THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM, to be published on October 7. The first book published by the iconic and beloved READING RAINBOW brand, THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM brings to parents and their children an uplifting, warm and powerful story that helps...

2014-09-15 23:10:38

Registration is now open for this national conference focused on leaders serving veterans and military families SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The Patterson Foundation will host leaders from across the nation during the Veterans Legacy Summit, a multi-day conference designed to build cross-sector connections benefitting the nation’s veterans and military families. The conference will take place Nov. 14-15 in Sarasota, Fla. Leaders from government, military, philanthropy and...


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Terry W. Virts, Jr.
2012-10-27 14:11:12

Terry W. Virts, Jr. is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and an active American astronaut. Virts was born on December 1, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, Massachusetts and graduated 1985. He enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy, where he graduated with honors in 1989, receiving his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He then attended the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he once again graduated with honors in 1997,...

David Walker
2012-10-27 13:40:43

David Walker was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born David Mathieson Walker on May 20, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Eustis High School in Eustis, Florida in 1962. He then went on to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. Upon graduation, he went through flight training in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas and was subsequently named a Naval Aviator in December 1967. His first...

Mark Lee
2012-10-25 11:41:36

Mark Lee is a former NASA astronaut and USAF Colonel. He was born Mark Charles Lee on August 14, 1952 in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate from the Class of 1970 at Viroqua High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1974. He then trained at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas and at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in preparation for his assignment at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where he...

Gregory Johnson
2012-10-22 11:08:31

Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...

Kathryn Hire
2012-10-22 10:54:25

Kathryn Hire is a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve  and a NASA astronaut. She was born Kathryn Patricia "Kay" Hire on August 26, 1959 in Mobile, Alabama where she was raised by her parents. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile in 1977 and subsequently attended the United States Naval Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management in 1981. The following year, Hire earned her Naval Flight Officer wings and began conducting international airborne...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.