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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...

2014-09-12 16:25:19

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On September 11th, SWAE Watches introduces our newest and most important product, THE VETERAN. Manufactured for extreme durability, this timepiece was designed and completed in the United States of America. This matte black 20atm water resistant watch is constructed of lightweight titanium alloy, contrasting green hands and green accents on the face, featuring Swiss Ronda 5050B Quartz chronograph movement. It's titanium alloy crown,...

2014-09-11 23:11:43

Mattar Veterans Advocates, LLC, is a full-service veterans’ advocacy group which informs veterans about their rights and represents those seeking disability compensation. The group recently launched http://www.mattar.com, a website which provides information on veterans’ benefit claims, resources for a variety of veterans’ issues, a VA facility locator, forums, and daily news updates. Williamsville, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Mattar Veterans Advocates, LLC, is pleased to announce...

2014-09-10 23:14:23

AB&R (American Barcode and RFID), a nationwide provider of proven supply chain solutions, announced today that Massoud Ashrafi has joined the company to further develop and expand Managed and Support Services. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 AB&R (American Barcode and RFID), a nationwide provider of proven supply chain solutions, announced today that Massoud Ashrafi has joined the company to further develop and expand Managed and Support Services. Ashrafi’s position is a...

2014-09-09 00:23:21

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SERIOUS DEBUGGING Profile America -- Tuesday, September 9th. The first instance of debugging a computer was recorded on this date in 1947. The early Mark II computer being developed at Harvard University was balky, and a programming team-- which included Navy Lieutenant Grace Hopper, a pioneer...

2014-09-08 08:30:17

SEATTLE, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neurocritical Care Society is honored to announce General Hugh Shelton as the Keynote speaker for their 12(th) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. General Shelton is a distinguished leader who served as the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997-2001. He and his wife Carolyn founded the Hugh and Carolyn Shelton Military NeuroTrauma Foundation with the goal of significantly improving survival for injured soldiers. Learn...

2014-09-03 16:27:39

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 2008, recipients of the Medal of Honor - our nation's highest award for wartime acts of valor - have asked citizens across the nation to nominate unsung citizen heroes to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's Citizen Honors award. The Citizen Honors award recognizes Americans who have risked their lives in grave situations to save others or who have made a significant difference in the lives of others...

2014-08-30 23:01:45

After offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments to people around the country for the past several years, Dr. Roy Schmidt and the staff at the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center have announced a scholarship program for veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD. Jackson, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 After offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments to people around the country for the past several years, Dr. Roy Schmidt and the staff at the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center have announced a...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'