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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...

2014-09-24 12:22:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has named Jim Knotts as Chief Executive Officer effective October 6(th). Knotts previously held the position of president and CEO of Operation Homefront. "It is the right time to turn over the day-to-day management and leadership of VVMF. Jim is a veteran of Desert Storm and an experienced, talented executive," said Jan C. Scruggs, VVMF's Founder and President. "Jim's leadership and...

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...

2014-09-21 23:01:37

Illinois Joining Forces to conduct training in Springfield, IL for social workers, counselors, and therapists about supporting Veterans and their Families. CHICAGO (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 The Illinois Joining Forces Behavioral Health Working Group (IJF BHWG) will host a statewide symposium (tinyurl.com/ILBHC14) focused on improving care for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Sponsored by the VNA Foundation, Thresholds, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran’s...

2014-09-18 23:03:45

The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative has provided tools and resources to match military veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications since its Aug. 2013 launch. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, is celebrating the one year anniversary of the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and its efforts to connect veterans to employment opportunities in Virginia's technology...

2014-09-18 20:23:11

'We are hearing little about pervasiveness of corruption and incompetence' WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Angered by a recent IG report on the Department of Veterans Affairs and the testimony of senior VA officials, American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm sent a pointed letter to President Obama reminding him that he promised to institute "a critical culture of accountability" within the troubled health care system. Helm said that the change in...

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...

2014-09-17 23:15:20

Warrior Gateway's Patriots in Paint Initiative heads to Dallas, TX to honor Korean War veterans at American Airlines Sky Ball XII with an 11,000 sq foot mural to be unveiled on October 25th, 2014. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In a few short weeks, award-winning nonprofit Warrior Gateway and professional mural artist Sam Welty are honoring America's bravest men and women from the Korean War by unveiling 3 large murals totaling over 11,000 square feet. In partnership...

2014-09-17 23:08:22

The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival present Stand Up for Heroes Brought to you by Veterans on Wall Street and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation supported by founding sponsor GFI Group, Inc. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Stand Up for Heroes, New York’s most impactful night of comedy and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and New York Comedy...

2014-09-16 23:13:30

Yoga lovers will gather in Washington, D.C. on September 27, 2014 to celebrate National Yoga Month, while raising funds and awareness for Women Veterans Interactive's "Operation Safety Net" Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 On Saturday September 27th, 2014, all yogis from advanced practitioners to beginners will come together for an hour of yoga to raise money for Women Veterans Interactive’s (WVI) Operation Safety Net (OSN). Operation Safety Net provides...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'