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2014-10-22 23:05:42

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) recently announced its Highly Rural Transportation Grants program to assist veterans with transportation to VA appointments. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our...

2014-10-22 16:21:03

Valley Communities invited to Honor Veterans at Send Off and Welcome Home Ceremonies LIVINGSTON, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 27th, 67 Central Valley World War II veterans - 63 men and four women - along with their guardians will be heading to Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight. The trip is made possible through the donations of Foster Farms and private citizens. Veterans will visit the Iwo Jima Memorial, the World War II Memorial and be hosted to a lunch...

2014-10-21 23:02:29

16th Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff will help oversee Defense Mobile’s branch-specific brands: ARMYmobile, MARINESmobile, NAVYmobile, AIRFORCEmobile and COASTGUARDmobile Westport, CT (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Defense Mobile Corporation announced today that General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), has joined its Board of Directors. General Pace served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior position in the United States Armed Forces. In that, General Pace was...

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...

2014-10-15 08:26:01

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PeopleScout, the world's largest recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, will be the lead sponsor and among the 40-plus employers in attendance at the Boston Recovering Warrior Employment Conference, where wounded, injured and ill veterans and their caregivers will have the opportunity to interview for new career opportunities. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141014/152031 The conference, to be held Oct. 14-15 at the...

2014-10-14 08:32:11

HOUSTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 19, 2014, Houston, TX-based Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX; www.cyberonics.com) will partner with the MedTech and BioTech Veterans Program (www.mvpvets.org) to conduct a re-careering event for transitioning military and veterans in south Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140708/124944 Military personnel in transition from service and honorably discharged veterans are invited to apply for the opportunity to...

2014-10-13 12:24:20

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When you get a haircut at one of the more than 1,200 Sport Clips across the country, you can "help a hero" at the same time by donating to the company's Help A Hero program now through November 11, Veterans Day. Over the next four weeks, Sport Clips' locations nationwide will have a collective goal of raising $600,000 for their annual fundraising program that provides scholarship money to veterans. Since 2007, the company has partnered...

2014-10-09 16:26:24

Suggestions that the policy is unfair to non-veterans in the federal work force are unjustified WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government's veterans preference policy has been criticized in report released last August by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which suggested that such preference causes resentment among civilian federal workers, and decreases the number of women being hired into the federal work force. The Washington Post and...

2014-10-06 12:22:13

22 UNITED STATES VETERANS KILL THEMSELVES EVERY DAY NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With suicide on the rise across America, THE LIFE IS PRICELESS FOUNDATION is handing a $100,000 check to Wounded Warrior Project(®) (WWP) on October 11, 2014 at their 3rd Annual gala held this year on the deck of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 22 veterans commit suicide each day, 110 a week - that's nearly 6,000 veterans a year dying...

2014-10-02 20:22:40

GULFPORT, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida are joining forces to help Florida veterans through supportive clinical services, collaborative student training and joint research. The collaboration will help veterans negotiate an often complex system so that they may secure disability benefits to which they are entitled. This partnership is believed to be the first of its kind pairing students and faculty...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin