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2013-02-28 12:27:43

28 Million Therapeutic Arts and Crafts Donated To Military and Veteran Patients Worldwide WINCHESTER, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What began more than four decades ago as an endeavor to help local San Diego veterans wounded in Vietnam has blossomed into a full-scale international operation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121220/LA33655LOGO) Help Hospitalized Veterans' (HHV), which has since moved from San Diego to Winchester, California has a primary objective...

2013-02-22 12:24:36

Pre-war vulnerability is just as important as combat-related trauma in predicting whether veterans´ symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be long-lasting, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Researcher Bruce Dohrenwend and colleagues at Columbia´s Mailman School of Public Health and the New York State Psychiatric Institute found that traumatic experiences during combat...

2012-12-20 20:22:04

WINCHESTER, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop music icon Gary Lewis was in Temecula December 2 to receive an award for his contributions in support of U.S. military veterans. Lewis, along with his band Gary Lewis and The Playboys, has been a regular performer at several annual Valentines for Veterans Concerts. Initiatives of the Concerts include raising awareness about local VA medical centers throughout the country and increasing volunteerism. (Logo:...

2012-11-13 08:28:12

HONOLULU, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) dedicated two new pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Following the annual Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, attendees gathered around the new pavilions for a traditional Hawaiian "maile lai" ceremony. Attendees at the pavilion dedication included ABMC Secretary Max Cleland, Senator Daniel Akaka, Congresswoman Colleen...

2012-07-27 10:20:22

CLEVELAND, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At his July 29 concert at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Tim McGraw will congratulate U.S. Army Specialist Frank DeLorenzo on being awarded a mortgage-free home in North Royalton, Ohio. Country music superstar Tim McGraw recently launched a nationwide program called HomeFront, in partnership with Operation Homefront and Chase, to award mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors and servicemembers at each concert of his summer tour. (Logo:...

2012-04-19 11:29:02

The experience of killing in war was strongly associated with thoughts of suicide, in a study of Vietnam-era veterans led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The scientists found that veterans with more experiences involving killing were twice as likely to have reported suicidal thoughts as veterans who had fewer or no experiences. To evaluate the experience of killing, the authors created four variables...

2012-03-22 06:23:54

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 2008, the Department of Defense (DoD) has illegally discharged hundreds of veterans on the alleged basis of personality disorder (PD), denying them veterans' benefits, according to a Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) analysis of newly disclosed records released today. The analysis further concludes that since Fiscal Year (FY) 2002, the Navy has discharged the most service members on this basis in absolute terms (7735), and in FY 2006...

2012-03-20 06:20:46

PHILADELPHIA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (PVVM) will be observing its 25th anniversary this year with a series of events and activities focused on telling the 646 stories of city servicemen who gave their lives in that conflict. "For those of us involved with the Memorial, it's always been about the young men from South Philadelphia, Roxborough, Olney, Port Richmond and the diverse neighborhoods of Philadelphia steeped in tradition and service...

2012-02-29 11:29:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Vietnam War ended, US soldiers were greeted with jeers, anti-war demonstrators, and behaviors so hostile that military superiors warned returning veterans not to wear their uniforms in public. It took years before Vietnam vets received the respect they deserved, and a duly chastened and shamed public was determined not to repeat this again. Looking at the receptions today's soldiers receive, typically warm greetings, often by cheering...

2012-02-25 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Vietnam Veterans of America holds true that crews who flew the C-123K aircraft contaminated with Agent Orange should be acknowledged by your department to have been exposed to this herbicide, and that those crew members who are afflicted with any of the maladies the VA considers presumptive to service connection ought to be eligible for health care and, when warranted, disability compensation," wrote John Rowan, National...