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2010-11-05 12:32:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Join U-Haul as we pay tribute to and support our veterans and troops throughout the world as a sponsor of the 14th Annual 2010 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. U-Haul will be honoring the men and women of the armed forces by joining the parade with commemorative SuperGraphic trucks. These trucks pay homage to each branch of our military, along with the United We Stand SuperGraphic and the Wounded Warrior Project - Soldier Ride SuperGraphic. The trucks will...

2010-11-02 00:00:38

New book reveals the tribulations and triumphs of one family as they struggle with the aftereffects of war Bennington, VT (Vocus) November 1, 2010 It was early September in 1989, when author Mary S. King had an awakening. It all began when her husband returned from war"”a war that never left him. In Facing The Wall: A Mission a never-ending journey; she shares the story of her family living with the aftereffects of a trauma endured by a loved one. Though the Vietnam War is over, the...

2010-10-19 07:00:00

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Forces Vietnam Veteran tells the true history of how a handful of soldiers became millionaires from a secret mission in the Golden Triangle. Seven Soldier author, Philip B. Strong reveals the true story of a dangerous mission that funded the Vietnam War. Based on eyewitness accounts, Seven Soldiers details a journey of adventure, riches and danger that no one has dared to tell before. "We have a chance to both serve our country and get very...

2010-10-07 04:00:00

BUTLER, Pa., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SMI Cold Therapy, a manufacturer of cold therapy products and services for hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, has joined forces once again with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to send injured U.S. veterans bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee in Florida. The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service...

2010-08-30 13:30:00

Program shows military veterans what it takes to gain entry into the building trades ADDISON, Ill., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military veterans in Northeastern Illinois are invited to a free Open House to learn about careers in the Bricklaying, Tuck Pointing, Tile Setting and Plastering trades. The program is scheduled for September 21, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is sponsored by Helmets to Hardhats, a non-profit organization that helps veterans find careers in the...

2010-08-03 14:11:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association/VetsFirst and other veterans organizations scored a victory yesterday for Vietnam veterans suffering from diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit instructed the VA to issue within 30 days new rules for paying disability benefits to Vietnam veterans stricken with ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease, or B-cell leukemias. The rules impact an...

2010-08-02 11:51:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield, along with Bob Harper of NBC's The Biggest Loser, will recognize Disabled Sports USA and the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project at a special ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, August 3, at 6:45pm. "Disabled Sports USA has been an important part of my life. While in the National Naval Hospital in Bethesda, just days after being injured in 2005, I was visited by the director of the organization, who promised he would...

2010-07-27 13:56:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion testified to Congress today that while veterans service organizations disseminate information about Gulf War illnesses, VA must improve its outreach efforts to thousands of veterans who suffer from such maladies. Testifying before a House subcommittee, American Legion panelist Ian de Planque said in his written statement that "VA has moved forward to some extent with increased internal education of their medical and...

2010-07-02 15:00:00

-- Injured Take to the Water for Rehabilitation and Recreation -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project, a partnership between Wounded Warrior Project and Disabled Sports USA, wounded service members from the ongoing conflicts overseas will have the opportunity to learn adaptive water skiing, scuba diving and other water sports as guests at the 2010 Adaptive Water Sports Festival. Specially trained volunteers from the...

2010-06-14 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There have been reports in the media recently in which some, including Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), seem to question the legitimacy of service-connected disability compensation for illnesses related to exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam and other locations, such as Type II diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. Further, it appears that there is confusion on the part of some about how the process established by the Agent Orange Act of...