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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...

2010-05-28 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All across our great nation, we will gather over Memorial Day weekend to honor the memories of our fallen, those who have made the supreme sacrifice doing our nation's bidding. We will reach out to their families with our enduring gratitude for their continuing sacrifice. At cemeteries, and at our memorials, we will remember how much has been given in the name of freedom. And at 3 p.m. on Monday, we will all pause and silently reflect on the...

2010-05-27 12:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Father Rick Curry, the founder of the Writers Program for Wounded Warriors, will deliver remarks at the traditional Memorial Day ceremony held at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Front and Spruce streets. The noon ceremony on Monday, May 31, will also feature "echo taps" by two Philadelphia Police buglers and two firing squads from the VVA Chapter 266 and the police. Wreaths will be presented and a stirring rendition of "Danny Boy" will be...

2010-05-25 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --More than 500,000 Texans served in the Vietnam War and 3,416 sacrificed their lives there. While the war is history for some, the healing continues for others. The Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument is about the Honor these veterans deserve, and about the Welcome Home, they never received. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100526/DC10859) In 2005, the Texas Legislature approved the placement of a monument honoring Texas Vietnam...

2010-05-06 15:10:00

But National Commander urges lawmakers to "not forget" veterans of previous eras WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an American Legion official standing behind him Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama signed into law the long-awaited Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. As its name implies, the act calls for the government to provide health benefits, training, respite care and, in some cases, monetary stipends for individuals who provide at-home care...

2010-05-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his testimony before Congress on May 5, American Legion staffer Joe Wilson reminded congress that one of the Legion's top priorities is "to assure that long overdue, major epidemiological studies of Vietnam veterans, who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, are carried out." Wilson, deputy director of The American Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, reminded the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs that The...


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