FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2011Schools Encouraged to Join VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program Colleges and Universities Must Sign Agreements before May 23
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki is encouraging interested colleg...
More Support for Caregivers of Veterans Needed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2009
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 4, the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee, led by Chairman Michael Michaud (D-ME), held a hearing to ass...
Below-knee amputee runs for berth in 2012 Paralympics
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Women vets' secret war: Sexual traumaBy KIM ODE, Star TribuneJudy VanVoorhis knew that some men thought she had no business serving in the National Guard. How? She smiled fleetingly. "They told me." The military world often lacks the nuance of civilian li...
By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON – Nobody wants to buy them a beer.
Even near military bases, female veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't often offered a drink on the house as a welcome home.
More than 230,000 Ame...
Some of the worst wounds are carried deep inside
By Mary Claire Kendall | Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wounded warrior Jerrod Fields, an Army sergeant featured in "Where Life Is," screened at the GI Film Fest, panics every time July Fourth fir...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2009 Statement from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on the President’s Strong Commitment to America’s Veterans: The President has consistently stated that he is committed...
In March 2009, President Obama vowed to address the drought of bank lending to small companies and announced an initiative to use $15 billion from the federal bailout to unfreeze the markets that finance Small Business Administration loans.
More than a y...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2010
White House Seeks $125 Billion for Veterans in 2011
Homelessness, Claims Increases and Access - Priorities for VA Budget
WASHINGTON – To expand health care to a record-number of Veterans, reduce the number of...
War-zone burn pits violate laws, GAO saysBy Kelly Kennedy - Staff writerOf four U.S. bases in Iraq operating burn pits, none complies with federal regulations designed to keep service members safe, according to a Government Accountability Office report re...
War hero or criminal?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- To many, Sgt. Justin Boyle is a war hero.
Four tours of duty in Iraq and Afgh...
Dear Women Joining Forces friend:
Walmart is looking to recruit, hire and retain women veterans for retail management positions. This partnership embodies the commitment of Walmart to support women veterans, their families and military spouses. It also...
Group sues over personality disorder dischargesBy Kelly Kennedy - Staff writerVietnam Veterans of America filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday demanding records for 26,000 veterans who it says were “wrongfully discharged” for personality disorders.The De...
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 22, 2009 Filed at 9:19 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The race is on: The government and vaccine makers are seeking thousands of volunteers, from babies to the elderly, to roll up their sleeves for the first swine fl...
Donald Overton Jr. the Executive Director for Veterans of Modern Warfare testified yesterday to the House Veterans Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the topic: Gulf War Illness: The Future for Dissatisfied Veterans. We are ...
Pullman man among thousands of veterans fighting for government benefits
by Hillary Hamm - Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Use by permission)
January 31, 2009.
Brandon Freitas just wants what's rightfully his.
The 36-year-old Air Force Veteran has been wai...
See a news spot where VMW Executive Director, Donald Overton speaks to reporters on Veterans issues on 19 SEP 09. NOTE: if the video doesn't show up, use this link HERE.
New health organization championed by Vietnam Veterans of America helps improve Veterans health through information and advocacy.
What is the Veterans Health Council?
The Veterans Health Council's Mission Statement is: "To improve health care for ...
What if someone provided our military and those who care about them a truly interactive online community? What if they could use it to interact and support each other in ways that range from the lighthearted and entertaining to deep and meaningful con...
With the emergence of the two largest social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, VMW has firmly latched on and has used these internet tools to help spread the word about VMW and it's missions. Anything that can help VMW further its reach to people a...