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VA grants full practice authority to advance practice registered nurses

Posted December 16, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Dec. 14 that it is amending provider regulations to permit full practice authority to three roles of VA advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the full extent of their education, training, and certification, regardless of State restrictions that limit such full practice authority, except for applicable State restrictions…

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Civilian contractors, former Soldiers receive Medal of Valor for actions in Afghanistan

Posted August 20, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Navy PO2 Everett Allen Army Lt. Gen. Darsie Rogers, left, Defense Threat Reduction Agency deputy director for combat support, applauds after awarding the Medal of Valor to Michael Anthony Dunne, William Timothy Nix and Brandon Ray Seabolt at the Pentagon, Aug. 14, 2018. The men, who are all retired Soldiers, were recognized…

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Shok Valley medic to receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 24, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

Photograph courtesy of Ronald J. Shurer II The White House announced that Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II will receive the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty April 6, 2008, while assigned to Special Operations Task Force – 33 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. A former medic with…

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74 years later, a pilot who crashed in France returns home

Posted March 28, 2018 by Carrie Antlfinger and Jeffrey Schaeffer

BUYSSCHEURE, France–It is early afternoon on a spring day in 1944. On a French farm 20 miles from the English Channel, two young brothers tend the cows — perhaps they goof off a bit — as their father brews beer. Then a plane falls from the sky. A P-47 Thunderbolt, an American fighter plane, has…

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Service in Silence: Trustworthy Airmen chosen for select, island hopping squadron

Posted November 28, 2016 by Lori A. Bultman

Silent service seems to be the common thread shared by alumni of 1st Radio Squadron Mobile, who began meeting annually in 1999 to share experiences and rekindle friendships formed decades earlier.

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VA establishes commission to recommend new under secretary VHA

Posted April 10, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced April 10 the establishment of a search commission to help identify candidates for the position of Under Secretary for Health of its Veterans Health Administration. The Under Secretary for Health manages VHA, the nation’s largest health-care system, which has an annual budget of approximately $61 billion and oversees the…

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VA offering up to $8 million in grants for adaptive-sports programs that aid disabled veterans

Posted February 27, 2017 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is providing up to $8 million in grants to fund adaptive-sports programs that offer activities for disabled Veterans and members of the armed forces who have disabilities, the VA announced Feb. 22. The application period for the fiscal 2018 Adaptive Sports Grant began Feb. 21, 2017, and will close at…

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VA announces additional changes to improve veterans crisis line

Posted March 2, 2016 by

Department of Veterans Affairs’ Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson announced Feb. 26 improvements to enhance and accelerate progress at the Veterans Crisis Line, which serves as a life-saving resource for veterans who find themselves at risk of suicide. In his third trip to the Crisis Line in a year, Gibson announced that the Crisis Line would…

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WWII Soldier’s Widow to Accept Medal of Honor for Late Husband

Posted June 27, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

https://www.defense.gov/Videos/videoid/610073/ The widow of a World War II soldier accepted the Medal of Honor for her husband at the White House June 26, 22 years after his family began efforts to upgrade the soldier’s Distinguished Service Cross. Army First Lt. Garlin M. Conner’s widow, Pauline Conner, was joined in a June 25 Pentagon press briefing…

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Purple Heart awarded to World War II veteran 74 years later

Posted March 7, 2018 by Kevin Larson

Army photograph by Kevin Larson Staff Sgt. Edward Mims, 83, smiles and holds his Purple Heart Medal as well-wishers thank him for his service following a ceremony in his honor at the The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, Feb. 23, 2018. Mims was awarded the medal nearly 74 years after being wounded in World…

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