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Veterans

Nellis to hold Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted September 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This year’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day, hosted by Nellis AFB, is Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thunderbird Hangar. The scheduled events include an information fair, entertainment throughout the day and door prize drawings. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations will have more than 65…

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Sports

Wounded Warriors play basketball at Nellis Warrior Fitness Center

Posted August 3, 2012 by anradmin

U.S. Air Force wounded warriors participate in the first all-Air Force wounded warrior basketball camp on July 27, 2012, at the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force base, Nev.

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New VA initiatives to improve benefits delivery to Veterans and their families

Posted April 20, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on April 16today the national deployment of claims transformation initiatives to 12 regional offices in the remaining months of fiscal year 2012 to improve benefits delivery to Veterans, families and their survivors. “This is an important milestone in our transformation to achieve the goal we established in…

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VA fills first phase of Veterans Retraining Program to enhance job skills

Posted September 28, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal year 2012 under the successful Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for a total of 54,000 slots available in FY 2013. “At VA, we know first-hand that Veterans make exceptional employees, which…

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Health & Safety

VA holds aggressive national recruitment to hire mental health professionals

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the...

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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U.S Vets Stand-Down — the results

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

Last week, USVETS hosted a post-event meeting to review the outcomes of the 9th Annual Veterans Stand Down that was held March 21-22, 2012 at the East Las Vegas Senior Community Center. It was my first visit to the USVETS facilities located at 525 E. Bonanza.

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VA Releases New PSA targeting women Veterans

Posted November 30, 2012 by

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of…

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Processing of retroactive Agent Orange claims nearly complete

Posted June 22, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that nearly 230,000 claims have already been processed for the three newest Agent-Orange related conditions through June 2012, including over 150,000 claims required to be adjudicated under the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans…

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New VA Medical Center dedicated

Posted August 10, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The first Veterans Affairs Medical Center ever built in southern Nevada and the first built in the United States in 17 years was dedicated August 6th by VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, with more than 700 people in attendance.

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