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VA medical facilities named to Joint Commission’s top performers list

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Nineteen Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the Nation were recently recognized by The Joint Commission as top performers on key health care quality measures for 2011/2012. “We at VA are very pleased with The Joint Commission recognition. We are proud of the medical facilities that made this list, proving VA’s commitment to…

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VA awards more than $47 million for state, tribal veterans cemeteries

Posted October 24, 2012 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the award of 18 grants totaling $47,462,135 to 15 states and one tribal government to establish new Veterans cemeteries and to expand or improve others. “VA is committed to helping state and tribal Veterans cemeteries meet national shrine standards and honor Veterans with dignified burials,” said Secretary of…

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Riverside hosts third annual vet expo

Posted October 24, 2012 by

Veterans won’t want to miss the Third Annual Veterans Expo 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at the Riverside County [Calif.] Fair Grounds. The expo will offer assistance with healthcare, employment, education, legal issues, buying a home or just learning what benefits they are eligible for. Interested attendees will even be able to learn about and…

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Service members, vets celebrate military legacy of women

Posted October 22, 2012 by

Hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out Oct. 20 at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million women who have served in the nation’s military. Former WACs, WAVEs, WMs, WAFs and SPARS shared with their active-duty counterparts in the contributions women have made to the U.S….

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Hundreds gather to honor Korean War vets

Posted October 17, 2012 by

MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles was filled with Korean War veterans Oct. 13 as the U.S. and Korea Alliance Association gathered international and American leaders to honor the sacred contribution made by those veterans nearly 60 years ago.

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Airmen missing from Vietnam War identified

Posted October 17, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Oct. 17 that the remains of two airmen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be buried, as a group, with full military honors. Col. Wendell Keller, of Fargo, N.D., and Capt. Virgil K. Meroney III, of Fayetteville, Ark., will be buried…

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2012 Veterans Conference

Posted October 17, 2012 by

Saturday October 20, 2012 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 1545 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 SEIU Local 721 Veterans Caucus is inviting all Veterans, Active Duty and Reservists from all branches of the Armed Forces to come out and receive information on benefits, services, legal entities, discounts, training, business resources and more. So come…

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Silver Star represents 44-year closure for KIA airman’s family

Posted October 16, 2012 by TSgt. Benjamin Rojek

Air Force photograph by Val Gempis Rosalie Bacicia, sister of the late MSgt. James Calfee, reflects as she holds a photo of her brother in Houston, Texas, Aug. 22, 2012. Calfee, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, was killed in action in Laos in 1968. “Promise me you’re going to find out what…

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CalVet, State Library to launch library resource programs for vets

Posted October 16, 2012 by

Volunteers needed at Redding, Bakersfield, and San Diego libraries The California Department of Veterans Affairs and the California State Library are joining forces to help California veterans get connected to the benefits and services they’ve earned through military service. This year long pilot program will create a Veterans Resource Center staffed by trained volunteers in…

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DOD official praises vet employment program

Posted October 15, 2012 by by Karen Parrish

A senior defense official took part Oct. 15 in the announcement in New York of a new hiring program that aims to train and place 100,000 veterans in advanced manufacturing and related jobs by 2015. John R. Campbell, deputy assistant secretary of defense for warrior care and transition policy, joined officials from General Electric, Alcoa,…

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