Month: January 2020

Patrick poses with an Iraqi Army Major

Brain Injury Alliance Supports Veterans Who Sustain Traumatic Brain Injury

In early January, Iran launched missile strikes at U.S. facilities in Iraq, less than a week after the U.S. killed one of Iran’s top generals.  In the aftermath of the attacks, U.S. Central Command issued a statement stating several soldiers “were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast” and that per standard procedure, “all personnel …

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VA Whistleblowers Reach Settlements With Watchdog’s Help

A federal watchdog said Monday it helped three whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs settle claims following monthslong investigations of retaliation by the department. The Office of the Special Counsel, a federal agency tasked with protecting federal employees, said two of the employee settlements include new jobs at the VA while the third settlement …

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Virtual Veterans Day parade published, broadcasted, and livestreamed

The Veterans Day parade in Phoenix is going virtual on Wednesday, November 11. In the age of COVID, the parade will look different. Paula Pedene, a spokesperson with Honoring America’s Veterans explains how the parade will function without a live audience. Going virtual This year’s march will no longer be an event per se, but …

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Volunteers drop food in box for United Food Bank

Uniting To Combat Hunger Campaign Helps Veterans

Humana, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and others are joining forces in a “Uniting to Combat Hunger” campaign to help veterans and others who face food insecurity issues.  Food insecurity is a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. According to “Feeding America,” statistics show food insecurity affects one in nine …

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