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Dec 05 2008

New VFW Surgeon General Elected

James Tuorila of East St. Cloud has been elected as the new surgeon general for the international Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. “I was humbled by it,” Tuorila said. “I never imagined I’d climb this high or this fast in the VFW. It also came as a surprise no one would run against me.” The …

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Dec 03 2008

VFW Member Receives Bronze Star 63 Years Later

Sixty-three years after he helped liberate captives in three Nazi concentration camps and one POW camp in Germany and Austria, veteran Raymond Callanan (left) of Farmington, Missouri is getting his Bronze Star medal. Visit VFW Post 5896 for more.

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Dec 02 2008

The American Veteran – December Edition

(via The Pentagon Channel)

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Dec 02 2008

VA Sends Latest Gulf War Illness Report to IOM for Review

WASHINGTON (Dec. 1, 2008) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has sent the October 2008 report from the VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) for review and recommendations. The October report from the advisory committee identified potential causes for — and …

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Dec 01 2008

Grassroots 2008 December Survey

November’s question: “Do you think there is enough news coverage about the Global War on Terrorism?” The majority of respondents?almost 82 percent?believe the media is not doing an adequate job in fully covering the Global War on Terrorism. Many believe coverage that exists focuses on the negative aspects of war, such as death tolls, insurgent …

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Nov 30 2008

BUDDY POPPIES: PANHANDLING? SAY IT AIN'T SO!

(via Dept of Wisconsin) ‘Buddy Poppies’ subject of latest First Amendment battle Attorneys from the Rutherford Institute are defending a disabled vet who distributes “Buddy Poppies.” Institute President John Whitehead is representing disabled Vietnam veteran John Miska who was repeatedly threatened with arrest for distributing the artificial flowers. ….. in Washington, D.C. on the National …

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Nov 26 2008

VA News – Week of November 24, 2008

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Nov 26 2008

Gulf War Illness: Scientific Evidence Leaves No Question That It Is A Real Condition

The following excerpts are from the Executive Summary of a 465 page report titled "Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans: Scientific Findings and Recommendations" released recently by the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses was appointed by the Secretary of …

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Nov 25 2008

VA Announces Travel Reimbursement Increases for Eligible Veterans

(via VA Press Release) WASHINGTON ? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that eligible veterans will see an increase in the mileage reimbursement they receive for travel to VA facilities for medical care. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake announced that he will use his authority to raise the mileage …

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Nov 24 2008

VFW Launches Campaign to Attract Women Veterans

The Veterans of Foreign Wars today launched it’s new website geared towards attracting women veterans to the organization. From the new www.joinsheserves.org website: She Serves is an exciting outreach of the VFW ? the Veterans of Foreign Wars ? exclusively for women. It honors the service and sacrifice of female veterans, like you, who have …

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