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VetLikeMe Weekly June 12

The VA is looking more and more like it is on a quest to put all small businesses OUT OF BUSINESS.

VetLikeMe, Jan 31, 2014

SDVOSB Protests: Outside Relationships Undermined Control: A would-be SDVOSB’s relationships with a company controlled by the SDVOSB’s minority owner undermined the service-disabled veteran’s control–and cost the SDVOSB an Air Force contract.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 16, 2013

Dean Duewiger is part of a state parks pilot program for homeless military veterans who have been hired as temporary park rangers…

Rep. Titus Expresses Concern for Lack of Western VA National Cemeteries

Dina Titus (NV-01), the Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, led a hearing today that examined the current state of national veterans’ cemeteries.

Steel Building Manufacturer Building on Support for Military

Houston-based NCI Building Systems will serve as the Medal of Honor sponsor for ConocoPhillips’ 5th Annual Warrior Sporting Clays Tournament, taking place Saturday, September 28th at the American Shooting Center in Houston, TX.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 13, 2013

We hear daily about the high rate of Veteran suicides. Can one person make a difference?

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 30, 2013

At VA’s MyHome, a simulation home near Pittsburgh, seriously injured Veterans learn independent living skills prior to being discharged from the hospital. The idea is to reduce hospital re-admissions.

Veterans’ Committee Advances Health Care, Benefits Bills

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today approved a package of bills to improve benefits and health care services for veterans and their families.

Parkinson's Action Network Honors Secretary Eric K. Shinseki

The Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) will honor Eric K. Shinseki, secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with the Morris K. Udall Award for Public Service at this year's Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner on October 8.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 22, 2013

The Navy will cut hundreds of civilian positions from its bases worldwide in coming months to save money in the face of continuing budget cuts, the service has announced.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 16, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named the elimination of hospital-acquired infections one of their "Top Ten Winnable Battles."

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 13, 2013

VA Secretary Shinseki Delivers FSU Commencement Address: Secretary Shinseki delivered the spring 2013 commencement address at Florida State University.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 01, 2013

In 2009, President Obama and VA Secretary Shinseki announced the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

VA, HUD and Jon Bon Jovi Announce Project REACH Grand Prize...

This contest tapped into a community of software developers who rose to the challenge to use mobile and information technology in support of our mission – to better serve Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 08, 2013

Local broadcast news station discussing the recent resignation of Arizona’s Veterans Affairs head over comments made by a controversial hire.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 25, 2013

One of VA’s most crucial responsibilities is to help prepare Veterans to enter the workforce after their service. The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a vital tool to help Vets prepare for new careers, and the VRAP initiative has helped unemployed …

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 01, 2013

The result could mean more homeless veterans, less help for those looking for work, and tens of thousands of furloughed veteran struggling to make ends meet.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 13, 2013

The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff over the past eight months to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet the requirements of an executive order issued by President Barack Obama.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 31, 2013

Veterans! American Heart Month is a great time to begin your journey to healthy living. Your VA health team will work with you on your eating habits, weight control, and exercise program. Learn your risks for heart disease..

VA Awards Grants to Improve Health Care Access for Women Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded 33 grants to VA facilities for projects that will improve emergency health care services for women Veterans, expand women’s health education programs for VA staff, and offer telehealth programs to female Veterans in rural areas.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 04, 2013

VA has a program that can help Veterans successfully lose weight and change their lives. It’s called MOVE! Find out how it can help you lose weight and keep it off.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 10, 2012

The Career Center helps Servicemembers in transition and Veterans with opportunities to translate their military skills into careers, create and post resumes, obtain free copies of their DD 214 (Report of Separation), and search for jobs.

Report Reveals Further Reduction in Veterans Homelessness

The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that a new national report shows that homelessness among Veterans has been reduced by approximately 7 percent between January 2011 and January 2012.

Veteran Owned Business SBA Task Force Meeting

The Small Business Administration (SBA) today reported on the progress made during 2012 on the President’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Business Development.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 01, 2012

The Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential support to Veterans in crisis, as well as their family and friends. Save this number to your phone: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1 for Veterans). You can also chat online or text professional responders at 838255.