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Archive for January, 2013

New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

 The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of six new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding the needs of minority Veterans with respect to compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach, and other benefits and programs administered by the VA. “Our Veterans are reflective […]

 
 

General Officer Assignments – January 31, 2013 – Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Brig. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, Brig. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., Brig. Gen. Ferdinand Irizarry II, Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Leisenring, Brig. Gen. Todd B. McCaffrey, Brig. Gen. Brian J. McKiernan, Brig. Gen. James E. Simpson, Brig. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, Col. Paul J. Laughlin II, Col. Sean P. Swindell

            The chief of staff, Army announced today the following assignments:              Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, Army National Guard, deputy director, Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va., to commander, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Brig. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, deputy commanding general (maneuver), […]

 

FEMA Urges Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Residents to Monitor Conditions and Be Prepared for Severe Weather

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, through its regional offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Denton, Texas; Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, is closely monitoring the storm system that is forecast to affect the upper Ohio Valley southward to the central Gulf Coast and eastward to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coast.     […]

 

FEMA Urges Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Residents to Monitor Conditions and Be Prepared for Severe Weather

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, through its regional offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Denton, Texas; Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, is closely monitoring the storm system that is forecast to affect the upper Ohio Valley southward to the central Gulf Coast and eastward to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coast.     […]

 

FEMA, partners provide help for critical needs

After a disaster, there are many sources of support for survivors as they begin their recovery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is only one part of a team that includes federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, voluntary organizations, the private sector and faith-based organizations. FEMA helps survivors of a disaster with critical expenses that […]

 

General Officer Announcement – January 31, 2013 – Marine Corps Reserve Brig. Gen. Paul W. Brier

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nomination:               Marine Corps Reserve Brig. Gen. Paul W. Brier for appointment to the rank of major general.  Brier is currently serving as the vice commander, U. S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

 

SBA Disaster Loans Are Important To Your Full Recovery

After a disaster, a lot happens—some things more quickly than others. One thing that is consistent is there are a number of assistance programs that disaster survivors can apply for and there are insurance claims to be made. You may first seek assistance from insurance. But you may find that insurance does not cover everything. […]

 

National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 29, 2013

            The Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists while the Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve announced an increase of activated National Guard members and reservists.  The net collective […]

 

Hurricane Sandy Assistance Reaches Nearly $800 Million In New Jersey

Edited by Susan Bainbridge While New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy have until March 1 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance, more than $780 million in disaster assistance has been approved to speed recovery. FEMA has approved more than $300 million in housing assistance for more than 52,000 people. Housing […]

 

Shorter Hospital Stays Are Better for Patients, VA Finds

Compliments of: Veterans Administration A shorter stay in the hospital can actually be more beneficial to you than a longer stay, according to a recent VA study that appeared in the December 18, 2012 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. “This study shows that a large health care system like VA can improve both quality […]

 

New Social Networking Mobile App for Veterans

Compliments of: Pooja Virkar January 24, 2013 by Pooja Virkar POS-REP, short for “position report,” is a new social networking mobile app that allows Veterans to locate other Veterans, communicate and find resources in their area. The app, currently in the final stages of Apple approval, was developed by Anthony Allman, an Army Veteran, with […]

 
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