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Posted byon November 21, 2014 at 2:46 PM EST
From Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, the Department of Veterans Affairs will host its annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) at the Georgia World Congress Center.
2014 Warrior Care Month: Wheelchair Basketball Player Got His Start from Adaptive Reconditioning ActivitiesPosted byon November 21, 2014 at 2:12 PM EST
Staff Sgt. Brian Boone was recovering at the Warrior Transition Battalion in Fort Sam Houston, Texas after losing his leg from severe injuries sustained while deployed to Afghanistan. During his recovery, he produced a training plan that not only paved a rehabilitation path for other wounded, ill, and injured service members through recreational sports, but ultimately led to his important role as a teammate of the San Antonio Spurs wheelchair basketball team.
Posted byon November 20, 2014 at 1:58 PM EST
For some veterans, their time in uniform caused a severe service-connected disability. This dramatically impacts their life after transition out of the military.
Posted byon November 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST
Lieutenant Colonel Oosterhous suffered multiple strokes while serving in the Air Force. But from a simple outing with his brother, to the Invictus Games 2014 in London, he embraced his newfound journey to inspire others alike.
Posted byon November 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM EST
Chief Warrant Officer Dan Carlton suffered multiple injuries in the line of duty when serving in Afghanistan. After being told his vision was impaired and running was not an option, he took on a challenge to prove those skeptics false. With hard work and determination, Dan Carlton led a life of an inspiring story for fellow service members alike.
Posted byon November 19, 2014 at 6:13 PM EST
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Redmond Ramos was severely injured by an Improvised Explosive Device when rendering care to a fellow service member-in-arm in Afghanistan. Through his patience and resilience, Redmond was able to display the warrior within him during the 2014 London Invictus Games and the Wounded Warrior Games in Colorado Springs.
Posted byon November 17, 2014 at 1:47 PM EST
Warrior Care Month -- observed from October 27 to November 27 each year -- recognizes the nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families, and caregivers. This week, we will feature stories of those incredible warriors and their journey to recover, rehabilitate, and transition, all while remaining strong and resilient.
Posted byon November 11, 2014 at 7:44 PM EST
Speaking at the Arlington National Cemetery on behalf of a grateful nation, Vice President Joe Biden thanked America's veterans -- the most tested among us.
Posted byon November 11, 2014 at 5:52 PM EST
Vice President Biden sent this message to the White House email list on Veterans Day.
Posted byon November 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM EST
Here’s a look at where we stand in our efforts to eliminate veteran homelessness.