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Brain Injury Association

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The Brain Injury Association provides information on brain injury, research, conferences, publications, prevention and education, survivors' voice, assistive technologies, and information and referral. Phone: (800) 444-6443

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The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs reviews veterans' programs, examines current laws, and reports bills and amendments to strengthen existing laws concerning veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), such as health care, disability compensation, GI Bill education and job training, home loan guarantees, life insurance policies, and a nationwide system of veterans' cemeteries.

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VAntage Point

At VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, that same old way of communicating (or not communicating) goes out the window. Here, VA employees will provide Veterans with a wealth of information.

Project Sanctuary: Where Military Families Reconnect

Project Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide therapeutic, curative, supportive and recreational activities to veterans, active military personnel, their spouses and children in a leisure environment.

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America Wants You

AMERICA WANTS YOU is a unique private sector initiative that is teaming up with corporate America to find job opportunities for those men and women who have served in our Country's military. It is an idea inspired by an ABC News series titled "Made in America" which brought to the attention of the American People the need to support American-Made products to help stimulate the creation of jobs here in this country.

Energy Security

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a hearing on his department's responsibility to ensure energy security. He discussed the impact of climate change on energy security as well as the aging U.S. energy grid and the areas that should be prioritized.

National Park Service Employee Misconduct Allegations

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing examining allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct at the National Park Service. Members heard from agency employees about workplace culture, fear of reprisals, and failures among managers to respond to complaints. One witness also shared her personal accounts of being sexually harassed.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Oversight

Sarah Saldana testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the agency she directs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She answered questions on several issues including the enforcement of immigration laws, the release of criminal aliens, and the effects of sanctuary cities* on ICE's efforts to deport undocumented immigrants. * "Sanctuary cities" around the country have polices to shelter illegal immigrants and do not use local resources to enforce federal immigration laws.

A Mustard Gas Attack on U.S. Troops

A general confirmed that Islamic State fighters used the chemical weapon this week in an attack on American soldiers in Iraq.

14 Days in Solitary for Chelsea Manning

Prison officials in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, found her guilty of attempted suicide and possessing a book deemed prohibited.

Combating Terrorism

Witnesses testified at a hearing assessing the fight against terrorism 15 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Witnesses included the former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq James Jeffrey as well as terrorism and military experts. The witnesses provided an analysis of the U.S. military strategy to combat ISIS* and offered recommendations for dealing with violent extremist ideologies in the Middle East. * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

Generic Drug Marketplace

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Food and Drug Administration heard from Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Drug Evaluation and Research Center. She discussed the review and approval process for generic prescription drugs, and addressed senators' concerns over the lack of generic alternatives for certain brand name medicines, specifically EpiPen.

Federal Communications Commission Oversight

Federal Communications Commission commissioners testified at a hearing on oversight of the organization and telecommunications issues. Among the issues discussed were an upcoming FCC vote that could make pay television set-top boxes obsolete. Immediately following the hearing, Committee Chair John Thune (R-SD) took questions from reporters on upcoming FCC business.

IRS Commissioner Impeachment

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on alleged misconduct at the tax-collecting agency, specifically related to the investigation into unfair targeting of conservative non-profit group under the leadership of Lois Lerner, his predecessor. This was the third in a series of hearings on Mr. Koskinen's response to congressional subpoenas for Ms. Lerner's emails. Although Mr. Koskinen had been threatened with articles of impeachment in the matter, none were filed. Democrats on the committee expressed their objection to the hearing, and many used their time to ask Mr. Koskinen questions on potential misuse of charity funds by 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Financial Stability Oversight Council 2015 Report

At a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew presented the findings of the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC) annual report for 2015. The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law created the FSOC to investigate risks to financial markets. The 2015 report looked at the threat of computer hacking against financial institutions. In addition, Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and other Republican members questioned Mr. Lew about the $1.7 billion cash payment made by the U.S. to Iran in January 2016. Other topics included Wells Fargo Banks opening unauthorized consumer accounts

Federal internship program helps wounded veterans find work, transition

In an effort to provide more opportunities for wounded veterans, multiple federal agencies discussed what they could do to employ veterans as they continue their medical recovery.

Wednesday's meeting was the first time many of the local agency representatives had heard about the program and what opportunities are available to them to provide extra training to wounded veterans and to get extra hands at their office. Those in attendance included a wide range of agencies, from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the National Weather Service.

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Life Improvement Following Traumatic Brain Injury (LIFT)

Life Improvement Following Traumatic Brain Injury (LIFT) is an interventional pilot study to test the effectiveness of a telephone-based and in-person Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) intervention for treating Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) following Traumatic Brain Injury.

Participants are randomly assigned to receive one of the following: 1) Telephone-based CBT, 2) In-person CBT, or 3) Usual care (control).

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Video - Vet to Vet: What We Bring to the Federal Workforce

Veterans discuss what they bring to the Federal workforce as a direct result of their military experiences.

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America Wants You

AMERICA WANTS YOU is a unique private sector initiative that is teaming up with corporate America to find job opportunities for those men and women who have served in our Country's military. It is an idea inspired by an ABC News series titled "Made in America" which brought to the attention of the American People the need to support American-Made products to help stimulate the creation of jobs here in this country.

Annual relief effort in San Diego focuses on providing veterans with dental care

SAN DIEGO -- Two dentists and two Navy dental corpsmen are working on the mouth of John Gardinier, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam and now lives in Tijuana near the clinic where he can get methadone for his drug addiction.

"It's no good to have teeth that are rotten," Gardinier, 64, had said as he waited to be treated at the dental services area at the 25th annual Stand Down in San Diego for homeless and hard-luck military veterans. The relief effort brings together dozens of government agencies, nonprofits and volunteers to provide veterans with a variety of health and social services.

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Military Retirement System Overhaul Proposals

Federal officials testified on proposals to overhaul the military retirement system. They urged caution in moving forward with overhauling the military retirement system and said options were being reviewed carefully by the Defense Department.

 

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Video - Hero to Hired - H2H Can Recommend a Career Path Based on Skills and Interests

Hero 2 Hired

Everything you need to find a job. Start now.

H2H isn't just another job site. We are a Yellow Ribbon-funded project with a special mission: to THANK YOU for your service by helping you find your perfect career.

We know that searching for a new job is a big undertaking. H2H was created to make it easy for Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies who are looking for employees with your training and skills.

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Celebrating Veterans Service on July 4th - Thank You For Your Service

Thank You

America has a rich, unique history that allows us to celebrate many different things. Freedom is one thing we can celebrate on this Independence Day (4th of July).

While you celebrate with your family and friends, remember our Veterans - and celebrate them and the sacrifices they made for our Freedom.

To all our Veterans - Thank you for your service!

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VA News this week - October 1 2012

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October 1, 2012

Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

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Video - Vet to Vet: Prepare Yourself for a Career with the Federal Government

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This video shows several Veterans giving advice to Veterans and transitioning service members about how to prepare for employment with the Federal Government as a civilian.

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