Focus On Veterans

New director of the St. Louis County Veterans Service Office hired

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The St. Louis County Veterans Service Office has a new director. The St. Louis County Board approved the appointment of Tedd Ells to lead the Veterans Service Office on July 24. Ells has more than 25 years experience in several branches of the military and currently holds the rank of major with the Minnesota Army National […]

VFW awards $790,000 in college tuition

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. announced 172 student veterans have been chosen as 2018 fall semester recipients of the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship.” Together, these student veterans will receive nearly $790,000 in college scholarships. For more than a decade, the VFW’s long-standing relationship with Sport Clips Haircuts has focused on assisting service members, veterans […]

VFW salutes America’s fifth armed service

The Veterans of Foreign Wars congratulates the U.S. Coast Guard on its 228th birthday! Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton created the Coast Guards predecessor, the Revenue Service, on Aug. 4, 1790, to collect customs duties at various seaports across the country. The cutter Massachusetts was commissioned at Newburyport, Mass., in 1791, and is believed to be the first ship constructed by […]

Minnesota Twins Armed Forces Flag Raising Program

Veterans Jerry and Wendy Yourczek honored with Twins flag-raising

At every Twins game, a veteran is honored before the singing of the National Anthem. The veteran is graciously thanked for their service, receives a rousing ovation and raises the American flag during the Star Spangled Banner with family and friends by their side. Veterans Jerry and Wendy Yourczek of Angora were the veterans selected to be honored at Target […]

VA releases veteran suicide data and strategy for preventing it

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released state-level veteran suicide data as a follow-up to its 2015 National Suicide Data Report, which was released on June 18. Alongside the state data sheets, VA also published the National Strategy fo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

VA and PsychArmor offer S-A-V-E course online suicide prevention training for all

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration with PsychArmor Institute, a national nonprofit that provides online education and support to Americans who work with, live with or care for military service members, veterans and their f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA, IBM Watson Health partner on artificial intelligence (AI)

Extension of partnership supports treatment of vets with cancer

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health announced Thursday the extension of a public-private partnership to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help interpret cancer data in the treatment of veteran patients. First announ… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Partnership with National Cancer Institute to boost veteran access to clinical trials

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI),which will provide more access to the latest treatment options for VA patients with cancer. “Strategic partnersh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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