Department of Veterans Affairs Taps IBM Watson to Streamline Services

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using Watson technology in a pilot to assist physicians in helping accelerate the process of evidence-based medical decision making. The VA … Continue reading

“Cyber Warfare Requires Warriors” – Disabled Veteran-Owned Cyber Security Firms To Hire Wounded Warriors, Vets For Leading Edge National Security Cyber Analytics

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — YaData Solutions (YDS), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) providing leading edge Big Data Analytics to U.S. Public and Global 1000 has partnered with Release 2 Innovation (R2i), an SDVOB open source … Continue reading

Congressman Fattah Announces Philadelphia Housing Authority Grant for Veterans Housing

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) will receive $220,020 to enable homeless veterans and their families greater access to affordable housing in the community. The grant from the … Continue reading

Fattah Leads PA Delegation Effort to Bring Philadelphia VA Hospital Renaming Bill to a Vote

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) led an effort this week to pass legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would rename the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center in honor of Corporal Michael J. Crescenz. … Continue reading

ATA Commits to Hiring 100,000 Veterans as Part of Hiring Our Heroes Initiative

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, American Trucking Associations announced it was committing on behalf of the trucking industry and its members to hire 100,000 veterans as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring 500,000 Heroes … Continue reading

Harlem Globetrotters Set To Entertain Troops On Annual Holiday Military Tour

“Ambassadors of Goodwill” to tour U.S. military bases overseas for 13th time in last 11 years PHOENIX, Nov. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing a slice of home to U.S. troops based overseas with an … Continue reading

The AmericanLegion launches new career platform

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Legion and its allies in veteran employment and entrepreneurship have launched a new web platform to help those who served in uniform translate military skills to job skills, find employment, start businesses … Continue reading

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Selected for State’s Supportive Housing Award

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg today was awarded the state’s annual Supportive Housing Award for its program that provides Pennsylvania veterans with safe, quality rental housing and other services to help them live … Continue reading

United War Veterans Council Kicks-Off Nation’s Largest Celebration Of Service, “America’s Parade,” The 95th Annual New York City Veterans Day Parade, November 11th

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The United War Veterans Council (UWVC) is ‘locked, loaded and ready’ to kick-off “America’s Parade,” the 95th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade, the nation’s largest celebration of service, on Tuesday, November 11.  … Continue reading