2006 Feature Story Archive

VA Prescription Drug News

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced a $1 per month co-payment increase for outpatient medicines, as well as its convenient, easy and secure online prescription drug refill service.
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Purple Heart Project
Through a generous grant from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation in 2000, the Foundation began the long and painstaking task of researching and identifying women veterans and servicewomen who have been awarded the Purple Heart. But there is still much work to be done and we need your help.
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Trowell-Harris Names Leader for 21st Century
Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, a retired USAF NC major general and current Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Women Veterans, was recently named one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews.
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Love Offering Honors Fallen Servicewomen
It all started with an idea and a plain white envelope. The idea was simple: Raise awareness about the human cost of war, honor the fallen and support a legacy. The envelope, though plain and quite ordinary, became powerful enough to do all three.
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USCG Makes History: 1st Ever Woman Vice Commandant
On June 2, the Coast Guard and one of its women made history. VADM Vivien S. Crea became the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, making her the first woman ever to serve as a deputy service chief in any of the US Armed Forces.
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NASA Names 2nd Woman Space Shuttle Commander
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently named USAF Col Pamela Melroy as commander of an upcoming space shuttle mission, making her the second woman ever to command a shuttle mission.
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Commissaries Salute Military Women
What do grocery shopping and the Women’s Memorial have in common? More than you’d imagine. Learn how shopping at your local commissary can benefit the Foundation.
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USMC Names 1st Woman to Command a Recruit Depot
On Aug. 4, the Marine Corps welcomed a new commander of its Recruit Depot in San Diego–making BrigGen Angela Salinas the first woman in Marine Corps history to lead one of its two recruit training facilities.
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1st USCG SPAR Director Dies at 107
CAPT Dorothy C. Stratton, first director of the WWII Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (SPARs), died Sept. 17 in W. Lafayette, IN.
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Veterans Day–A Time to Thank America’s Heroes
American flags waving in the wind, veterans proudly wearing uniform hats and service medals, and marching bands playing patriotic songs–these sights and sounds can be seen in nearly every city and town across America each Nov. 11.
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Getting Healthy in 2007!
For many, New Year’s resolutions involve pledges to get healthy in the new year. For some, these early year promises quickly become failed resolutions, but the Department of Veterans Affairs is here to help you on your way to good health in 2007.
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