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Covid19

VA launches COVID-19 screening tool

VA launches COVID-19 screening tool Pre-screening expedites Veteran access to facilities for care WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the launching of a digital COVID-19 screening tool to streamline Veteran access to medical care during the coronavirus pandemic. The tool, designed with Veteran and staff input, enables the screening of more than 10,000 people each… Read more
VA News Release

VA holds first virtual Women Veterans Forum

 WASHINGTON – Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers on Tuesday led VA’s first virtual Women Veterans Forum, which helped women Veterans from across the country learn about the care and services they can receive at VA, and how VA is changing to better serve the growing population of women Veterans.  “You have a voice in VA, and we’ve learned a lot… Read more
USAA Casting Call - Veterans Commercials

Casting REAL VETERANS and Their Families in the Los Angeles Area for a USAA National Advertising Campaign

Searching for REAL VETERANS In Southern California for a TV commercial Looking for REAL VETERANS and their families who live in the Los Angeles area. Male and female, ages 35- 45 with children ages 6-16 all living together. (Will only be filming real families together so the entire family must have been living together for the last month in order… Read more
SDVOSB Fraud Alert

SDVOSB Fraud Alert – Owners of Groveland Companies Sentenced for Defrauding Government Contracting Programs

BOSTON – Three men were sentenced today in federal court in Boston for conspiracy to defraud the United States and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain government contracts. Frank Apicella, 63, of Groveland, Mass.; Michael Sforza, 59, of Alpharetta, Ga.; and James Apicella, 37, of Kingston, N.H., were sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Douglas P.… Read more
Suicide

President Trump releases PREVENTS roadmap, a nationwide plan for ending suicide among Veterans and all Americans

WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the release of the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS), an historic, nationwide plan to raise awareness about mental health, connect Veterans and others at risk of suicide to federal and local resources, and facilitate focused and coordinated research into suicide. The… Read more
COVID-19 Stimulus Package: (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security "Cares" Act)

Joint Statement by the SBA and U.S. Treasury Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Joint Statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act   WASHINGTON –SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act: “We want to thank President Trump for his leadership and commend Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker… Read more
National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament

VA cancels National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament and National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic amid COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the National Disabled Veterans TEE (Training, Exposure and Experience) Tournament, which had been scheduled for Sept. 13 to Sept. 18, in Riverside, Iowa, and the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, scheduled to occur Sept. 20 to 25 in San Diego, Cali., have been canceled amid concerns surrounding COVID-19. VA made… Read more