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Silicon Valley Couple Wants to Help Veterans Work in Tech Fields

Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is one of high-tech’s best-known investors and entrepreneurs, and his wife, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, a philanthropist-educator-lecturer and author, have pledged to give $275,000 to four non-profits to help more service men and women qualify for high tech jobs. The beneficiaries of the couple’s generosity are the COMMIT Foundation,...
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Dedication of 100th VA Grant-Funded Veterans Cemetary

On April 7th, 2016, the new Arizona Veterans’ memorial Cemetery in Marana, AZ, became the one hundredth cemetery funded with a VA grant.  The VA’s Veterans Cemetery Grants Program, established in 1980, has 134 partnership cemeteries across the country that improves veterans’ access to burial benefits. More than 35,00 burials were provided in 2015. A...
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Senate Vote Passes Equal Access Amendment for Veterans

On July 13th, 2017, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 24-7 to include the Veterans Equal Access amendment as part of the 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will expand access to medical marijuana for our nation’s veterans. Currently, V.A. doctors are not allowed to submit the necessary paperwork that would...
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VA Plans Massive Expansion of Cancer Treatment Options

The Department of Veterans Affairs could turn its entire medical system into a nationwide center for excellence for cancer treatment in the next few months. That’s the upshot of VA’s role within the White House’s “moonshot” to eliminate cancer, a $1 billion attempt to bring about a decade’s worth of medical advances in half that time....
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Surfing Benefits Veterans

Surfing Benefits Veterans, Yep You Heard Right… When military veterans learn how to catch a wave, they catch so much more, as activity clears the mind, gives them a chance to reflect and, ultimately, see solutions. It comes as no small wonder, then, that non-profit organizations like Waves of Impact and the Semper Fi Fund joined...
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Support for Vietnam Veterans continues to Grow

March 29, 2017 marked the 55th anniversary of the day troops was on the ground in South Vietnam and prisoners of war (POWs) released, yet it is only in recent history that its veterans have received the recognition bestowed upon others. President Obama declared the date Vietnam Veteran’s Day in 2012. Veterans of the Vietnam...
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