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BVA Joins VSOs in Support for Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is among a coalition of 12 leading Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) who are demanding Congressional action on the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 (H.R. 2192). The VSOs are joined by individual victims of the toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between August 1953 and December 1987, according to a press release issued yesterday by the Camp Lejeune Justice Group. If passed, the legislation would provide any affected […]

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NIB’s NSITE To Launch Virtual Employment Training Programs

NSITE, an initiative of the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), will soon launch two virtual training programs for the blind and visually impaired in the field of employment. The deadline to apply to participate in both programs is October 1. The focus of NSITE’s Sourcing Certificate Program focuses on the tools, resources, and research needed to recruit qualified candidates for employment while the NSITE Cisco Academy prepares participants to become Cisco Certified Network Associates […]

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Veterans Health Administration to Hold Virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sessions for Veterans

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is conducting virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) listening sessions during August and September from eight separate locations. The meetings, which will be held as WebEx events, support Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government. Each of the eight locations will execute six virtual sessions to gather feedback on veterans’ experiences and perceptions related […]

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Recall on Sleep Apnea Devices Affects 300,000 veterans

On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics, a major manufacturer of Positive Airway Pressure devices, better known as CPAP or BiPAP, announced a recall of 4 million of these devices. This announcement can be located (HERE). The recall is due to the breakdown of the foam used to reduce sound and vibration that could break loose and travel through the air hose and covers 95 percent of the Philips devices issued since 2009. According to the […]