United Spinal highlights the personal reflections of members on the impact their service dogs have on their life.
The AGMA Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding engineering students at the Associate/Technical, Undergraduate, and Graduate levels. Six Undergraduate/Graduate level students received $5,000 AGMA Foundation Scholarships in September 2015. NEW for 2016-2017, the Foundation has expanded its Scholarship Program to [...]
As the 113th session of Congress comes to a close, VetsFirst is pleased to report major victories on our 2014 legislative priorities. Our first victory was inclusion of language from the Housing Assistance for Veterans Act (HAVEN Act) in the National [...]
United Spinal Association President and CEO Joseph Gaskins, VetsFirst Vice President Heather Ansley, VetsFirst Director of Veterans Policy Christopher Neiweem, and Senator Bob Dole following a meeting with veterans service organizations on the Disabilities Treaty. Before Congress [...]
Congressman Al Green (D-TX) (center) accepting the 2014 VetsFirst Congressional Bronze Star Award from VetsFirst Committee Chair Terry Moakley (left) and VetsFirst Director of Veterans Policy Christopher Neiweem (right) VetsFirst honored Congressman Al Green (D-TX) with the 2014 [...]
United Spinal to Host Free Webinars on Accessible Housing for Disabled Vets and Non-Service Disability Pension Benefits
United Spinal Association's program VetsFirst, will host two free webinars in November on accessible housing for disabled vets and non-service connected disability pension benefits provided by the VA. The first webinar Increasing Access to Accessible Housing for Disabled Veterans, [...]
There’s a valuable resource freely available to disabled vets that will make transitioning back into their communities much easier. United Spinal Association’s membership division, NSCIA, provides unrivaled support for veterans living with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or other spinal cord disorders.
I recently watched a C-SPAN video of my colleague, Ms. Heather Ansley, VetsFirst's Vice President of Veterans Policy, presenting testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the topic of “Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members.” [...]
It is that time of year when the grass needs cutting and many of us are spending more and more time outside and around the barbeque grill. It is also that time of year when we are coming up [...]
After becoming a disabled veteran in 1967, I was employed for 36 years. I worked for United Spinal/VetsFirst and its predecessor agency for 35 of those years, mostly either advocating locally for improved access for all disabled persons to [...]