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New Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education eBookgpowriter

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:37:20 +0000

New Veterans Affairs eBook takes a look at the Veterans’ health care system and professional teamwork training through several case studies in primary care management for armed forces personnel. Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Compendium of Five Case Studies: Lessons for Interprofessional Teamwork in Education and Workplace Learning Environments 2011-2016 is a new […](image)

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Native American Heritage Monthgpowriter

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:18:35 +0000

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month celebrates rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and acknowledges the important contributions of Native people. It’s also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced historically and in the present, and how […](image)

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Marine Corps Birthday–10 Novembergpowriter

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:21:52 +0000

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Marines were established by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In commemoration of this important day, Major General John A. LeJeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921. This order is read aloud each year by every Marine Corps Command to honor the founding of the Marine […](image)

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November is National Aviation History Monthgpowriter

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:50:00 +0000

National Aviation History Month is dedicated to exploring, recognizing and celebrating America’s great contributions and achievements in the development of aviation. Aviation history refers to the history of development of mechanical flight — from the earliest attempts in kites and gliders to powered heavier-than-air, supersonic and space flights. America by Air. Prepared in cooperation with […](image)

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National Domestic Violence Awareness Monthgpowriter

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 20:08:26 +0000

Since 1981, October has been recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in honor of the “Day of Unity” which was held that year and was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) says the intent of that first “Day of Unity” was to join advocates […](image)

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Alaska Daygpowriter

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:42:20 +0000

October 18 marks the 150th anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States. The land that became Alaska came into U.S. possession in 1867, when William Seward, secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson, negotiated a deal to buy the 586,000-square-mile area from Russia.  Alaska became the […](image)

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Addressing the Cyber Crisisgpowriter

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:00:19 +0000

Not a day goes by without articles across the media landscape announcing a database security break-in, a new form of computer hacking often from a distant nation, compromises in personal financial information, or one of America’s credit bureaus losing control of its data security infrastructure. The US Government Online Bookstore has put together a collection […](image)

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America’s Federal Bookstore Announcesgpowriter

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 19:03:16 +0000

Easier Online Access to Federal Publications at Regular users and new viewers of the U.S. Government Online Bookstore will be excited to know the website has been redesigned to dramatically improve the “user experience,” especially for mobile users. Plus, our transaction processing system is more secure than ever, and search capabilities have been improved […](image)

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Rebuilding after a busy hurricane seasongpowriter

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:37:28 +0000

This year’s catastrophic impact of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, has left many communities with the daunting task of having to rebuild.   The Federal government offers help to homeowners directly affected by this season’s hurricanes. Drawing on lessons learned about coastal building damage after past hurricanes, FEMA produced Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction, a […](image)

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Constitution and Citizenship Daygpowriter

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:50:03 +0000

On September 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. On this special day, all Americans are urged to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a U.S. citizen. It’s also a time to recognize people who are taking steps to become legal U.S. citizens. To support the […](image)

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Harvey, Irma, and more to come! Be prepared for a busy hurricane season.gpowriter

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:53:28 +0000

Agencies of the Federal government are stepping up to do everything possible to help communities in “harm’s way,” with this year’s hurricanes of historic proportion causing devastating impact in Texas, Florida, and other coastal states. You can become better prepared to face potential new storms through preparedness you can take in advance of any future […](image)

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Women’s Equality Daygpowriter

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 21:48:15 +0000

The women’s march toward equality took great strides forward during the late sixties and early seventies with feminist leaders such as Gloria Steinem coming to the fore and voicing in unequitable terms it was time for gender equality issues to take center stage. Women across America were spiritually motivated by the feminist anthem recorded by […](image)

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