Press Releases

 

Saturday
Oct102009

NH DHHS - Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Training October 13th

Concord, NH – In response to the significant increase in mental health problems for service men and women, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center will host a statewide training for 175 mental health professionals on Tuesday October 13th. The training will feature presentations by national experts in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Director of the National Center for PTSD, Dr. Matthew J. Friedman, and Millennium Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Thomas McAllister will provide participants with an understanding of the psychological health stressors associated with deployment, combat and reintegration experiences. Major Roy Hunter will speak about his deployment experience in Afghanistan. As the New Hampshire National Guard prepares for its largest deployment in its history, this conference will help ensure that upon returning from service, veterans will have access to specially trained mental health professionals throughout the State.

WHAT: Understanding PTSD and TBI

WHERE: Nashua Country Club

                 25 Fairway Street
                Nashua, NH
WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
                8:30 – 4:00

For more information, please call 603-271-4051

Saturday
Oct102009

ALG Video Release: RNC vs. GOP over ACORN 

October 9th, 2009, Fairfax, VA--In the following featured video release from ALG News, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele finds himself pitted against Republican elected officials, whose policies he is supposed to represent.  Recently, he said ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis has done "a phenomal job" much to the chagrin of Republican lawmakers and Americans across the nation who believe ACORN is a corrupt organization that has no business receiving tax dollars:

Saturday
Oct102009

Shea-Porter Secures More Than $26 Million in Projects for NH in National Defense Authorization Act  

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that more than $26 million in funding for local New Hampshire projects which she requested was authorized in the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act.  

“I am pleased that this important funding was included in the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “I supported these projects because they will boost our local economy and help keep our country safe.”    

Shea-Porter successfully secured funding for the following projects in the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act:

$10 million for Replacing Squadron Operations Facilities for the Air National Guard

This funding will enable the 157 Operations Group to consolidate its components into a single building thus improving its command communications and overall efficiency of operations. The fact that not all Operations Group components are co-located in a single facility impacts the efficiency of command communications and operational coordination.

$7.09 million for Gate 2 Security Improvements at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

This funding will help implement anti-terrorism/force protection measures at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS).  These measures include constructing a new hardened guard house, active barriers, a permanent privately owned vehicle (POV) inspection shelter, an intrusion detection system, and other security upgrades at Gate 2. The gate/guard stations are the Shipyard’s first line of defense against terrorist attacks. 

$5 million for PolarTec in Hudson for the Multi-Climate Protection System

This funding will allow for the procurement of MCPS modular clothing system for Navy aircrews.  This clothing system provides total performance and protection to Navy aircrews by layering thermal protection and shell garments.  As Naval Air Systems Command required, MCPS offers modular protective clothing system with flame protection, thermal protection, wind and water resistance capabilities, and sufficient, non-bulky insulation.  

$2.25 million for the NHNG for the Joint Command Vehicle

This funding will allow the New Hampshire National Guard to acquire a Joint Command Vehicle with Interoperable Communications Suite. The National Guard lacks the IAA equipment to provide real-time situation awareness. The various natural disasters of the past several years—repeated severe floods, ice storms, and even a tornado—have highlighted the need for this capability.

$2 million for Albany Engineered Composites for the Robust Composite Structural Core for Army Helicopters

This funding will allow for the purchase of a robust structural core material to replace honeycomb parts on Army helicopters. The fragile nature of honeycomb parts is a major problem for DoD and commercial aircraft manufacturers/operators, resulting in extremely high maintenance costs and lost aircraft due to material failure.  The Navy has banned honeycomb on their aircraft, though the uniquely light weight and low production cost of honeycomb parts have left the Navy no other practical choice but to continue to use honeycomb in some applications because no other viable replacement exists.

 

Saturday
Oct102009

CHQ - Viguerie Comments on Obama's Nobel Peace Prize 

Richard Viguerie: Obama's Nobel Prize is the Norwegian Parliament's Attempt to Move U.S. Government Towards Socialism

(Manassas, Virginia) The following is a statement from Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, regarding President Obama's award of the Nobel Peace Prize:

"The announcement from the Nobel Peace Prize Committee says as much about the Norwegian voters and their parliament as it does President Obama. All involved should be embarrassed and ashamed for using this Prize to advance a radical, leftist agenda.

"It's clear that the Marxist leaders in Europe know what most Americans don't know--that the American president is a kindred spirit who they recognize as one of their own.

"Freedom-loving people should no longer respect or take seriously the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, as they have become an arm of the worldwide Marxist cause, evidenced by their previous selections of Yassar Arafat and L\352 \320uc Tho and now Barack Obama.

"The award has been cheapened beyond repair and the Nobel Committee has insulted all who labor and sacrifice for true peace and freedom under God's laws."

Go to ConservativeHQ.com to read more and post your own comments.

 

Saturday
Oct102009

Daily Grind: Senate Should Not Be Fooled by CBO 

Editorial: Senate Should Not Be Fooled by CBO's Skewed Figures
Expanding health coverage to tens of millions cannot be done without shackling the nation to a mountain of debt that can never possibly be paid back.

Progressivism: How Many Steps Forward This Time?
What has the progressive movement done to America and its government? And what is in-store for America in the future?

The Overnights: Health Care Debate Keeps Rolling
Adam Bitely, Executive Director of NetRight Nation, discuss his actions on the Michelle Obama "patient dumping" scandal.

Too Hot Not To Note: Rep. Michele Bachmann On The Criminality Of Acorn
The latest Washington News Observer video shows Rep. Michele Bachmann's reaction to the current ACORN scandals.