“Coast Guard Suspends Search for 2 Missing From Overturned Vessel


WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search Thursday for two persons in the water after an overturned recreational vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet on Tuesday. George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William “Bill” Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington remain missing. They were last seen departing from Atlantic Beach…

President Donald J. Trump Signed Into Law The Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act


WASHINGTON, D.C.---today, President Donald J. Trump signed into law "S. 743, the “Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act,” which provides for the award of a Congressional gold medal to the soldiers of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as "Merrill's Marauders", in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service…

“NASA Invites Media, Public to Watch Cargo Launch to Space Station”


FLORIDA----NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting 9:38 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 1, for the launch of its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage of the launch from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website, with prelaunch events Monday,…

“NASA Report Details How Agency Significantly Benefits US Economy”


NASA released Friday the results of its first-ever agencywide economic impact report. The report shows that, through all NASA activities, the agency generated more than $64.3 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2019, supported more than 312,000 jobs nationwide, and generated an estimated $7 billion in federal, state,…

“Second Lady Karen Pence participated in a roundtable discussion on veteran suicide prevention efforts underway in Arizona.”


WASHINGTON, D.C.---Second Lady Karen Pence participated in a roundtable discussion on veteran suicide prevention efforts underway in Arizona. The participants of the roundtable included Thomas Winkel and Wanda Wright, the Directors of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families (ACMF) and Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS), government, non-profit, and private…

“VA awards $1.3 million to support Veterans at elevated risk of suicide from experiencing or being at risk of homelessness”


WASHINGTON, D.C.---The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it recently awarded $1.3 million in grants to 11 regional homelessness nonprofit organizations to bolster suicide prevention services for Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.  VA’s combined public health approach to preventing suicide and addressing homelessness aims…

“VA expands Veteran access to telehealth with iPad services”


      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new collaboration with Apple to increase Veterans’ access to virtual care benefits. VA’s iPad program provides qualifying Veterans with cellular-enabled iPads to access tele-health services and currently helps more than 50,000 Veterans across the country…