Veterans Caucus of the AAPA

2002 Scholarship Winner

2002 VETERANS CAUCUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Order of St. Lazarus (Green Cross Project) / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Craig Gilcrese (US Army) $2000
University of New Mexico PA Program, New Mexico

The Order of St. Lazarus! Green Cross Project award is co-sponsored with the Veterans Caucus. This ancient order is a philanthropic organization that recognized the contributions made by the soldiers during the Crusades. The Green Cross Project was a group of volunteers who went onto the battle field during the Crusades and rendered medical aid to fallen soldiers.

Andrea Long Memorial / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Charles Ryan (US Army) $1250
Arizona School of Health Sciences PA Program, Arizona

Dennis Isenhower (US Army) $1250
Butler University of Health Sciences, Indiana

The Andrea Long Memorial Scholarship was new in 1998. 2 scholarships at $1250 each are made to honor the memory of Andrea Long, the late wife of long time Veterans Caucus supporter, Jim Long, Captain, USAF, Retired. Andrea Long is remembered as a very gifted teacher, one who was dedicated to the Special Education program and all children with Special Educational Needs.

Society of Army Physician Assistants / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Jack Carpenter (US Army) $1250
Quinnipiac University of Health Sciences, Connecticut

This scholarship is sponsored by the members of the Society of Army PA's through the Veterans Caucus and honors a veteran PA student who served with distinction in the US Army.

Society of Air Force Physician Assistants / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Jodie Popp (US Air Force) $1250
University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Fort Worth, Texas

The scholarship is sponsored by the members of the Society of Air Force PA's through the Veterans Caucus and honors a veteran PA student who served with distinction in the US Air Force.

Naval Association of Physician Assistants / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Brent Schasser (US Navy) $1250
Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio

This scholarship is sponsored by the members of the Naval Association of PA's through the Veterans Caucus and recognizes the outstanding achievement of a veteran of the US Navy or US Marine Corps enrolled in PA training.

Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Patrick Van Meter (US Air Force) $1250
University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical PA Program, Alabama

Michael Griffin (US Marine Corps) $1250
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Louisiana

The Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award is in honor of the memory of the late wife of RADM! Dr. Ken Moritsugu, whose life was cut short by a tragic auto accident. Donna was a multi-talented women and who Dr. Moritsugu describes as the "wind beneath his wings".

Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Wayne Wayt (US Air Force) $1250
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

The scholarship is provided by the members of the Veterans Caucus and recognizes the achievements of an outstanding veteran of one of the seven branches of the Uniformed Services who is currently enrolled in PA training.

Wyeth Laboratories / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Troy Stoneberg (US Army) $1250
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Andrew Poplowski (US Navy) $1250
University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, Utah

Stacy Smith (US Air Force) $1250
CCBC / Essex University, Maryland

New in 2001, these awards are sponsored by the Wyeth Laboratories, Federal Government Sales Division, through the Veterans Caucus and recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Physician Assistants to people in need of quality healthcare. It is presented for exemplary academic achievement and dedicated community service to a member or veteran of any Uniformed Service of the United States of America.

Pentagon 9-11 Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Carlos Diaz (US Army) $1250
Miami Dade Community College Physician Assistant Program, Florida

This scholarship, new in 2002, is sponsored by the members of the Veterans Caucus. It acknowledges the heroism and personal sacrifice of all uniformed service Physician Assistants and is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

Chan-Padgett Special Forces Memorial / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Charles Boelter (US Army Special Forces) $1250
Miami Dade Community College Physician Assistant Program, Florida

This scholarship, new in 2002, is sponsored by Ms. Vicki Chan-Padgett and Major John Padgett, USA Special Forces through the Veterans Caucus. It is made in honor of the memory of the sacrifices made by their parents, Ed and Mabel Chan and Larry and Virginia Padgett during WWlI.

 

FEDERAL REGISTER – Camp Legune – Jan 13, 2017

FEDERAL REGISTER – Camp Legune – Jan 13, 2017

Diseases Associated With Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

82 FR 4173 - A Rule by the Veterans Affairs Department published on 01/13/2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations regarding presumptive service connection, adding certain diseases associated with contaminants present in the base water supply at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina, from August 1, 1953, to December 31, 1987. This final rule establishes that veterans, former reservists, and former National Guard members, who served at Camp Lejeune for no less than 30 days (consecutive or...  SEE LINK ABOVE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION

(1/21/2017)

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership Availability

The Board of Directors has approved the option for Lifetime Membership to the Veterans Caucus for a limit period of time for the following categories: Fellow, Affiliate and Associate Members. See the Membership menu option for further information. Effective 1/1/2015 the Lifetime Membership fee will be $300.00. (11/9/2010)

Caucus or Not to Caucus?

Caucus or Not to Caucus?

What is a “caucus” and what do they do? Webster’s defines “Caucus” as 1) part of a legislative process; 2) any meeting or group organized to further a special interest or cause. The AAPA has several Special Interest Caucuses who support various issues. So AAPA members who are veterans, friends or family of veterans, care for veterans, or are simply interested in veteran’s health or any veteran’s issues are eligible to become a member of the Veteran’s Caucus (known from this point as “the Caucus”) of the AAPA.

To read more: Caucus or Not to Caucus?

Women in Uniform Print

Women in Uniform

New in the Veterans Caucus Store

a signed, numbered print of "Women in Uniform" by artist Don Pedersen, PA.  The print is 18"x24" and perfect for framing. A limited number are available at this time.

It celebrates the many roles played by women over the years in service to their country. The print has been signed by many women veterans.

Offered in the Veterans Caucus Store for $75.00 (including S&H). $50.00 of each sale with be donated to the efforts to expand and upgrade the John McElligott Veterans Memorial Garden at the Eugene A. Stead, Jr. Center for Physician Assistants located in Durham, NC.

 

FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Effective immediately, the Veterans Caucus is offering free membership to ALL veterans enrolled in a Physician Assistant Training program. Use this link to JOIN US.

The Veterans Caucus hopes this will become the start of a long realtionship between the Caucus and you.

Frederick C. Brace, III, PA-C, DFAAPA
Secretary
Veterans Caucus of the AAPA

Date posted 1/25/2016

Veterans Garden Pavers

Subject:  Purchase a Paver to Honor PA Veterans and PAs in the Uniformed Services

Donation of brick for Bubba Gwinn scanned info.pdf page 1
On October 15, 2016, landscaping and construction will begin to upgrade the Veteran Memorial Garden at the Eugene A. Stead, Jr. Center for Physician Assistants into a place of remembrance for Physician Assistants who are veterans or who are currently serving in the uniformed services of the USA.   The PA History Society welcomes all to become a part of this wonderful event by purchasing name engraved brick pavers to be embedded in the wheelchair accessible walkway and the patio area surrounding the life-size bronze combat medic statue and flagpole, the centerpiece of the garden. 


  Beginning July 1st 2016 through October 1, 2016 we are offering the opportunity to purchase a 9x9 inch named engraved brick pavers to PAs who are veterans or who are on active duty for $100 each.  We have the capacity to embed 400 pavers in the sidewalk and patio, so please do not delay in purchasing pavers so that your name or that of someone you want to honor is displayed prominently in the garden.  The insignia of your branch of service, name and date of service can be engraved on the paver.  For more information on this project, and to  order your pavers, please visit  the PA History Website at http://pahx.org/.