Tag: military

St. Louis County Council Preview for April 3: Corrections Medicine raise, Taxes for Saint Louis Zoo, and honoring the County’s veterans

Legislation dealing with a proposed raise for correction medicine employees, a new sales tax, and honoring the area’s veterans will be heard during Tuesday’s busy St. Louis County Council meeting. Councilwoman Hazel Erby’s legislation that would give various county employees a 10 percent raise will be heard on its second reading phase. The bill would transfer $295,657 from the unappropriated balance of the general fund to the county’s health fund to appropriate a raise for […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will attend the Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council

 (Johnson County, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will attend the Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council. The featured city is Sedalia, Missouri. Lieutenant Governor Parson will speak about the importance of Whiteman Air Force Base, its economic impact on Missouri, its relationship with Sedalia, and how important it is to have continued support for Whiteman Air Force Base. Who:               Lieutenant Governor Michael L. Parson   What:             Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council When:             Wednesday, March […]

RELEASE: Humana and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Enhance Efforts to Drive Optimal Health for Veterans

VFW members and their spouses will continue to receive education, one-on-one guidance and access to Humana Medicare plans Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, through the Humana MarketPoint organization, has enhanced its exclusive agreement with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW), the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and the oldest major veterans’ organization in the U.S1. As part of this expanded relationship, Humana is the […]

RELEASE: Coolfire Solutions Adapts Technology Used by Military to Meet Ski Industry Challenges

Ronin Platform™ Delivers Real-Time Safety and Operational Efficiency Coolfire Solutions, the creator of the Ronin Platform, a situational awareness delivery platform that was developed for military operations, is launching a new application for the ski industry that will deliver immediate and actionable intelligence to improve safety, security and overall operations. “There’s a concept in the military called situational awareness that recognizes the importance of understanding what’s going on around you in real time,” said Coolfire Solutions Chief Executive Officer […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson to Hold Press Conference in Jefferson City

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will hold a press conference today in Jefferson City to ask for necessary action to be taken to resolve the situation involving allegations of mistreatment at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Information will also be released related to the Administrator and Assistant Administrator of this facility. The Lieutenant Governor strongly feels that resolution of this situation affecting our state’s veterans who reside at this facility, family members, and […]

RELEASE: Military holiday spending remains stable, job security and confidence on rise

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Service members will spend an average of $569.00 on holiday related activities in 2017, with 87% spending the same or less than last year, according to the 2017 Military Holiday Spending Survey conducted by Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank. This annual survey of more than 250 service members highlights holiday trends and preferences, consumer confidence, and other unique holiday insights. While spending trends remain relatively stable compared […]

Blunt Highlights Missouri Priorities Included in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to voice his support for the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA authorizes critical defense funding to improve military readiness, provides a 2.1 percent pay raise for military personnel, and improves the quality of life for service members and their families. Blunt also highlighted key Missouri priorities in the bill, including funding for the NGA West facility in North St. […]

Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. tours Boeing fighter aircraft in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States toured Boeing Defense Space & Security’s St. Louis F-15 production facility Thursday inspecting the F-15SA fighter that is being delivered to the Kingdom. The visit, part of a tour around the United States, gives the Ambassador the opportunity to meet with executives and see the facilities of an […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson urges another funding source and to restore cuts to nursing homes, veterans

As Missouri’s official advocate for over 1.3 million seniors and over 480,000 veterans, I am urging the General Assembly to find an alternative funding source and restore these cuts so we may keep Missouri friendly to veterans, seniors, and those with disabilities. I understand difficult choices have to be made concerning state revenue and programs. However, I feel it is critical to restore funding to those who call Missouri home and cannot care for themselves. […]