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VA defends plan to cut thousands of dollars from elderly vets’ benefits:

On May 24th, Veterans Affairs officials defended plans to strip ten of thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits from elderly veterans as responsible reforms to the department’s growing budget.. Included in President Trump’s $186.5 billion VA budget for fiscal 20185 … Continue reading

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Vietnam memorial statue installed in Memorial Park, Oklahoma City:

A new sculpture was installed in Oklahoma City’s Asian District on July 6th and it is designed to honor those who risked their lives during the Vietnam War. Military Park is the new home to the “Brothers in Arms” statue … Continue reading

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• Pending legislation:

H.R. 2810: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 – To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and … Continue reading

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• DoD disability severance:

Airmen medically separated between Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2009, who had a combined disability rating of 20 percent or less and received separation pay rather than a medical retirement may request a review of their disability rating, according … Continue reading

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• VA disability system ► Time to rethink

It’s time to rethink a veteran disability system that “incentivizes disability,” Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said during a forum in Washington. That doesn’t mean pulling back disability compensation benefits, he . “Everybody recognizes we have a responsibility as a … Continue reading

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Secretery formalizes plans for emergency health care:

On June 27, 2017 VA Secretery Dr. DAvid Shulkin released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with “Other than Honorable” administrative discharges.. Effective July 5, 2017 all VA medical health … Continue reading

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• VA budget 2018

Previously, Secretary Shulkin made it a point to let everyone know that he was pulling the individual unemployability plan from his proposed budget but he forgot to tell the public that he has reversed his decision. VA Secretary Dr. David … Continue reading

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 Vietnam Veterans Memorial marks 35 years, keeping promise to ‘never forget’:

In 1979, Jan C.Scruggs, a Vietnam veteran, conceived the idea of building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., as a tribute to all who served during one of the longest wars in American history. He felt a memorial would … Continue reading

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 The Veterans ID Card Act: (HR 91)

This bill will allow all of America’s veterans to have a permanent ID card that proves their military service. It now goes to the president’s desk for his signature. This sounds like one of those things that should exist already. … Continue reading

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 VA launches physician ambassador program:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has launched the Physician Ambassadoe Progeam in an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. The physician and clinician “ambassadors” are … Continue reading

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