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• Vet farmers – Farmer Veteran Opportunity Act of 2018

The Farmer Veteran Opportunity Act of 2018 expands support for veterans in agriculture. Introduced by leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow and Chairman Pat Roberts, the legislation ensures all new veterans … Continue reading

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• VA Vet Choice update – House VAC approves plan to prevent shutdown:

A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan 8 MAY to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President … Continue reading

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• Shoulder-fired weapon use impact

Military personnel who have trained with heavy weaponry may have been exposed to blasts that cause traumatic brain injury, a newly published study claims. Emerging evidence presented in a May Center for New American Security report suggests that extensive use … Continue reading

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• Arlington National Cemetery – m burial rules changing

The first glimpse of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes a directive that the Secretary of the Army, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to take steps to extend the life of Arlington as an active cemetery … Continue reading

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VA privatization update – What does privatization really mean?

When confirmation hearings for the next Veterans Affairs secretary begin in a few weeks, privatization of the department will be the main focus of most lawmakers’ questions. Nearly everyone in the veterans community and on Capitol Hill is against privatizing … Continue reading

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VA presumptive disabilities – Top 10 claimed and Agent Orange:

Agent Orange Related 1. Acute & Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy 2. Adult Fibrosarcoma 3. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma 4. Angiosarcoma 5. B-Cell Leukemias 6. Bone Pain 7. Chloracne 8. Clear Cell Sarcoma of Aponeuroses 9. Clear Cell Sarcoma of Tendons & … Continue reading

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VA privatization update – What does privatization really mean?

When confirmation hearings for the next Veterans Affairs secretary begin in a few weeks, privatization of the department will be the main focus of most lawmakers’ questions. Nearly everyone in the veterans community and on Capitol Hill is against privatizing … Continue reading

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 GI Bill changes:

Lifting The 15-Year Time Limit To Use GI Bill The law eliminated the current 15-year time limit on use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill for those who were discharged on or after Jan. 1, 2013. This means that you have … Continue reading

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 Arlington National Cemetery, slowly running out of space, reaches out to public for help:

Arlington National Cemetery is reaching out to the public for suggestions after Congress asked to find the means necessary to keep the burial site open — despite estimates it could run out of space in approximately 23 years. Army National … Continue reading

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 VA can now award benefits for disabling pain:

In a sweeping legal victory for veterans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a 19-year lower court precedent which prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from awarding disability benefits to a veteran for disabling pain … Continue reading

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