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 Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare:

The Defense Department could slash its enormous health care budget by requiring Tricare beneficiaries not on active duty to get health care coverage through Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to several current and former congressional budget experts. In the past … Continue reading

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 DoD Announcement of Guidance for Upgrading Discharge Requests:

Secretary of Defense Hagel announced new guidelines regarding the September 3, 2014, Department of Defense (DoD) guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR) when considering petitions regarding discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, … Continue reading

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 Act now to preserve old records, as AF upgrades fitness system:

According to an article in Air Force Times by Oriana Pawlyk – If you want your fitness records that predate July 2010, you must download them by Dec. 30 or they will be lost forever. The Air Force is closing … Continue reading

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 Clay Hunt SAV Act Vote Delayed:

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is currently blocking the bill, left the Senate floor this evening, and Senate protocol precludes the bill to be brought up in his absence.  Susan and Richard Selke, parents of Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran … Continue reading

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 Holidays Bring Extra Stress for Veterans:

MAKE THE CONNECTION AIMS TO PROVIDE VETERANS NEEDED SUPPORT – The Make the Connection campaign features stories of resilience and recovery from veterans of every age, experience, and service era. The Make the Connection website (MakeTheConnection.net), is a one-stop resource … Continue reading

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 Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Bill Introduced in Senate:

Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced in the Senate the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Bill of 2014, significant legislation that will help combat veteran suicide … Continue reading

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 VRA Offers Preferential Hiring for Veterans:

One law veterans may take advantage of is Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) if they are interested in entering employment in the government sector.  According to the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) official site, VRA is an authority that allows employers … Continue reading

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 Study: Telemedicine helps treat PTSD in vets:

Excerpts from an article by Martin Kuz of Stars and Stripes – Traveling long distances to health clinics presents one of the biggest obstacles to military veterans in rural areas seeking and sticking with therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder.  A … Continue reading

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Supportive Services for Veteran Families

This is a housing first program that provides case management services to qualifying Veterans through supportive services to very low-income Veteran families struggling with homelessness or sustaining permanent housing.  Eligible participants must be a member of a Veteran family (Either … Continue reading

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 H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act:

Representatives Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act (H.R. 5484) that will, when enacted into law, establish a national center at a VA medical facility for research on the diagnosis and treatment of … Continue reading

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