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15 March 2019

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg                   Article                                                Subject

.                                                   * DOD *                                                   .

05 == Border Wall [11] —- (No Military Construction Projects Will Be Canceled to Fund Wall)

06 == Pentagon Spending [02] —- (Use-It or Lose-It | $61 Billion in A Single Month Last Year)

07 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [64] —- (DoD/VA Two-Day Closed Symposium)

08 == DoD/VA EHR [04] —- (Senior Lawmaker Pushes on Access Issue)

09 == DOD Illegal Migrant Housing —- (Base Review to Accommodate Up to 5000 Children)

10 == DoD Budget 2020 [02] —- ($718B | Shanahan’s “Masterpiece” Document)

11 == Navy Budget Request | 2020 —- (Will Pass the 300 Ships Mark w/2020 Budget Submission)

12 == Army Budget Request | 2020 —- ($182B Geared to a Modernization Renaissance)

14 == Air Force Budget Request | 2020 —- ($165.6B for Readiness & Emerging Tech)

15 == Commissary Funding [31] —- (21 Percent Cut In Fiscal 2020)

16 == Wargames —- (The US Keeps Losing, Hard | $24 billion Annual Fix Needed)

18 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [03] —- (Evidence Suggests DoD’s Awareness since 1980s)

19 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [04] —- (Cleaning Up/Protecting U.S. Water Will Cost Billions)

20 == Kirtland AFB NM—- (Jet Fuel Seeping Into the Ground for Decades)

20 == Commissary/Exchange Merger [02] —- (DOD Pushes Ahead to Merge)

21 == DOD Security —- (Facial Recognition)

22 == Afghan Peace Talks [02] —- (New Pentagon Plan)

25 == U.S. Space Command —- (Legislative Hurdle Delays Stand-Up)

26 == U.S. Space Force [12] —- (Five-year timeline | $2B Cost & 15,000 Personnel)

27 == DOD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 Mar 2019)

30 == POW/MIA [121] —- (Vietnam War Status as of February 26, 2019)

31 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAR 2019 | Twenty Six)

.                                                     * VA *                                                   .

35 == National Vietnam War Veterans Day [01] —- (VA Thank You!)

35 == VA Appeals [36] —- (System Is “Ancient” and “Inefficient” and In Need of Drastic Change)

36 == VA Caregiver Program [52] —- (Expansion Program Delayed to at least mid- to late 2020)

37 == VA Hiring [13] —- (Financial Incentives Being Offer)

38 == VA Opioid Use [03] —- (Higher Overdoes Risk for VA + Medicare Users)

39 == VA Private Care Access [04] —- (No Plan to Pay for It)

40 == VA Private Care Access [05] —- (VA Risks Repeating Mistakes of Failed Choice Program)

41 == VA PHASeR Testing Program —- (Cancer Survivor Genetic Testing Pilot)

42 == VA Women Vet Programs [35] —- (More Female Vets Means More Challenges for VA)

43 == VA Women Vet Programs [36] —- (Medical Centers Struggling to Curb Harassment)

45 == VA Budget FY 2020 [02] —- (Trump $220.2B Proposal | 9.6% Increase)

46 == VAMC Leavenworth KS [02] —- (Lung Cancer Diagnosis Delayed 10 Months)

47 == VAMC Cleveland [03] —- (Selected as 1 of 18 Pilot Sites for HRO Initiative)

47 == GAO High Risk List [01] —- (VA Flagged Again)

48 == VA Vision Care [08] —- (Technology-based Eye Care Services Program)

49 == VAMC Louisville KY [03] —- (New Hospital Funding in 2020 Budget Proposal)

50 == VA Employment [07] —- (Secretary Wilkie Concerned About Filling Job Vacancies)

51 == VA Individual Unemployability [06] —- (Understanding New Verification Process)

51 == VA HRO Transition —- (18 Medical Centers Will Lead the Way)

52 == VA EHR [14] —- (VA Health Data to Transfer Easier than DOD’s to New EHR System)

53 == VA Facility Closures [02] —- (Large-Scale Could Be Coming Sooner Than Expected)

54 == VA Health Care Access [65] —- (Durham VA Medical Center Issues)

.                                                  * VETS *                                                 .

55 == Vet Groups [04] —- (2019 Congressional Objectives & Priorities)

56 == VA Blue Water Claims [66] —- (Veterans Groups Appeal to Trump)

58 == Vet Job Hunting [03] —- (Six Tips)

59 == Military Records Correction [03] —- (Should You Make One)

60 == California Veterans Home [20] —- (Yountville Home Bible Study Issue)

61 == WWII Vets 184 —- (Willard H. Blevens Sr. | Battle of the Bulge Participant)

62 == WWII Vets 185 —- (Norma C. Tocci Kania | WAC)

63 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [63] —- (What’s Coming Next in Battle for Benefits)

64 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [65] —- (House Passes Burn Pit Accountability Act H.R. 663)

65 == RIP Medical Debt —- (Veterans Receive Golden ‘Tickets’ Canceling Their Medical Debt)

66 == Veteran Service Organization Imposters —- (HCVA Internet Bots/Trolls Investigation)

67 == Merchant Marine Fleet [01] —- (Trump Trying To Help Sailors Become Mariners)

68 == Vet Suicide [24] —- (White House Finalizes Plan to Stem Veteran Suicides)

69 == Texas Vet Tuition Program —- (150 Credit Hour Exemption w/Hazlewood Act)

70 == Obit: Dorothy Holmes —- (17 FEB 2019 | 1st Female Chief Master Sergeant)

72 == Obit: Ralph Hall —- (7 MAR 2019 | 12 Term Congressman & WWII Navy Pilot)

73 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 15 MAR 2019)

73 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 MAR 2019)

74 == Vet State Benefits —- (Kansas 2019)

.                                       * VET LEGISLATION *                                .

75 == Afghan Victory Declaration Proposal —- (S.J. Res12 | 2019 (AFGHAN) Service Act)

75 == POW/MIA Flag [01] —- (H.R___/S.___ | National POW/MIA Flag Act)

76 == VA Medical Marijuana [60] —- (H.R.1647 | Authorize VA to Provide Recommendations)

76 == Vet Missing Alert System —- (S.____ | The Green Alert Act of 2019)

77 == SSIA [06] —- (H.R.553/S.622 | Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act)

77 == Bankruptcy [02] —- (S.___ | Haven Act Would Prevent Vet Loss of Disability Benefits

78 == Joint Resolutions —- (What They Are)

.                                               * MILITARY*                                          .

79 == Military Retirement System [32] —- (Only 25% of Army BRS Eligible Joined)

80 == Military Pay Raise 2020 —- (White House Proposes 3.1% Pay Raise)

81 == Military Opioid Use —- (Preventing Painkiller Abuse)

81 == USMC Tuition [03] —- (Minimum Time in Service Requirements Scrapped)

82 == Base Housing [05] —- (Groton Naval Submarine Base Conditions)

82 == Base Housing [06] —– (Non-Disclosure Agreements Revealed)

84 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [01] —- (16 Cancer Cases in One Family)

85 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [02] —- (New Mexico’ U.S. Air Force Lawsuit)

86 == Navy Amphibs [02] —- (Two Cut from 2020-2024 Budget Plan)

87 == Afghan Failures [04] —- (The Forever War | Spouse Done Waiting)

89 == Security Clearances [03] —- (Inadequate Drug Test Reporting)

89 == Navy Carrier Fleet [01] —- (Early Truman Decom a Non-Starter w/HASC)

90 == Navy Carrier Fleet [02] —- (Fight against Navy Plan to Buy More Carriers)

91 == USCG Icebreakers [10] —- (USCGC Polar Star 10 FEB Fire)

93 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang — (Bitchbox thru Blivet)

94 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (INS Mysore (D60)

.                                     * MILITARY HISTORY *                               .

  95 == China Marines —- (Highly Coveted Tour Of Duty 1927-1941)

  96 == Operation Crossroads —- (That Time the US Dropped an Atomic Bomb an a Fleet of 95 Ships)

  98 == Profile in Courage —- (Lloyd Leslie Burke)

100 == Edgar Allen Poe Military Career —- (How He Got Himself Kicked Out of the Army)

101 == Navy Dueling —- (Back When Military Officers Settled Beefs by Shooting Each Other)

102 == War Memorials —- (D.C. WWI War Memorial)

102 == Post WWII Photos —- (Tokyo Housing Shortage Solution)

103 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Pivot Point)

103 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [25] —- (Booby Trap)

104 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 31 MAR)

104 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (James L. Harris | WWII)

.                                           * HEALTH CARE *                                    .

105 == Reproductive Medicine —- (Post-Mortem Sperm Removal)

106 == Prescription Drug Costs [25] —- (Will Washington Finally Do Something)

107 == TRICARE Breast Feeding Coverage [03] —- (Revised After $16M in Over Expenditures)

108 == TRICARE Cost Survey —- (Beneficiaries Say They Are Paying More and Receiving Less)

110 == Staff Infection —- (Cause and Preventive Measures to Minimize)

112 == Patient Advocacy Groups —- (Big Pharma Gave Money to Groups Opposing Medicare Changes)

114 == Irritable Bowel Syndrome [01] —- (When to See a Doctor)

116 == Hypertension [06] —- (What It Is and Does)

117 == TRICARE Podcast 491 —- (Filing Claims – National Nutrition Month – Overseas Pharmacy Benefit)

118 == TRICARE Podcast 492 —- (Qualifying Life Events – Loss of Eligibility – Updating DEERS)

.                                               * FINANCES *                                         .

119 == Military Retirement Pay Taxation [03] —- (California AB 427)

120 == Military Consumers —- (Lose Significantly More Money to Scammers than Non-Military Consumer)

121 == Elder Vet Abuse [07] —- (Financial Exploitation)

122 == Facebook Charity Scam —- (Watch Out for Facebook Con with a Charity Twist)

123 == Romance Scam 3 —- (Tips on Protecting Yourself)

124 == Employment Scams —- (The Riskiest Cons of 2018)

124 == Tax Burden for Montana Retired Vets —- (As of MAR 2019)  

.                                    * GENERAL INTEREST *                               .

127 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 MAR 2019)

128 == DACOWITS —- (2018 Report on Women in Service Recommendations)

129 == Russia Nuclear Weapons [01] —- (Poseidon Nuclear-Powered Torpedo)

130 == U.S. Troop Host Charge —- (Trump’s Cost + 50 Plan)

131 == Taiwan-China Dispute [05] —- (Fleet of New Fighters Requested From U.S.)

131 == Nuclear Submarine Lease —- (Russia to India | $3B for 10 Years)

132 == US Immigration [01] —- (McCarran-Walter Act)

133 == Diego Garcia Naval Base [01] —- (Future Could Be In Jeopardy)

135 == Surviving Spouses —- (Is Yours Prepared If You Should Die First?)

136 == Combat Obscura —- (War Documentary the Marine Corps Doesn’t Want You to See)

138 == Border Wall [11] —- (Illegal Crossings Expected To Surge after Cold, Busy FEB at Border)

141 == Afghan Taliban [02] —- (Leader Allegedly Lived in Walking Distance of US Forward Base)

142 == California Burger Police —- (What’s Next)

143 == LSD —- (Entry into World as a Hallucinogenic)

144 == Interesting Ideas —- (Fresh Egg?)

144 == One Word Essays —- (Companionship)

145 == Have You Heard? —- (Firearm | Worms | I Wish You Enough)

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.                                        * ATTACHMENTS *                                         .

Attachment – Kansas Vet State Benefits

Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 MAR (Updated)

Attachment – Navy Dueling

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RAO

BULLETIN

15 March 2019

HTML & PDF Editions

THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg                   Article                                                Subject

.                                                   * DOD *                                                   .

05 == Border Wall [11] —- (No Military Construction Projects Will Be Canceled to Fund Wall)

06 == Pentagon Spending [02] —- (Use-It or Lose-It | $61 Billion in A Single Month Last Year)

07 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [64] —- (DoD/VA Two-Day Closed Symposium)

08 == DoD/VA EHR [04] —- (Senior Lawmaker Pushes on Access Issue)

09 == DOD Illegal Migrant Housing —- (Base Review to Accommodate Up to 5000 Children)

10 == DoD Budget 2020 [02] —- ($718B | Shanahan’s “Masterpiece” Document)

11 == Navy Budget Request | 2020 —- (Will Pass the 300 Ships Mark w/2020 Budget Submission)

12 == Army Budget Request | 2020 —- ($182B Geared to a Modernization Renaissance)

14 == Air Force Budget Request | 2020 —- ($165.6B for Readiness & Emerging Tech)

15 == Commissary Funding [31] —- (21 Percent Cut In Fiscal 2020)

16 == Wargames —- (The US Keeps Losing, Hard | $24 billion Annual Fix Needed)

18 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [03] —- (Evidence Suggests DoD’s Awareness since 1980s)

19 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [04] —- (Cleaning Up/Protecting U.S. Water Will Cost Billions)

20 == Kirtland AFB NM—- (Jet Fuel Seeping Into the Ground for Decades)

20 == Commissary/Exchange Merger [02] —- (DOD Pushes Ahead to Merge)

21 == DOD Security —- (Facial Recognition)

22 == Afghan Peace Talks [02] —- (New Pentagon Plan)

25 == U.S. Space Command —- (Legislative Hurdle Delays Stand-Up)

26 == U.S. Space Force [12] —- (Five-year timeline | $2B Cost & 15,000 Personnel)

27 == DOD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 Mar 2019)

30 == POW/MIA [121] —- (Vietnam War Status as of February 26, 2019)

31 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAR 2019 | Twenty Six)

.                                                     * VA *                                                   .

35 == National Vietnam War Veterans Day [01] —- (VA Thank You!)

35 == VA Appeals [36] —- (System Is “Ancient” and “Inefficient” and In Need of Drastic Change)

36 == VA Caregiver Program [52] —- (Expansion Program Delayed to at least mid- to late 2020)

37 == VA Hiring [13] —- (Financial Incentives Being Offer)

38 == VA Opioid Use [03] —- (Higher Overdoes Risk for VA + Medicare Users)

39 == VA Private Care Access [04] —- (No Plan to Pay for It)

40 == VA Private Care Access [05] —- (VA Risks Repeating Mistakes of Failed Choice Program)

41 == VA PHASeR Testing Program —- (Cancer Survivor Genetic Testing Pilot)

42 == VA Women Vet Programs [35] —- (More Female Vets Means More Challenges for VA)

43 == VA Women Vet Programs [36] —- (Medical Centers Struggling to Curb Harassment)

45 == VA Budget FY 2020 [02] —- (Trump $220.2B Proposal | 9.6% Increase)

46 == VAMC Leavenworth KS [02] —- (Lung Cancer Diagnosis Delayed 10 Months)

47 == VAMC Cleveland [03] —- (Selected as 1 of 18 Pilot Sites for HRO Initiative)

47 == GAO High Risk List [01] —- (VA Flagged Again)

48 == VA Vision Care [08] —- (Technology-based Eye Care Services Program)

49 == VAMC Louisville KY [03] —- (New Hospital Funding in 2020 Budget Proposal)

50 == VA Employment [07] —- (Secretary Wilkie Concerned About Filling Job Vacancies)

51 == VA Individual Unemployability [06] —- (Understanding New Verification Process)

51 == VA HRO Transition —- (18 Medical Centers Will Lead the Way)

52 == VA EHR [14] —- (VA Health Data to Transfer Easier than DOD’s to New EHR System)

53 == VA Facility Closures [02] —- (Large-Scale Could Be Coming Sooner Than Expected)

54 == VA Health Care Access [65] —- (Durham VA Medical Center Issues)

.                                                  * VETS *                                                 .

55 == Vet Groups [04] —- (2019 Congressional Objectives & Priorities)

56 == VA Blue Water Claims [66] —- (Veterans Groups Appeal to Trump)

58 == Vet Job Hunting [03] —- (Six Tips)

59 == Military Records Correction [03] —- (Should You Make One)

60 == California Veterans Home [20] —- (Yountville Home Bible Study Issue)

61 == WWII Vets 184 —- (Willard H. Blevens Sr. | Battle of the Bulge Participant)

62 == WWII Vets 185 —- (Norma C. Tocci Kania | WAC)

63 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [63] —- (What’s Coming Next in Battle for Benefits)

64 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [65] —- (House Passes Burn Pit Accountability Act H.R. 663)

65 == RIP Medical Debt —- (Veterans Receive Golden ‘Tickets’ Canceling Their Medical Debt)

66 == Veteran Service Organization Imposters —- (HCVA Internet Bots/Trolls Investigation)

67 == Merchant Marine Fleet [01] —- (Trump Trying To Help Sailors Become Mariners)

68 == Vet Suicide [24] —- (White House Finalizes Plan to Stem Veteran Suicides)

69 == Texas Vet Tuition Program —- (150 Credit Hour Exemption w/Hazlewood Act)

70 == Obit: Dorothy Holmes —- (17 FEB 2019 | 1st Female Chief Master Sergeant)

72 == Obit: Ralph Hall —- (7 MAR 2019 | 12 Term Congressman & WWII Navy Pilot)

73 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 15 MAR 2019)

73 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 MAR 2019)

74 == Vet State Benefits —- (Kansas 2019)

.                                       * VET LEGISLATION *                                .

75 == Afghan Victory Declaration Proposal —- (S.J. Res12 | 2019 (AFGHAN) Service Act)

75 == POW/MIA Flag [01] —- (H.R___/S.___ | National POW/MIA Flag Act)

76 == VA Medical Marijuana [60] —- (H.R.1647 | Authorize VA to Provide Recommendations)

76 == Vet Missing Alert System —- (S.____ | The Green Alert Act of 2019)

77 == SSIA [06] —- (H.R.553/S.622 | Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act)

77 == Bankruptcy [02] —- (S.___ | Haven Act Would Prevent Vet Loss of Disability Benefits

78 == Joint Resolutions —- (What They Are)

.                                               * MILITARY*                                          .

79 == Military Retirement System [32] —- (Only 25% of Army BRS Eligible Joined)

80 == Military Pay Raise 2020 —- (White House Proposes 3.1% Pay Raise)

81 == Military Opioid Use —- (Preventing Painkiller Abuse)

81 == USMC Tuition [03] —- (Minimum Time in Service Requirements Scrapped)

82 == Base Housing [05] —- (Groton Naval Submarine Base Conditions)

82 == Base Housing [06] —– (Non-Disclosure Agreements Revealed)

84 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [01] —- (16 Cancer Cases in One Family)

85 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [02] —- (New Mexico’ U.S. Air Force Lawsuit)

86 == Navy Amphibs [02] —- (Two Cut from 2020-2024 Budget Plan)

87 == Afghan Failures [04] —- (The Forever War | Spouse Done Waiting)

89 == Security Clearances [03] —- (Inadequate Drug Test Reporting)

89 == Navy Carrier Fleet [01] —- (Early Truman Decom a Non-Starter w/HASC)

90 == Navy Carrier Fleet [02] —- (Fight against Navy Plan to Buy More Carriers)

91 == USCG Icebreakers [10] —- (USCGC Polar Star 10 FEB Fire)

93 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang — (Bitchbox thru Blivet)

94 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (INS Mysore (D60)

.                                     * MILITARY HISTORY *                               .

  95 == China Marines —- (Highly Coveted Tour Of Duty 1927-1941)

  96 == Operation Crossroads —- (That Time the US Dropped an Atomic Bomb an a Fleet of 95 Ships)

  98 == Profile in Courage —- (Lloyd Leslie Burke)

100 == Edgar Allen Poe Military Career —- (How He Got Himself Kicked Out of the Army)

101 == Navy Dueling —- (Back When Military Officers Settled Beefs by Shooting Each Other)

102 == War Memorials —- (D.C. WWI War Memorial)

102 == Post WWII Photos —- (Tokyo Housing Shortage Solution)

103 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Pivot Point)

103 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [25] —- (Booby Trap)

104 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 31 MAR)

104 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (James L. Harris | WWII)

.                                           * HEALTH CARE *                                    .

105 == Reproductive Medicine —- (Post-Mortem Sperm Removal)

106 == Prescription Drug Costs [25] —- (Will Washington Finally Do Something)

107 == TRICARE Breast Feeding Coverage [03] —- (Revised After $16M in Over Expenditures)

108 == TRICARE Cost Survey —- (Beneficiaries Say They Are Paying More and Receiving Less)

110 == Staff Infection —- (Cause and Preventive Measures to Minimize)

112 == Patient Advocacy Groups —- (Big Pharma Gave Money to Groups Opposing Medicare Changes)

114 == Irritable Bowel Syndrome [01] —- (When to See a Doctor)

116 == Hypertension [06] —- (What It Is and Does)

117 == TRICARE Podcast 491 —- (Filing Claims – National Nutrition Month – Overseas Pharmacy Benefit)

118 == TRICARE Podcast 492 —- (Qualifying Life Events – Loss of Eligibility – Updating DEERS)

.                                               * FINANCES *                                         .

119 == Military Retirement Pay Taxation [03] —- (California AB 427)

120 == Military Consumers —- (Lose Significantly More Money to Scammers than Non-Military Consumer)

121 == Elder Vet Abuse [07] —- (Financial Exploitation)

122 == Facebook Charity Scam —- (Watch Out for Facebook Con with a Charity Twist)

123 == Romance Scam 3 —- (Tips on Protecting Yourself)

124 == Employment Scams —- (The Riskiest Cons of 2018)

124 == Tax Burden for Montana Retired Vets —- (As of MAR 2019)  

.                                    * GENERAL INTEREST *                               .

127 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 MAR 2019)

128 == DACOWITS —- (2018 Report on Women in Service Recommendations)

129 == Russia Nuclear Weapons [01] —- (Poseidon Nuclear-Powered Torpedo)

130 == U.S. Troop Host Charge —- (Trump’s Cost + 50 Plan)

131 == Taiwan-China Dispute [05] —- (Fleet of New Fighters Requested From U.S.)

131 == Nuclear Submarine Lease —- (Russia to India | $3B for 10 Years)

132 == US Immigration [01] —- (McCarran-Walter Act)

133 == Diego Garcia Naval Base [01] —- (Future Could Be In Jeopardy)

135 == Surviving Spouses —- (Is Yours Prepared If You Should Die First?)

136 == Combat Obscura —- (War Documentary the Marine Corps Doesn’t Want You to See)

138 == Border Wall [11] —- (Illegal Crossings Expected To Surge after Cold, Busy FEB at Border)

141 == Afghan Taliban [02] —- (Leader Allegedly Lived in Walking Distance of US Forward Base)

142 == California Burger Police —- (What’s Next)

143 == LSD —- (Entry into World as a Hallucinogenic)

144 == Interesting Ideas —- (Fresh Egg?)

144 == One Word Essays —- (Companionship)

145 == Have You Heard? —- (Firearm | Worms | I Wish You Enough)

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Passing of another AMVET from Post 495 in Millis

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Kevin Houlihan
March 07, 2019


Obituary
Kevin Houlihan, 50, of Bellingham, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne M. (Degon) Houlihan since 2003.

Born in Brighton on January 7, 1969, he was the son of Mary E. McQueeney and the late Thomas L. Houlihan, Jr.

A resident of Bellingham since 2004, Kevin formerly resided in Franklin and graduated from Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in 1987.

Kevin was retired from the Army National Guard where he worked as a truck mechanic and served for 30 years. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and served in two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Kevin also worked part-time as an EMT.

Kevin was a member of the Franklin Elks Lodge 2136 and the Bellingham VFW Post 7272 where he was a Past Commander and also served as a State Junior Vice Commander. Kevin earned his Eagle Scout rank in 1987, and was an active member of the Mayflower Council, Boy Scouts of America

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by three brothers, Thomas L. Houlihan, III, and his wife Jewel, of Lake Orion, MI, John Houlihan and his wife Janice of Franklin and Michael Houlihan of Milford, CT, one sister Kathleen Hall and her husband Bruce of Hudson, NH, many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Tuesday, March 12 at the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St. (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:15 p.m.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 – 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Kevin’s memory to the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation – Oliva Patient Comfort Fund, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757.



Discussing Life through the Lens of Women in America Program FINAL 2.doc

On the Hill Planning Committee Discussing Life through the Lens of Women in America Dr. JoAnn Fisher Chair, On the Hill Planning Committee Georgia Eaves, Past Chair Presented by DAV MD Women Veterans Committee Brenda Jamison, Chair DAV DC Department, Women Veterans Committee DAV Department of Maryland, Inc. DAV Department of the District of Columbia, Inc. Liz McDowell, Chair AMVETS National DAV MD Department, Women Veterans Committee Women Veterans United Committee, Inc . Sherman Gillum AMVETS National, Chief Strategy Officer PDC Nachee Miller DAV DC Department, Inc. David Shrank, Founder & CEO Empowerment Behavioral Therapeutic Services Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8 am to 10 am Senate Visitors Center in the Capitol Building We would like to thank you for supporting us today. Rooms 202 to 203, First Street, NE And, we look forward to working with you in the future. Washington, DC 20515​Discussing Life through the Lens of Women in America Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Mistress of Ceremony ……………………………………………… Dr. JoAnn Fisher, CEO Women Veterans United Committee, Inc. Innovation …………………………………………………………….. TO BE ANNOUNCED Pledge of Allegiance …………………………………………. Sherman Gillum, AMVETS Chief Strategy Officer The National Anthem ………… Maryland Center for Veteran Education & Training Recognition of Distinguished Guest ……………………………….. PDC Nachee Miller DAV Dept of the District of Columbia, Inc. Introduction of Senator Van Hollen Brenda Jamison, Chair, Women Veterans Committee DAV Department of the District of Columbia, Inc. Keynote Speaker Senator Van Hollen Guest Speakers Dana Dillon, Assistance Chair AMVETS National Women Veterans Committee Michael Hood, Prison Advocate Georgia Eaves, Past Chair, Women Veterans Committee DAV Department of Maryland, Inc. David Shank, Founder & CEO Empowerment Behavioral Therapeutic Services Armed Forces Medley ………. Maryland Center for Veteran Education & Training Closing Remarks ……………………………………………………….. Liz McDowell, Chair DAV Department of Maryland, Inc. Karla Lathroum AMVETS, National Program Director Benediction …………………………………………………………… TO BE ANNOUNCED

Rise and Dine

Hello AMVETS and others,  I finally received information and pictures of the results of the Department’s $500.00 donation to USO New England ‘s Rise and Shine (dine) program.  Thanks to those members who voted for this donation on Sunday at last years Convention. Al  Temple atemplesr@verizon.net Hi Al, I connected with Ashley Twigg, the Operations […]

Passing of Another AMVET

With great sadness I must inform you that another PDC has passed away. I was informed the PDC Randolph Boothby Of Post 51 passed away in his Florida home. As information become available as to his wake and funeral they will be published as soon as I receive them.

February 2019 Executive Report

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AMVETS Members can save with Office Depot – Join our webinar!

AMVETS MembersSAVE MORE!Join our FREE educationalwebinar to learn more about your Office Depot/OfficeMax member benefit discounts.  Thursday, February 14that 2pm EST Register Today! Check out your membership perks:  Savings of up to 80% Off 93,000 items discounted below retail Order online | Pick up in 1 hour!Orders must be placed 2 hrs before closing. Delivery is on us. Fast & FREE!On qualifying orders over $50. Exclusions apply.  Because you’re a member […]