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6 December 2017 Washington Update

December 6, 2017  Inside this issue TREA: The Enlisted Association’s Washington Update • Senate Tries to Pass VA Healthcare Bill Before End of Year • Tax Bill Goes to Conference – How Does It Affect You? • White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed and Operational Around the Clock to Serve Nation’s Veterans • VA Announces Rollout and Application […]

He saved 6 men at Pearl Harbor. Finally, 76 years later, he’s being honored

azcentral special documentary Pat Shannahan. Copyright The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com (Photo: George-Taylor family/Special for The Republic) CONNECTTWEET 10 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Anyone who heard the story of Joe George at Pearl Harbor knew at once this was the story of a hero: a young sailor who risked his life in the fiery Japanese ambush to rescue the last six survivors from […]

6 December 2017 Washington Update

December 6, 2017 Inside this issue TREA: The Enlisted Association’s Washington Update •Senate Tries to Pass VA Healthcare Bill Before End of Year •Tax Bill Goes to Conference – How Does It Affect You? •White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed and Operational Around the Clock to Serve Nation’s Veterans •VA Announces Rollout and Application […]

BLS Data – November 2017

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,   As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.  Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information.  The national unemployment rate for November 2017 remained unchanged at 4.1% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for November 2017 increased from 2.7% to 4.0%. […]

VVA Web Weekly – December 7, 2017

In This Issue: December 7, 2017 VVA Press Release: VVA To Military Sexual Trauma Survivors: Stand Up and Speak Out, Be Heard VA Cuts Program for Homeless Vets after Touting Trump’s Commitment VA Responds: Statement by VA on Homeless Funding Integrating Legal Aid with Medical Care Improves Vets’ Lives Legal Help for Veterans VA Suspends […]

GO NAVY

This is what all sailors are qualified in when they get out of “boot camp.” LOL   When the presidential ceremonial honor guard silent drill team was invited to compete in an international competition in Norway, you’ll quickly understand why. Even though they were going up against military units from all over the world and […]

Forever GI Bill Update

Dear Fellow Veterans and Colleagues,   In this 99th year of commemorating Veterans Day on November 11, VA has broadened that observance and appreciation to designate the entire month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month. At VA, we like to say that every day is Veterans Day, but this month and year it […]