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Official Text of HR 566 Agent Orange

 Now the work begins to call all house members to get them on board as co sponsors. So contact your groups, coffee houses, VSO family and friends, make the call and ask for a follow up. In other words don’t give up and keep calling. Follow up on congress.gov HR 566 to see which members of the house co sponsored this bill. I’ll be doing the same..                                                                       I found out it is better to call the  DC  office in Washington and ask for the Military advisor. Google congressman in your state to get the number. I found the Military advisors are active duty or former military and are eager to help. Gerry

Gerry,

Just noticed that Congress.gov has updated with the official text of HR 566 (a clean copy with the bill number on it). You can find the PDF here:https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr566/BILLS-116hr566ih.pdf

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Gabriel Sehr | Military Legislative Assistant

Office of Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2)
2332 Rayburn HOB | Washington, DC 20515
202.225.2076

** Please note new office address **

Gerry Wright 1SG (Ret) U.S.Army
PO Box 274 Andover, CT 06232
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Call To Action!!!!

Please post this and let your members know that we need to call and leave a message that we want this bill to pass!!
Thank you,
Michelle Prazan-Mura
Michelle Prazan-Mura
Executive Office Manager
611 Beverly-Rancocas Rd.
Willingboro, NJ 08046
(Ph)(609) 526-4356
(Fax)(609) 526-4659
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American Veterans
Department of New Jersey
What does AMVETS stand for?
View the attached video for a better understanding.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From:
To: 
Sent: Sunday, December 2, 2018 6:52 PM
Subject: Call To Action!!!!
Call To Action!!!!
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 is in trouble and your help is needed.
Please call Senator Mike Enzi, (R) Wyoming  at 202 224-3424 or 888 250-1879  and Senator Mike Lee, ® Utah 202 224-5444
Here’s a sample message:
I am calling in support of HR229, “The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017”.  (Leave your name and telephone number.)  This bill has been hot lined by the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and is currently on hold by the Senator. I respectfully request that the Senator lift his hold on this bill so that 90,000 Blue Water Navy and Marine Veterans, can get the benefits they are entitled to receive.  Thank you.
Please share this request with your fellow veterans and advocates.  Act now as time is running out.
Thank you.

Disabled Vets Space “A” Update 02 ► 100% Disabled Vets Now Authorized

FYI

 

Disabled Vets Space “A” Update 02 ► 100% Disabled Vets Now Authorized 

When President Trump signed into law the new National Defense Authorization Act, disabled veterans were granted a huge travel perk that has virtually gone unnoticed. Not only will the new perk save veterans thousands of dollars, but it will increase morale, esprit de corps, and open the door for many veterans to connect with the military again in ways they can only image. One veteran said, “I’m shocked! I can’t believe the military has opened this door to us.”

Under the new Disabled Veterans Access to Space-A Travel Act, veterans with a service-connected, permanent disability rating of 100% can hop on any scheduled or unscheduled military flight within the continental United States (and scheduled overseas flights) operated by Air Mobility Command (AMC).

The new Act would authorize veterans who have a service-connected, and permanent disability rated as 100 percent to travel on Space-A at no additional cost to the Department of Defense (DoD) and without aircraft modifications, according to military officials. Clarification on whether or not required caregiver accompaniment is authorized has not yet been promulgated. This is a huge benefit to disabled veterans who travel on aircraft. Many veterans find airports unaccommodating, and difficult to get around. Flying from military terminals are much less congested, and will probably be more suitable for disabled veterans.

To sign up for Space A Travel complete AMC Form 140, Space Available Travel Request (https://www.amc.af.mil/Portals/12/documents/AFD-140926-014.pdf) form and e-mail it to your desired AMC Passenger Terminal. Info you need to complete the form includes:

· Email address

· Personal information (Rank/Grade, First Middle Last Name)

· Service Branch (AF, Army, Marines, Navy, CG)

· Status (Active, Guard, Reserve, Retired, Disabled Veteran, etc.)

· Other Travelers (dependents names)

· Total number of seats required

· Travel status (See Travel Eligibility-Category I-VI). The form has not yet been modified to reflect 100% disability eligibility. In the interim suggest use Category VI until otherwise advised.

· Overseas Travel Ready Status (Have Required Passports/Visas etc.)

· 5-Destinations (Sign-up for up to 5 Destinations e.g. Germany, USA, Japan, Alaska, or Hawaii)

Note: Do Not Provide Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as Social Security Numbers (SSNs)

[Source: USVCP | August 15, 2018 ++]

AMVETS -IRS requirements

IRS is requiring DD214’s       This is the link to the complete IRS Examining Process for Veterans Organizations.       http://www.irs.gov/irm/part4/irm_04-076-026.html       The excerpt below gives inspectors the option of reviewing DD214s.           4.76.26.12 (01-27-2011) Field Examination Guidelines   Review the following to determine the composition […]