In another surprise, Trump names Wilkie as the next VA secretary

President Donald Trump shakes hands with acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, after announcing he will nominate Wilkie to lead the department, during an event at the White House on May 18, 2018. (Evan Vucci/AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday named acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie his latest pick to […]

Military Ball – University of Massachusetts – LowellMilitary Ball – University of Massachusetts – Lowell

  Good afternoon Gentlemen, Just wanted to share some ROTC gratitude from UMAS Lowell. Janice From: Meyers, Todd [mailto:Todd_Meyers@uml.edu] Sent: Friday, April 27, 2018 2:45 PM To: amvetsma@verizon.net Subject: Military Ball – University of Massachusetts – Lowell Hi Janice, I was hoping to can pass along my thanks to Tom for attending the Air Force ROTC Military Ball hosted […]

VA finalizes contract to bring electronic health records in line with military systems

Capt. Sarah Abel, an emergency room nurse, reviews the patient status board. Veterans Affairs officials have finalized their contract with the Missouri-based Cerner Corp. to bring veterans’ electronic medical records in line with Defense Department systems. (Steve Pivnick/Air Force) WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials on Thursday finalized their contract with the Missouri-based Cerner Corp. to […]

Trump donates his presidential paycheck to VA caregivers

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on May 17, 2018. Sanders announced at the briefing that President Donald Trump has donated his first-quarter salary of $100,000 to the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Susan Walsh/AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump donated his $100,000 salary for the […]

17 May 2017 Washington Update

May 16, 2018  Inside this issue TREA: The Enlisted Association’s Washington Update • House Passes VA MISSON Act • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Is a Military Recruiting Tool; Congress May Cut It Anyway • Another TREA: The Enlisted Association-Backed Bill Now Up for a Vote in the House • Lawsuit: Army Wrongly Denied Housing Benefits to Deployed Reservists • New […]