House Negotiators Move Off Demands for Full Offset of VA Bill Costs

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House Negotiators Move Off Demands for Full Offset of VA Bill Costs By Connor O'Brien, CQ Roll Call House Veterans' Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller has said he is willing to consider a deal to overhaul the veterans health care system that is not totally offset in cost, and is hoping for some give

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Now back to the Doolittle Raid.

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While the Nashville was completing its after-action chores, the planes returned to the Enterprise to rearm. One of them, piloted by Lt. L. A. Smith, couldn't make it. His SBD engine had been hit by small-arms fire, causing the oil pressure to drop to zero. He and his gunner, AMM2C H. H. Caruther

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The Retired Enlisted Association July 21, 2014

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FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED  July 21, 2014 Last week a criminally unforgivable tragedy occurred in the airspace over the war torn area of east Ukraine. And another land war started in the Middle East. Unaccompanied children crossing our southern border were housed in several military b

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Shuttler Info for Memphis TN Convention

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 Hello my Sister/Brother AMVETS,    I just got transportation information from Memphis.    There are two ways to get to the Hotel from the Airport.   Shuttle and Taxi.  I was told that the taxi will cost you around $35.00.  I don't know of discounts for more than one person in the taxi.

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Rare Photos from the USS Indianapolis sinking and WWII by U.S. Naval Ins...

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Rare Photos from the USS Indianapolis sinking and WWII by U.S. Naval Institute https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1332334000/preserve-rare-photos-from-the-uss-indianapolis-and

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  • House Negotiators Move Off Demands for Full Offset of VA Bill Costs - House Negotiators Move Off Demands for Full Offset of VA Bill Costs By Connor O’Brien, CQ Roll Call House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller has said he is willing to consider a deal to overhaul the veterans health care system that is not totally offset in cost, and is hoping for some give from his […]
  • Now back to the Doolittle Raid. - While the Nashville was completing its after-action chores, the planes returned to the Enterprise to rearm. One of them, piloted by Lt. L. A. Smith, couldn’t make it. His SBD engine had been hit by small-arms fire, causing the oil pressure to drop to zero. He and his gunner, AMM2C H. H. Caruthers, ditched and […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Association July 21, 2014 - FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED  July 21, 2014 Last week a criminally unforgivable tragedy occurred in the airspace over the war torn area of east Ukraine. And another land war started in the Middle East. Unaccompanied children crossing our southern border were housed in several military bases. If ever there was a time to […]
  • Shuttler Info for Memphis TN Convention -  Hello my Sister/Brother AMVETS,    I just got transportation information from Memphis.    There are two ways to get to the Hotel from the Airport.   Shuttle and Taxi.  I was told that the taxi will cost you around $35.00.  I don’t know of discounts for more than one person in the taxi.  You might want to contact a […]
  • Rare Photos from the USS Indianapolis sinking and WWII by U.S. Naval Ins… - Rare Photos from the USS Indianapolis sinking and WWII by U.S. Naval Institute https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1332334000/preserve-rare-photos-from-the-uss-indianapolis-and
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  • Back To The Doolittle Raid - Now back to Doolittle and his crews on the Hornet. . .                            The Doolittle Raid                            by Carroll V. Glines                     […]
  • VA a no show; store workers fix vet’s wheelchair - NEW YORK (AP) – What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his broken wheelchair. The 62-year-old Vietnam veteran said he petitioned the VA for a new chair two years ago and received no reply. Then […]
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  • Congress looks to lower price on veterans’ health carereform bill - WASHINGTON –  Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans’ health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals. At the same time, deficit hawks are on edge about […]
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  • District 5 Cookout a Huge Success - The officers, staff and volunteers who worked at the cookout for District 5 can be proud to have served over 150 patients at the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Medical Center on Saturday, July 12, 2014. For over three hours, they cooked cases and cases of hamburgs on a brand new grill and were able to […]