AMVETS PROGRAMS REPORTING -REVISED REPORT CARD FOR PERIOD ENDING 3 JULY

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Copy of Week Ending 7-3-15 Revised-1 The Programs Blast sent 1 July had some incorrect “Actual Post” counts for several Departments. The revised Report Card has been vetted against the most recent, “MAY,” National Membership Report that is shared with all Department leadership. Please rem

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VA’s embattled watchdog to step down

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The chief watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that he is retiring this week after months of criticism that his office failed to aggressively investigate wrongdoing in the troubled agency. Richard Griffin, who has served as acting inspector general since 2013, had com

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Veteran Turned Away by VA told “We’re not Accepting any New Patients

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The VA is causing all of their own problems these days, aren’t they? From corrupt administrators who fudge medical records while making BIG bucks, to shoddy service and crappy facilities (even though they take in plenty of tax dollars) and now the VA is literally turning veterans away! Iraq

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Immediate Release: VVA, Veterans Victorious in Lawsuit Over Military’s Chemical Testing Program

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VVA, Veterans Victorious in Lawsuit Over Military’s Chemical Testing Program (Washington, D.C.)–– “Six and a half years ago, in an unprecedented legal action, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with San Francisco-based veterans organization Swords to Plowshares, joined with half a dozen ve

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Review of Alleged Delays in Care Caused by Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) Issues

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OIG examined VHA’s use of Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) contracted care to determine if it was causing patient care delays. We found that pervasive dissatisfaction with both PC3 contracts has caused all nine of the VA medical facilities we reviewed to stop using the PC3 program as intend

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  • AMVETS PROGRAMS REPORTING -REVISED REPORT CARD FOR PERIOD ENDING 3 JULY - Copy of Week Ending 7-3-15 Revised-1 The Programs Blast sent 1 July had some incorrect “Actual Post” counts for several Departments. The revised Report Card has been vetted against the most recent, “MAY,” National Membership Report that is shared with all Department leadership. Please remember that those of you that have access to the Department […]
  • VA’s embattled watchdog to step down - The chief watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that he is retiring this week after months of criticism that his office failed to aggressively investigate wrongdoing in the troubled agency. Richard Griffin, who has served as acting inspector general since 2013, had come under fire from members of Congress, whistleblowers and veterans’ […]
  • Veteran Turned Away by VA told “We’re not Accepting any New Patients - The VA is causing all of their own problems these days, aren’t they? From corrupt administrators who fudge medical records while making BIG bucks, to shoddy service and crappy facilities (even though they take in plenty of tax dollars) and now the VA is literally turning veterans away! Iraq war veteran Chris Dorsey suffers from […]
  • Immediate Release: VVA, Veterans Victorious in Lawsuit Over Military’s Chemical Testing Program - VVA, Veterans Victorious in Lawsuit Over Military’s Chemical Testing Program (Washington, D.C.)–– “Six and a half years ago, in an unprecedented legal action, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with San Francisco-based veterans organization Swords to Plowshares, joined with half a dozen veterans who ‘volunteered’ to participate in experiments that tested chemical and biological agents,” said […]
  • Review of Alleged Delays in Care Caused by Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) Issues - OIG examined VHA’s use of Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) contracted care to determine if it was causing patient care delays. We found that pervasive dissatisfaction with both PC3 contracts has caused all nine of the VA medical facilities we reviewed to stop using the PC3 program as intended. We projected PC3 contractors returned, or should […]
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly July 2, 2015 -           July 2, 2015   In This Issue: 1. VA Programs for Veteran Families 2. Debt Relief for Corinthian Colleges Students 3. VA to Grant Benefits 4. Arkansas Purple Hearts Awarded 5. Neller Nominated to Lead Marine Corps 6. Tarawa Remains Recovered 7. Korean War MIA Identified   1. VA Programs for Veteran Families: A […]
  • Delegate Strength report for National Convention - Delegate strenth to ED for AL This report is to assist in your initial planning for convention. Please forward the information to your Posts leaders. The numbers on this delegate strength report were pulled at 10 am on 1 July. Posts that have dropped below 10 members have no delegates and will soon be suspended […]
  • MyHealtheVet cloud-based portal redesign underway - MyHealtheVet is poised to undergo a major redesign that will expand core features and further improve the way veterans access their personal health records and interact with healthcare providers. Launched in 2003 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the MyHealtheVet portal allows veterans to refill prescriptions online, access clinical notes from their medical teams, manage […]
  • Program Blast July 2, 2015 - Copy ofWeek Ending 7-3-15            Reporting Doc 2015 FF Promo & Sample Pro-1            2015 Freedoms PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD OK, we are in the Transition month for the two six-month reporting periods. During July care must be exercised when entering data because you have a choice! Program reports may be entered for the Period Ending […]
  • Marines Weighing Having Members Hitch Rides on Foreign Warships - Fox News | Jun 30, 2015 | by Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson The Marines are weighing whether to have members hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. Navy vessels due to recent budget cuts — raising bipartisan security concerns about the leverage this could give other countries. A key concern is […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Association June 30,2015 - FROM WASHINGTON: News for the Enlisted Monday June 29, 2015 1.  VA Tells Congress it has $2.6 billion Funding Shortfall The Department of Veterans Affairs said last week that it has a budget shortfall of almost $2.6 billion in veteran health care funding.  Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said that the main reason for the […]
  • Vietnam Wall - This is really sobering. First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city where you went to high school and look at the names. Click on the name and it will give details of the person’s death, a picture or at least their bio and medals. This really is an amazing […]
  • veterans intro July 7th – Landmark in Quincy, MA - VETERANS   &    MILITARY PERSONNEL YOUR JOB REQUIRES A DEEP LOVE AND COMMITMENT TO YOUR COUNTRY- AND A HUGE BOND WITH YOUR SERVICE. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO FULFILL ON THIS COMMITMENT? REDEFINE WHAT’S POSSIBLE – JOIN US FOR:  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LANDMARK FORUM MONDAY, JULY 7TH FROM 7PM TO 10 PM AT THE LANDMARK […]
  • Randstad Recruiting Flyer – Over 100 Job Openings!! - Randstad is Now Hiring!!! Randstad is currently filling openings in Devens, MA.   Various Schedules Available Weekly Pay Checks Casual Dress Code Use the Latest Technology Clean Facility Benefits Seasonal and Temp to Hire Positions Available   Positons Include: Picking, Packing, Shipping, and Receiving   Pay Rate: $9.50/Hour Across All Shifts 66 Saratoga Boulevard, Devens, […]
  • Job posting for AMVETS - Crocker’s Boat Yard is expanding its crew and looking for an experienced mechanic to join out team.  This is not an entry level position and applicant must have a minimum of 5 years in the marine field.  Pay will be based on experience and industry certifications.  This is a full time year round position with […]