The Retired Enlisted Association July 28, 2014

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FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED  July 28, 2014 BREAKING NEWS: THE REPORT BELOW WAS WRITTEN PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY (MONDAY, JULY 28) THAT AN AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED BETWEEN SENATE AND HOUSE NEGOTIATORS ON A BILL TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF ACCESS TO CARE FOR VETERANS IN VA HOSPIT

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Let's get back to our book and the next in line to take off the carrier . .

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      Takeoff into History   Lt. Travis Hoover, pilot of the second plane with Lt. William N. Fitzhugh as co-pilot, lined up and began the takeoff run with the B-25's left wheel on the wide white line and nose wheel on the narrow line. "There seemed to be a strong upward sweep of air over

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Check out Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial

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Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial Defense bill amendment urges SecDef to add names to wall Jul. 27, 2014 - 10:13AM   | The destroyer Frank E. Evans, after it was cut in half in a 1969 collision with an Australian aircraft carrier in the Sou

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Lowell Vet Center Upcoming Events & Amended Flyer for 26 August event

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ACADEMIC PREP GROUP FLYER-1                               LVC Walk off the war flyer-1 Student Veterans Summer Academic Prep Group Supplement-1                WARRIOR YOGA All, Please see the attached amended flyer for our  event scheduled on Tu

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Long narrative about SEABEES role in WW II atomic bombings

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Some more food for thought about the gravity of The Seabees work in the Marianas, especially Tinian. I think about that Incredible Effort often and will always remember how my dad’s eyes lit-up when he talked about being there and witnessing the massive operations. I hope that Don Farrell soon f

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  • The Retired Enlisted Association July 28, 2014 - FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED  July 28, 2014 BREAKING NEWS: THE REPORT BELOW WAS WRITTEN PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY (MONDAY, JULY 28) THAT AN AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED BETWEEN SENATE AND HOUSE NEGOTIATORS ON A BILL TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF ACCESS TO CARE FOR VETERANS IN VA HOSPITALS. WE WILL HAVE DETAILS […]
  • Let’s get back to our book and the next in line to take off the carrier . . -       Takeoff into History   Lt. Travis Hoover, pilot of the second plane with Lt. William N. Fitzhugh as co-pilot, lined up and began the takeoff run with the B-25′s left wheel on the wide white line and nose wheel on the narrow line. “There seemed to be a strong upward sweep of […]
  • Check out Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial - Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial Defense bill amendment urges SecDef to add names to wall Jul. 27, 2014 – 10:13AM   | The destroyer Frank E. Evans, after it was cut in half in a 1969 collision with an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. The names of […]
  • Lowell Vet Center Upcoming Events & Amended Flyer for 26 August event - ACADEMIC PREP GROUP FLYER-1                               LVC Walk off the war flyer-1 Student Veterans Summer Academic Prep Group Supplement-1                WARRIOR YOGA All, Please see the attached amended flyer for our  event scheduled on Tuesday 26 August. Please help us spread the word!   I am also attaching the flyers for our other upcoming events as well in […]
  • Long narrative about SEABEES role in WW II atomic bombings - Some more food for thought about the gravity of The Seabees work in the Marianas, especially Tinian. I think about that Incredible Effort often and will always remember how my dad’s eyes lit-up when he talked about being there and witnessing the massive operations. I hope that Don Farrell soon finishes his book about the […]
  • Now let’s get back to our book. . . The Doolittle Raid by Carroll V. Glines -   “BelIeve All Planes Wrecked”   Shortly after this I was taken to the place where the boss was located. He appeared none the worse for his experience except that he had landed in the middle of a rice paddy and was still damp. Later, Potter, Leonard, and Braemer were brought in. The had been […]
  • VA asks Hill not to open ‘floodgates’ to private care - By Tom Philpott Special to the Stars and Stripes Published: July 17, 2014 After four weeks, House-Senate conferees, working through their staffs to iron out differences in separate veteran health reform bills, need some major breakthroughs, according to lawmakers and staff. “I am very concerned that this conference committee will end up taking a step […]
  • Nurse exposes VA hospital: Stolen drugs, tortured veterans - By Valerie Riviello July 12, 2014 | 10:17am Registered nurse Valerie Riviello has worked 28 years at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, most recently in the psychiatric unit. She teaches at two local nursing schools, and has received many honors for patient care and safety, including the Florence Nightingale Award. Last fall, Riviello challenged […]
  • article ” VA Talks on Verge of Collapse” - “Roll Call” July 24, 2014 VA Talks on Verge of Collapse By Niels LesniewskiJuly 24, 2014, Noon Talks on a fix for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care crisis are on the verge of collapse, after the lead Senate Democratic negotiator accused the top House GOP negotiator of a “take-it-or-leave-it gambit.” Senate Veterans’ Affairs Chairman […]
  • VFW ACTION CORPS Weekly July 25, 2014 - July 25, 2014 In This Issue: 1. VFW Elects New Leadership for 2014-2015 2. Update on VA Access and Accountability Bill 3. VFW Testifies on VA Fixes and Restoring Trust 4. Senate Confirmation Hearing on VA Appointee 5. Reservations Open for Disabled Veteran Memorial Dedication 1. VFW Elects New Leadership for 2014-2015: The VFW closed […]
  • Program Blast July 25, 2015 - Programs Reporting Score Sheet                     2014FREEDOMS FOUNDATION NEC Promo The Medal of Honor                       Tie Collection Flyer PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD – PDF attached Kudos to the Departments of MA, GA, & OH for hitting the 100% club! And an Opps for the Dept. of FL, they slipped from 100% to 98%                                                               i.      How could […]
  • Recent, HONEST Agent Orange Study - Courtesy of Charles Kelley in Snellville, GA accompanied by his usual terse condemnation of the VA and the “do-nothing” Congress. FYI… A new actually honest AO study just released that the Congressman and Congress ought to take a real good look at. Then ask how it is VA is denying all these impacts as presumptive […]
  • May-June Executive Report - 2014_06_30_MembershipMatters_FINAL                          136 Posts Not revalidated   May-June 2013 AMVETS EXECUTIVE Report Revalidations 2013-2014 End Next year 2015 Card and Stickers       Revalidation We have 136 Posts not revalidated at this point. The list is attached. 2013-2014 Years End We are near the end of the new membership year and fiscal year. We are […]
  • Thanks 2 Veterans July 24, 2014 -   The Veterans Advantage program: A private solution to the VA health system’s problems Forbes In the wake of recent findings from White House special investigator Rob Nabors that the “corrosive culture” at the U.S. Department of Veterans Health led to well documented delays in treatment for veterans and a systemic cover-up in the approximately […]
  • Now back to our Doolittle Raiders. . . - Chapter 7              “BelIeve All Planes Wrecked”   Jimmy Doolittle, known internationally for his racing, stunting, and aeronautical accomplishments and called “master of the calculated risk,” took on more calculated risk in a life that had been full of them. He roared down the Hornet’s pitching deck, lifted off smoothly, […]