Passing of Another AMVET

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Bernard “Ben” Akillian, formerly of Ashland, October 2, 2014. Beloved husband of Vivian (Cormier) Akillian. Devoted father of Joyce Rossignol and her husband Charles, Steven Akillian and his wife Phyllis and Gail Phillips and her husband Eric. Loving grandfather of Chris Rossignol, Jacqui

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A Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General

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A Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General The Phoenix VA Health Care System is again in the news due to media reporting on a September 2, 2008, VA Office of Inspector General memorandum of administrative investigation into allegations involving altered appointments and failure to use the ele

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Veterans Day Freebies

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VETERANS DAY FREEBIES Check these out for Veterans Day, November 11, 2014. Identification of some type required for most. See highlighted note below. Two notes before jumping in:   Proof of Military Service: Most companies require some form of military ID. These include: a Military ID Card

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VA is critical to medicine and vets

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During preparation for my confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), I was repeatedly asked, "Why doesn't VA just hand out vouchers allowing veterans to get care wherever they want?" For a department recovering from serious issues involving health care access and scheduling of appointments,

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Passing of Another AMVET

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Thomas Brazeau, 54, of Hudson passed away on Wednesday October 15, 2014. He was the husband of Teresa Brazeau, and leaves three children, Richard Brazeau of Hudson, Heidi Brazeau of South Grafton and Natasha Brazeau of Warren; his parents Ronald & Dorothy Brazeau of Bolton; five brothers, Jamie

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  • Passing of Another AMVET - Bernard “Ben” Akillian, formerly of Ashland, October 2, 2014. Beloved husband of Vivian (Cormier) Akillian. Devoted father of Joyce Rossignol and her husband Charles, Steven Akillian and his wife Phyllis and Gail Phillips and her husband Eric. Loving grandfather of Chris Rossignol, Jacqui Rossignol and Zachary Phillips. Brother of the late Victoria Assarian, Setrak, Sarkis […]
  • A Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General - A Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General The Phoenix VA Health Care System is again in the news due to media reporting on a September 2, 2008, VA Office of Inspector General memorandum of administrative investigation into allegations involving altered appointments and failure to use the electronic wait list. Suggestions from the media and […]
  • Veterans Day Freebies - VETERANS DAY FREEBIES Check these out for Veterans Day, November 11, 2014. Identification of some type required for most. See highlighted note below. Two notes before jumping in:   Proof of Military Service: Most companies require some form of military ID. These include: a Military ID Card(active/reserve/retired), Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Drivers License with Veterans […]
  • VA is critical to medicine and vets - During preparation for my confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), I was repeatedly asked, “Why doesn’t VA just hand out vouchers allowing veterans to get care wherever they want?” For a department recovering from serious issues involving health care access and scheduling of appointments, that was a legitimate question. After nine weeks at VA, […]
  • Passing of Another AMVET - Thomas Brazeau, 54, of Hudson passed away on Wednesday October 15, 2014. He was the husband of Teresa Brazeau, and leaves three children, Richard Brazeau of Hudson, Heidi Brazeau of South Grafton and Natasha Brazeau of Warren; his parents Ronald & Dorothy Brazeau of Bolton; five brothers, Jamie Brazeau of Hudson, Joe Brazeau of Bolton, […]
  • Bedford VA Holiday Festival -  Hello everyone,  The festival at Bedford went very well.  AMVETS there were Rep Dick Burnell, Deputy Reps Steve Garner and Al Temple.  AMVET Walter Spencer was there looking like himself.  Auxiliary members:  Georgia Gadbois, Jean Spencer, Betty Burnell, Cecil Lassard, and Donna Saunders.  All SAD SACKS in attendance had their Sacks,  Steve Garner was dressed […]
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  • Flash Update - FLASH UPDATE http://agentorangezone.blogspot.com/ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The Audacity of Monsanto & the Short Memory of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture http://markashwill.com/2014/10/22/the-audacity-of-monsanto-the-short-memory-of-the-vietnam-university-of-agriculture/ Below is a guest post by Chuck Palazzo , an American war veteran and Agent Orange and Unexploded Ordnance activist and researcher, who is currently living, writing and working in Danang . […]
  • Veterans Personalized Health Benefits Handbook - For your review and distribution.   Cheers, Jim   Veterans Personalized Health Benefits Handbook     Veterans Affairs is committed to informing enrolled Veterans about VA health benefits and services they have earned and deserve. VA has produced a new and improved personalized Veterans Health Benefits Handbook for Veterans who are enrolled for VA health […]
  • VA Whistleblower told to Shut Up - From: “Howie Howe” <nhhoth@myfairpoint.net> Date: Oct 23, 2014 8:12 AM Subject: VA Whistleblower told to Shut Up To: Cc: I watched this video this morning, and what this brave gentleman had to say is very worth listening to – if his claims are true, and I have no reason to doubt him, heads need to […]
  • Changes to the Fry Scholarship -   Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,   We need your help getting the word out to eligible spouses of fallen Servicemembers.  This may be a bit longer than most notes, but we want to make sure you have as much information as we have.   The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) […]
  • Attention Military and Veterans: Save 25% Nov. 6 -12 at Ocean State Job Lot - About Operation: Thank You! Ocean State Job Lot has a long history of commitment and support for military service members and their families.  That’s why we’re holding a special savings event called “Operation: Thank You! 2014″ for all active duty and retired military servicemen and women, their families and dependents to receive 25% off their […]
  • Secretary McDonald Brings 60 Minutes to VA Boston - Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert A. McDonald, visited VA Boston Healthcare System with CBS news magazine 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley October 16 – 17, 2014. Since the United States Senate confirmed him to serve as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in July, the 61-year-old McDonald has not wasted any time showing his commitment to […]
  • Fundraiser for the New England Homeless Veterans Shelter - My name is Victor Acosta and I am the Executive Director of Back on My Feet Boston.  We are an organization that uses team work and running to help our homeless and at-risk get back on their feet.  We are having our 5th Annual Veterans Walk at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans at […]
  • Fewer veterans running for congressional office - The number of veterans in Congress has been steadily dropping in recent election cycles, but the legislative branch’s meager military credentials could take a major hit this year.   According to an analysis from the nonpartisan Veterans Campaign, only 183 of the 865 major-party candidates up for election to Congress this year boast military experience. […]