Ruth Moore Act

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  Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Senator Jon Tester re-introduce bill to help survivors of military sexual assault   Ruth Moore Act passed House in 2013; Congressman Bruce Poliquin joins the fight as lead House Republican supporter of legislation     Marc

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How is this even allowed to happen?

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How is this even allowed to happen? VA Hospital Director Paid $288K In ‘Relocation Payments’ To Move 140 Miles The director of the Philadelphia regional VA hospital was paid $288,000 in “relocation payments” to move the 140 miles from Washington D.C.

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VFW Action Corp Weekly Mar 27, 2015

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                                                    March 27, 2015 In This Issue: 1. VFW Testifies at Choice Program Hearing 2. VFW Testifies on Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization 3. VFW Testifies on Economic Opportun

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Program Blast Mar 26, 2015

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Programs Reporting 26 March 2015 PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD – PDF attached   Are you using your AMVETS National Website as a Resource?   By clicking on the links below you can; Become an expert on AMVETS Programs      http://www.amvets.org/programs   F

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Statement Of Assistant Inspector General For Healthcare

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VAOIG-statement-20150326-daigh Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) work concerning VA’s opioid prescription policies and practices. My statement will focus on a national review issued on May 14, 2014, Heal

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  • Ruth Moore Act -   Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Senator Jon Tester re-introduce bill to help survivors of military sexual assault   Ruth Moore Act passed House in 2013; Congressman Bruce Poliquin joins the fight as lead House Republican supporter of legislation     March 26, 2015   For immediate release   Contact:   Willy Ritch (Pingree): 207-841-8400   […]
  • How is this even allowed to happen? - How is this even allowed to happen? VA Hospital Director Paid $288K In ‘Relocation Payments’ To Move 140 Miles The director of the Philadelphia regional VA hospital was paid $288,000 in “relocation payments” to move the 140 miles from Washington D.C. to her new home last year. Diana Rubens was tapped last June to take […]
  • VFW Action Corp Weekly Mar 27, 2015 -                                                     March 27, 2015 In This Issue: 1. VFW Testifies at Choice Program Hearing 2. VFW Testifies on Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization 3. VFW Testifies on Economic Opportunity Bills 4. VFW Participates in Steering Committee Roundtable 5. VA Expands Eligibility for Choice Program 6. Legislation on the Move 7. Bergdahl Charged With Desertion […]
  • Program Blast Mar 26, 2015 - Programs Reporting 26 March 2015 PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD – PDF attached   Are you using your AMVETS National Website as a Resource?   By clicking on the links below you can; Become an expert on AMVETS Programs      http://www.amvets.org/programs   Follow AMVETS on Facebook  –         https://www.facebook.com/AMVETSHQ       ACTION ALERTS – Let your […]
  • Statement Of Assistant Inspector General For Healthcare - VAOIG-statement-20150326-daigh Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) work concerning VA’s opioid prescription policies and practices. My statement will focus on a national review issued on May 14, 2014, Healthcare Inspection – VA Patterns of Dispensing Take-Home Opioids and Monitoring Patients on […]
  • Simplified VA Application Process - FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE – Standard Forms-1 For your review and distribution.
  • VA Secretary Announces Expansion of Health Care for Veterans - Following Request from Collins, King, VA Secretary Announces Expansion of Health Care for Veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a push from U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it will make a critical change in the way eligibility is determined for the Veterans Choice Card […]
  • VA Reacts to Pressure; Changes How the Veterans’ Choice 40 Mile Rule Is Calculated - VA Reacts to Pressure; Changes How the Veterans’ Choice 40 Mile Rule Is Calculated Twice As Many Veterans Will Be Eligible Today the Department of Veterans Affairs bowed before Congressional and VSO pressure (including TREA President Hyland’s testimony last week) and changed their method of calculating the 40 mile distance required by the Veterans Choice […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Association Mar. 23, 2015 -   U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Griffin Forrester stands watch from a fighting hole during amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit integration training in Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2015. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos   Once Again, Congress is up Against a Deadline to Fix Medicare/Tricare Payments to Doctors We have written […]
  • Legislative Blast - March 23, 2015 AMVETS Department of Massachusetts strongly stands in opposition to a proposed Bill, HD1590 “An Act relative to Veteran’s Agents”. The bill restructures Mass General Law Chapter 115, as it relates to the provision of veterans’ benefits by veterans’ agents and the Commissioner removing the local Veterans agent in your community. This bill […]
  • Wheel Chairs being offered - I was contacted by Henry, the son of Henry J. Paruch, a veteran who died at the age of 85. The son told me that he would like to donate the two wheelchairs used by his father to any Veteran in need. They are located in East Falmouth at the son’s house. Contact info:  508-789-9991 […]
  • Paint Nite: Benefiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall (THE WALL THAT HEALS) - FLYER Hi.  Please help to share this event!  We need to sell a min of 35 tickets by 5/2 or they will cancel the event; max tickets sold is 60 each. Cost $45 per person, 30% of which will go towards the wall.   All supplies will be provided – Cash bar – light food […]
  • Monday Health.mil News Round-Up - The following articles were recently posted on Health.mil: Defense Department to do More to Assist Warfighters with Mental Illness March 20, 2015 The Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are pledging to do more to help warfighters face the challenge of resuming a normal life after a long time spent in […]
  • Belmont AMVETS Post 2008 Meets Tuesday - Dear Veterans of Belmont Post 2008: After a long hiatus, and other difficulties, I am pleased to inform you that Belmont AMVETS Post 2008 will meet in Conference Room 1, First Floor, Belmont Town Hall, Belmont Center, Belmont MA. I will bring the individual dinners; Arty please attend to the drinks. Please confirm you are coming […]
  • The nation’s oldest woman veteran has died. She was 108. - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/21/lucy-coffey-108-oldest-female-veteran-dies-in-san-antonio/ The nation’s oldest woman veteran has died. She was 108. Lucy Coffey was found dead in her bed in San Antonio Thursday morning. Her friend, Queta Marquez of the Bexar County Veterans Service Office said Coffey had been sick for about a week and had a chronic cough. “It is with great sadness we […]