Let's check in with our B-29 crew in the water. . .

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       Chapter 9 - Nip Clipper Takes a Hit    Day One (Wednesday)   Radar Navigator Stan Levine siad, "Just as I hit the water I had the crap scared out of me. What to do? How could I get my flight suit off? Bad enough getting out of the one piece suit when not in the water. After m

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The Retired Enlisted Association Dec 15, 2014

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FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED Monday December 15, 2014 DELIVERING SUPPLIES- A U.S. soldier looks over the Liberian jungle from the ramp of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after transporting Ebola treatment supplies to Ganta, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance, Dec. 9, 20

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GOP senator blocks vets' suicide prevention bill

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Supporters of a sweeping veterans suicide prevention bill suffered a major setback Monday when retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., blocked the measure in the waning hours of the year's legislative session. The move probably means the end of the effort for this year, and potentially months of r

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Honor and Remember Flag Legislation

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Season's Greeting I just wanted to put out a Blast regarding  the Honor and Remember program. Next month Representative Paul McMurtry Norfolk County will be presenting a bill for establishing The Honor and Remember Flag to be adopted as a State Flag. To date 19 states have adopted so far. Pleas

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Now let's get back to our B-29 crew in the water. . .

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     Chapter 9 - Nip Clipper Takes a Hit    Hitting the Water   On past missions, we had never used our C-1 vest. They were bulky along with all our other gear we wore. Our attitude was, "Why wear them? We will never need them." Except for the three who wore them, the rest made a bad c

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  • Let’s check in with our B-29 crew in the water. . . -        Chapter 9 – Nip Clipper Takes a Hit    Day One (Wednesday)   Radar Navigator Stan Levine siad, “Just as I hit the water I had the crap scared out of me. What to do? How could I get my flight suit off? Bad enough getting out of the one piece suit when not in […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Association Dec 15, 2014 - FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED Monday December 15, 2014 DELIVERING SUPPLIES- A U.S. soldier looks over the Liberian jungle from the ramp of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter after transporting Ebola treatment supplies to Ganta, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance, Dec. 9, 2014. The soldier is assigned to 1st Armored Division, 2nd Battalion, […]
  • GOP senator blocks vets’ suicide prevention bill - Supporters of a sweeping veterans suicide prevention bill suffered a major setback Monday when retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., blocked the measure in the waning hours of the year’s legislative session. The move probably means the end of the effort for this year, and potentially months of rebuilding work for advocates who championed the bill […]
  • Honor and Remember Flag Legislation - Season’s Greeting I just wanted to put out a Blast regarding  the Honor and Remember program. Next month Representative Paul McMurtry Norfolk County will be presenting a bill for establishing The Honor and Remember Flag to be adopted as a State Flag. To date 19 states have adopted so far. Please visit www.honorandremember.org for more info. […]
  • Now let’s get back to our B-29 crew in the water. . . -      Chapter 9 – Nip Clipper Takes a Hit    Hitting the Water   On past missions, we had never used our C-1 vest. They were bulky along with all our other gear we wore. Our attitude was, “Why wear them? We will never need them.” Except for the three who wore them, the […]
  • Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for America’s Veterans (SAV) Act - Dear TREA Member, TREA is asking you to reach out to both of the senators who represent your state today to urge them to ask Senator Tom Coburn to end the parliamentary hold that he has placed on legislation that has the potential to save many veterans’ lives. We believe it is imperative that this […]
  • Program Blast 12-12-14 - Programs Reporting Score Sheet Rev 12-12-14 PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD – PDF attached Time is running out, ……339 Posts to go, just to equal the all-time high of June 2013 AMVETS NEWS U CAN USE  – (Hold your Control Key and click on live links in text.) As part of the Department of Veterans […]
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly Dec 12, 2014 - December 12, 2014 In This Issue: 1. VFW Charter Change Becomes Law 2. National Defense Authorization Poised to Pass 3. House Passes $1 Trillion Funding Bill 4. VFW Attends Press Conference 5. VFW Conducts VA Choice Card Survey 6. House VA Committee Hearing on Homelessness 7. House VA Subcommittee Hearing on Cemeteries 8. Ohio Bonus […]
  • Bipartisan Veterans Suicide Prevention Act Passes House - WASHINGTON — Today, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (Clay Hunt SAV) Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was introduced by Chairman Jeff Miller and Reps. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and named in honor of the late Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and veterans advocate Clay Hunt. […]
  • Early Retirement, More in 2015 Defense Bill for Guard Members - Early Retirement, More in 2015 Defense Bill for Guard Members The defense policy bill for fiscal 2015, which could be discussed today in the Senate after passing the House last week, has much for National Guardsmen to like, including a change to how Guard members can receive early retirement pay. Last week’s Washington Report noted […]
  • Report of Tuvin/Kuhn for November, 2014 - To All; Below are details of my recent lobbying efforts in DC. It does not appear that HR 5484 will pass this year given opposition from the DAV and the VA regarding concerns about the effect on the claims system. However, we made some good friends, especially in the Senate and will hopefully get a […]
  • USO Christmas Message - All, Get your tissues ready for this one. Please open link and enjoy Christmas poem. This brought tears to this old combat marines eyes. Make what we do so important. Please share with all your friends. Merry Christmas to all. . AL Here is a magnificent Christmas message. This was sent to me by a good friend, […]
  • Tuesday Health.mil News Round-Up - The following article were recently posted on Health.mil: Saving Bucks Without Cutting Care is Serious Business for Military Health System December 5, 2014 If a federal agency saves taxpayers nearly a quarter billion dollars in just its first year, that should be pretty satisfying. But the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Business Support Directorate feels it’s […]
  • Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’ - Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’ 09/04/2014 08:00 PM EDT Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.  
  • Today we start a new chapter. . . -     Chapter 9 – Nip Clipper Takes a Hit    Bail Out   Flak continued to burst all around us. Just as the last bomb dropped, the right gunner, Sergeant Traverse Harman, yelled over the intercom, “The right wing is on fire, we have been hit!” I could not tell if the hit was either […]