The Retired Enlisted Association July 27, 2015

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News for the Enlisted Monday July 27, 2015 1.  TREA members respond to Commissary threat On Friday we asked TREA members to send a letter through our CAPWIZ to their 2 Senators urging them to protect the crucially important Commissary benefit from the SASC’s proposal in the NDAA and

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More Unpleasant VA News

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Three articles from a variety of sources: VA union submits report alleging dysfunction by agency superiors Several months into his job as Veterans Affairs Secretary, Robert McDonald visited the subbasement in the agency’s main Washington office to meet with the leaders of the workers

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AMVETS Golf Tournament Important Cutoff Dates

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AMVETS Golt Tournament 2-1          AMVETS Golt Tournament 2-1 AMVETS Golf Tournament 3-1           AMVETS Golf Tournament-3 AMVETS Golf Tournament 4-1          AMVETS Golf Tournament 4-1     Dear fellow AMVETS, On Sept _12__ AMVETS will be holdi

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AMVETS Golf Tournament Important Cutoff Dates

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AMVETS Golt Tournament 2-1          AMVETS Golt Tournament 2-1 AMVETS Golf Tournament 3-1           AMVETS Golf Tournament-3 AMVETS Golf Tournament 4-1          AMVETS Golf Tournament 4-1     Dear fellow AMVETS, On Sept _12__ AMVETS will be holdi

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Text of the Veterans Identification Card Act 2015

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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 20, 2015. The text of the bill below is as ofJul 9, 2015 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill). One Hundred Fourteenth Congress of the United States of America At the First Session Begun and held at the City of Washingt

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  • The Retired Enlisted Association July 27, 2015 - News for the Enlisted Monday July 27, 2015 1.  TREA members respond to Commissary threat On Friday we asked TREA members to send a letter through our CAPWIZ to their 2 Senators urging them to protect the crucially important Commissary benefit from the SASC’s proposal in the NDAA and to support the House proposal. And […]
  • More Unpleasant VA News - Three articles from a variety of sources: VA union submits report alleging dysfunction by agency superiors Several months into his job as Veterans Affairs Secretary, Robert McDonald visited the subbasement in the agency’s main Washington office to meet with the leaders of the workers’ union. Bill Preston, president of AFGE Local 17, which represents VA […]
  • AMVETS Golf Tournament Important Cutoff Dates - AMVETS Golt Tournament 2-1          AMVETS Golt Tournament 2-1 AMVETS Golf Tournament 3-1           AMVETS Golf Tournament-3 AMVETS Golf Tournament 4-1          AMVETS Golf Tournament 4-1     Dear fellow AMVETS, On Sept _12__ AMVETS will be holding its annual its annual golf tournament. We are asking for your help again with a sponsorship of $50.00 a hole. […]
  • Text of the Veterans Identification Card Act 2015 - This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 20, 2015. The text of the bill below is as ofJul 9, 2015 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill). One Hundred Fourteenth Congress of the United States of America At the First Session Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the sixth day […]
  • Medications for PTSD: PTSD Monthly Update – July 2015 - In This Issue Feature Topic For Providers For VA Providers Research at the Center PTSD in the News July 2015 Issue Subscribe Forward this to others so they can subscribe to the PTSD Monthly Update or other products by the VA’s National Center for PTSD. Feature Topic Medications for PTSD While psychotherapy, sometimes called “counseling”, […]
  • Don’t Let Congress Take Away Your Commissary Benefit! - UPDATE: Don’t Let Congress Gut The Commissary Benefit Take Action! The House and Senate are conferencing on the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and could decide to take away your commissary benefit by privatizing them. That would mean higher prices, which would eliminate the savings you now get by shopping at a commissary. In […]
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly July 24, @015 -                                                 July 24, 2015   In This Issue: 1. VFW Elects New National Commander 2. President Obama Speaks at VFW National Convention 3. VA Secretary Addresses VFW National Convention 4. The VFW Visits Pittsburgh VA Health Care System 5. House Passes Veterans’ Health Care Bill 6. House Hearing on VA Budget Shortfalls 7. Senate Markup […]
  • Ricky Lee Poster Updated - RickyLeePosterRev-1  Here you go AMVETS.   This is sponsored by the DAV and VFW.  I wonder what it would take to have the AMVETS get involved with helping in the sponsorship of something like this.  A phone call to the respective Departments would probably do the trick.  I will leave that up to the Department […]
  • GOOD GUY WINS: Vietnam Veteran Shoots Armed Robber At Gas Station; “I Just Did What I Had To Do” - SYCAMORE, GEORGIA — A vietnam veteran was out for a typical day, and walked into a gas station to break a $20. His day changed quickly when a young thug came in with a gun. The veteran, Don Rogers, is being hailed a hero by the gas station clerk for likely saving his life. “I wish […]
  • Korean War Memorial Question - http://www.koreanwarvetsmemorial.org/memorial/wall   Recently the DC staff met with folks from the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation who are working to get a privately-funded glass structure erected above the memorial here in DC.  This circular structure would have etchings of the names of the 38,000 deceased service members from that war carved into it; called a […]
  • Be Among the First: New VA Program Helps You Share Medical Records - Connect Your Docs with Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Exchange*VLER Health Exchange is a program that shares portions of your VA health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA health care providers. Endorsed by: NH Hospital Association NH Health Information Organization NH American Legion NH Office of Veterans’ Services Ready to […]
  • Bedford needs help for the Ricky Lee Concert at the Bedford VAMC - Good Morning Al,   The Ricky Lee concert information is below.   When: Saturday August 8, 2015 Time: 1:30pm Location: Bedford VAMC Oval Outside Building 6. There will be a stage setup along with chairs. We also have an electronic sign setup on Springs road indicating where the concert is.   We will send out […]
  • Fall Fokiage Parade in North Adams - I just got confirmation that AMVETS will be in the parade again this year. It’s going to be on Sunday, Oct 4th, 2015. Also, please note I was informed “Absolutely Nothing, including Candy, Buttons Etc is to be thrown from floats, vehicles, etc by anyone participating in the parade” Items may be HANDED out by […]
  • Fall Foliage Parade in North Adams - I just got confirmation that AMVETS will be in the parade again this year. It’s going to be on Sunday, Oct 4th, 2015. Also, please note I was informed “Absolutely Nothing, including Candy, Buttons Etc is to be thrown from floats, vehicles, etc by anyone participating in the parade” Items may be HANDED out by […]
  • Update on Agent Orange investigation - Update on Agent Orange investigation Dear ken, Thank you again for filling out our Agent Orange questionnaire. The responses so far have been very helpful to us. Nearly 1,500 vets and family members have responded. As promised, we wanted to keep you updated on our progress. On Friday, we published a guide to Agent Orange […]