Buchanan's Bill to Replace DD-214 With Veterans ID Card Passes Senate Without Opposition - See more at: http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/buchanans-bill-replace-dd-214-veterans-id-card-passes-senate-without-opposition#sthash.8i9JgyYx.dpuf

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On Monday, the U.S. Senate amended and passed with unanimous consent  a bill from a Florida congressman which ensures every veteran receives an ID card from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs without burdening taxpayers. The House passed the bill last month with 402 representatives backing

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Private care for vets plagued by delays, say VA inspectors

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Inspectors for the Department of Veterans Affairs say a community-referral program designed to make private medical treatment available for veterans is plagued by delays in care, improper patient scheduling practices, cost overruns and other problems. The findings make it clear that former milita

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The Retired Enlisted Association July 6, 2015

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FROM WASHINGTON: News for the Enlisted Monday July 6, 2015 Spirit of St. Louis, circa 1927 1.  Work on TREA’s National Convention in is St Louis going well Hope to See you there! While planning fun and interesting events in the summer- don’t forget the early fall and TREA

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CORRECTION in VA C-123 Help Line Phone Number

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We've been informed that VA mistyped their C-123 help line which we passed along. The CORRECT number is (800) 749-8387. VA's web pages continue to show the correct number.   Sorry for the confusion and hope this correction can be reflected in upcoming publications.   Wes

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AMVETS PROGRAMS REPORTING -REVISED REPORT CARD FOR PERIOD ENDING 3 JULY

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Copy of Week Ending 7-3-15 Revised-1 The Programs Blast sent 1 July had some incorrect “Actual Post” counts for several Departments. The revised Report Card has been vetted against the most recent, “MAY,” National Membership Report that is shared with all Department leadership. Please rem

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  • Buchanan’s Bill to Replace DD-214 With Veterans ID Card Passes Senate Without Opposition – See more at: http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/buchanans-bill-replace-dd-214-veterans-id-card-passes-senate-without-opposition#sthash.8i9JgyYx.dpuf - On Monday, the U.S. Senate amended and passed with unanimous consent  a bill from a Florida congressman which ensures every veteran receives an ID card from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs without burdening taxpayers. The House passed the bill last month with 402 representatives backing it and no votes cast against it. U.S. Rep. […]
  • Private care for vets plagued by delays, say VA inspectors - Inspectors for the Department of Veterans Affairs say a community-referral program designed to make private medical treatment available for veterans is plagued by delays in care, improper patient scheduling practices, cost overruns and other problems. The findings make it clear that former military personnel who have suffered stress and medical complications because of delayed treatment […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Association July 6, 2015 - FROM WASHINGTON: News for the Enlisted Monday July 6, 2015 Spirit of St. Louis, circa 1927 1.  Work on TREA’s National Convention in is St Louis going well Hope to See you there! While planning fun and interesting events in the summer- don’t forget the early fall and TREA’s National Convention. It is going to […]
  • CORRECTION in VA C-123 Help Line Phone Number - We’ve been informed that VA mistyped their C-123 help line which we passed along. The CORRECT number is (800) 749-8387. VA’s web pages continue to show the correct number.   Sorry for the confusion and hope this correction can be reflected in upcoming publications.   Wes
  • AMVETS PROGRAMS REPORTING -REVISED REPORT CARD FOR PERIOD ENDING 3 JULY - Copy of Week Ending 7-3-15 Revised-1 The Programs Blast sent 1 July had some incorrect “Actual Post” counts for several Departments. The revised Report Card has been vetted against the most recent, “MAY,” National Membership Report that is shared with all Department leadership. Please remember that those of you that have access to the Department […]
  • VA’s embattled watchdog to step down - The chief watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that he is retiring this week after months of criticism that his office failed to aggressively investigate wrongdoing in the troubled agency. Richard Griffin, who has served as acting inspector general since 2013, had come under fire from members of Congress, whistleblowers and veterans’ […]
  • Veteran Turned Away by VA told “We’re not Accepting any New Patients - The VA is causing all of their own problems these days, aren’t they? From corrupt administrators who fudge medical records while making BIG bucks, to shoddy service and crappy facilities (even though they take in plenty of tax dollars) and now the VA is literally turning veterans away! Iraq war veteran Chris Dorsey suffers from […]
  • Immediate Release: VVA, Veterans Victorious in Lawsuit Over Military’s Chemical Testing Program - VVA, Veterans Victorious in Lawsuit Over Military’s Chemical Testing Program (Washington, D.C.)–– “Six and a half years ago, in an unprecedented legal action, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with San Francisco-based veterans organization Swords to Plowshares, joined with half a dozen veterans who ‘volunteered’ to participate in experiments that tested chemical and biological agents,” said […]
  • Review of Alleged Delays in Care Caused by Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) Issues - OIG examined VHA’s use of Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) contracted care to determine if it was causing patient care delays. We found that pervasive dissatisfaction with both PC3 contracts has caused all nine of the VA medical facilities we reviewed to stop using the PC3 program as intended. We projected PC3 contractors returned, or should […]
  • VFW Action Corps Weekly July 2, 2015 -           July 2, 2015   In This Issue: 1. VA Programs for Veteran Families 2. Debt Relief for Corinthian Colleges Students 3. VA to Grant Benefits 4. Arkansas Purple Hearts Awarded 5. Neller Nominated to Lead Marine Corps 6. Tarawa Remains Recovered 7. Korean War MIA Identified   1. VA Programs for Veteran Families: A […]
  • Delegate Strength report for National Convention - Delegate strenth to ED for AL This report is to assist in your initial planning for convention. Please forward the information to your Posts leaders. The numbers on this delegate strength report were pulled at 10 am on 1 July. Posts that have dropped below 10 members have no delegates and will soon be suspended […]
  • MyHealtheVet cloud-based portal redesign underway - MyHealtheVet is poised to undergo a major redesign that will expand core features and further improve the way veterans access their personal health records and interact with healthcare providers. Launched in 2003 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the MyHealtheVet portal allows veterans to refill prescriptions online, access clinical notes from their medical teams, manage […]
  • Program Blast July 2, 2015 - Copy ofWeek Ending 7-3-15            Reporting Doc 2015 FF Promo & Sample Pro-1            2015 Freedoms PROGRAMS REPORTING – REPORT CARD OK, we are in the Transition month for the two six-month reporting periods. During July care must be exercised when entering data because you have a choice! Program reports may be entered for the Period Ending […]
  • Marines Weighing Having Members Hitch Rides on Foreign Warships - Fox News | Jun 30, 2015 | by Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson The Marines are weighing whether to have members hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. Navy vessels due to recent budget cuts — raising bipartisan security concerns about the leverage this could give other countries. A key concern is […]
  • Vietnam Wall - This is really sobering. First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city where you went to high school and look at the names. Click on the name and it will give details of the person’s death, a picture or at least their bio and medals. This really is an amazing […]