Back to the Doolittle Raid Story

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         Takeoff into History   When the weather worsened and night fell, Gray climbed to avoid the mountains and plowed ahead on instruments. He ordered every- thing thrown overboard they could spare to lighten the load. Ozuk gave Gray an estimated course to Chuhsien and when he figured

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VA Proposes Removal of Employees Who Manipulated Data

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today proposed a series of disciplinary actions against six employees at Department facilities in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Fort Collins, Colo.  These actions are a part of VA’s effort to rebuild the trust of America’s Veterans. “Employees w

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RELEASE: Miller Statement on House Passage of VA Reform Bill

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Press Release   For Immediate Release July 30, 2014 Media Contact: Curt Cashour (202) 225-3527   Miller Statement on House Passage of VA Reform Bill   WASHINGTON— After passage of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 3230, Chairman Jeff Miller rel

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Renewal Stickers and new Cards

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2014-2015 Member Year We will mail your stickers directly to the your post mailing address. As your members renew give them stickers for their cards. We hope to use the plastic cards for three years before we replace them. If the lettering wears out we will replace the card at no charge. If a per

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NewSeretary of Veterans Affairs

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The United Senate  today confirmed Robert McDonald by a vote of 97-0 to become the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Mr. McDonald  a West Point graduate, served five years in the Army, retiring as a captain in 1980.  Mr. McDonald  also worked  more than 30 years at Procter and Gamble as Presi

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  • Back to the Doolittle Raid Story -          Takeoff into History   When the weather worsened and night fell, Gray climbed to avoid the mountains and plowed ahead on instruments. He ordered every- thing thrown overboard they could spare to lighten the load. Ozuk gave Gray an estimated course to Chuhsien and when he figured they were over the […]
  • VA Proposes Removal of Employees Who Manipulated Data - WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today proposed a series of disciplinary actions against six employees at Department facilities in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Fort Collins, Colo.  These actions are a part of VA’s effort to rebuild the trust of America’s Veterans. “Employees who have been found to have manipulated data, withheld accurate information […]
  • RELEASE: Miller Statement on House Passage of VA Reform Bill - Press Release   For Immediate Release July 30, 2014 Media Contact: Curt Cashour (202) 225-3527   Miller Statement on House Passage of VA Reform Bill   WASHINGTON— After passage of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 3230, Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement:   “The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of […]
  • Renewal Stickers and new Cards - 2014-2015 Member Year We will mail your stickers directly to the your post mailing address. As your members renew give them stickers for their cards. We hope to use the plastic cards for three years before we replace them. If the lettering wears out we will replace the card at no charge. If a person […]
  • NewSeretary of Veterans Affairs - The United Senate  today confirmed Robert McDonald by a vote of 97-0 to become the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Mr. McDonald  a West Point graduate, served five years in the Army, retiring as a captain in 1980.  Mr. McDonald  also worked  more than 30 years at Procter and Gamble as President and CEO from […]
  • Korean War Pictures - Gannett’s Korean War project Click on the above link to view picture of the Korean War that were submitted to the Korean War Project
  • Bedford VA Festival Letter -  Festival Letter  Here you go.  For the past several years we have done the Black Jack table with cash awards which was led by Mr. Black Jack himself,  AMVET Representative for Bedford,  Richard Burnell. He will make it official what we will do.  (I like the Black Jack)  This is a very big happening with […]
  • VVA, SWAN Sue VA For Refusal to ChangeDiscriminatory Regs - Please be advised there will be a press teleconference TODAY at 12:00 pm EST with VVA, SWAN, and Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic to discuss details of the lawsuit and address questions. To participate, please call (857) 232-0159 and use conference code 595462. If you have a question, please press 5* to alert the moderator. VA Rejects […]
  • $17B deal reached on veterans bill - News from The Hill $17B deal reached on veterans bill By Martin Matishak House and Senate negotiators on Monday announced they have agreed to a $17 billion bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department. The bill sets aside $10 billion for veterans to seek care at non-VA facilities. Another $5 billion would go toward hiring additional medical […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Association July 28, 2014 - FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED  July 28, 2014 BREAKING NEWS: THE REPORT BELOW WAS WRITTEN PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY (MONDAY, JULY 28) THAT AN AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED BETWEEN SENATE AND HOUSE NEGOTIATORS ON A BILL TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF ACCESS TO CARE FOR VETERANS IN VA HOSPITALS. WE WILL HAVE DETAILS […]
  • Let’s get back to our book and the next in line to take off the carrier . . -       Takeoff into History   Lt. Travis Hoover, pilot of the second plane with Lt. William N. Fitzhugh as co-pilot, lined up and began the takeoff run with the B-25′s left wheel on the wide white line and nose wheel on the narrow line. “There seemed to be a strong upward sweep of […]
  • Check out Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial - Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial Defense bill amendment urges SecDef to add names to wall Jul. 27, 2014 – 10:13AM   | The destroyer Frank E. Evans, after it was cut in half in a 1969 collision with an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. The names of […]
  • Lowell Vet Center Upcoming Events & Amended Flyer for 26 August event - ACADEMIC PREP GROUP FLYER-1                               LVC Walk off the war flyer-1 Student Veterans Summer Academic Prep Group Supplement-1                WARRIOR YOGA All, Please see the attached amended flyer for our  event scheduled on Tuesday 26 August. Please help us spread the word!   I am also attaching the flyers for our other upcoming events as well in […]
  • Long narrative about SEABEES role in WW II atomic bombings - Some more food for thought about the gravity of The Seabees work in the Marianas, especially Tinian. I think about that Incredible Effort often and will always remember how my dad’s eyes lit-up when he talked about being there and witnessing the massive operations. I hope that Don Farrell soon finishes his book about the […]
  • VA asks Hill not to open ‘floodgates’ to private care - By Tom Philpott Special to the Stars and Stripes Published: July 17, 2014 After four weeks, House-Senate conferees, working through their staffs to iron out differences in separate veteran health reform bills, need some major breakthroughs, according to lawmakers and staff. “I am very concerned that this conference committee will end up taking a step […]