Now back to our book and April 1942. .

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Chapter 10               The Chinese Pay with Their Lives   In the days immediately preceding the raid, Chiang Kai Shek had received reports in Chungking that the Japanese were concentrating their forces at Hangchow in preparation for a march against Chuchow, the intended landing spot

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The Retired Enlisted Associationpt 1 , 2014

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FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED September 1, 2014 Now are the dog days of summer in Washington DC. The town is emptying for Labor Day events (hope all of you are going to do something festive). And federal Departments and Agencies are putting out stories that they hope will be covered durin

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Now back to the effect the raid had on the Japanese people. . .

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      A Psychological Blow to the Japanese   A final attempt to minimize the effects of the raid was made in Shashin Shuho, an illustrated weekly, on Aril 29, 1942. In a long discourse about the bravery of the people and futility of the raid, the article disclaimed the potential effects of

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PHOTOS OF WWII

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These photographs were classified during WWll. Many of us have not seen photography like this before. Beautiful, stark black and white pictures, about 110 of them, of historical significance in this collection. At the end of the pics there are some interesting comments. For many o

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Audit of VBA's Efforts to Effectively Obtain Veterans' Service Treatment Records

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VAOIG-14-00657-261   This audit was Congressionally required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The Act directed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), in coordination with the Department of Defense (DoD) OIG, to examine the processes and proce

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  • Now back to our book and April 1942. . - Chapter 10               The Chinese Pay with Their Lives   In the days immediately preceding the raid, Chiang Kai Shek had received reports in Chungking that the Japanese were concentrating their forces at Hangchow in preparation for a march against Chuchow, the intended landing spot for Doolittle’s planes. This […]
  • The Retired Enlisted Associationpt 1 , 2014 - FROM WASHINGTON: NEWS FOR THE ENLISTED September 1, 2014 Now are the dog days of summer in Washington DC. The town is emptying for Labor Day events (hope all of you are going to do something festive). And federal Departments and Agencies are putting out stories that they hope will be covered during these slow […]
  • Now back to the effect the raid had on the Japanese people. . . -       A Psychological Blow to the Japanese   A final attempt to minimize the effects of the raid was made in Shashin Shuho, an illustrated weekly, on Aril 29, 1942. In a long discourse about the bravery of the people and futility of the raid, the article disclaimed the potential effects of any […]
  • PHOTOS OF WWII - These photographs were classified during WWll. Many of us have not seen photography like this before. Beautiful, stark black and white pictures, about 110 of them, of historical significance in this collection. At the end of the pics there are some interesting comments. For many of us, our fathers and/or grandfathers participated in this action… […]
  • Audit of VBA’s Efforts to Effectively Obtain Veterans’ Service Treatment Records - VAOIG-14-00657-261   This audit was Congressionally required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The Act directed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), in coordination with the Department of Defense (DoD) OIG, to examine the processes and procedures for transmitting service treatment records (STRs) and personnel records from DoD to VA. […]
  • Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) - Colleagues and Fellow Veterans, This is a note for Veterans who have or are in a Master’s degree program.  If you are, or know of a Veteran who might qualify please read on.  This is a great opportunity. In any event, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend with family […]
  • C-SPAN 3 Program on WHY VIETNAM? on Sept. 1 at 4:45 PM - This is just to alert you that C-SPAN 3 will present a program this Monday (Labor Day) at 4:45 PM sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans for Factual History, a new organization consisting of prominent scholars, retired four-star general and admirals, Medal of Honor recipients, POWs, and other (mostly) Vietnam vets.  The program took place at […]
  • VFW Action Corp Weekly August 29, 2014 - In This Issue: 1. VA Releases IG Report 2. White House Announces New Vet Initiatives 3. VFW Post Hosts VA Hearing to Discuss Access to Care 4. VA Launches Updated GI Bill Comparison Tool 5. Three to Receive Medal of Honor 6. Interstate Compact for Military Children Now Complete 1. VA Releases IG Report: This […]
  • VA Boston Encourages Veterans to Attend Town Hall - Veterans and their families in Massachusetts are invited to participate in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) town hall discussion to provide their own feedback on healthcare and services provided by VA. VA Boston Healthcare System is inviting public participation at the Monday, September 15, 2014, town hall to be held at the Jamaica Plain […]
  • July 2014 AMVETS EXECUTIVE Report - 2014_07_31_MembershipMatters_Final sticker letter (2) Aug Posts not revalidated Suspended 1 sept July 2014 AMVETS EXECUTIVE Report-for official use only Member Report Revalidations Renewals Card and Stickers                                                                                        Engagement Joining is the first part. The altar is the first renewal and a ring alone won’t get them to the altar. Wining and dining and […]
  • The Japanese people’s reaction to the Doolittle Raid. . - Chapter 9       A Psychological Blow to the Japanese   Vice Admiral Matome Ugaki, chief of staff of the Combined Fleet headquarters in Tokyo, was at lunch when the call came over his classified telephone announcing an enemy attack. He tried to confirm the bad news. “At 1300 (1:00 P.M.) I heard various […]
  • Helpful Resource: Financial Aid Guide for Military and Veterans - I’m a contributor to BestColleges.com, a site that features college planning tools and academic resources. A colleague of mine, Linda Young at TaxHelp.org, mentioned that you found her Tax Help for Military Members resource helpful and recommended I reach out to you with a complementary resource I’ve recently developed. Our resource, a comprehensive financial aid guide for members of the military, specifically […]
  • Another benefit that we earned as Veterans -  Hello everyone,  For the past 2 weeks I have been visiting my Nephew in the UMass Hospital in Worceser.  Of course I had to pay for parking.  I averaged two visits per day at $5.00 per visit.   When I checked in to park one afternoon one of the attendants noticed my AMVETS shirt and asked […]
  • Get Your Seasonal FLU Vaccine this Fall - It’s that time of year to protect yourself and family against the seasonal flu.  The VAMC Manchester is preparing for the annual walk in and drive up flu clinics for all eligible Veterans and employees.  No appointment is needed. VAMC Drive-Through Flu Clinics When:  Tuesday September 16, 2014 and September 23, 2014 Location:  Building 7 (back […]
  • Collings Foundation August eNews – Please read -  Hello everyone.  I ask you to take a look at this and respond in the way that you choose.  I attended the Collins Foundation “Race of the Ages” with my two Grand-Sons and it was unbelievable.  It was my first time visiting this place and I was amazed, to say the least, of the collection […]