Category Archive: General

Jan 17

VFW Washington Weekly – January 16, 2009

NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE 1. Inauguration 2. Senate Holds Hearing for New VA Secretary NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS 1. DOD Announces Purple Heart Decision 2. Counter-Piracy Task Force Established 3. Korean War MIAs Identified 4. Reserve Component Mobilization NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE 1. Inauguration: President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of …

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Jan 12

VA News Briefs 1-12-09

VA To Offer Health Care to Previously Ineligible Veterans The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced [Thursday] plans to re-open enrollment in its health care system by July 2009 to about 265,000 veterans whose incomes exceed current limits.  "We're pleased to be able to offer what has been called 'the best care anywhere' to many …

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Jan 10

VFW Washington Weekly – January 9, 2009

In This Issue: 1. Senate Hearing on New VA Secretary Nominee 2. VA to Begin Enrolling Category 8 Veterans 3. Reserve Retirement Bill Introduced   1. Senate Hearing on New VA Secretary Nominee: The Senate VA Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next week on the nomination of retired Gen. Eric Shinseki to be Secretary …

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Jan 10

VA Assisting Veterans with Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON (Jan. 6, 2009) — For veterans struggling financially due to a job loss or decreased income, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers an assortment of programs that can relieve the costs of health care or provide care at no cost. "With the downturn in the economy, VA recognizes that many veterans will feel …

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Jan 01

VA News Briefs

VA Ramps Up Job Search for Injured Vets WASHINGTON – Thirty percent of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are veterans – the second highest ranking among cabinet departments after the Department of Defense — and nearly 8 percent of VA employees are service-connected disabled veterans.  But the VA intends to increase the …

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Jan 01

January Grassroots Survey

Last month, we asked, "With the election over, do you think our citizens will become more united?" A majority of respondents—more than 65% percent—believe that the division of American citizens will continue in the years to come. Many noted, however, that people really need to put their differences aside for the health of the country. …

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Dec 29

Vets Visits on TV – December 2008

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Dec 29

VA Reaches 11,000 Survivors for Retroactive Benefit

WASHINGTON (Dec. 24, 2008) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has identified nearly 11,000 surviving spouses of deceased veterans who will receive a lump-sum payment before the New Year to correct an error in their VA benefits.  Also documented were more than 73,000 who had been previously paid.  VA officials are still tracking down …

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Dec 24

A Christmas Message from VFW National Commander

Anyone who has worn a uniform overseas knows this is the most difficult time of year to be separated from family and friends. "It is easy to say 'let us remember our troops' during the Christmas season, but how many of us really understand the painful nobility of this sacrifice?" Bruce Kluger asked in USA …

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Dec 18

Operation Uplink Gets One Million Minutes for Holiday Talk Time

Sport Clips Gift to make possible a Million+ Minutes for Military Calls Home (L to R) Bettye and Gordon Logan of Sport Clips; Dan West, Roy Grona, and James Nier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. (PRNewsFoto/Sport Clips) GEORGETOWN, Texas, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Service men and women will receive more than a million minutes …

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