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Court: VA Must Pay Agent Orange Victims

SAN FRANCISCO Jul 19, 2007 (AP) via ABC News An appeals court chastised the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday and ordered the agency to pay retroactive benefits to Vietnam War veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange and contracted a form of leukemia. "The performance of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has […] Continue reading →


In this issue: 1. House VA Committee Approves 4 Bills 2. VFW Testifies on VA Vet Centers 3. Traumatic Brain Injury Hearing Held 1. House VA Committee Approves 4 Bills The House Veterans Affairs Committee approved four bills to improve benefits and health care for veterans. VFW supported bills include: – HR 2874 – Increases […] Continue reading →

Tricare Records at Risk

via SAIC acknowledges risk to military records By David Hubler The personal information of more than a half million uniformed service members and their families “was placed at risk for potential compromise” when military health care data was being processed by Science Applications International Corp., the company said today. SAIC did not indicate when the […] Continue reading →

Operation Uplink Needs Your Help

VFW Faces Significant Challenge in Troop-Support Effort; Demand for Operation Uplink Phone Cards Surpasses Supply KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 19, 2007–The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary are challenging its members to raise money for Operation Uplink, the VFW’s premier military-support program that provides free phone cards to deployed servicemembers and hospitalized veterans. Responding to an […] Continue reading →

VA Secretary Tenders Resignation

VA.GOV Press Release Nicholson to Leave VA and Return to the Private Sector WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Jim Nicholson announced today he has tendered his resignation to President George W. Bush, effective no later than October 1, 2007.  Under Nicholson’s leadership, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continued its evolution as a leader in health […] Continue reading →

Claiming Post Web Log

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VFW Urges Patience Until September Report

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2007–In response to yesterday’s House of Representatives vote to bring the majority of the troops home from Iraq by April 1, the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is urging Congress to be patient as the ongoing strategy of military, diplomatic and economic initiatives continues to unfold […] Continue reading →

VFW Washington Weekly – July 13, 2007

In This Issue: 1. Wounded Warriors Legislation Approved 2. VFW Testifies on Contracting and Veteran-owned Businesses 3. House Holds Hearing on Women/Minority Veterans 4. Health Bill Passes Subcommittee 5. Senate VA Committee Clears 5 Bills 1. Wounded Warriors Legislation Approved VFW-supported legislation that would provide improvements in the care and services to servicemembers as they […] Continue reading →

4000 Sacrifices

As the number of casualties from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom tops 4000, is taking an in-depth look at those who have fallen. The site has also developed a searchable database of all those fallen soldiers and their stories. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is also honoring America's veterans with their online Veterans Memorial […] Continue reading →

VFW Washington Weekly – July 6, 2007

NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE1. Congress on RecessNATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS1. Bush-Putin Summit2. Soldiers Status Changed3. Reserve Component MobilizationNATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE1. Congress on Recess: Congress is on recess for the July 4th holiday,but is expected to reconvene early next week. Items that still remainon the schedule to finish before the August break include the nationaldefense authorization […] Continue reading →