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VFW WASHINGTON WEEKLY, July 27, 2007

NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE 1. Senate Hearing on VA Funding 2. House VA Committee Hearings 3. Wounded Warrior Commission Recommendations NATIONAL SECURITY & FOREIGN AFFAIRS 1. DOD Extends R&R Program 2. Military Pay Raise 3. UN Denies Taiwan Membership 4. Iraq 5. Russia 6. Kosovo 7. Missing WWII Sailor Identified 8. Reserve Component Mobilization To read […] Continue reading →

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 →

VFW WASHINGTON WEEKLY – July 23, 2007

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 WashingtonTechnology.com 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 →