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  • VFW Action Corps 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 […]
  • Interstate Compact for Military Children Now Complete
    New York became the 50th state to adopt the VFW-supported “Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children,” which provides for the uniform treatment of military children transferring between school districts and states. The Interstate Compact allows the laws of the “sending” state to apply to transferring students from military families
  • Three to Receive Medal of Honor
    The White House announced this week that the president will be awarding the Medal of Honor to three soldiers for heroic actions in Vietnam and during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. On Sept. 15, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and to Army Spc. Four Donald P. Sloat for conspicuous gallantry in Vietn
  • VA Launches Updated GI Bill Comparison Tool
    This week VA launched a new version of its GI Bill Comparison Tool, with new features that will allow veterans to estimate the actual cost of attendance for potential schools and compare new veteran-specific school characteristics, such as whether or not a school offers an organized student veteran group. Your VFW played a key role in commissioning the GI Bi
  • VFW Post Hosts VA Hearing to Discuss Access to Care
    On Wednesday, VFW Post 2780 in Traverse City, Mich., was the site for a House VA Committee field hearing on access to care for rural and Native American veterans. The hearing once again highlighted the need for more coordinated care within VA and the lack of services in rural locations. VFW Post Commander Carl Archambeau noted in his testimony the distance m
  • White House Announces New Vet Initiatives
    Earlier this week, President Obama announced several veterans’ initiatives designed to bolster recently passed legislation and ease transitioning issues between DOD and VA. VFW National Commander John W. Stroud said “the VFW is hopeful that the initiatives will provide the necessary correction the VA urgently needs to care for the nation’s veterans, service
  • VA Releases IG Report
    This week, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Inspector General’s office released their final report after months of investigating wrongdoing at the Phoenix Hospital system. The investigation reviewed the care of over 3,400 patients and included interviews with 79 employees. Issues identified poor quality of care and inappropriate scheduling practices which
  • Ask Your Senators to Oppose Pharmacy Co-pay Increases and Pay Cuts While There’s Still Time
    If you have not already done so, please contact your senators while they are home about pharmacy co-pay increases and pay cuts. Congress has adjourned for its traditional August recess and will return September 8, 2014.  The Senate was unable to pass its version of the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) before leaving … Continue reading »
    The below dates are Post/ Auxiliary/District meetings, Post Home rental, informational and other items that are taking place at the Post Home for the 2014 year. The listing will be updated monthly. So check back often. Sep 02, 2014                                    Post/ Auxiliary Meeting 7:30 PM Sep 11, 2014                                     Patriot Day 
  • A Play in the Making
    Chapel Hill Post 9100 reports that they are working with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Arts. A student is doing research work as part of writing a new play... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]