Veterans Legislation Update – July 15

July 15, 2014 | Terry Howell

The following is an update on the veterans bills that have been sent to the president for signature this week: H.R.272 - To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense … [Read more...]

Homeland Security Police Caught Harassing Sick Veterans

June 13, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

SAN DIEGO – Veterans were horrified while seeking VA health care on Wednesday when approached by Homeland Security police in an Operation Shield exercise. The exercise was for the purpose of … [Read more...]

Why is the VA Scandal a Foreign Policy Issue?

June 12, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

Foreign Policy Magazine circulated its newsletter yesterday with surprising coverage of the VA Scandal. In its National Security Daily Brief, Foreign Policy included a great variety of commentary on … [Read more...]

Veterans Speak Out As VA Scandal News Coverage Fades

June 11, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

“VA awareness is losing traction. Well played, Mr. President,” said disabled Iraq War veteran Matt James. Many other veterans have also noticed VA scandal awareness is slipping from the public … [Read more...]

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

May 30, 2014 | Terry Howell
Sec. Shinseki Resigns

The President has announced the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Shinseki's resignation follows IG reports of widespread troubles in the VA health care system. Read the full story on … [Read more...]

VA’s Actions “Nothing Short of Criminal”

May 30, 2014 | admin

Guest Blog by Congressman Jeff Denham The following is an updated blog post provided by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA): [UPDATE] On May 30, 2014, President Obama has accepted Sec. Shinseki's … [Read more...]

Is Fixing the VA Wait List Like Boxing a Glacier?

May 28, 2014 | Benjamin Krause

No. At least you can run away when boxing a glacier. As veterans, we are stuck with VA's problems, like the VA Wait List Scandal, which we now know spans at least two presidencies. Check out … [Read more...]

Bill to Authorize Firing VA Senior Execs

March 05, 2014 | Terry Howell

Op-ed submitted by Lou Celli, American Legion Legislative Director VA Secretary Shinseki should have the authority to manage his department In 1976, 34 members of The American Legion died from … [Read more...]

Veterans Group Calls for an End to Sequestration

March 04, 2014 | Terry Howell

The following post has been provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sequestration Must End! VFW again calls on Congress to end the sequester The national commander of the nation’s … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Boom Splits Vet Community

February 25, 2014 | Tom Philpott

Philpott’s Forum presents opinions, insights and, on occasion, answers questions from readers of Tom Philpott’s Military Update news column.  Below readers react to a recent column on an … [Read more...]

Benefit Spotlight: Special Monthly Compensation

January 21, 2014 | Terry Howell

Special Monthly Compensation is a cash compensation  (paid in addition to the regular Disability Compensation) to a veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of … [Read more...]

2013 Veterans Day Discounts, Deals and Freebies!

November 06, 2013 | Terry Howell

Veterans Day Discounts are great way for businesses to say thank you. Each year, publishes a list of these Veterans Day discounts and deals on goods, services, and dining. Here is … [Read more...]