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VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 In This Issue: 1. House Hearing on VA’s Budget Shortfalls 2. VFW Testifies on Benefits and Cemetery Bills 3. Senate Hearing on Pending Health and Benefits Legislation 4. VFW Endorses Opioid Safety Bill 5. VA Nominations Confirmed 6. VFW Continues COLA Penalty Fight 7. VFW Praised at MIA Family Conference 8. New […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 19, 2015

In This Issue: 1. VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure Coverage 2. Senate Passes Defense Bill 3. VFW Participates in Congressional Roundtable 4.Seven MIAs Identified 1. VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure Coverage: VA Secretary Bob McDonald yesterday announced a new decision that could benefit as many as 1,500 to 2,100 Air Force and Air Force Reserve […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 12, 2015

In This Issue: 1. SECDEF VSO/MSO Conference 2. Denver Construction Continues 3. House Hearing on Prescription Mismanagement 4. Hearing on VA’s Fiduciary Program 5. Defense Appropriations Bills 6. Four MIAs Identified   1. SECDEF VSO/MSO Conference: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter hosted the VFW and other veterans and military service organizations at the Pentagon on […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, June 5, 2015

In This Issue: 1. New VFW Action Corps Manager 2. Pending Health Care Legislation Hearing 3. VFW Testifies before Economic Opportunity Committee 4. House Holds Hearing on Provider Payments 5. Important Bills Introduced This Week 6. VA Announces Initiative to Expand Burial Options for Urban Veterans 7. D-Day 71st Commemoration 8. National WWI Memorial Design […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, May 29, 2015

In This Issue: 1. VFW National Commander Meets VA Secretary 2. Denver Construction Continues 3. Almost 78,000 Service Members to Share $60 Million 4. VA Launches Summer of Service Campaign 5. Library of Congress Provides New Service 6. Two Korean War MIAs Identified   1. VFW National Commander Meets VA Secretary: VFW National Commander John […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, May 22, 2015

In This Issue: 1. Memorial Day 2015 2. Denver Project Hangs in the Balance 3. House Passes Multiple Veterans’ Bills 4. Senate MilCon/VA Appropriations Markup 5. New Army and Navy Service Chiefs Nominated 6. Fighter Aces Receive Congressional Gold Medal 7. Four MIAs Identified   1. Memorial Day 2015: National Commander John Stroud will be […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, May 15, 2015

In This Issue: 1. Second Veterans Choice Program Report 2. VFW Testifies at Choice Program Hearings 3. Senate Holds Hearing on Key Bills 4. House Holds Oversight Hearing 5. Senate Committee Moves NDAA 6. VA Grants Higher Ed Waivers 7. Burial of Unclaimed Remains 8. National WWI Memorial Design Competition 9. Two WWI Soldiers to […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, May 1, 2015

In This Issue: 1. VA Appropriations Passes with VFW Opposition 2. House Holds Hearing to Discuss Women Veterans’ Issues 3. Senate Committee Hearing on GAO and VAOIG Recommendations 4. House Armed Services Committee Advances NDAA 5. Navy Update 6. Take the Military Family Survey 7. V-E Day 70th Commemoration 8. End of WWII Commemoration 9. […]

VFW Action Corps Weekly, April 24, 2015

In This Issue: 1. VA Expands Choice Program 2. House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Health Bills 3. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Women Veterans 4. House Committee Holds Hearing on VA Mismanagement 5. New Bill Would Expand Caregiver Benefits 6. Purple Heart Benefits 7. V-E Day 70th Anniversary 8. Take the […]