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VFW Washington Weekly

VFW Washington Weekly, October 28, 2011

In This Issue:1. VFW Supports Medal for Montford Point Marines2. House Roundtable Discusses Patient Safety3. VA Launches TBI Awareness Campaign4. Burger King Helping VFW Unmet Needs Program5. Military Post Offices to Close in Iraq6. DD214s are Free7. North Korea MIA Recoveries to Resume8. Eleven MIAs Return Home 1. VFW Supports Medal for Montford Point Marines: […]

VFW Washington Weekly, October 21, 2011

In This Issue1. Advocates Called on to Protect Benefits2. Senate Passes COLA Bill3. IB Releases FY 2013 Critical Issues4. VA Committee Chair Discusses Jobs Bill with VFW5. Stop Loss Back Pay Deadline Today6. U.S.-North Korea MIA Talks Resume7. Two MIA’s Return Home8. Sport Clips to Support VFW Operation Uplink 1. Advocates Called on to Protect […]

VFW Washington Weekly, October 14, 2011

In This Issue:1. Military Faces Tough Benefits Fight2. DOD Reevaluating Some MEB/PEB Determinations 3. Stop Loss Back Pay Deadline4. VA Reaches Out to Women Veterans5. Help Fight Veteran Homelessness6. Korean War MIA Identified 1. Military Faces Tough Benefits Fight: In testimony yesterday before the House Armed Services Committee, new Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey […]

VFW Washington Weekly, October 7, 2011

In This Issue:1. Afghanistan, 10 Years Later2. House VA Committee Hearings3. Stop Loss Back Pay Deadline4. TRICARE Fee Increase5. One Million Thanks Yous6. Four Korea, Vietnam MIAs Recovered 1. Afghanistan, 10 Years Later: America’s longest war started 10 years ago today to retaliate against Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network for the 9/11 attacks. […]

VFW Washington Weekly, September 30, 2011

In This Issue1. VFW Leadership in Washington2. Short-Term CR Passes Congress3. Dempsey is New JCS Chairman4. TRICARE Fees Increase5. Senators Want Military Retirement Protected 6. VFW Survey Says Troops Won’t Stay7. Five MIAs Return Home 1. VFW Leadership in Washington: VFW National Commander Richard DeNoyer, Senior Vice Commander John Hamilton and Junior Vice Commander Bill […]

VFW Washington Weekly, September 23, 2011

In This Issue:1. White House Plan a “Breach of Faith”2. TSGLI Eligibility Expands3. VFW Testifies on Education Fixes4. Stop Loss Back Pay Deadline5. TRICARE Pharmacy Rates Go Up/Down6. Arlington Officials Report on Improvements7. WWII B-17 Crew Reunited 1. White House Plan a “Breach of Faith”: The White House this week released a summary of the […]

VFW Washington Weekly, September 16, 2011

National POW/MIA Recognition Day In This Issue:1. National POW/MIA Recognition Day2. Marine Receives Medal of Honor3. Deficit Reduction Committee Hosts First Hearing4. VFW to Testify on G.I. Bill Accountability5. House VA Committee Holds Vet Job Summit6. Senate Recommends Deeper Defense Cuts7. Rule Change Brings Extra Retiree Paycheck8. Korean War MIA Identified 1. National POW/MIA Recognition […]

VFW Washington Weekly, May 20, 2011

In This Issue:1. SVAC Criticizes Seamless Transition Initiative2. Support Needed for Vet Employment Bill3. Purple Heart Eligibility Revised 1. SVAC Criticizes Seamless Transition Initiative: On Wednesday, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee criticized the VA and DOD for a new system that is supposed to help wounded troops get disability compensation more efficiently. Instead, the Integrated […]