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VFW Washington Weekly

VFW Washington Weekly, December 23, 2011

In This Issue:1. Tuition Assistance Policy Change on Hold2. Military Healthcare Access Expands3. VA Completes Newborn Care Regulations4. Google for Veterans5. Two Korean War MIAs Identified 1. Tuition Assistance Policy Change on Hold: On Jan. 1, 2012, the Department of Defense was scheduled to implement a new Memorandum of Understanding for schools to accept Tuition […]

VFW Washington Weekly, December 16, 2011

In This Issue:1. Iraq War Ends2. NDAA Conference Update3. House Subcommittee Discusses VOW Act4. Compensated Work Therapy Program Reviewed5. VFW Helps Close USERRA Loophole6. VFW Joins CBS, Google to Film Holiday Troops Messages 1. Iraq War Ends: The Iraq War ended yesterday, though about 4,000 troops are still left to redeploy before the end of the […]

VFW Washington Weekly, December 9, 2011

In This Issue:1. More Remains Disposed in Landfill2. Young Vets Still Struggling to Find Jobs3. Veterans Heritage Firearms Act4. VFW Washington Office Remembers Pearl Harbor 1.More Remains Disposed in Landfill: A front page Washington Post article Thursday revealed that the Air Force disposed of the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in […]

VFW Washington Weekly, December 2, 2011

In This Issue1. NDAA Update2. TRICARE Data Breach3. TSGLI Now Covers Genitourinary Injuries4. Veteran/Military Bills Passed5. Senate VA Committee Discusses Mental Health Programs6. House Discusses Veteran Contracting Shortfalls7. TRICARE Young Adult Enrollment8. Five MIAs Return Home 1. NDAA Update: Late Thursday night, the Senate passed their version of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY […]

VFW Washington Weekly, November 18, 2011

1. VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support2. Congress Passes Veterans Job Bill3. VA Committee Discusses Budget Savings4. Vietnam Education Center Needs Photos5. WWII Film Sought6. Keeping Memories Alive7. Military Family Survey 1. VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support: VFW National Commander Richard DeNoyer expressed the organization’s strongest opposition today to ongoing efforts by Sen. John […]

VFW Washington Weekly, November 4, 2011

In This Issue1. Budget Battle Impacts Troop Morale2. Super Committee Holds Hearing on Debt Proposals3. House Passes COLA Bill4. Burn Pits Legislation Introduced5. VFW Joins House Dems for Veterans’ Roundtable6. Nisei Units Receive Congressional Gold Medal 7. National Military Families, Caregivers Month8. Military Family Survey9. Korean War MIA Identified 1. Budget Battle Impacts Troop Morale: […]

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. […]