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Possible Phone Scam Targeting Veterans

Last week a Veteran called me and said he has been contacted about 30 times over the last month by someone asking for donations.  He donated once, but began to suspect the organization was not legit because of callers’ behavior.  (Repeated call-backs and hang-ups, etc.) I reported the Veteran’s concern to our police, and Sgt. […]

Veterans Day Greetings from the VA

This Veterans Day, we as a country take the time to honor every Veteran, from the men and women of the Greatest Generation to the soldiers recently returned from missions in the Middle East. Veterans all across the United States have served to keep their fellow citizens safe from harm, through times of war and […]

Senator expands oversight effort for Southwest Missouri veterans

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced today the expansion of her “secret shopper” program to veterans served by the Veterans Administration in the Joplin and Springfield areas. The effort is designed to continue improvements to the quality of customer service at statewide VA facilities, and helps provide oversight and accountability for VA health care facilities. McCaskill […]

Remember Those Who Vote For War But Not The Warrior

VFW Election Day Advice     WASHINGTON — The House and Senate overwhelming passed an emergency funding package in late July to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome its nationwide crisis in care and confidence. H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, was passed in the House by a vote of […]

Pup Tent 1 Kansas City VA Tour & Meeting

On Thursday, August 28th, Pup Tent 1 kindly escorted Olin Parks, MO Grand Commander, through Kansas City Veterans Hospital and Annex . Ably assisting were Randy Bartholeme, Charlie Jamis, Carl Tate, Vickie Jamis, Cathy Kuhn, and Cheryl Hinkle. The hospital is undergoing major renovation so several detours were made. A big “Thank You” to our […]

VFW Cooties – SEMO Swampers

    SEMO Swampers , Pup Tent 15 spent Sunday, December 01, 2013 visiting veterans at the John J Pershing VA Hospital hosting an ice cream social and chatting with fellow veterans after a short scratch(meeting) Pictures by Barbara Simpson and Olin Parks

VA FRAUD ALERT

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who misdial the VA National Call Center (800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center (888-442-4551) phone numbers.  A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit.  If a veteran […]