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  • Pres. Trump to Make History as 1st President to Attend NYC Veterans Day Parade......

    11/07/2019 7:21:33 AM PST · by caww · 25 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 11/7/2019 | ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    Veterans have invited the sitting president to attend the event every year for 25 years, and Trump is the first to accept the invitation.........Trump’s support for the parade goes back decades, as in the 1990s he personally offered financial support to save it from financial insolvency. “In 1993, almost 25 years ago, the parade was in difficult financial straits, and the president of the United States—then [known as] ‘The Donald’—no questions asked, just said, ‘Yes, I will do it.’” “He wrote a ginormous check, saved the Veterans Day Parade. He was honored at the Pentagon way back then,” White added....
  • President Trump to Kick off NYC Veteran's Day Parade on Monday

    11/06/2019 10:09:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 6, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump will be the first president to kick off  New York City's Veteran's Day parade on Monday according to the New York Post. "Trump will address the 100th Annual Opening Ceremony of the parade on Monday and then will lay a wreath at the Eternal Light Memorial at Madison Square Park," reports Marisa Schultz. "This is a day when we put politics aside to focus on honoring our veterans, and to re-commit ourselves as a community to providing them with the services they have earned, the services they deserve and, for many, the services they were denied,"...
  • Disabled Veterans Can Say Adios To Student Loan Debt Thanks To Trump Executive Order

    08/22/2019 11:41:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | August 22 2019 | Beth Bauman
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order cancelling student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans. According to President Trump, 25,000 disabled veterans will benefit from this move.“The debt of these disabled veterans will be completely erased,” Trump said during a speech at the American Veterans National Convention in Louisville. “That’s hundreds of millions of dollars of student loans debt for our disabled veterans that will be completely erased.” It was my honor to sign a Presidential Memorandum facilitating the cancellation of student loan debt for 25K of our most severely disabled Veterans. With today’s order, we express the everlasting...
  • DJT to eliminate student debt for disabled vets

    08/21/2019 12:01:03 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 110 replies
    Fox Business News | 8/21/19 | FBN
    Charles Payne on Fox Business News just announced that President Trump will sign a memorandum that will eliminate all student debt for disabled vets. Bravo!
  • Trump signs Sinema bill to protect vets from predatory mortgages

    08/13/2019 11:13:15 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 26 replies
    AZPM ^ | 29 July 2019 | Christopher Conover
    (Audio Link at Source)President Trump signed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's bill July 25. The proposal closes a loophole in federal law that allowed some veterans to get caught up in predatory home refinance deals. The problem was certain VA loans could be easily churned, or resold. The new law prevents that from happening before a cooling-off period. "So veterans won't get stuck with these refinancing fees over and over again," said Sinema.
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump signs URGENT Executive Order on Veterans Mental Health

    03/05/2019 11:03:38 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/5/19 | Golden State Times
    President speaking about going to Alabama on Friday. He is about to sign executive order on national action addressing suicides of Veterans.
  • Trump promised to fix veterans' problems; now they call his hotline desperate for help

    08/05/2018 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Laredo Morning Times ^ | August 5, 2018 | Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The phones rang early in the morning and late in the evening. They rang, always, in the middle of the night. They were ringing now, as Mary Hendricks sank into a swivel chair and settled in beside her co-workers for another day of answering them. The calls came from veterans who were about to be evicted. Veterans who couldn't get hold of their doctors. Veterans who needed to talk about what they saw in Afghanistan or Iraq or Vietnam. Mary pressed a button. Her headset clicked on. "This is the White House VA hotline," she said, introducing...
  • At VFW, Trump Calls 94 Year-Old WW II Vet up on Stage and Grants His Request! – Video 7/24/18

    07/24/2018 2:23:19 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2018 | Brian
    What a wonderful, heart-warming moment at today’s VFW Convention in Kansas City at the end of President Trump’s Speech! Trump did what virtually no other politician would ever do – call someone up on stage unscripted, not knowing what they will say. Trump does it all the time. Trump called a 94 year-old World War II Veteran, Alan Jones, up on stage and gave him the microphone! He said he had some things he wanted to say, and he asked President Trump if he could bring his family to the Oval Office! Trump was happy to oblige. . . .
  • 94-Year-Old Veteran STEALS THE SHOW at Trump VFW Speech in Kansas City, Missouri (VIDEO)

    07/24/2018 11:50:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    GP ^ | July 24,2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Donald Trump spoke to the VFW Convention today in Kansas City, Missouri. During his speech invited 94-year-old veteran Allen Jones on stage to share a few words. Allen stole the show. The World War II veteran told the story of losing his brother in World War II fighting. Then Allen turned to President Trump and made a request. Allen asked the US president if he could bring his family to the Oval Office next April when he turns 95. President Trump said yes and gave Allen a hug. This was an amazing American moment.
  • Trump VA pick, once a defender of CSA, built his career serving polarizing figures (WaPo smear)

    06/27/2018 6:03:00 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies ^ | June 27, 2018 | Paul Sonne and Lisa Rein
    Robert Wilkie, President Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a conservative Washington insider who would bring three decades of military policymaking and a deep list of Capitol Hill connections to a Cabinet post responsible for serving one of the administration’s most crucial constituencies. But when he appears Wednesday for his Senate confirmation hearing, Wilkie also will draw on a career spent working shoulder to shoulder with polarizing figures in U.S. politics and often defending their most divisive views. Wilkie, 55, has impeccable credentials: three decades at the center of the country’s most important military policies. The...
  • Trump donates quarterly salary to Department of Veterans' Affairs

    05/17/2018 11:49:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump donated his salary for the first quarter of 2018 to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House said Thursday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump’s $100,000 quarterly salary will go toward the VA’s caregiver programs. The president is donating his salary each quarter to "important projects," she said....
  • Trump considering Army veteran for VA secretary [Rep. Mast - FL]

    05/10/2018 10:36:23 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 05/10/2018 | Zeke Miller and Hope Yen
    President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary, part of a lengthening search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March. A White House official on Thursday said Rep. Brian Mast of Florida, who was elected to the House in 2016, was among the list of candidates for the job heading an agency of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans. The White House official would not say if Mast is the leading candidate for the VA position. The official spoke on condition...
  • Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni among contenders for top VA spot

    04/30/2018 9:34:34 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | Aoril 30, 2018 | Emily Rappleye
    The CEO of the nation's largest nonprofit health system may be tapped to lead the second largest federal department. Sources familiar with the matter say Anthony Tersigni, EdD, president and CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension, is being considered to fill the role of secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The role is vacant after Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, MD, withdrew his nomination April 26. Ascension's participation in the Veterans Choice Program makes Dr. Tersigni uniquely qualified to fill the role, according to sources familiar with the matter. To date, Ascension has cared for more than 10,000 veterans through...
  • Trump VA pick withdraws nomination

    04/26/2018 4:56:07 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/2018 | Nathaniel Weixel
    President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs has withdrawn his nomination amid allegations of workplace misconduct and prescription mispractice. The withdrawal of Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson followed a decision by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to indefinitely postpone his confirmation hearing. Staffers on the committee were looking into charges against Jackson of creating a "hostile work environment" including "excessive drinking on the job [and] improperly dispensing meds.”
  • Marching Orders for Trump's New VA Secretary

    04/04/2018 8:04:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | April 4, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Since President Trump ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, the question reverberating in Washington is whether Trump's new pick, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, is capable of heading a department with 360,000 employees and 9 million vets under its care. Senate Democrats carp he lacks experience running "a complex organization." Experience is overrated. President Obama's VA Secretary, Robert McDonald, failed miserably, despite having run Procter & Gamble. Vets died on phony wait lists on McDonald's watch. Jackson's last combat role was with a surgical shock trauma unit in Iraq. Sounds like good preparation for battling the killer VA bureaucracy. Jackson also...
  • Shulkin Fired at VA

    03/28/2018 2:43:06 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 86 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/28/18 | Donald Trump
    I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs........In the interim, Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary. I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!
  • Trump: Veterans 'This Country's Greatest National Treasure'

    11/11/2017 11:43:10 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/11/2017 | Wanda Carruthers
    President Donald Trump called veterans "this country's greatest national treasure" in a special Veterans Day message he posted on Twitter Saturday. On this wonderful Veterans Day, I want to express the incredible gratitude of the entire American Nation to our GREAT VETERANS. Thank you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2017 "America's veterans are this country's greatest national treasure," Trump said. "There's nothing close. You are the best role models for our youngest citizens, and you are a constant reminder of all that is decent, good, and brave."Trump thanked veterans and their families for their service to the...
  • Chief of VA health system steps down

    10/06/2017 6:42:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 10/6/17 | NIKKI WENTLING
    The leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system unexpectedly stepped down from her position effective Saturday, leaving three top VA positions unfilled by permanent undersecretaries. Dr. Poonam Alaigh, the acting undersecretary for health since May, sent a message to VA employees last week informing them she was resigning for family reasons. “I have made the difficult decision to step down,” Alaigh wrote. “I want you to know that it has been my greatest honor to serve [VA Secretary David Shulkin], each one of you and all of our veterans. As I prepare to now leave Washington, I...
  • President Trump Gives Remarks to the National Convention of the American Legion

    08/23/2017 1:53:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    White House ^ | Aug 23 , 2017 | White House
    President Trump Gives Remarks to the National Convention of the American Legion - White House original copy - YouTube- full event
  • Trump signs vets bill to keep veterans choice program afloat

    08/12/2017 2:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump on Saturday signed a bill that will pump funds into the Veterans choice program to keep it up and running, while Washington continues to fight over how best to give veterans the care they earned — but which the government has sometimes failed to deliver. Approved in the wake of the wait-list scandal that saw hundreds of veterans die while stuck on secret wait lists, the choice program allows those caught in backlogs to seek care at from a private clinic or doctor and bill the costs back to the Veterans Affairs Department.....