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  • Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

    08/18/2017 4:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dixon Evening Telegraph ^ | August 17, 2017 | Darlene Sperville, The Associated Press
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately. The measure increases financial assistance for National Guard and Reserve members, building on a 2008 law that guaranteed veterans a full-ride scholarship to any in-state, public university, or a similar cash amount to attend private colleges. Purple Heart recipients forced to leave the service due to injury are eligible for benefits, as are dependents of service members who are killed in the line of...
  • Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell

    08/18/2017 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Published on Oct 28, 2011 | Smithsonian Magazine
    Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell In this exclusive clip from the 1930s, Confederate veterans step up to the mic and let out their version of the fearsome rallying cry.
  • Confederate Soldiers are American Veterans by Act of Congress

    08/17/2017 11:13:49 AM PDT · by Mariner · 40 replies
    Veterans Today ^ | April 14, 2011 | By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor
    .... Congressional Appropriations Act, FY 1901, signed 6 June 1900 Congress passed an act of appropriations for $2,500 that enabled the “Secretary of War to have reburied in some suitable spot in the national cemetery at Arlington, Virginia, and to place proper headstones at their graves, the bodies of about 128 Confederate soldiers now buried in the National Soldiers Home near Washington, D.C., and the bodies of about 136 Confederate soldiers now buried in the national cemetery at Arlington, Virginia.” Remarks: More important than the amount (worth substantially more in 1900 than in 2000) is the move to support reconciliation...
  • Army Vet Gets Medal Earned Decades Ago

    08/16/2017 2:29:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Vietnam vet Ed Hill earned the Bronze Star but never received it. Now after all this time, Hill received the medal he so rightly deserved.
  • 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.....
  • Atlanta Gym Owner Refuses To Allow Police Officers, Military

    08/10/2017 7:54:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    OANN ^ | 10 Aug 2017
    An east Atlanta gym is receiving backlash after the owner posted a sign on the window prohibiting police officers and military members from obtaining a membership. The sign gained attention when a former service member saw it on the window of EAV Barbell Club with profanity, and reported it to media outlets. The owner of the gym, Jim Chambers, claims the policy was put in place because the minority population he serves are uncomfortable in the presence of law enforcement. Chambers claims this policy has been in place since the gym opened. The self-proclaimed political activist told media outlets he...
  • Army mechanic recalls service during Cold War

    08/07/2017 2:14:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Inter-Mountain ^ | August 7, 2017 | Beth Henry-Vance, Region editor
    Editor’s note: This is the 11th article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ext. 120. ELKINS — As a mechanic who served during the Cold War, a local veteran has fond memories of the time he spent in the U.S. Army. John Vallelonga, who has lived in Elkins since the early 1970s, said the Army gave him the experience he needed to move ahead in life. After graduating from...
  • Deputies confiscate a CNY veteran's guns. They were wrong. What happened?

    07/31/2017 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | July 31, 2017 | By Elizabeth Doran,
    Don Hall was sitting in his living room watching TV with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. earlier this year when he was startled by flashing police car lights in his driveway. Hall met the Oneida County sheriff's deputies in the driveway, worried that they were bringing bad news about a family member. Instead, the deputies produced an official document demanding that Hall, a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran who is a retired pipefitter, turn over his guns to them on the spot. On the document Hall said he was described as "mentally defective." When Hall told police he'd never had any mental...
  • 97 Year Old Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk attends premiere

    07/23/2017 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | July 22 2017 | Carolyn Kury de Castillo
    Theatre goers watching the premiere of “Dunkirk” at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday night got a surprise encounter with a 97-year -old man who was at the battle in 1940. The Battle of Dunkirk took place during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany in Dunkirk, France. Calgarian Ken Sturdy, dressed in a jacket adorned with medals, viewed the movie and was impressed by what he saw...
  • Army veteran’s dying wish is a phone call or text from you

    07/14/2017 12:38:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 14, 2017 | WOWK
    NEW BRAVOS, TX (WCMH) – An Army veteran in Arizona with a terminal illness has a unique final wish. Lee Hernandez is currently in hospice care in his home. According to the Arizona Republic, he has continuous strokes that affect his vision and cognitive abilities. Doctors can do nothing more for him except make him comfortable. Lee served more than 18 years in the Army, including a tour in Iraq. Earlier this week, he asked his wife to let him hold his phone, “in case someone calls,” according to a post on the Arizona Veterans Forum.
  • Expanded ‘forever’ GI Bill poised for quick action in Congress

    07/13/2017 8:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | July 13, 2017 | Nikki Wentling
    House lawmakers will introduce legislation Thursday to secure college aid for reservists and reimburse veterans whose schools unexpectedly close, as well as do away with a 15-year time limit for veterans to use education benefits – changes that together create the largest expansion of veterans’ education benefits since the Post-9/11 GI Bill was created nearly a decade ago. The legislation represents an initial deal reached between House Republicans and Democrats, encouraged by veterans organizations that acted behind-the-scenes the past several weeks to reignite support for it. Details were obtained by Stars and Stripes ahead of the Thursday rollout. Ending the...
  • Something Bigger Than Themselves

    07/11/2017 6:27:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 11, 2017 | Salena Zito
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- An older gentleman stands outside of Lydia's Cabinet of Curiosities on the corner of North and Bird with his dog, waiting for his wife, who is shopping inside the colorful antique store filled with skulls, maps, paintings and enticing oddities. He is dressed in an orange T-shirt with a red, white and blue Talladega "Sparks will fly" logo on the left pocket and sporting a black ball cap with the words "ARMY" and "VIETNAM VETERAN" and five stars stitched across the front in gold, along with three service ribbon designators. The screen door of the shop is...
  • USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog

    07/08/2017 7:00:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2017
    USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog A United States Marine Corps veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder said his employer won't let him come to work with his service dog. Yauncey Long said Cincinnati Bell, a Midwest telecomm company, refused to let him work in the company of his service dog, C4. Long said he's gotten pushback from the company, including "unsatisfactory" responses from management, after he applied for reasonable accommodations. He said he was sent home every day for a week without pay after he came to work with C4. Long...
  • Trump administration has fired more than 500 VA employees since January

    07/08/2017 12:34:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2017 | Sarah Westwood
    Department of Veterans Affairs officials have fired more than 500 misbehaving employees since January, according to data posted online Friday. VA Secretary David Shulkin touted his agency's decision to publish its efforts to hold VA employees accountable, unveiling new requirements for updating the public on personnel actions. "Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we're doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent," Shulkin said in a statement. "Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that."
  • Trump’s Speech to Veterans (Still Report 1695)

    07/02/2017 10:54:31 PM PDT · by sargon · 7 replies
    Bill Still ^ | 7/2/2017 | President Donald Trump
    You tube video link: Trump’s Speech to Veterans
  • President Trump honors 89-year-old veteran of Battle of the Bulge, exposes...

    07/01/2017 8:09:46 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 36 replies ^ | 7/2/2017 | Virginia Krupta
    Sorry, my iPad won't copy anymore.
  • Watch Live: Trump Addresses the ‘Celebrate Freedom Rally’ in Washington, DC [Kennedy Center]

    07/01/2017 3:48:48 PM PDT · by thouworm · 196 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2017 | Breitbart TV
    President Donald J. Trump to Join Pastor Robert Jeffress in Honoring Veterans at the Kennedy Center for the ‘Celebrate Freedom’ Concert This Saturday Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, but plans to travel back to Washington on Saturday night for the "Celebrate Freedom Rally" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.... A news release says that Trump will: "deliver a powerful address honoring our veterans, hundreds of whom will be coming from D.C. area to attend the event, including wounded warriors who are patients at the Walter Reed Medical Center."
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues VA Again for Docs About Misuse of a Veterans’ Facility

    07/01/2017 11:27:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 30, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues VA Again for Docs About Misuse of a Veterans’ Facility Judicial Watch Sues for Info on Obama’s War on Coal EPA Breaks Law on Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda? Judicial Watch to Trump Administration: End Congress’s Obamacare Exemption! Judicial Watch Sues VA Again for Docs About Misuse of a Veterans’ Facility As you may know, Judicial Watch has taken the lead in trying to highlight the government’s misconduct and misuse of a 388-acre parcel of land in Los Angeles, originally intended to serve the needs of veterans. In fact, we just filed a second Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)...
  • Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

    06/23/2017 7:51:16 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | June 23, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month streamlines the process to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for poor performance or misconduct. In addition, it authorizes the VA secretary to recoup any bonuses awarded to employees who have acted improperly. “Veterans have fulfilled their duty to this nation and now, we must fulfill our duty to them,” Trump said. “So to every veteran who is here with...
  • Federal union leader says Senate health care bill ‘shameful’

    06/23/2017 4:05:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | June 22, 2017 | American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr
    AFGE: Millions of veterans, low-income Americans could lose health care coverage WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to the Senate’s draft legislation dismantling the Affordable Care Act:“The Senate’s bill follows the same failed approach as the House-passed bill. It would deny health care coverage to millions of Americans in order to lavish huge tax cuts on corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent.“The Senate bill would cut Medicaid even deeper than the House bill, and both bills could leave millions of veterans unable to afford health insurance...