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Vietnam Veterans Day

| March 29, 2021 | 19 Comments
Vietnam Veterans Day

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 was signed into law by President Trump, designating 29 March as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The date was chosen to observe the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam, and the last of the prisoners of war were released. The holiday is also known as […]

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Lawmaker wants to strip benefits from veterans involved in January’s attack on Congress

| March 20, 2021 | 30 Comments
Lawmaker wants to strip benefits from veterans involved in January’s attack on Congress

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this tidbit of vindictiveness. Military Times reports; A Marine-turned-congressman wants federal officials to deny veterans benefits to any current or former military members involved with the attack on the U.S. Capitol building earlier this year, saying they “no longer deserve” the payouts. In letters to the Veterans Affairs secretary and […]

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Biden Signs Executive Order extending President Trumps Delaying VA Debt Collections 

| January 26, 2021 | 8 Comments
Biden Signs Executive Order extending President Trumps Delaying VA Debt Collections 

President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was asking the Department of Veterans Affairs once again to delay collecting debts from veterans. According to the White House, an economic relief executive order signed Friday “will help approximately 2 million veterans maintain their financial footing by asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to consider pausing federal collections […]

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After a years-long fight, veterans will see new medical malpractice protections

| January 7, 2021 | 8 Comments
After a years-long fight, veterans will see new medical malpractice protections

Jeff LPH 3 sent in this Military Times article. Great news for those who have been wronged by the VA’s medical system. Veterans Affairs officials will have to provide basic legal advice to veterans who file medical malpractice claims and provide information on local staffing issues as part of new legislation signed into law this […]

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Finding Answers

| January 1, 2021 | 18 Comments
Finding Answers

Everyone has a Guardian Angel. Even us miscreants at TAH. Veterans New Year By Denise Williams Another New Year but nothing is new and what is there to look forward to? What in this new year is going to make the past any better? What will tomorrow do to change yesterday? Don’t tell me to […]

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Veterans Using G.I. Bill Might Get Extra Year

| December 27, 2020 | 13 Comments
Veterans Using G.I. Bill Might Get Extra Year

Currently, those who opted for the new G.I. Bill forfeit their Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits. However, Jim Rudisill sued the VA over this policy. His argument is that the VA misread the law. Instead of giving up their Montgomery G.I. Bill, veterans keep it. The VA argues that this is “double dipping”. However, both benefits […]

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Military Working Dog (MWD) Recognized at Retirement

| November 24, 2020 | 16 Comments
Military Working Dog (MWD) Recognized at Retirement

MWD Jessy Sports Her NCM. Good Girl! Congratulations to Jessy on her successful Military Working Dog career, and her award on the occasion of her retirement. A nine-year-old Belgian Malinois, Jessy has been adopted by her current handler and family. She looks forward to lounging on the sofa, keeping an eye on the tree rats, […]

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Edited Repost: Facade, and Subsance

| November 11, 2020 | 14 Comments
Edited Repost:  Facade, and Subsance

Author’s Note:  this is a minor re-write of a previous article posted about 5 ½ years ago.  I thought it was apropos today.   —–   Today is Veteran’s Day.  Well, this is my Veteran’s Day article. It’s probably somewhat different than the norm.  Maybe you’ll read it and think this is appropriate for today; […]

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