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Congressman introduces legislation to give MoH recipients a $100k/yr pension

| September 24, 2022 | 10 Comments
Congressman introduces legislation to give MoH recipients a $100k/yr pension

A Texas Republican Congressman wants to dramatically upgrade the pension benefits for Medal of Honor recipients. From The Daily Caller; Republican Texas Rep. Troy Nehls introduced legislation Friday that would give Medal of Honor recipients a huge raise. The Daily Caller obtained a copy of the Medal of Honor Act, which would increase the special […]

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Some good news for a change!

| September 22, 2022 | 12 Comments
Some good news for a change!

Vet Suicide rate dips It isn’t a final solution, but it is encouraging that the suicide rate for veterans dropped for 2020, down to about 17 a day in the most recent year for which data has been compiled. That is still a suicide rate roughly double that of our civilian brethren, but the decrease […]

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Record pay increase for retired, disability forecast

| August 19, 2022 | 11 Comments
Record pay increase for retired, disability forecast

  Military.com reports a possible 9.6% pay bump for retired and disability-drawing payees, since all are tied to the Social Security COLA as calculated by the The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a nonpartisan senior advocacy nonprofit. Military retirees and veterans receiving disability pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs are likely to see record monthly […]

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“Lieutenant Dan” Moves His AO

| April 28, 2022 | 22 Comments
“Lieutenant Dan” Moves His AO

Gary Sinise From 2010 to 2020, over 1.3 million Californians left California, with 500,000 leaving just in 2019 and 2020. For the first time in its history California also lost a congressional seat. The state lost $8.8 billion in gross adjusted income in 2019 from more people leaving the state than coming in. Ironically, about […]

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Veterans who verify their service can get Fox Nation Free for 1 year.

| January 20, 2022 | 16 Comments
Veterans who verify their service can get Fox Nation Free for 1 year.

  There are a growing number of places that have begun to use a Verification Process before they give special offers to Veterans.  It seems they are using access to SCARA in order to do this. I have to say that every time I stand in line at the Navy Federal Credit Union I can […]

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Wreaths Across America Announces New Theme and New “TEACH the Next Generation” Curriculum

| January 18, 2022 | 17 Comments
Wreaths Across America Announces New Theme and New “TEACH the Next Generation” Curriculum

  “Find a Way to Serve”   National Nonprofit Wreaths Across America Announces New Theme and Planned Curriculum to TEACH the Next Generation in 2022 and Beyond   COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Jan. 17, 2022 — Each year, millions of Americans come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH […]

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In major settlement, N.J. agrees to pay $52.9M to families over COVID deaths in state’s hard-hit veterans homes

| December 25, 2021 | 18 Comments
In major settlement, N.J. agrees to pay $52.9M to families over COVID deaths in state’s hard-hit veterans homes

Poetrooper sends in this bit of good news just in time for Christmas. American Military News reports; The state of New Jersey, which was accused of gross negligence and incompetence over its handling of the COVID outbreak in the state-run veterans homes, has agreed to pay nearly $53 million to the families of 119 residents […]

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White House plan could expand burn pit benefits

| November 12, 2021 | 8 Comments
White House plan could expand burn pit benefits

The White House wants Veterans Affairs to adjust how they review disability claims. This review targets burn pit exposure. One goal is to increase the numbers of those would qualify for burn pit related compensation. The initiative also looks at including a trend of veteran burn pit exposure related claims, along with scientific studies, to […]

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