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Family Seeks Damages After Veteran’s Suicide Inside VA Mental Health Unit

| August 25, 2020 | 5 Comments
Family Seeks Damages After Veteran’s Suicide Inside VA Mental Health Unit

The family of Sgt. Brieux Dash, a veteran who died by suicide in a Department of Veterans Affairs mental health unit last year, filed a claim against the VA on Friday, arguing that the agency’s “deliberate indifference” and “complete disregard for patient safety” contributed to Dash’s death. Dash, 33, hung himself March 14, 2019, on […]

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Former VA Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Seven Veterans

| July 15, 2020 | 27 Comments
Former VA Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Seven Veterans

Wait for it… A former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murders of seven veteran patients and an attempt to kill an eighth at the facility.Reta Mays, 46, worked the night shift at the medical center’s medical surgical award and was […]

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White House Unveils Roadmap Aiming to End Veterans Suicide Crisis

| June 22, 2020 | 15 Comments
White House Unveils Roadmap Aiming to End Veterans Suicide Crisis

By Patricia Kime President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited plan by a White House task force to address the problem of veterans’ suicides — a “roadmap” that includes suicide prevention training across professions, a public awareness campaign, community partnerships and promotion of safe storage of weapons for firearms owners. The President’s Roadmap to […]

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Another of Ours Hit Hard- Oly Update

| May 21, 2020 | 13 Comments
Another of Ours Hit Hard- Oly Update

Fyrfighter sends us an Oly update. If you recall: The not good news: He’s asking once again for our support for one of his own driver/engineers. A former Navy diver, Oly, was medically retired due to an injury suffered during a dive. Since then he’s been a firefighter for over 35 years. A little over […]

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COVID-19 Hits One Of Our Own

| April 16, 2020 | 48 Comments
COVID-19 Hits One Of Our Own

  VOV reports his Father in Law, a Korean War Vet, is one of the veterans in the Holyoke soldiers home with the virus. So however you roll- say a prayer, send good  karma, light a candle, burn some incense, raise a glass, or just wish him the best possible outcome, please keep him and […]

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Just In…

| April 6, 2020 | 19 Comments
Just In…

Stu sends. Little Rock AFB – COVID-19 6 Apr 2020 Update Subject: Little Rock AFB – COVID-19 6 Apr 2020 Update To Our Military Retirees, Effective immediately, per the Secretary of Defense’s direction, and to the greatest extent possible, all individuals on Little Rock AFB will wear protective face coverings when they cannot maintain six […]

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Public Service Announcement

| April 5, 2020 | 25 Comments
Public Service Announcement

Jeff LPH 3 sends. Hi Ed; Got this from former shipmate Bruce K, V-6 Div LPH 3. Yes their was a V-6 Div. We had V-1, V-3, V-4 and V-6 onboard. V-6 had the AT, ADR and AMS rates. Our diesel engine repair shop and A/C filter cleaning room were located in the forward hanger […]

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Where, Oh Where Has Ex-PH2 Gone?

| March 25, 2020 | 29 Comments
Where, Oh Where Has Ex-PH2 Gone?

One and only shot of Ex-PH2’s full solar eclipse Where, oh where can she be? Sorry, can’t carry a tune in a bucket. Good news, she’s getting lots of rest at home with her attack cat. Bad news, she’s getting lots of rest at home with her attack cat because of reactions to meds she’s […]

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