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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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VA employee convicted in $19 million home health fraud

| March 16, 2020 | 17 Comments
VA employee convicted in $19 million home health fraud

VA employee faces long prison term after conviction for home healthcare scam. Nice little crew, defrauding the VA for a large sum in a short time. Glad the VA caught on pretty quickly and slammed this one down. Up to 20 years and $2M in fines just doesn’t seem enough. Todd South A 60-year-old Colorado […]

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Veterans Affairs Facing Growing Number of Elderly Veterans

| March 3, 2020 | 25 Comments
Veterans Affairs Facing Growing Number of Elderly Veterans

What’s demographically true throughout the US is a reality among the veteran community. Baby Boomers are getting older. With age comes age-related health issues. Veterans Affairs is expecting to be addressing health-related issues of a growing senior population. From Military Times: Today, about half of the 9 million veterans currently enrolled in veterans health care […]

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Veteran Suicides – Who is to blame?

| February 21, 2020 | 115 Comments
Veteran Suicides – Who is to blame?

  We are never going to stop all veteran suicides.   However, I think we all agree that one…is one too many.  Who is really to blame? The mother of a U.S. Navy Reservist who killed himself outside the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin last year has filed an $8.2 million wrongful death claim […]

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One Returns

| February 12, 2020 | 41 Comments
One Returns

Punkin Squawkypants My pleasure to report our own Ex-PH2 has returned home and is busily recharging her phone and spoiling her kitty. I’ll let her tell of her adventures, something about a radiology incident and commanding her wheel chair driver like a tall ship’s helmsman, or some such. The important thing is she’s home now. […]

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More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop Treating Retirees, Families, Memo Shows

| February 11, 2020 | 35 Comments
More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop Treating Retirees, Families, Memo Shows

Skippy sends us a link to a disturbing memo being distributed to the commanders of 50 military treatment facilities (MTF) by a Lt. Gen. Ronald Pace, who directs the Defense Health Agency. Of course, the specific MTFs affected are not mentioned. I get my health care and referrals from the clinic here at Pax River, […]

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