News and Current Events

President Unveils 19 Executive Orders to Help VA

  • 08/26/2014 - 13:42

    In a speech to the national conference of the American Legion today, President Obama announced that he would issue 19 executive orders designed to help the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs.

    The executive orders are designed to tackle six major areas where the Veterans Administration still needs work:

    • Improving the transition for veterans from the Department of Defense care to VA and civilian care.
    • Improving access to and the quality of mental care in the VA and DoD.
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GAO Report: DoD Broke the Law

  • 08/22/2014 - 13:42

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has weighted in on the prisoner exchange involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and believes that the Defense Department broke the law.

    According to the GAO 7-page report, the DoD violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 when they used taxpayer money to transfer prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay without giving Congress at least 30 days notice.

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Feeding America Survey Reveals Military Families Troubles

  • 08/18/2014 - 12:32

    A recent survey by Feeding America has some interesting and troubling statistics about the number of military families relying on food banks.

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VA Now Referring More to Private Doctors

  • 08/14/2014 - 09:18

    Relief may be in sight for veterans who have been waiting to see a primary care physician through the VA Medical System. The Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) program, originally set up to allow vets access to specialty care if long distances or wait times made a normal VA facility unavailable, has been expanded to now include primary care physicians.

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Army, Air Force, and Navy Revise Hairstyle Regulations

  • 08/13/2014 - 13:40

    The Army, Air Force, and Navy have all reviewed the newly-implemented hairstyle policies and have agreed to modify both the allowed hairstyles and some of the language used in the regulations themselves.

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