Saturday, October 26, 2019

Here's Your 2020 Military Retiree, VA and Social Security Pay Increase Via COLA

Article Title: Here's Your 2020 Military Retiree, VA and Social Security Pay Bump

Snippet of Article: "... Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees and social security recipients will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly checks for 2020. The annual Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) is smaller..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Iraq veterans are suing pharma companies for allegedly supporting Shia militias

Article Title: Iraq veterans are suing pharma companies for allegedly supporting Shia militias

Snippet of Article: "... companies made deals with the Iraqi Health Ministry with full knowledge that it was affiliated with a Shia militia group fronted by notorious extremist leader Muqtada al-Sadr, that attacked Americans, resulting in severe injuries and death. “Some U.S. government personnel in Iraq called Jaysh al-Mahdi ‘The Pill Army,’ because Sadr and his Jaysh al-Mahdi commanders were notorious for paying their terrorist fighters..."

Article Source: www.marinecorpstimes.com

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway in Hawaiian Islands

Article Title: Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway in Hawaiian Islands

Snippet of Article: "... MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc...."

Article Source: www.wjhl.com

Friday, October 18, 2019

Medical murderers and the mystery of the Clarksburg VA hospital in West Virginia

Article Title: Medical murderers and the mystery of the Clarksburg VA hospital in West Virginia

Snippet of Article: "...As part of the recent investigation into the suspicious deaths at the West Virginia VA hospital, the bodies of Army veteran Felix Kirk McDermott, 82, and Air Force Veteran George Nelson Shaw, 81, were exhumed. Both deaths were classified as homicides. A federal medical examiner concluded insulin was injected into McDermott’s abdomen and Shaw’s autopsy revealed injection sites tested positive for insulin. Neither man had diabetes ..."

Article Source: www.usatoday.com

Monday, August 5, 2019

Man Plants Patriotism In His Front Yard With 25 American Flags

Article Title: Man Plants Patriotism In His Front Yard With 25 American Flags

Snippet of Article: "... Dozens of American flags stand tall in a single yard. It’s a striking visual. Behind that display is a man with a lot of love for his country..."

Article Source: www.kvrr.com

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Blue Water Veterans Act unanimously passed in the Senate

Article Title: Blue Water Veterans Act unanimously passed in the Senate

Snippet of Article: "... If signed by President Trump, the law will take effect at the start of 2020. The measure affects about 90,000 veterans who served on ships during Vietnam but never stepped foot in-country. If enacted, these veterans will be presumed exposed to toxic defoliant chemicals, like Agent Orange, while serving off the southern coast of Vietnam and entitled to benefits for service-connected disabilities. Depending on their level of disability, ‘blue water’ veterans would receive $1,200 to $1,700 in monthly compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Act also..."

Article Source: apwu.org

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Military working dog stamps are coming to a post office near you

Article Title: Military working dog stamps are coming to a post office near you

Snippet of Article: "... There will be one stamp each for the German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherd breeds, which are all types of military working dogs..."

Article Source: www.stripes.com

Friday, July 26, 2019

More than 1,000 people attend military funeral for Vietnam veteran in Niles

Article Title: More than 1,000 people attend military funeral for Vietnam veteran in Niles

Snippet of Article: "... NILES, Mich. (WNDU) - A public funeral was held Wednesday in Niles for a Vietnam veteran who had no surviving family members. More than 1,000 people from not only across the area but across the country arrived to honor Wayne Lee Wilson. Wilson served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1977, during the Vietnam War..."

Article Source: www.wndu.com

Sunday, June 9, 2019

VA Will Now Let You Go to Civilian Urgent Care Doctors

Article Title: VA Will Now Let You Go to Civilian Urgent Care Doctors

Snippet of Article: "... Under this new expanded program, veterans are eligible to get limited urgent care from civilian doctors regardless of how close they are to a VA facility. If you are enrolled in the VA health care system and have received VA medical care within the last 24 months, you should be eligible for this program. However, you should contact your local VA medical facility before visiting a civilian urgent care provider..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Thousands of disabled veterans may get refunds of VA home loan fees

Article Title: Thousands of disabled veterans may get refunds of VA home loan fees

Snippet of Article: "... You may be entitled to a refund of the VA funding fee, if you had a disability compensation claim pending at the time of loan closing and were later awarded service connected disability compensation..."

Article Source: www.militarytimes.com

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Alabama: State to investigate alleged mistreatment at Huntsville VA retirement home

Article Title: Alabama: State to investigate alleged mistreatment at Huntsville VA retirement home

Snippet of Article: "... Two former employees of the Floyd E. “Tut” Fann State Veterans home said they have seen gross mistreatment of veterans and bed bugs at the facility. They claim to have seen evidence of staff negligence, disinterest in feeding the veterans properly, and an inadequate response to a Scabies outbreak..."

Article Source: www.waff.com

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ISIS bride from Alabama who urged people to drive pick-up trucks into crowds on Veterans Day wants to come back to the US

Article Title: ISIS bride from Alabama who urged people to drive pick-up trucks into crowds on Veterans Day wants to come back to the US

Snippet of Article: "... An American woman who left her life in Alabama to join ISIS in Syria, where she called for violent attacks on US soil, has asked for forgiveness and said she would like to return. Hoda Muthana was a so-called ISIS bride ..."

Article Source: www.businessinsider.com

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wounded Warrior Leave For Postal Employees Explained

Article Title: Wounded Warrior Leave For Postal Employees

Snippet of Article: "... Consistent with the requirements of the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015, the Postal Service allows veteran employees who meet the eligibility requirements to take Wounded Warrior Leave. This is a..."

Article Source: postalemployeenetwork.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Commission approves $10,000 each for at least 244 war survivors on Guam

Article Title: Commission approves $10,000 each for at least 244 war survivors on Guam

Snippet of Article: "...Under the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Program, Guam residents who were forced to march, or placed in internment or who went into hiding to evade internment, can claim $10,000 ...Those forced to labor or with a personal injury not specified above, such as disfigurement, scarring or burns, can claim $12,000..."

Article Source: www.guampdn.com

Friday, January 18, 2019

Postal Service Expands Wounded Warrior Leave Policy Effective Jan. 5, 2019

Article Title: USPS Expands Wounded Warriors Leave

Snippet of Article: "...The USPS has recently expanded the Wounded Warrior Leave policy effective on January 5, 2019. The Wounded Warrior ..."

Article Source: npmhu317.blogspot.com

Monday, January 14, 2019

At funeral, oldest WWII veteran, 112-year-old Richard Overton, remembered as devoted soldier

Article Title: At funeral, oldest WWII veteran, 112-year-old Richard Overton, remembered as devoted soldier

Snippet of Article: "...Overton was deployed to the Pacific theater shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was stationed in Guam, Okinawa and Iwo Jima, until he finished military service in 1945. While Overton’s occupation was listed as truck driver ..."

Article Source: www.dispatch.com

A Marine veteran is reunited with his military dog in Roanoke

Article Title: A Marine veteran is reunited with his military dog in Roanoke

Snippet of Article: "...The marine corps got priority of Dini after Migkins left Japan and Migkins thought he may never see his dog again. But the non-profit Mission K9 came to the rescue and reunited Dini with his partner ..."

Article Source: www.nbc12.com

Reps. Gabbard and Bilirakis Introduce Bill to Ensure Retirement & Disability Pay for Veterans

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Snippet of Article: "...Under current law, veterans receiving 40% or lower rates of service-connected disability compensation are not eligible for full retirement and disability benefits. The Retired Pay Restoration Act would correct this ..."

Article Source: bigislandnow.com