The Shadow Rulers of the VA: How Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans policies.
New VA secretary promises veterans better customer service and more medical options
Burn Pit Testimonies #fightfortheforgotten
Veterans hope burn pit bill will provide VA health care, disability benefits
Here We Go – Congress Demands Investigation Into Marvel Comics CEO Leadership Of VA
Hot Off The Press! VA Keeping Blood Bank Too Warm Since 2004
The limits of free speech for white supremacists marching at Unite the Right 2, explained
The First Amendment doesn’t protect targeted racial slurs that could spark violence.
Remembering Adrian Cronauer, The DJ Who Inspired 'Good Morning Vietnam'
Adrian Cronauer, inspiration for Robin Williams' Good Morning, Vietnam' character, dies
Getting Fired? VA Secretary Wilkie Demotes O’Rourke, Revokes Years Of Agency Delegations Impacting Terminations
PA CARES TASKFORCE
Public Comment Period for OMHSAS-Proposed Changes to Intensive Behavioral Health Services Regulations
Not Another VA Hotline: Trump Campaign Promise To Help Vets Derailed
The Trump Administration Is Launching Stealth Attacks on Veterans
“We Don’t Have Those On The Reservation”: VA Racism Threatens Veteran’s Life
Blue Water Veterans Stalled? VA Vehemently Opposes New Legislation
Legion Splits With VFW Over GI Bill Cuts, Transfer Rules Will Tighten
"Agent Orange" Original Song
“Crickets” From The VA: New Hampshire Home Healthcare Folds Citing Lack Of Payment
Wish I Was In Dixie… Hooray? Mississippi Outpatient Clinics Deficient “Environments Of Care”
President Trump Delivers Remarks and Participates in a Signing Ceremony for H.R. 5515
Forever GI Bill - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act
VFW Action Corps Weekly August 17, 2018
Training The Best Service Officers To Be Even Better: VFW celebrating a centennial of service to America’s disabled veterans
VA updates the disability rating schedule related to skin conditions
New Army credentialing assistance program to be tested this fall
Air Force combat controller to receive Medal of Honor posthumously, service’s 1st since Vietnam
VFW National Home
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn, 43, of Fort Wayne, Ind., whose remains were previously accounted for, will be buried Aug. 21 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. On Dec. 7, 1941, Glenn was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship sustained multiple torpedo hits and quickly capsized, resulting in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Glenn.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Marine Corps Pfc. Robert K. Holmes, 19, of Wichita, Kan., whose remains were previously accounted for, will be buried Aug. 20 in Salt Lake City. On Dec. 7, 1941, Holmes was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship sustained multiple torpedo hits and quickly capsized, resulting in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Holmes.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Army Air Forces Capt. George Van Vleet, Jr., 35, of Fresno, Calif., whose remains were previously accounted for, will be buried August 18 in his hometown. Van Vleet was a member of the 38th Bombardment Squadron, (Heavy), 30th Bombardment Group, stationed at Hawkins Field, Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands. On Jan. 21, 1944, the B-24J bomber aircraft he was aboard crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all six crewmembers, including Van Vleet.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Herman W. Mulligan, Jr., 21, of West Greenville, S.C., whose remains were previously accounted for, will be buried Aug. 21 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. On May 30, 1945, Mulligan was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division, engaged in heavy fighting against Japanese forces on Hill 27. A large cache of ammunition exploded during the battle, wounding dozens and killing Mulligan.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Army Pfc. Joe S. Elmore, 20, of Seminary, Ky., whose remains were previously accounted for, will be buried Aug. 18 in Albany, Ky. Elmore was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. In late November 1950, his unit was assembled with South Korean soldiers in the 31st Regimental Combat Team on the east side of the Chosin River, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by Chinese forces. Elmore was among more than 1,000 members of the RCT killed or captured in enemy territory and was declared missing on Dec. 2, 1950.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Navy Aviation Chief Ordnanceman Otis E. Ingram was a turret gunner aboard a torpedo bomber from U.S. Navy Torpedo Squadron Fifty One (VT-51). On July 27, 1944, Ingram’s aircraft was the lead of four Avengers on a mission targeting the Japanese base at Malakal Harbor when it went missing. All three crewmembers, including Ingram were reported missing in action, and subsequently reported killed in action on Feb. 4, 1946. Interment services are pending.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Army Pfc. Leo J. Duquette was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. In July 1950, his unit was engaged in combat operations against North Korean forces near Choch’iwon, South Korea. Duquette could not be accounted for and was declared missing in action on July 11, 1950. Interment services are pending.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Army Pfc. Mathis O. Ball, Jr. was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. In July 1950, his unit was engaged in combat operations against North Korean forces near Choch’iwon, South Korea. Ball could not be accounted for and was declared missing in action on July 12, 1950. Interment services are pending.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that returning home with full military honors is Army Pfc. George L. Spangenberg was a member of Company E, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On Nov. 2, 1950, Spangenberg was reported as missing in action following a battle in Unsan, North Korea. Interment services are pending.
IG Rips Veterans Affairs Over Caregiver Program Mismanagement
Veterans exposed to battlefield burn pits press VA for care and compensation
Airman Killed During Vietnam War Accounted For (Kibbey, R.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2018 —Air Force Col. Richard A Kibbey, killed in the Vietnam War, was accounted for on August 6. On Feb. 6, 1967, Kibbey was a member of Detachment 5, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, when he, along with three other service members, were crew members of an HH-3E helicopter on a rescue and recovery mission over North Vietnam. After rescuing the pilot of a downed aircraft, Kibbey's helicopter was hit by enemy ground fire, resulting in an internal explosion and crash. Kibbey was subsequently reported missing in action. His status was later amended to deceased. DPAA is grateful to the government of Vietnam for their partnership in this mission, as well as National Leagues of Families for their stalwart persistence in accounting for missing service personnel. Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services. Kibbey's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the Vietnam War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for. For more information about DPAA, visit www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa, or call 703-699-1420/1169. Kibbey's personnel profile can be viewed at
Desert Storm memorial to be built on National Mall near Vietnam Wall
VA may have fumbled over 1,000 sexual trauma claims, report says
AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER Vol 6, Issue 6
Winds Of Change? St. Cloud VA Prepares To Tear Down Its Wind Turbine
Trump touts VA overhaul, but affected workers say the result has not been good for veterans
Bad Moon Rising – Louisiana Navy Veteran Sues Regional VA Director
Senate confirms Robert Wilkie as next VA secretary, but with opposition
Tinnitus Anyone? 3M Covered Up Its Defective Military Earplugs Since 2000
Effective Date Fiasco – Intent To File Claims Rob $72 Million From Vets
Secretary Wilkie Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain
Robert Wilkie confirmed as VA secretary. Here's his stance on privatizing veteran health care
Genesis of The American Legion
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
Mind, Body & Soul
‘Random Murder, Rape, and Pillage’: A US Soldier Describes 1968 in Vietnam. Whatever you do, don’t eat the apricots out of a C-ration can.