Veterans

Washington Report (January 17, 2017) Retired Maj. Gen. David B. Poythress, a veteran of the war in Vietnam and the Georgia adjutant general from 1999 until 2007, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 73. Poythress, who held the state rank of lieutenant general, had served as the Georgia... Read more
(January 3, 2017) President-elect Donald Trump lost two candidates for the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary position over the weekend. Luis Quinonez, a Florida businessman, said health concerns kept him from seeking the job, and Toby Cosgrove, the chief-executive officer of Cleveland Clinic... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now only a presidential signature away from finally being recognized as veterans. Congress approved legislation last week that would expand the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists... Read more
Washington Report (December 13, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs is shortchanging women veterans regarding health care, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office, which found that about one-third of VA medical facilities lack an onsite gynecologist. The GAO found... Read more
WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2016) — All retired National Guardsmen and Reservists are now only a presidential signature away from finally being recognized as veterans. Congress approved legislation late last week that expands the legal definition of a veteran to include Guardsmen and Reservists that... Read more
Washington Report (November 15, 2016) Most women in uniform believe their military service is underappreciated by society, according to a poll released this week. In a new Service Women's Action Network survey, nearly 75 percent of the women said their military service is not understood or valued... Read more
Washington Report (November 1, 2016) A new study suggests veterans may be more likely to commit suicide during their first year out of service, according to a Reuters report published last week. Veterans in their first three months out of the military were 2 1/2 times more likely to commit suicide... Read more
Washington Report (October 18, 2016) A retired Marine general says in his new book that adding more to Congress likely would break the gridlock that prevents anything from getting done. “I really do believe that,” retired Maj. Gen. Arnold L. Punaro told DoD Buzz, an online journal that covers... Read more
Washington Report (October 4, 2016) A congressman is taking aim at military memorabilia collectors with legislation that would make selling the Purple Heart illegal. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif., a former Marine, introduced the bill last week and said, “These military collectors cheapen the Purple... Read more
Washington Report (September 20, 2016) The issue of veterans status for National Guard and Reserve retirees was included in a massive veterans bill that passed the House last week. The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act mainly addresses issues regarding accountability of... Read more

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