Veterans

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
Washington Report (August 16, 2016) About 18 million additional honorably discharged veterans would have access to online shopping at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website after the Pentagon’s Executive Resale Board unanimously approved the plan last week, according to a report in... Read more
Washington Report (August 16, 2016) The NGAUS legislative team answered member-submitted questions Monday during a live video that was posted to the association Facebook page. “We have to continue to find innovative ways to communicate to our younger members and articulate what NGAUS is doing for... Read more
Washington Report (August 9, 2016) An extensive analysis of veteran suicides by the Department of Veterans Affairs found the risk for suicide 21 percent higher for veterans than the civilian population and that 20 veterans took their lives each day in 2014. The report released last week includes an... Read more
Washington Report (August 2, 2016) Veterans will receive same-day primary care and mental-health services at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities by the end of the year, VA Secretary Robert McDonald promised last week. Speaking at the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) Veterans with mental-health problems still shy away from treatment because they fear it will hurt their chances for employment and because they remain embarrassed by their problems, a survey found. The survey by the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service... Read more
Washington Report (July 26, 2016) About 1,000 American service members died in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2011 because military doctors lacked sufficient skills in caring for trauma patients, according to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. When not... Read more
Washington Report (July 12, 2016) Veterans status is one of two important pieces of legislation that have hit a snag in Congress. Current law requires Guardsmen and Reservists to serve at least 179 days on federal active duty for other than training to be considered a veteran, regardless of how... Read more
Washington Report (June 28, 2016) NGAUS and its members are now more directly connected than ever through the association’s website at www.ngaus.org. In a move NGAUS members have been asking for, they have easier access to their membership profiles and prospective members can quickly join through... Read more
Washington Report (June 28, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs suicide hotline failed to respond to almost 30 percent of text messages sent as a test by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO released a report Monday several months after an inspector general’s report found that some... Read more

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