Veterans

Washington Report (April 19, 2016) Maj. Gen. Marta Carcana, the adjutant general of Puerto Rico, accompanied by veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery last week. At an earlier ceremony at the... Read more
Washington Report (April 12, 2016) Veterans of the 65th Infantry Regiment, a unit of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, will be presented Wednesday with the Congressional Gold Medal for the unit’s display of bravery during the Korean War. The medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can award... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report  (April 5, 2016) Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the new Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal for the battle against ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, during the U.S. Central Command change-of-command ceremony last week. The medal is retroactive to June 15, 2014,... Read more
(April 1) Service members taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve are eligible for a new medal. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal during the U.S. Central Command change-of-command ceremony Wednesday. The medal will be awarded to service members who serve... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (March 29, 2016) At the urging of Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the Department of Veterans Affairs has modified a policy that had been causing a financial hardship for many reserve-component members who receive both VA benefits and drill pay. Because they are not permitted to... Read more
Washington Report (March 22, 2016) Combat veterans waiting for approval of their health-care claims from the Department of Veterans Affairs can use the telephone to complete their applications, the VA announced last week. The new method of application is open now to combat veterans, but will be... Read more
Washington Report (March 15, 2016) Men and women who leave the military should have longer access to the benefits available through Military OneSource, a Pentagon official told the acting secretary of the Army last week. Rosemary Williams, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) Service members diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic-brain injury could not be discharged from the military if a bill introduced last week in the House becomes law, according to a report in Military Times. The legislation introduced by a... Read more
Washington Report (March 8, 2016) The Department of Veterans Affairs has eased the payment process for its program that allows veterans to seek care outside of the VA system, the agency announced last week. No longer will doctors taking part in the Veterans Choice program be required to submit a... Read more
Washington Report  (March 1, 2016) The Library of Congress has reached a milestone in its Veterans History Project and is renewing its call for veterans to preserve their wartime memories. The project has received 100,000 recollections from veterans from World War I to the wars in Afghanistan and... Read more

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