Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. The fee waiver requires only verbal confirmation of service. The waiver covers fees for […]

Central Alabama VA Healthcare System Director Removed

Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) formally removed the Director of the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) from federal service. This decision followed an investigation by the Office of Accountability Review (OAR) in which allegations of neglect of duty were substantiated. This removal action underscores VA’s commitment to hold leaders accountable and get […]

On The Border® Thanks Veterans and Troops with FREE “Create Your Own Combo” This Veterans Day

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® is saying “Thank You” more than 150 ways this Veterans Day, as all veterans and active duty military will receive, for FREE, OTB’s “Create Your Own Combo menu,” the restaurant’s best-seller featuring more than 150 possible meal combinations, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Veterans and active duty military […]

VA Demonstrates New Telehealth Scheduling System to Veteran Service Organizations

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) met today with Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) at the Washington VA Medical Center for a hands-on demonstration and discussion about VA’s telehealth programs and services. The hands-on demonstration included a presentation of VA’s new Clinical Video Telehealth scheduling software which launched last month and is intended to […]

VA Accepting Provider Applications to Extend Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced it is currently accepting proposals for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). The program had been slated to sunset this year, however the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) extends the program through October 6, 2017. “Due […]

VA Expands Fry Scholarship to Surviving Spouses of Servicemembers Who Died on Active Duty

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin accepting applications by mail on Monday, November 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses. The expanded criteria for the Fry Scholarship is the latest in a series of VA actions to implement provisions of the Veterans Access, […]

Free Rides for Vets Living in Highly Rural Areas

Thousands of Veterans who live in highly rural and remote areas will now have free transportation to their VA medical appointments to receive the health care they need and have earned through service to our country. The free transportation is made possible through VA’s Highly Rural Transportation Grants program. The program enables State Veterans Service […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 October 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DFAS Fraud ———— (Retiree Direct Deposit Phone Change Policy) 05 == Military Retirement System [16] —————– (Redux a Rotten Deal) 07 == DoD Pay and Benefits [03] — (Pentagon Trim Proposals to Continue) 07 == DoD Mobilized Reserve 30 SEP 2014 —————- (Decrease of 708) 08 […]

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Announces “Road to Recovery Week”

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, a leading national, non-profit military charity, received a proclamation signed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer during a special musical reception benefit for combat-wounded military veterans and their families on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, CA. The proclamation, presented to Coalition CEO and President […]