RAO Bulletin Update 15 November 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == Surface Navy Comprehensive Review —- (Report To Congress) 06 == Nuclear Weapons Arsenal [03] —- (Presidents Authority to Use) 06 == SBP DIC Offset [49] —- (Partial Fix in Proposed NDAA Bill) 07 == SECNAV Retiree Council [07] —- (Applications for 2019 Membership) 08 == ID […]

Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., Passes Away at 93

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Monday morning, November 13, 2017, in Concord, Massachusetts, at the age of 93. Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., a native of Fall River, Massachusetts, is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and a veteran of both the Korean […]

VA Prioritizes Improving Veterans’ Access to Pro Bono Legal Services

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), together with the American Bar Association, The Veterans Consortium and National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium, signed a Memorandum of Agreement aimed at improving Veterans’ access to free legal services. Veterans often face stressful legal problems — such as eviction, foreclosure, child support, or drivers’ license revocations — […]

The American Veteran – Episode #1103

This episode of VA’s The American Veteran features stories about: Navy Veteran Rodney Perry’s recovery from a severe stroke; a training program from the Small Business Administration that helps Veterans start small businesses such as Lyles BBQ in Kentucky; a conversation with Navajo code talker and Marine Corps Veteran Thomas Begay; and a look back […]

VA to Host 2 Dozen Events Across Country to Reach Homeless and At-risk Veterans

This year, Veterans Day also marks the first day of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual initiative to educate the public on how they can help fix the critical but solvable problems of homelessness and food insecurity. In recognition of this community-driven initiative, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hosting 24 Stand Downs […]