OSS Congressional Gold Medal Act Passed By Congress

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Congressional Gold Medal Act (S. 2234) was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday. The OSS was the World War II predecessor to the CIA, the US Special Operations Command and the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. It was created in 1942 by President Roosevelt who appointed […]

Legion outlines veterans’ priorities to Trump Transition Team

The American Legion hosted a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team and representatives from more than 30 other veterans service organizations today to address concerns and lay out top priorities leading into the new administration. The veteran-focused meeting was the first of its kind held between Trump’s team and any outside organization. American Legion […]

Transformation of the VA Needs to Begin at the Local Level

Jim Lorraine, President and CEO of America’s Warrior Partnership says that the time to fix the VA is NOW. President-elect Trump’s administration offers a tremendous opportunity to transform Veteran care in our nation. Mr. Trump’s proposed ten points on reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs address the needed top-down changes required to remove some of […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 December 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Trump’s Military —————————————- (What to Expect) 06 == Military Recruiting [06] —————— (Standards May Be Relaxed) 07 == Toxic Exposure | Colorado Springs Area [02] ————— (False Alarm) 07 == BRAC [52] ——————————- (Non-BRAC Closure Alternatives) 08 == Toxic Exposure | Colorado Springs Area [02] ————— […]

The American Legion supports Trump on flag issue, calls for constitutional protection

American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt praises President-elect Donald Trump for his support of the American flag. In a tweet, Mr. Trump said, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” As the leader of the […]

VA Partners with Prostate Cancer Foundation to Expand Clinical Research

As a national leader in oncology advancement and as the largest integrated healthcare system in the nation, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced an important and substantial partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to prevent, screen and promote research to speed the development of treatments and cures for prostate cancer among Veterans. […]

VA Partners with Prostate Cancer Foundation to Expand Clinical Research

As a national leader in oncology advancement and as the largest integrated healthcare system in the nation, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced an important and substantial partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to prevent, screen and promote research to speed the development of treatments and cures for prostate cancer among Veterans. […]

President Trump’s VA Cabinet Pick “SHOCK & STRAW”?

In a recent interview with Aaron Shapiro, Admiral Ed Straw shares his thoughts on the Veterans Administration. When asked about the Veterans Affairs problems in long delays and cost overruns and his “solutions” Shapiro asked, “Why you?” Straw: “BTDT….Been There, Done That,” adding – “Accountability is job One.” “I have zero learning curve, zero tolerance […]

Military families to spend less this holiday, cite income & rising costs

Every family deals with budgeting constraints and financial concerns around the holidays, and this year military families are no different. Based on the results from the 2016 Military Holiday Spending Survey conducted by Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank, military families will be spending less this year compared to last for a variety of […]