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 […]

Hair Cuttery’s Share-a-Haircut Program to Benefit Veteran Service Men and Women

This Veterans Day, Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program. For every adult haircut purchased on Tuesday, Nov. 11, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran in communities local to Hair […]

Shoney’s® Offers FREE All-American Burger™ to All Veterans and Troops on Veterans Day

Nothing says “Thank You” like a great burger and Shoney’s will prove it again, as the iconic all-American restaurant brand will thank our nation’s veterans and troops with a FREE All-American Burger™ in what has become a beloved tradition on Veterans Day, this year on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. “Shoney’s always has been a ‘Welcome […]

Phony Navy SEAL of the WEEK: Kevin Eric Hickland and William Francis McAnerney

Retired Navy SEAL Senior Chief Don Shipley BUSTS Kevin Eric Hickland and William Francis McAnerney of Surprise, Arizona. I’ve verified Hickland as a fake several times as he isn’t very good and getting people to believe he was a SEAL after they’ve been around his ass for awhile. McAnerney either ignored my request that […]

VA Telehealth Services Served Over 690,000 Veterans In Fiscal Year 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that its national telehealth programs served more than 690,000 Veterans during fiscal year 2014. That total represents approximately 12 percent of the overall Veteran population enrolled for VA healthcare, and accounted for more than 2 million telehealth visits. Of that number, approximately 55 percent were Veterans living […]

Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

The federal government’s veterans preference policy has been criticized in report released last August by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which suggested that such preference causes resentment among civilian federal workers, and decreases the number of women being hired into the federal work force. The Washington Post and Government Executive have reported on MSPB’s […]