Veterans Taking Care of Veterans

“The one thing I believe in is Veterans taking care of Veterans. Whether you were in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines – we’re all still Veterans.” –Jimmie Hargrave, cemetery foreman, Baltimore National Cemetery, and U.S. Army Veteran To learn more about Baltimore National Cemetery, click here: www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/baltimore.asp Learn more about the National Cemetery Administration: […]

The Mission of the National Cemetery Administration

“The mission of the National Cemetery Administration is to provide final resting places for their families that commemorate the service and sacrifice of our Veterans, said Ron Walters, Acting Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs, National Cemetery Administration. “No place is the price of freedom more evident than in a VA national cemetery.” Learn more about the […]

TFCO Podcast

Marine Infantryman Buck Rogers and Scout Sniper Tony Moenich talk about life and share experiences on personal development, healing, and grunt philosophy. TFCO is a podcast created with the intentions of sharing our experiences and exploring the unknown. Topics and conversations may range from serious to childish and that’s okay. We have the ability to […]

VA Announces Immediate Actions at Manchester VA Medical Center

Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin, M.D., announced actions the department is taking immediately to respond to whistleblower concerns at the Manchester, New Hampshire, VA Medical Center (VAMC) detailed in an article in today’s Boston Globe. The VA Office of the Medical Inspector and the VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection are […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == NDAA 2018 ————————————- (House $631B | Senate $700B) 05 == NDAA 2018 [01] ——————————————– (Civilian Workforce) 06 == NDAA 2018 [02] ————————————- (Valor Awards Retention) 06 == NDAA 2018 [03] ————————————- (TRICARE Fee Increases) 07 == NDAA 2018 [04] —– (Transgender-Related Medical Treatment Funding) 07 == […]

Hundreds of Veterans to Participate in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Nearly 600 of the country’s best wheelchair athletes are arriving in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held July 17–22. “The Wheelchair Games is a great example of some of the finest athletes on the planet displaying true skill and determination,” said Dr. David J. Shulkin, Secretary of the Department of […]

VA Honors Outstanding Achievements in Support of Homeless Veterans Programs

During several award ceremonies across the country in July, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will honor exemplary facilities, employees and civilian providers working to address Veteran homelessness. “VA’s strong community efforts on Veteran homelessness are being supported by the hard work, innovation and dedication of thousands of VA employees and civilian partners,” said […]

Work on Fixing, Not Dismantling Veterans’ Healthcare

On Tuesday the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing to address proposed legislation aimed at improving veterans’ access to care. With 49,000 vacancies at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide and a growing veteran population, AFGE cautioned lawmakers that some of the proposals under consideration may lead to the dismantling of the VA healthcare system and […]

Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg Brings War on Terror Perspective to Board

Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg has become the first Recipient from the War on Terror to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, (www.themedalofhonor.com). The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, consisting of the 71 living Recipients of the Medal of Honor, appointed Groberg to the Foundation Board […]