RAO Bulletin Update 01 August 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == Traumatic Brain Injury [46] — (A Head for the Future Inputs Wanted) 05 == Anthrax [02] —- (Accidental Shipments Result of Procedural Errors) 07 == DoD Lawsuit | Hollis~Shon ———- (NH Jacksonville | Malpractice) 08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, and Abuse ——– (Reported 15 thru 31 […]

Fleet Week Announces Star-Spangled Roster of Events to Honor San Diego’s Military

The men and women that defend the land of the free and the home of the brave are honored each year by San Diego’s Fleet Week military tribute. This year’s roster of events includes festivities exclusively for the military, as well as some spectacular events open to the public that members of the community will […]

Pa. Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus Will End Aug. 31 Unless Senate Votes For Extension

Veterans might not get any additional time to apply for the Pennsylvania Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus if the state Senate doesn’t reconvene and vote before August 31 – the date the program is slated to end. “In June, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to extend the Persian Gulf Veterans’ Bonus Program for three […]

Senior Military and Civilian Leaders Gather in Support of Military Children

Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, and the nation’s top military leaders — including 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey — will meet here this week to support the nation’s youngest heroes: children of military service members and veterans. Carter, senior military officers, and leaders from education and industry are […]

Volunteers restore Civil War era grotto at Dayton, Ohio VA

Over the last few years, many Dayton VAMC staff, volunteers and community partners have joined together in an effort to restore the grotto’s glory. The combined effort includes Dayton VA’s voluntary services, engineering and director’s office, as well as the American Veterans Heritage Center, Ohio State University Extension master gardeners and many volunteers, community supporters […]

Sen. Blumenthal Proposes Needed Plan for Real Accountability at the VA

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today sent a letter to U.S. Senators strongly urging them to support S. 1856, legislation introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans Affairs. The legislation would establish highly effective tools to increase VA accountability while protecting whistleblowers and other employees harmed by retaliation, […]

American Legion Praises Mt. Soledad Memorial Association for Land Purchase to Save Cross

Calling for an end to a lengthy court battle, The American Legion is praising the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association for its recent purchase of land from the Department of Defense in order to preserve a 43-foot cross that was erected in 1954. “I hope this ends it,” National Commander Michael D. Helm said of the […]