Tri-Agency Partnership Working to Tailor Cancer Care Based on Genes, Proteins

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to tailor cancer care for patients based on the genes and proteins associated with their tumors. The tri-agency program will create the nation’s first system in which cancer patients’ tumors are routinely screened for gene […]

Dog Tag Brewing Signs Partnership Agreement With Pabst Brewing Company

Beginning this fall, Dog Tag Brewing’s “Legacy Lager” will be distributed nationally by Pabst Brewing Company. Dog Tag Brewing donates 100% of its after-tax profits to the Dog Tag Brewing Foundation, which benefits charities created or selected by Gold Star Families. Seth Jordan, a Marine combat veteran, founded Dog Tag Brewing in 2014 with an […]

VA provides service dog benefits to Veterans with mental health disorders

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is piloting a protocol to implement veterinary health benefits for mobility service dogs approved for Veterans with a chronic impairment that substantially limits mobility associated with mental health disorders. “We take our responsibility for the care and safety of Veterans very seriously,” said VA Under […]

NCA welcomes 13 new cemetery directors via its internship program

The National Cemetery Administration recently graduated 13 members of the Cemetery Director Intern Class of 2016. The Cemetery Director Intern Program offers individuals interested in becoming a cemetery director the opportunity to gain the foundational skills needed to start those individuals on their career path. Read more: www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30155/nca-welcomes-13-new-cemetery-directors/

Star Studded Rally Behind Nation’s Veterans

Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Disabled American Veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Academy of United States Veterans are proud to host The Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 at Washington D.C.’s historic Hay-Adams Hotel. The unprecedented and unparalleled event celebrates a monumental night […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DoD Mental Health Programs [04] ——– (New Final Rule Issued) 05 == Rising Sea Levels —————— (Military Base Impact | Virginia) 06 == IRR AAFES Use ——————– (Policy & ID Card Procurement) 06 == BRAC [51] ——— (Outgoing SECNAV | Another Round Needed) 07 == DoD […]

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 […]

Peer Advisors for Veteran Education

Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities have come together to learn ways to support student Veterans who face two significant changes simultaneously: transitioning from the military to civilian life and the transition from the military to academia. Neither of these is easy and both are often complicated by a reluctance to ask for […]