American Legion asks VA Secretary to reverse Black Hills call

National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion is calling on VA Secretary David Shulkin to reverse the department’s decision made under the previous secretary to end needed services at the VA Medical Center in Hot Springs, S.D. “The historic Black Hills VA Health Care System has saved countless lives over the years as […]

Head of AFGE Urges Lawmakers to Protect Workers’ Representation Rights

The head of the largest union representing federal and D.C government workers today urged Congress and the Trump administration to protect the decades-old right of employees to have fair representation at the worksite. In testimony delivered today before two House subcommittees, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. said employee representatives […]

VA awards 3 university contracts promoting community engagement with national cemeteries

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded three university contracts to research and share local history through the diversity of Veterans’ experience found in VA national cemeteries, officials announced Feb. 16. “The award of these three contracts signifies the VA National Cemetery Administration’s (NCA) dedication and commitment to providing enhanced memorialization and lasting tributes […]

Paralyzed Veterans of America Looks to the Future with Confirmation of Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. today released this statement following the confirmation of former VA UnderSecretary of Health, Dr. David Shulkin, as the new VA Secretary: “America’s veterans deserve the very best advocates at the VA, conscientious civil servants who have veterans’ best interests at heart, and those who […]

The American Legion congratulates new VA Secretary, Urges Shulkin to ‘keep your promises’

The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization congratulated VA Secretary David Shulkin for his confirmation earlier this evening by the U.S. Senate and made clear that The American Legion is counting on him to deliver on promises he made during his testimony. “As a highly experienced physician, The America Legion has confidence that Dr. […]

RAO Bulletin Update 14 February 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Commissary Prices [08] ————– (Savings Less Than Thought) 05 == Commissary Private Label Products [01] ——— (Brands Named) 06 == BRAC [54] ——————————– (Too Many Bases | Opinion) 07 == BRAC [55] — (USA/USAF Vice Chiefs Support Another Round) 08== Secret Overseas Prison Plan — (Bush […]

Veterans Advantage Supports New Senate Bill to Treat Veterans with PTSD, TBI and Silent Injuries of War

In a special national announcement to its members, Veterans Advantage has joined in support of new bipartisan legislation focusing on ground-breaking mental health treatments for military veterans, driven by a national obligation to accelerate focus on medical care for those who served our country. U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently introduced […]

Artists selected for nationwide women Veterans art exhibit

Ten women Veteran artists have been selected to showcase their work at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers around the country in March, to coincide with Women’s History Month. “It is our hope that this exhibit will provide insight into the diverse experiences of women who serve our country, through their respective lenses,” said […]

VA’s National Cemeteries lead nation in satisfaction survey

For the sixth consecutive time, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) was ranked first in customer satisfaction among the nation’s top corporations and federal agencies in an independent survey conducted by the CFI Group utilizing the science of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). “NCA continues to embody our MyVA principles focusing […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 February 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Trump 350 Ship Fleet ———- (Where Will the Money Come From) 05 == DoD 2018 Budget [01] ——– (McCain’s Plan for Military Buildup) 07 == Army Wish List —————— (2017-2018 Lists Sent to Congress) 09 == DoD Mariana Islands Lawsuit ——————— (Dismissal Sought) 10 == China […]