American Legion blasts Manning commutation

The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization criticized President Obama’s decision today to commute the sentence of an ex-soldier convicted of violating the U.S. Espionage Act along with many other charges. Chelsea Manning served in the U.S. Army as Pvt. Bradley Manning before being arrested and sentenced to 35 years at Fort Leavenworth for […]

American Legion backs VA on disability claims on toxic waste exposure

The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a decision to provide disability benefits to veterans suffering from eight deadly diseases connected to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C. “Veterans have waited long enough for treatment and proper care in the area of environmental health,” […]

VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Concurrent Receipt Status [03] ——— (Petition Signatures Needed) 05 == Concurrent Receipt Status [04] —— (Wrong Ways To Save Money) 06 == Fleet Expansion ——————– (Biggest Since Cold War Planned) 07 == Identity Theft [15] — (Pentagon Subcontractor Leaks 11GB of Data) 07 == Sequestration [49] […]

Phony Navy SEAL of the WEEK: Stolen Valor Phonies in the Goose Blind with Don Shipley Part SEVEN. Cameron Gamble-Sherri Papini

Don Shipley Phonies in the Goose Blind Part SEVEN. The Cameron Gamble Story. Cameron’s actions as a kidnapping negotiator were perhaps the sole reason Sherri Papini was released from her abductors. For his incredibly daring actions Cameron was rewarded by being labeled a military fake by many and he WAS NOT. Cameron is owed an […]

Phony Navy SEAL of the WEEK: Stolen Valor Phonies in the Goose Blind with Don Shipley Part SIX. Cameron Gamble-Sherri Papini

Don Shipley Phonies in the Goose Blind Part SIX. The Cameron Gamble Story. Cameron’s actions as a kidnapping negotiator were perhaps the sole reason Sherri Papini was released from her abductors. For his incredibly daring actions Cameron was rewarded by being labeled a military fake by many and he WAS NOT. Cameron is owed an […]

PVA Voices Expectations of President-Elect Trump’s Selection for VA Secretary

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today remarked on President-Elect Trump’s announcement that he has selected VA Under Secretary of Health David Shulkin to replace Robert McDonald as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. “We commend Secretary McDonald for his willingness to step into the arena after the Phoenix VA scandal. He made great […]

Dr. Shulkin ‘strong choice’ to lead the VA

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Dr. David Shulkin as the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Dr. Shulkin is a strong choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has extensive knowledge […]

American Legion eager to work with new VA Secretary

National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion issued the following statement concerning President-Elect Trump’s selection of Dr. David J. Shulkin to lead the department of Veterans Affairs: “My staff and I have worked closely with Dr. Shulkin and believe he has improved the Veterans Health Administration in the short time he has been […]