VA Seeks Partnerships to Build and Improve Health-care Facilities

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking interest from potential partners who want to support efforts to build world-class health-care facilities for America’s Veterans. Public Law 114-294, the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act of 2016, also known as the “CHIP-IN Act,” […]

Federal Court Decision Orders Removal of 90-Year-Old Veterans Memorial

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today declared unconstitutional the historic cross-shaped Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, which has stood since 1925 in honor of 49 Bladensburg-area men who gave their lives during WWI. Law firms of Jones Day and First Liberty Institute represent the American Legion. “Today’s decision sets dangerous […]

VA Announces Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (‘CARE’) Act

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has presented the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees with the administration’s draft proposal of the Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act, designed to improve Veterans’ experiences with and access to health care, building on the best features of VA’s existing community […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 October 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == Misbehaving Generals —- (New Emphasis On Senior Leaders Is Needed) 06 == Transgender Lawsuits [01] —- (DoJ Asking for Dismissal) 07 == Operation Troop Treats —- (Halloween Candy Exchange) 08 == Operation Gratitude —- (Troop Support) 08 == Cold War Radiation Testing —- (Scholar Alleges Unsuspecting […]

VA, Ginnie Mae Create Task Force to Address Mortgage Refinancing Issues

Today, the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the formation of the Joint Ginnie Mae – VA Refinance Loan Task Force. The task force will focus on examining critical issues, important data and lender behaviors related to refinancing loans, and will determine what program and policy changes […]

VA Commission Established to Recommend Under Secretary for Benefits

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the establishment of a search commission to help identify candidates for the position of VA Under Secretary for Benefits.  The Under Secretary for Benefits is the senior official within the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) that oversees a variety of benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans and their families. […]

VA provides support to Puerto Rico, Caribbean facilities

A shipment of equipment that included Mobile Vet Centers, mobile clinics and trucks packed with food, water and communications equipment was sent to the islands. Some of the trucks came as far as Chicago and New England in order to provide support. Read more at