Legion National Commander Responds to NY Times

The leader of the nation’s largest veterans service organization took a New York Times editorialist to task for falsely linking recent brutal murders to a white supremacist’s military service, which ended decades earlier. In a letter published in today’s New York Times nyti.ms/1i4quWd American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said, “I condemn the deplorable […]

VA News 574

“A Promise Kept” — Women’s Clinic Opens at D.C. VAMC, Four VA Scientist Receive Presidential Early Career Awards, Another Successful Winter Sports Clinic Wraps in Colorado, Some At-Risk Veterans in D.C. Could Be Future Chefs, Did You Know? — Salute to Veteran Patients & Voluntarism

BRAIN INJURY: Applications from War and Terrorism

Dr. Alisa Gean, a world-renowned neuroradiologist and expert on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), will launch her latest book tomorrow, BRAIN INJURY: Applications from War and Terrorism, published by Wolters Kluwer’s Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The book is a culmination of more than 25 years of experience working at a Level 1 Trauma Center in the […]

Government Benefits for People with Disabilities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five people are affected by disabilities. Some of those disabilities happen at birth, while others are the result of injury, illness, or aging. Despite the limitations these conditions may cause, there are government programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Social Security […]

Independent 2013 Survey Shows Veterans Highly Satisfied with VA Care

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent customer service survey, ranks the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) customer satisfaction among Veteran patients among the best in the nation and equal to or better than ratings for private sector hospitals. The 2013 ACSI report assessed satisfaction among Veterans who have recently been patients of VA’s […]

VA Researchers Receive Nation’s Top Award for Early Career Scientists

Four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers were among the 102 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) honored at a ceremony held April 14th. The PECASE is the highest honor conferred by the U.S. government on federal researchers in the early stages of their careers. “These four VA […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 April 2014

Downloads for the bulletin are located at the bottom of the post. This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DECA Budget Cuts [08] – (Commissary/Exchange Merge Option) 05 == DECA Budget Cuts [09] ———- (SAC Chairman Opposes Cuts) 06 == BRAC [38] —————— (DoD Warned not to Obviate the Law) 07 == DoD/VA […]

Supreme Court Petition To Save The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross Receives Broad Support

The States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, The American Legion, Veterans with plaques surrounding the Memorial Cross, including Bronze Star Recipient and Retired U.S. Army Colonel David G. Epstein, and members of the U.S. Congress […]