VA Modernization Initiative Reduces Processing Time for Veterans’ Claims, Saves Future Taxpayer Dollars

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently started digitizing older, inactive paper records, which will save taxpayer dollars through reduced, leased office-space that currently houses these records. “This is just one of the ways in which we are modernizing our capabilities, not only to be more responsive to Veterans and their families, but also to […]

Military Dog Reunited with Former Air Force Handler After Three Years Apart

Today, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, and Crown Media Family Networks, home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, proudly reunited United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Adam Wylie and his former military working dog, Emra, in Cincinnati. The pair served together overseas in South Korea for two years, until they […]

American Legion invites veterans to share VA experiences at Alaska town hall meeting

The American Legion, the nation’s largest and most influential veterans service organization, invites all Anchorage area veterans and their family members to a town hall meeting to discuss their VA care. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017, at Northland VFW Post 10252, 3105 Mountain View Drive, Anchorage, AK. […]

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Diagnosed Navy Veterans Who Were Over-Exposed to Asbestos at a Shipyard Instant Access to the Nation’s Top Compensation Lawyers

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are urging a US Navy Veteran who was exposed to asbestos at a shipyard and now has mesothelioma to call us anytime at 800-714-0303. We want to provide them with direct access to the nation’s top mesothelioma compensation attorneys when it comes to Navy Veterans. Most of the US […]

VA announces new partnership with Veterans Ambulatory Center Development Corporation (VACDC)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is changing the way it does business, demonstrating how government can better meet the needs of Veterans while saving taxpayer dollars at the same time. Instead of moving forward with an out-of-date plan developed in 2011 to build a $560 million facility, VA will instead be partnering with […]

VA explores new Veteran-centric treatments through Center for Compassionate Innovation

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the launch of the Center for Compassionate Innovation (CCI), which will explore emerging therapies that may enhance Veterans’ physical and mental well-being. In addition, VA is accepting proposals to fulfill CCI’s mission of finding innovative approaches to health care, which may support those Veterans who are unsuccessful […]

VA Announces Internal Review of Caregiver Program

Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that, effective April 17, it has suspended revocations initiated by VA medical centers based on eligibility for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) for three weeks. “VA is taking immediate action to review the National Caregiver Support Program to ensure we honor our commitment […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 April 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == SECNAV Retiree Council [06] ———— (Response to 2015 Report) 05 == Navy Retiree Seminar/Appreciation Days ———— (2017 Schedule) 06 == DoD Appropriations Act [02] — (Congress’ Professional Malpractice) 08 == Commissary Elimination [05 ] —————- ( Are They in Jeopardy) 09 == Commissary Funding [29] ———————- […]

Mismanagement at DC VA Hospital is ‘Unconscionable’ Says VA Union

In response to the preliminary report from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of the Inspector General regarding the Washington, DC VA hospital, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: “The mismanagement at the Washington, DC VA hospital exposed by the VA’s Inspector General is absolutely wrong. […]