VFW Action Corps Weekly – October 28, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – October 28, 2016 In This Issue: VFW Wants POTUS Involvement in Bonus Payback Crisis TRICARE Removes Cost Barriers for Preventive and Mental Health MyHealtheVet Update Help A Hero Scholarship Campaign MIA Update VFW Wants POTUS Involvement in Bonus Payback Crisis: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter this week ordered the Defense…

VFW Calls on POTUS to End Bonus Payback Issue Now

VFW Calls on POTUS to End Bonus Payback Issue Now ‘The president can end all this by executive order’   WASHINGTON (October 28, 2016) — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter this week ordered the Defense Finance and Accounting Services to “suspend all efforts to collect reimbursements from affected California National Guard members, effective as soon…

VFW Calls Bonus Payback Requirement Insulting

VFW Calls Bonus Payback Requirement Insulting California Guardsmen ordered to return reenlistment bonuses WASHINGTON (October 24, 2016) — The Los Angeles Times reported this weekend that nearly 10,000 California Army National Guard soldiers are being forced to repay decade-old reenlistment bonuses of $15,000 or more because the National Guard failed to properly screen reenlistments for…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – October 21, 2016

In This Issue: New COLA Stays Stagnant VFW-SVA 2017 Legislative Fellowship Program MIA Families Sought MIA Update New COLA Stays Stagnant: Military retirees, veterans receiving VA compensation, and some 70 million Americans on Social Security will see a 0.3 percent cost-of-living increase at the end of the year. Veterans’ benefits are not automatically tied to…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – October 14, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – October 14, 2016 In This Issue: VFW-SVA 2017 Legislative Fellowship Program Women Veterans Campaign Quarterly PTSD Research Report Released Delay in DOD’s New Electronic Health Care Record Veterans Online Self-Help Resources MIA Update VFW-SVA 2017 Legislative Fellowship Program: The application deadline for the 2017 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship has been extended…

VFW, GAH Set for ‘A Day to Change Direction’

VFW, GAH Set for ‘A Day to Change Direction’ VFW campaign focuses on mental health awareness and day of service KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 7, 2016) – In support of the Campaign to Change Direction, Give an Hour (GAH) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States are partnering for the inaugural “A…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – October 7, 2016

VFW Action Corps Weekly – October 7, 2016 In This Issue: MyVA Transformation VFW Women Veterans Visit Capitol Hill Veterans Preference Restriction Opposed Mobile Apps for Veterans TRICARE Sets Hurricane Emergency Pharmacy Rules VFW and SVA 2017 Legislative Fellowship Program World War One 100 Cities/100 Memorials Initiative MIA Update MyVA Transformation: This week, the MyVA…