VFW Action Corps Weekly – February 21, 2020

VFW Action Corps Weekly – February 21, 2020 In This Issue: 1. Independent Budget Releases a Critical Issue Update 2. New Research on Challenges Faced by Minority Veterans 3. Some Military Treatment Facilities to Stop Serving Retirees and Military Families 4. Legislation Introduced to Study Cancer Among Fighter Pilots 5. New Research Project Honors the…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – February 14, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly – February 14, 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day! In This Issue: 1. VFW Commander Visits Tampa VA 2. VFW Attends Bill Signing Ceremony 3. VFW Testifies on Veterans’ Data Privacy 4. VFW Participates in Military Housing Roundtable 5. VA Doctors Using Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Cancer 6. National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – February 7, 2020

VFW Action Corps Weekly February 7, 2020 In This Issue: 1. ‘Beyond the Call’ Award 2. VFW Testifies at Economic Opportunity Legislative Hearing 3. Legislation Introduced to Establish a Presumption for Blast Exposure 4. House Holds Joint Hearing on Military Sexual Trauma 5. Senate Holds Oversight Hearing on VA Community Care 6. Student Veterans May…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 31, 2020

VFW Action Corps Weekly January 31, 2020 In This Issue: 1. Updated List Identifying Agent Orange Sites Omits 40 Locations 2. VA Delays New Presumptive Conditions Related to Agent Orange Exposure 3. Senate Advances VFW-Supported Mental Health Bill 4. Hearing on Expansion of Emergency Mental Health Options 5. TRICARE Expands Coverage for Breast Cancer Screenings…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 24, 2020

VFW Action Corps Weekly January 24, 2020 In This Issue: 1. Memorializing Veterans Act Now Law 2. Legislation Introduced to Add New Presumptive Diseases for Agent Orange Exposure 3. DPAA Family Meeting in Las Vegas 4. Join the TRICARE Webinar 5. VA Inspector General Finds Long Wait Times for Community Care 6. New Navy Aircraft…

Lawrence, Gallucci, Eshenbaugh Named to HillVets 100 Class of 2019

Lawrence, Gallucci, Eshenbaugh Named to HillVets 100 Class of 2019 ‘These three gentlemen are the epitome of what the VFW represents’ WASHINGTON – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Washington Office Executive Director B.J. Lawrence, National Veterans Service Director Ryan Gallucci and VFW Department of Texas Service Officer Terry Eshenbaugh were named to the HillVets 100…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 17, 2020

VFW Action Corps Weekly January 17, 2020 In This Issue: 1. Potentially Dangerous Amounts of Opioids Issued at Some Military Hospitals 2. HillVets 100 Honors Three VFW Members 3. House Passes Bill to Expand Veteran Homeless Programs 4. Military Housing Crisis 5. House Approves VA Dental Pilot Program 6. Join the TRICARE Webinar 7. VA…

A Long Road to Victory

A Long Road to Victory Widow’s Tax ‘axed’ due to efforts of surviving spouses, VSOs relentless will and spirit On Dec. 20, 2019, the president signed into law S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), ending the decades-long fight on Capitol Hill for the elimination of the “Widow’s Tax.” It took more…