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Feb 11 2008

Sign Petition to Remind Congress to Support Our Heroes

(via VFW.org) A few weeks ago we asked our patriotic supporters what they thought were the most important issues our newest veterans face. Thousands of concerned citizens spoke … and we listened! Over 70% of those who responded to the 2008 Help Our Heroes Survey felt that the top issues facing our newest veterans are: …

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Feb 11 2008

Stay Connected with your Department Toolbar

Did you know you can stay connected with everything that’s happening on the VFW WebCOM Network at all times AND help generate revenue for your department? Just download and install your VFW WebCOM Department toolbar and you’ll never miss a thing. Toolbar Features See every story put up on the network with integrated RSS feeds …

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Feb 08 2008

VFW WASHINGTON WEEKLY – February 8, 2008

In This Issue: 1. Economic Stimulus Packaged Passed 2. FY 2009 Budget Released 3. House Hearing on VA Budget 4. VFW Wants Dole/Shalala Recommendation Blocked 5. Senate Holds Hearing on VA Rehabilitation Programs 6. FY 2009 Defense Budget 1. Economic Stimulus Package Passed: Congress passed a $168 billion Economic Stimulus package late last night (HR …

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Feb 07 2008

VFW Wants Dole/Shalala Recommendation Blocked

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2008–The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is urging the leadership of four key congressional committees to block attempts to create a separate disability system that would have the Department of Veterans Affairs compensate veterans with similar wounds differently based on their age. “There is no difference between a 22-year-old shot …

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Feb 06 2008

DD-214's Now Available Online

(via VFW WebCOM Membership Forum) The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214’s online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and …

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Feb 06 2008

VA News – Week of 2-4-08

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Feb 04 2008

VFW Condemns Berkeley City Council for Permitting Marine Harassment

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4, 2008–The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is furious with the Berkeley, Calif., City Council, calling their actions “outrageous and idiotic” following their recent vote to give the boot to a U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station. “The resolution is a direct insult to not only the Marines …

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Feb 04 2008

VA Requests $94 Billion for Veterans in FY "09 Budget

(Via VA press release) WASHINGTON ? Honoring the nation”s commitment to care for the newest generation of combat veterans and service members from other conflicts and eras, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. James B. Peake announced today President Bush is seeking a budget of $93.7 billion in fiscal year 2009 for the Department of Veterans …

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Feb 01 2008

VFW Washington Weekly – February 1, 2008

In This Issue: 1. House VA Committee Hearings 2. President Signs Defense Bill 3. Veterans Small Business Bill Passes 1. House VA Committee Hearings: Two House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee hearings were held this week on healthcare practices and the VA claims processing system. ? The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations looked into quality of healthcare …

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Jan 31 2008

VA Increases Travel Reimbursement for Eligible Veterans

(via VA Press Release) WASHINGTON (January 31, 2008) – Over a million eligible veterans will see their mileage reimbursement more than double starting tomorrow, for travel to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. “This increase helps veterans — especially those living in rural areas — offset some of the gasoline costs as they travel …

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