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VETERAN LEGISLATION

In each chamber of Congress, four forms of legislative measures may be introduced or submitted, and acted upon. These include bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions. Resolutions are not laws but rather the statements of intent or declarations that affect the operations of Congress. Joint resolutions are legislative measure that requires approval by […]

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RAO BULLETIN

There are two concurrent receipt programs available to Navy and Marine Corps retirees who have VA-rated disabilities.  They are the Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP) program and the Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) program.  Retirees who receive VA disability payments have their retired pay “offset” (reduced) by the amount of VA pay.  These concurrent receipt […]

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Interracial Marriages in the USA

While it might seem implausible today, but not until very long ago it was illegal to marry someone from a different race in the United States. Only on June 12, 1967 in the landmark case Loving vs. Virginia, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional. As the court […]

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VETERAN LEGISLATION

In each chamber of Congress, four forms of legislative measures may be introduced or submitted, and acted upon. These include bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions. Resolutions are not laws but rather the statements of intent or declarations that affect the operations of Congress Joint resolutions are legislative measure that requires approval by the Senate […]

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Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson VFW Annual Convention Remarks 22 July 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the midst of its most serious crisis in more than a generation. I know that, and I know you know that. But here’s something I want to make sure you also know: The Department of Veterans Affairs has before it perhaps its greatest opportunity to enhance care for Veterans in […]

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RAO BULLETIN

Suicides in the military dropped by 6 percent last year, a decline that Pentagon officials hope signals a reversal in a tragic trend — but that some advocates say does not reflect the true scope of the issue in the military and veterans’ community. According to data published 22 JUL by the Defense Department, 479 service members — […]

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Community College: Is It for You?

High cost of college education in the USA is a subject of concern for the majority of ordinary people. According to the College Board, an average price for an in-state public college in 2013-2014 was about $ 22,826 and an average cost for private college was about $44,000. Compounded by rising cost of living, troubled […]

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VETERAN LEGISLATION

In each chamber of Congress, four forms of legislative measures may be introduced or submitted, and acted upon. These include bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions. Resolutions are not laws but rather the statements of intent or declarations that affect the operations of Congress Joint resolutions are legislative measure that requires approval by the Senate […]

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RAO BULLETIN

The United States isn’t trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft and warning that failure to do so is “punishable by a fine and […]

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The Business Of Drinking Water

The most pressures substance of life on earth that makes up 94% of our body, and continually needs replenishing is water. Water In many parts of the world are at an all time shortage due to long lasting droughts; but that is not what this article is about. This story is about the many varieties […]

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Movies and Their Impact on People

Film industry plays crucial role in today’s economy, society, and culture.  Not only a source of employment and revenue for thousands of people, films are a major form of art, which can inspire, provoke debates and deep reflections, expose societal and other problems, open up new cultural horizons, and lead to future endeavors. Of course, […]

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Washington State Veteran’s Benefits & Discounts

The state of Washington provides veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits. Veteran Housing Benefits Veteran Financial Assistance Benefits Other State Veteran Benefits Washington Veteran Housing Programs Homeless Veterans Program WDVA provides outreach services for homeless veterans in Puget Sound. These services are designed to assist homeless veterans to become […]

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Wyoming State Veteran’s Benefits & Discounts

The state of Wyoming provides veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits. Veteran Housing Benefits Veteran Financial Assistance Benefits Veteran Employment Benefits Veteran Education Benefits Other State Veteran Benefits  Wyoming Veteran Housing Programs  Veterans’ Home of Wyoming  This home is located on the historic site of Fort McKinney at […]

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Mid-Term 2014 Elections and Media Coverage: Do Big Money and Corporations Rule Politics?

On November 4, 2014, American citizens are going to re-elect their representatives in Congress, where all 435 seats at the House and 33 out of 100 seats at the Senate will be up for grabs. Currently Republican Party controls the US House; 232 Republican seats, 201 Democrat seats, 2 vacancies; and Democratic Party, 53 Democrats, […]

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RAO BULLETIN

DoD Benefit Cuts Update 42  ►   Are Benefits Extremely Generous? Retired Army Lt. Col. Tom Slear has touched the third rail of military and veterans’ issues with an opinion piece arguing that a “very small decrease in pay” for military retirees would be reasonable, considering the need for the U.S. government to cut spending. Slear […]

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