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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 and the […]

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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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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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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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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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Wham Paymaster Robbery

In April 1889, Special Order 37 directed all paymasters in the District of Arizona to pay troops mustered as of April 30. Major Joseph Washington Wham, a U.S. Army paymaster, was assigned Fort Bowie, Fort Grant, Fort Thomas, Fort Apache and Camp San Carlos. Wham and his clerk, William T. Gibbon, met a train carrying the payroll in […]

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RAO BULLETIN

Fresh off of the failure of the joint Department of Defense/Department of Veterans’ Affairs electronic health record program, the Pentagon is preparing an $11 billion contract to overhaul its own electronic health records. This would be the biggest federal IT job since last fall’s HealthCare.gov rollout. Many outside observers are concerned that this could become another failed […]

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Veteran Updates

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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U.S. Soldier’s Home & Lincoln

It’s typical for the president to get away from the White House from time to time, but how many presidents relocated to a U.S. Soldier’s Home or lived on the grounds of a military cemetery? Some of our earlier presidents had homes in close proximity to the Capitol, which made trips home practical, even without […]

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Veteran Legislation

At present 8,000 bills and resolutions containing 3,586 amendments have been introduced the United States Congress. Of those, on average only about 5% will become law. They must be enacted before the end of the 2013-2015 session of the 113th Congress sometime before 3 JAN 2015. To date only 98 laws, of which only a […]

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RAO BULLETIN

Crowds that shop daily in base commissaries and exchanges perhaps are oblivious to a confluence of forces threatening to dismantle their multi-billion dollar resale systems. Thomas C. Shull, chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), is not, which helps to explain his 17 MAR memo proposing a merger of commissaries […]

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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…… view or download full .pdf

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