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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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BATTLES FOR FORTS

HENRY, HEIMAN & DONELSON The Civil War started on April 12th 1861 and the states were choosing sides. Tennessee was the last of the Confederate States to secede from the union, choosing to do so on June 8, 1861. Southern leaders were hoping Kentucky would follow Tennessee for example, providing the South a formidable northern […]

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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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Vet State Benefits Discounts TX

Because the VA subsidizes much of a veteran’s cost to stay at a VLB Texas State Veterans Home, daily out-of-pocket rates are well below average and include the cost of medications for veterans. Residents can choose between a spacious private or semi-private room based upon availability. Alzheimer’s units at each home provide highly specialized care, […]

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VETERAN LEGISLATION

To date only 85 laws, of which only a few were veteran related, have been passed by both chambers and sent to the President for signature of which he has vetoed none. view or download full .pdf

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RAO BULLETIN

The Pentagon on 24 FEB proposed the deepest and most far-reaching cuts to military compensation in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force, explaining that such cuts are necessary in order to pay for more modern gear and high-tech weaponry. Some highlights of the Defense Department’s budget proposal for fiscal 2015 include the first-ever rollback […]

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RAO BULLETIN

Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here today. Sam Yousef, a program 4 manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current CAC issuance […]

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VETERAN LEGISLATION

Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. It replaces the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov site with a system that includes platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. It currently includes all data sets available on THOMAS.gov except nominations, treaties and communications. view or download full .pdf

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Duquesne Spy Ring

The Duquesne Spy Ring is the largest espionage case in United States history that ended in convictions. A total of thirty-three members of a German espionage network headed by Frederick “Fritz” Joubert Duquesne were convicted after a lengthy espionage investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Of those arrested on the charge of espionage, […]

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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 […]

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VETERAN LEGISLATION

There are 6,788 bills and resolutions containing 3,167 amendments currently before 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 only72 laws have been passed by both chambers […]

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RAO BULLETIN

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (P.L. 110-181, Sec 1623) directed the Secretary of Defense to establish within the Department of Defense, a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis,mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of military eye injuries, including those suffering vision damage associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Visual […]

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RAO BULLETIN

In an interview, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, Navy surgeon general and current co-chair of the task force, conceded there has been “inconsistency among some [health care] providers in what they consider to be separating issues versus a disability issue.” But he added, “In my experience there hasn’t been a pre-conceived design to use this to […]

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Military History Anniversaries

Military History Anniversaries 15 Nov thru 14 Oct Significant events in U.S. Military History for the next 30 days are: ·       Nov 15 1777 – American Revolution: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation. ·       Nov 15 1864 – Civil War: Union General W.T. Sherman’s troops set fires that destroy much of […]

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Veterans Day 2013 Discounts

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