Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Morning Muster : More IG Reports Released, OK VA Investigator Fired Because He’s A Convict, New Burial Site At Arlington

Veterans now fighting rearguard actions from defensive positions about to be overrun by Obama/Congress criminals "hugging the belt" - time to call in TOT on our own positions  


Several more old Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General reports have been released today, including allegations of a suspicious death of a veteran in Nevada 12 hours after he was released from a VA facility, a closed cardiothoracic surgery program in Oklahoma after five post-surgery deaths (that report had previously been released to former Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma), inappropriate opiate prescribing in Virginia, and emergency department falsification of performance data in Texas.

There’s a Federal Register entry this morning changing the way the Navy identifies and notifies people who may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune if they lived there before 1987.

The chief investigator at Oklahoma’s Veterans Affairs department has been fired because he faked his law-enforcement paperwork and is, in fact, an ex-convict, reports The Oklahoman’s Nolan Clay.

VA’s new secretary of policy and planning, Linda Schwartz, says she’s “energized” to move VA into the 21st Century, reports The Day’s Julia Berman.

A group of attorneys says they will sue VA if a proposed change to how VA determines eligibility for pensions goes through, reports Military.com’s Bryant Jordan.

A new claims process may disrupt benefits dates, and veterans may not be notified of the new paperwork by VA, writes Disabled American Veterans’s Virgil Williams for The Altus Times. This new process begins tomorrow, and the partners at Bergmann & Moore are available for comment.

The oldest veteran receiving benefits through VA—Charles P. Clark checking in at 107—tells The Philadelphia Tribune about his service in the all-African-American 9th Armored Division during World War II.

A new burial site at Arlington National Cemetery will be used to bury unidentified fragments and remains of service members who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, reports the Columbus Dispatch’s Jessica Wehrman.

Veterans portrayed either as war heroes or incapable of dealing with their combat experience leaves out the majority of veterans, while creating unrealistic perceptions of veterans for civilians, reports Military Times Oriana Pawlyk.

A history professor at Pomono College is researching the Latino experience in Vietnam and hoping to determine Latino casualty numbers, reports the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin’s Liset Marquez.

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A history professor at Pomono College is researching the Latino experience in Vietnam and hoping to determine Latino casualty numbers, reports the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin’s Liset Marquez.

Almost  100 years ago, a group in Pennsylvania met to form the first American Legion just for women, reports the Times-Tribune’s Erin Nissley. It was made up of nurses who served in World War I.

A couple dozen Marines returned to Iwo Jima this weekend to mark the 70th anniversary of their battle there, reports Stars & Stripes’ Matthew M. Burke.

After decades of paying for Texas veterans’ school after their federal G.I. Bill benefits ran out, lawmakers say the cost is now too high, reports The Associated Press‘s Eva Ruth Moravec.

The Library of Congress Veterans History Project has added a wartime correspondence piece to its online exhibit. People can read letters between sweethearts, back home to families or to the Defense Department seeking help.

In Canada, where medical marijuana is available through Veterans Affairs, the cost of the drug increased 10 times—to $4.3 million—this year, reports the Huffington Post’s Murray Brewster. Medical marijuana is not an approved drug in Canada.

The National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago allows people to see war through veterans’ eyes, reports Stars & Stripes’ Heath Druzin.

The first National Association for Black Veterans chapter in Tennessee was created this weekend, reports The Jackson Sun’s Katherine Burgess. There are 109 chapters throughout the nation, and the group was founded when African-American veterans were excluded from other organisations.

VA may create a national archive and veterans’ museum in Ohio, reports the Dayton Business Journal’s Tristan Navera, but only if it can get funding.

The director of the Tomah VA center, better known as “candy land” for one doctor’s mass opioid-prescribing tendencies, has been reassigned to the Great Lakes Health Care System, reports The Associated Press.

New research shows just 14 percent of female veterans used VA healthcare in the past year, in part because they did not know they could, because it was too far away, or because they had negative perceptions about VA, reports Healio.com. Of those who had a negative perception of VA, 90 percent said it was from personal experience.

Idaho vets have the third-lowest unemployment rates in the nation, following North Dakota and Vermont, reports The Associated Press.

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