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US Court of Appeals to Hear Veterans Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ordered oral argument in the Helman v. Department of Veterans Affairs case — in which the constitutionality of the Veterans Accountability, Choice, and Access Act will be defended — this upcoming Monday, December 5, at 10:00 A.M.  NAUS and a number of other VSOs got involved in this case as …

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AAFES Debuts “Disney at the Exchange”

A cast of characters from Disney, Marvel and Star Wars is joining forces with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to bring a special, dedicated section to approximately 60 Exchange locations.  The standalone section, called “Disney at the Exchange,” includes dolls, action figures, role play items and clothing, as well as toys and other merchandise tied to current Walt …

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VA Online Scheduling System to go Live in January

Veterans will initially be able to schedule primary care appointments by using a new app. And in the future VA officials plan to add optometry, audiology and mental-health. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans in January to begin online scheduling of medical appointments nationwide. With the program, the VA will schedule primary-care appointments for more than 6 million patients through an app …

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Xchange

AAFES Warns About Fraud

An individual or individuals using the “Exchange Inc.” name to handle vehicle purchases has once again been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) shoppers to believe they are purchasing a vehicle through the AAFES.  Military exchanges do not have the authority to sell vehicles or represent private sellers. Also, the …

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TRICARE

TRICARE Update: State of Emergency in North Carolina

The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency in several counties due to wildfires.  A list of the affected counties is available on the TRICARE website.  Emergency refill procedures are in place through Dec. 11, 2016.  To get an emergency refill, take your prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy.   To find a network pharmacy, call …

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CongressLeaders

Congressional Leadership for 115th Congress

Before leaving town for Thanksgiving, Republicans confirmed leadership of Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as Senate Majority Leader and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House for the 115th Congress.  Other leadership positions will be announced as the new Congress begins Jan. 6, 2017.  On the Democrat side, the Senate Democratic Caucus elected Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) as Senate …

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Veteransfirstact

NAUS Letter to Senate Majority Leader and Armed Services Chairman

This week NAUS sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Armed Services Chairman John McCain urging passage of a provision in the Veterans First Act (S. 2921) to assure eligibility of the Fry Scholarship education benefits for survivors who lost their loved one in the early days of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.   Currently, public …

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Holiday Season 2016: Military Shipping Deadlines

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a major update on the MyVA transformation which is Secretary McDonald’s effort to transform VA into the top customer service agency in the federal government. This third edition of the program’s semi-annual report shows progress serving veterans with more services, in better time.   Key results in the report include: Veteran trust of …

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Congress Is Busy This Week

Congress returned for the second-half of its lame-duck session this week.  Expectations are for a short session, but lawmakers will have to get some key bills done before the new Congress convenes in January. The biggest in the defense world is the National Defense Authorization Act, which could move as early as next week.  The final touches are still being put …

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MyVA

VA Updates Progress on MyVA

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a major update on the MyVA transformation which is Secretary McDonald’s effort to transform VA into the top customer service agency in the federal government. This third edition of the program’s semi-annual report shows progress serving veterans with more services, in better time.   Key results in the report include: Veteran trust of …

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