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NAUS Connecticut Chapter presents Sailor of the Quarter

MCPO Paul F. Dillon USN (Ret)( L) and SCPO (SS) James Mosley USN (Ret) (R) from the NAUS Connecticut Chapter presented Cadet Seaman Apprentice Madison Ramsey the Sailor of the Quarter award at the Annual Pass in Review by the New London High School NJROTC unit. The following is an excerpt from the New London Day our local fourth estate daily …

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VA and Social Security Partner to Speed Up Disability Decisions for Veterans

The VA and the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched a new Health IT initiative that enables VA to share medical records electronically with social security disability processors. This secure process will save time and money resulting in better service for Veterans and dependents who apply for social security disability benefits. The SSA requests nearly 15 million medical records from health …

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A-10s May be Around “Indefinitely”

The depot maintenance line for the A-10 Thunderbolt is cranking back up as part of an effort to keep the Cold War-era aircraft flying “indefinitely,” a general said.  Depot maintenance for the popular close-air-support aircraft, popularly known as the Warthog, has been “fully reopened,” Air Force Materiel Command chief Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski said on Monday.  “They have re-geared up, we’ve …

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Increased Numbers of Veterans Signing up for VA Healthcare

The percentage of disabled post-9/11 vets with health insurance through the VA has increased 11 percent over the last few years, despite the department’s well-publicized management problems and the 2014 patient wait-times scandal, according to a new survey. Seventy-one percent of injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans said they had VA health care coverage in 2016, compared to 66 percent in …

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VA Selects New Financial Management Service

The VA has selected the Department of Agriculture (USDA) as its federal shared service provider to deliver a modern financial management solution that will replace the existing system and improve financial transparency and processing across the Department.  In making this selection, VA also leveraged best practices and lessons learned from Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Government Accountability Office …

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Navy Looking to Cancel Artillery Rounds for Newest Warship

Barely two weeks after the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest and most futuristic warship, armed with two huge guns that can hit targets 80 miles away, the service is moving to cancel the projectiles for the guns, citing excessive costs that run up to $800,000 per round or more. The Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP) is a guided precision munition …

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VA Amputee Peer Mentorship Program

The VA Amputee Peer Mentorship Program pairs a new veteran amputee with a peer mentor that has the same level and type of amputation as well as the same gender and age.  The success of a peer mentor visit often lies in the ability to match amputees.  Currently, VA has 157 certified amputee peer mentors.  For more information, read the …

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VA Chiropractic Residency Programs Receive Accreditation

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chiropractic residency programs are the first in the United States to be awarded accreditation from the Council of Chiropractic Education.   In 2014, VA launched its chiropractic residency program as a three-year pilot project at five VA facilities located in West Haven, Conn.; Buffalo NY; Canandaigua, NY; St. Louis, Mo. and Los Angeles, Calif.  The …

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Grand Plaza Hotel and Conference Center Branson, Missouri – Tuesday to Thursday, 2-4 May 2017. Schedule of events will be similar to past reunions including a group photo, cribbage tournament, 50/50 drawing. The Grand Plaza’s Ridgeview Room will serve as the hospitality “headquarters” from 3:00 pm Monday, 1 May to 11:30 am, Friday 4 May. There will be an All …

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Navy to Improve Pay and Personnel Services

The Navy has announced that it will take several actions to improve the quality of pay and personnel services provided to sailors.  These actions include improving training for pay and personnel professionals, assigning more military personnel to Personnel Support Detachments (PSDs) in continental United States locations, improving sailor and command self-service capabilities, and implementing organizational changes that will produce more …

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