Monthly Archives: October 2015

VVA images: October is Agent Orange Awareness Month

This is a quick follow-up to Nod’s post with the terrible news about the Agent Orange Act of 1991 and the back-stabbing members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees.  From Stripes: “Two weeks ago, the House and Senate … Continue reading

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AGENT ORANGE ACT EXPIRES–VA WILL “BE THERE”

Anytime you hear the government gomer say ” Hey, dude. Not to worry. We’ll take your six on this. Trust us”, think about moving your wallet to a front pocket and sitting in a corner seat. Having done the “We’ll … Continue reading

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VIETNAM REVISITED –SEAWOLVES

Just got this in from a salty dog in response to my erroneous remark about the Navy being possession of Huey Gunships in the Vietnam War. I apologize. To be truthful, I was being facetious because I never so much caught a … Continue reading

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VA emails not true for Vermonters: “When you’re in, you’re in”

The return to our home in Vermont, from MN, hasn’t been too easy or too hard–we are managing and making progress.  However, attempting to transfer care from the Minneapolis VA to White River Junction/Burlington Clinic continues to be a miserable … Continue reading

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ALLISON HICKEY-THROWING OUT THE BABY WITH THE BATHWATER

It is with great sadness I read of Brig. General Allison Hickey’s decision to pull the yellow and white ejection handle over her head and punch out yesterday. We cannot say we didn’t see it coming and I, for one, commiserate … Continue reading

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DIAGNOSTIC CODES IN RATINGS GRANTS

I frequently see claimants on Hadit.com’s forum mention they cannot decipher their grants and that the decision doesn’t specifically identify the rating by Diagnostic Code or DC. Duh. VA really would prefer to keep you in the dark on that … Continue reading

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#ALLVETSLIVESMATTER

What’s wrong with America? Are politicians so shallow that they willingly abrogate the compact between Veterans and their Nation? Rarely do I inveigh in the political sector as it is the third rail that impedes our cause. The moment the … Continue reading

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