On Wednesday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. EDT, VA secretary Dr. David Shulkin will meet with reporters at the White House to discuss the state of VA and his top priorities for the department.
Why privatizing the VA is a bad idea
The Veteran’s Health Administration must fix major problems, but its integrated care system should be a model to learn from.
Legislative Hearing on Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz, and distinguished members of the committee; On behalf of Charles E. Schmidt, the National Commander of the largest Veteran Service Organization in the United States of America, representing more than 2 million members of The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, we express our support for draft legislation entitled the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 This bill, as currently written, would launch a new era for all who have honorably served in uniform, and for the nation as a whole. It would close current gaps in the existing Post 9/11 GI Bill and guarantee that veterans have access to their hard-earned GI Bill benefits beyond the…
The badass bomber jackets of WWII airmen
Men of the US Army Air Forces treasured their Type A-2 leather flight jackets and decorated them with patches, insignia and bawdy paintings.
Budget extension will hurt training and readiness, Mattis warns
Operating under a continuing resolution for three months will impact dozens of personnel and construction projects vital to keeping the military operational, the defense secretary has warned top congressional leaders.