ShareWell, I think this is really what’s going to be the biggest challenge now that this policy change has been announced by the DOD is getting folks to understand in reality what has already been happening. The contributions that women in uniform have been making in these combat settings, the hardships and the austere conditions [...]
Archive for January, 2013
ShareSome female veterans serving in the Ohio House are applauding the decision of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to lift the ban on women in combat. “This decision opens the door for women serving in the Armed Services to advance their careers and serve their country in all capacities,” said Rep. Heather Bishoff, D-Blacklick, a veteran [...]
ShareA new Department of Veterans Affairs registry, mandated by Congress, will be used to try to determine if there is a link between the burn pits and long-term health problems. Military personnel who were stationed near an open burn pit can sign up. Researchers will use the database to monitor health trends in participants, and [...]
ShareA veteran of the United States Army, who founded the Student Veterans Advocacy Group (SVAG), plans to run for Congress in North Carolina’s 3rd District next year. Read more here.
ShareFor women who have already seen combat, it is a decision that is well overdue. But for the skeptics, it is a setback that will damage the military. The Pentagon’s reported decision to lift the ban on women in combat units will take time to put into effect, but many former service members are lauding reports that [...]
ShareU.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2) concluded her first official visit to Hawai‘i since taking office with a Mahalo Luncheon Jan. 13 in Lihu‘e. Approximately 100 people gathered at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center for the event, which included a buffet-style lunch and live music. Read more here.
ShareU.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla, has joined the newly-minted Fix Congress Now caucus. The group, comprised of six Republicans and five Democrats, wants to “identify, agree upon, and move forward legislation and rule changes that will fix this institution.” “Congress is in a state of disarray. Just look at the institution’s unpopularity, the inability of [...]
ShareRepresentative Ron DeSantis tweets: “My bill to freeze federal pay will overturn an executive order that implemented across-the-board pay hike at a cost of $11 billion” Learn more here.
ShareGovernor Phil Bryant wants to make it easier for veterans to get jobs when they leave the military and for the spouses of military members to get jobs when they transfer to Mississippi. Learn more here.
ShareFrom the battleground to the classroom, a veteran turned student went beyond the call of duty to help his fellow veterans succeed. Now, he’s being recognized by a national organization for his tireless work at Shippensburg University. Senior Joshua Lang was awarded the 2012 Student Veteran of the Year by The Student Veterans of America. Read more here.