ShareTo recognize the sacrifices of our veterans and honor the memory of the fallen, she visited Hawaii Island to deliver remarks at two Memorial Day ceremonies. Read more here.
Archive for May, 2013
ShareTwo prominent veterans service organizations have announced a joint effort intended to help vets more quickly resolve problems with their education benefits. Read more here.
ShareStanding as Iraq War veterans, Reps. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) have an in-depth perspective on life in the U.S. Military. After seeing this week’s Pentagon report on military sexual assault cases, both women stood as elected officials, calling for change to a system they see as broken. Read more here.
ShareMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed legislation designed to make it easier for military veterans to access discounts from retailers, restaurants, hotels and vendors across the state. Read more here.
ShareFully electronic veterans’ benefits claims, a necessary ingredient for the Obama administration to fulfill its pledge to eliminate the claims backlog by the end of 2015, is showing only modest results in initial stages. But Veterans Affairs Department officials are optimistic about the future. Read more here.
ShareCongressman John Kline, R-Second District, introduced legislation today (Tuesday, May 14) that would stop the Pentagon from breaking its promise of health care benefits to our veterans for their dedicated service to our nation. Read more here.
ShareIt takes almost nine months for a disabled veteran to get his or her case processed, and U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart said Wednesday he is introducing a bill to cut the delays. Read more here.
ShareU.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran of the Iraq war, told Baldwin High JROTC cadets Thursday that they’d “better have strong convictions in why you’re doing what you’re doing” if choosing to enter the military. Gabbard spoke to about 160 JROTC and leadership class students in the school’s Multipurpose Room during her visit to Maui [...]