{This blog is not affiliated with the VA. Though a Veteran, four yrs. all shore in Navy last year In-Country Vietnam, I don't work for the VA}

The present Veterans Administration is the most pro-active one in my lifetime, lets keep it that way, as it always should have been! The Countries Responsibility is to Fully Fund!


Survey Finds Few Veterans on Congressional Staffs - Group says Congress should set example by hiring more vets

TX-19 Congressional Candidate Neal Marchbanks - Veteran: 28 March 2014 - "Congress controls the budget for the VA and it is the fault of Congress that the VA does not have enough employees and that the facilities are too small."

Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!

“We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

"12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families." Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility
{two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with these two recent unpaid for wars, nor the results of, DeJa-Vu all over again from the previous decades and wars from! Ignore the many issues, by those served, no need to fund!}

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

How We Could Do More For Our Vets: "We need to go into debt to pay our debt to U.S. veterans to make sure they get the care and services we owe them."

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

WHY? GOOD QUESTION THOSE SERVED SHOULD ANSWER!

Presidential Proclamation -- Veterans Day, 2013: "As we pay tribute to our veterans, we are mindful that no ceremony or parade can fully repay that debt." read more>>>


Read about now,
Bush Institute aims to identify best resources for vets' transition ,for it's archived and never to be heard about again!


And more disturbing, under both bushes, in relation to even before and through the early years of the Afghanistan, quickly abandoned missions of, and Iraq occupations, this:

ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."

Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort


The War On Military Records

12/10/2013 - The era of big data has arrived on the battlefield and we need to find new ways to deal with it.

Add in the issues of finally recognizing in War Theater and more Veterans, by this Veterans Administration and the Executive Administrations Cabinet, what the Country choose to ignore from our previous decades and wars of: The devastating effects on Test Vets and from PTS, Agent Orange, Homelessness, more recent the Desert Storm troops Gulf War Illnesses, Gulf War Exposures with the very recent affects from In-Theater Burn Pits and oh so so much more! Tens of Thousands of Veterans' that have been long ignored and maligned by previous VA's and the whole Country and through their representatives!

How does a Country HONOR It's Fallen, by Their Own 'Sacrifice' in Taking Care of the Brothers and Sisters They Served With!!


"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan" - President Lincoln




Are You Concerned About a Veteran? The Veterans Crisis Line Can Help>>>

For our sisters: National Women Veterans Hotline, call 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) New Hotline now up and running

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Friday, January 18, 2013

'Catfish', to Military and Veterans' it's call 'Stolen Valor'

The big twist with the Notre Dame football player, it seems not to be about grifting money but is similar to playing a role by someone in false persona especially at war times and playing a military personal of medals, heroic story lines etc. included, is this showed the state of the professional media and journalist of and to certain cultures within the society coming above everything else. Seems not one might have bought the sad story line at first and thought 'lets find out some more about the girlfriend and place in our reports', it was all about the player, runner up in the Heisman, and success of the Notre Dame football team, and everyone bought into it along the chain one reported others followed, not doing what professionals should. Even the Government does it, think of some of the stories, right from the beginning and throughout, that came from the bush administration about these two wars and some military personal as well and quickly were parroted by the mass media for days on end with extremely very few apologizing when the truths came out. So it had nothing to do with the 'girlfriend' and if true what she was all about, they would have quickly found out with simple research many are paid to conduct before reporting to the masses over and over, so how can they be believed, and why are they paid so much, on much they are reporting, especially in this technology age. There are some who actually do research or have dedicated staffs doing, a few are found on Comedy shows, like Stewart and Colbert who in a few hours can put together that nights show with fact checks including video's, and a few in real media outlets, not found on FOX type outlets or so called journalist of.

'Catfish' Internet hoax that snared football star has familiar ring among troops
Jan 17, 2013 - Many Americans were introduced to a new meaning for the word "catfish" Wednesday evening.

The term is being used to describe a hoax that has plagued the Army and civilian authorities for years.

A catfish, in social media terms, is someone who creates an online profile and pretends to be someone he is not, using photos and information taken from someone else.

The hoax is the modern equivalent of the "email from a Nigerian prince" or countless similar cons that target naive or unassuming victims.

Wednesday unveiled perhaps the largest-profile victim of such a hoax, former Notre Dame football star Manti Te'O. Te'o was allegedly fooled into believing he dated a woman who, it has since been revealed, did not exist.

The fictional girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, allegedly died last year. But Deadspin.com uncovered details that appear to show she was fictional, and the photographs allegedly taken of her were actually of another woman.

The Army's Criminal Investigative Command has been warning soldiers and others of similar cons since at least 2009.

A news release that year warned that criminals were posing as members of the Army on popular social networking and dating sites "in an attempt to lure unsuspecting persons into revealing personal, banking or financial information."

Late last year, Army investigators again warned the public about the scams.

At the time, CID said it receives hundreds of reports from people worldwide about people pretending to be U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan or elsewhere. read more>>>

And what are many within the same media doing now, instead of collectively calling themselves out and improving their job performance to what they're expected to do, they're parroting over and over, falling all over themselves, about who to blame in relation to the school, Notre Dame, or the player himself. To one, drag out the story line for advertising dollars and two change any thoughts about they themselves were conned big time thus showing just how lazy they are and how easy they are to be manipulated, think once again about the war stories, from the start straight on through. Think also about the many Veterans organizations found not to be for veterans but as personal slush funds, duping the public in giving millions or execs of with extremely high compensation and perks, and even used for big political contributions to campaigns.


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