{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}
**USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**

In 2003 some 72% of Americans fully supported the Abandoning of the Missions and those Sent to Accomplish so extremely Quickly after 9/11!!
At least some 95%, if not more as less then 1% serve them, not only still support the, just below, total lack of Sacrifice, they ran from any and all Accountability and left everything still on the table to be continually used if the political/military want was still in play in future executive/legislative wants!!
DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!
Especially for the Corporate and Wealthy Community, investors in Defense Industries, and for these, Afghanistan and Iraq, came Two Huge Tax Cuts, with more sweetheart deals to same from states and the fed!!

Thousands of people across America don’t just talk about honoring Veterans; they walk the walk. Dedicated Volunteers Serve Veterans for Decades

On this Executive Administration, it's Cabinet and those directly around same, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer National Military Family Association - Dec. 30, 2011, and plenty more of similar since Joyce, others, spoke and continues!

Ask yourself: If the Veterans Administration is so corrupt and mismanaged, as the conservative ideology, under which the seeds of are planted when they control, wants everyone to buy into as they obstruct the budgets and do extremely little after they charge same, then why does the Private sector, many problems within rarely heard about, adopt so many practices and advanced technologies developed within the VA, for free?! The VA, DoD, and in partnership with Universities and Colleges, not just Health Care are constantly in R&D and that developed that works is quickly moved into the private, for profit, sector, even as the VA is long under funded, decades, and especially during and after our wars that the few are sent into!

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President Obama 26 August 2014

Fact: "This is not just a job of government. It’s not just a job of the veterans’ organizations. Every American needs to join us in taking care of those who've taken care of us. Because only 1 percent of Americans may be fighting our wars, but 100 percent of Americans benefit from that 1 percent. A hundred percent need to be supporting our troops. A hundred percent need to be supporting our veterans. A hundred percent need to be supporting our military families."

"We’ve been able to accomplish historic increases to veterans funding. We’ve protected veterans health care from Washington politics with advanced appropriations. We’ve been able to make VA benefits available to more than 2 million veterans who didn't have them before, including more Vietnam vets who were exposed to Agent Orange. We’ve dedicated major new resources for mental health care. We’ve helped more than 1 million veterans and their families pursue their education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill."

August 26, 2014 - Secretary Robert A. McDonald's Remarks for the American Legion's 96th Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC
Fact: "Unlike, P&G, VA may not be concerned about quarterly profit and loss statements or shareholder value, but it does have a bottom line—Veterans. "
{which is why No Government agency should be turned into a private corporate entity feeding for profit off the Countries duty and responsibility, especially the VA}
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Fact: “We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars."
26 September 2014

Fact: "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

Fact: "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!}

Fact: 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

Fact: 25 June 2014 U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller: Veterans' Affairs issue an 'all too similar' scene

Fact: 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."

Fact: “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


Bob Herbert Losing Our Way : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

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>>>

Under two previous Executive administrations and wars from, father and son. With son and conservative congresses leading the extremely quick abandoning of the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11:

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."

Part Two: A Son Lost in Iraq, but Where Is the Casualty Report?

Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort

3/27/15 - U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq
"During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today."
"When Brown and others tried to obtain their medical records to prove their illnesses were service-related, they learned that the records had disappeared."

Add in the issues of finally recognizing in War Theater and more Veterans, by the Shinseki 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

She wrote that she's proud of her service but added this: "That doesn't change the fact that I contributed - however indirectly - to human beings vanishing from the earth in a moment of sheer agony."

Homeless Veterans/Stand Downs

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

For our sisters: National Women Veterans Hotline, call 1-855-VA-WOMEN1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-66361-855-829-6636) New Hotline now up and running

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DoD IG Report on Security and Entering Naval Facilities {UpDated}

{there's an update from the VA on Aaron Alexis, I'm placing it at the bottom}

An audit was done and released by the Department of Defense Inspector General on granting access to Naval facilities for any but Naval personal, private contractors etc.

This is a short report about the audit and with links to same titled:

Felons granted access to Navy bases because of cost cutting measures, IG says
In it you can find this:

September 18, 2013 - The Navy granted base access through its commercial access card to convicted felons without doing full background checks, a Sept. 16 Defense Department inspector general report says.

The commercial access card differs from the common access card that Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis reportedly used to gain entry into Naval Sea System Command building Monday, the DoD IG said in a email to reporters.

The audit says the Naval Commercial Access Control System's Rapidgate vetting process allowed 52 convicted felons to receive "routine, unauthorized installation access, placing military personnel, dependents, civilians and installations at an increased security risk," because the Commander of Navy Installations Command needed to reduce security costs.

Normally, government employees and contractors who need access to a base from more than 6 months must undergo a National Agency Check, which includes a full, written background investigation, the report says. read more>>>

In the report itself it carries this:

After receiving the contractor employee's enrollment fee, Eid Passport's third-party vendors perform public record checks using publicly accessible databases. However, Eid Passport stated, "not all public records are up-to-date, complete, accurate, or available." Before the public record checks are completed, contactor employees enrolled in Rapidgate can obtain temporary installation access for up to 28 days. Contractor employees present the installation's Pass and Identification Office with a Rapidgate enrollment receipt and personal identification to obtain interim access until they are authorized or denied participation in Rapidgate.

Keep in mind as to who is doing all this. Aaron Alexis worked for a private contractor under government contract!

Private contractor that Aaron Alexis worked for states nothing in his backround not only blocked hiring but also allowed security clearance!

Company doing the backround checks for the private government contractor was also a private contractor under government contracts and probably does backround checks in more area's of the government then just the contractors, some probably as we've seen in recent years, getting contracts that are no bid!!

These private contractors, just ask a tepub, are supposed to be able to do the work contracted better then the government agencies they're doing it for, especially if that's all they do, like backround checks. With the technology today and even better at their disposal they should have information on anyone, especially as to police reports, and from anywhere right up to very times time frames.

Rachel Maddow opened her show last night with a piece about just this, the private contractors and backround checks with more within:

I put up a quick thought this morning on my facebook page as even more of this information is coming in:

This is looking more and more like a suicide by law enforcement, and taking others before so he will be remembered for something in his life no matter the tragic reasons for. It was extremely well planned out if those plans ran according to his wants and they did. Everyone will play on the mental problem reports, which along with those early reports and his run in with law enforcement would have stopped him from buying a gun leaving only doing so illegally or stealing from the huge source now of and the lax security by many who own. He was extremely lucid apparently leading up to the shooting in the days prior to, if reports are correct and many seem to be as they come from sources in the lead up, like the gun shop. After not being able to buy the AR-15 he knew he needed more then the pump action shotgun if he could gain access with so he targeted first any guards at the yard and shot them then took their guns. I can only guess, but I'll bet there wasn't much of a try by him to live when he was finally confronted by the law enforcement and killed, he had accomplished what he set out to do already!

DoD IG Report on Security and Entering Naval Facilities

And we now are facing the possibility of a government shutdown by the teabag representatives who work for all of us because they seek to defund romneycare, whoops obamacare, and are the same ideology who seek privatizing everything in government for bottom line corporate profits. Also same ideology that started rubber stamping everything under the bush long before 9/11. Then came two wars, abandoning the missions of why we sent our military into that region after 9/11 with all the costs rubber stamped, on the countries credit, with no bid private defense contracts one of which built a huge private army under no control. Still unpaid for, both wars. Did little to nothing as to enhancing the Veterans Administrations budget, actually looking to cut that, as to the results of. And continued rubber stamping after 9/11 on other issues and wants, but didn't raise the needed security funding for overseas facilities like State Department embassy's.

These same private contractors do the modern MBA corporate mentality, any way they can cut costs, for bigger bottom lines and thus compensation at the top, they do it. Be it lax work policies, safety work issues, more work with fewer workers and on and on and on. Think the NSA private contractors and what Snowden was able to do in his short time with. Think of the reports we get from the private sector and corporate mentality and the same for the private contractors doing government work especially with these congresses that totally ignore the jobs hired to do in oversite and more while wasting tax payer monies playing extremely bad politics!


VA: Aaron Alexis never sought treatment for PTSD
Sep. 18, 2013 - Aaron Alexis, the Navy veteran and subcontractor believed responsible for Monday’s Washington Navy Yard shooting, was treated twice in August at veterans’ hospitals for insomnia but was never diagnosed by the Veterans Affairs Department with post-traumatic stress.

“On both occasions, Mr. Alexis was alert and oriented,” VA said in a statement issued Wednesday. Alexis “was asked by VA doctors if he was struggling with anxiety or depression, or had thoughts about harming himself or others, which he denied.” read more>>>

This is just being released, caught it on my local news in a quick statement.

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