{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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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Veterans Say House GOP's Piecemeal Approach Is Not Enough

We served the Country and we continue serving same, we don't want your using us as pawns, we don't want your disrespect and leading the country in ignoring the issues from the rubber stamped wars, we want the country to sacrifice as it demands we do!!

And especially when the former war rubber stampers, little to nothing for the veterans of and the rest of the ignored veterans issues, are out staging photo ops at every chance they get and making sure those taking those photo's are getting your best side and anything else they want to make it look like you support those you send into war theaters, the magnetic ribbons disappeared almost as fast as they came out, but don't demand those served sacrifice anything!!!!

Serve the Country as we did and do and as the Oath you take demands, you don't serve the extremist among you nor pure political party twisted ideologies!!

Veterans Say House GOP's Piecemeal Approach To Ending Government Shutdown Not Enough
WASHINGTON -- 10/02/2013 -- Some of the most visible victims of the government shutdown have been America's veterans. The shutdown is exacerbating the Department of Veterans Affairs' backlog on disability claims, VA benefits will stop if the government remains closed for an extended period of time, and the World War II Memorial in D.C. was closed to a large group of visiting veterans.

House Republicans have seized on this issue. On Tuesday, they put forward a continuing resolution to fund veterans' services while the government was shut down; it failed to get the two-thirds majority needed to pass, since most House Democrats would only support a bill that would fund the entire government, rather than one that takes a piecemeal approach.

On Wednesday, a handful of lawmakers went to the World War II Memorial for a photo op with veterans. Later in the day, the Republican National Committee announced it would pay to keep the World War II Memorial open for the next 30 days, even though the National Park Service already said it would accommodate the visiting veterans. read more>>>

143-year-old law has lawmakers treading gingerly during shutdown

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