By Debbie Gregory. In 1941, the U.S. Congress passed Title 10, section 2533a of the United States Code, which would come to be known as the Berry Amendment. The law requires that the DOD cannot provide articles of food, clothing, textiles, fabrics, metals, tools and equipment to American military personnel unless the item is: “grown, […]
Entries for February, 2014
By Debbie Gregory. Back in January, Military Connection told you about the Army’s test of its newest weapon, the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD). We knew it wouldn’t be long before there was another force using high energy lasers. Let’s just be glad that it’s one of our own. Recently, the U.S. Navy […]
By Debbie Gregory. The effects of more than twelve years at war are evident in our country. It can be seen in schools, in the workplace, on TV, in books, in movies, and in our homes. We see flags waiving. We see people praising and denouncing the wars. We see our loved ones who served […]
By Debbie Gregory. The Defense Department has had its hands full with the Tuition Assistance (TA) program. Due to budgetary restraints, TA was among the first programs to be reduced. Last March, the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps suspended their TA programs completely. After an overwhelming outcry from military advocacy groups and the general […]
By Debbie Gregory. On February 20th , the VA announced the launch of their newly designed Veteran Health Identification Cards. The new cards are being dubbed the Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC). They will distinguish themselves from older cards by including additional security features and a new look. For starters, the new cards will be […]
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