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Entries for December, 2016

Secretary Mabus Makes Recommendations for Medal of Honor

By Debbie Gregory. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is recommending that two service members, either Sailors or Marines, be upgraded to the Medal of Honor following an extensive review of medals awarded since Sept. 11, 2001. The names of the two service members were not made public. To end his near-record seven-and-a-half year tenure, […]

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Easier Medical Care Access for Mil Families Expected

By Debbie Gregory. Thanks to changes in the annual defense department bill, passed by both the House and Senate, military families will have easier access to urgent care and primary care. Awaiting President Obama’s signature before becoming law, the bill ensures out-of-pocket costs won’t change for most Tricare users who are already enrolled in the […]

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Wrongfully Collected Money to be Returned to Some Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. Veterans who had to medically retire from the military because of combat-related injuries during the last two decades have lost out on thousands of dollars in severance pay because the Defense Department improperly taxed those payments. And for some veterans of these veterans who were shortchanged millions by the government, it took […]

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New Combat Tourniquet Introduced for Torso Injuries

By Debbie Gregory. How do you put a tourniquet around the chest?” It couldn’t be done with the standard issue Combat Application Tourniquet for torso or high leg and arm wounds developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz and Dr. John Croushorn. So now the Army has now developed “junctional tourniquets” to stop bleeding for most body […]

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Senators Seek Quick Action on Stalled VA Projects

By Debbie Gregory. A group of senators are urging quick action from the lame duck Congress on two dozen stalled VA projects. The senators are calling for Congress to set aside funding for a list of health care centers, outpatient clinics and research facilities proposed throughout the Veterans Affairs system. The list includes three each […]

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