Entries for March, 2017

Navy Sponsors Essay Contest

By Debbie Gregory. The Sea Services have a rich history, and there is much to be learned from history on multiple battles, strategies, tactics, leadership, values and traditions.   To this end, the U.S. Navy is sponsoring an essay contest. Essay topics can include the study of the history of the United States Navy as well […]

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Shulkin Wants To Extend Choice and More

By Debbie Gregory. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is urging Congress to act quickly to temporarily extend a troubled program aimed at widening Veterans’ access to private-sector health care.  Secretary Shulkin pointed to the growing demand for medical treatment outside the Department of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin intends to test new screening criteria over the next […]

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Facilities Maintenance Backlog at $10.8 Billion

By Debbie Gregory. The number of military facilities that are so poorly maintained that they now meet the Pentagon’s definition of “failing” has steadily been on the rise. The maintenance backlog for Army facilities alone has grown substantially, rising from approximately $7 billion to $10.8 billion in just the last year. Army experts guestimate that it […]

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Generals Oppose Bill That Provides Mentally Ill Veterans Easy Gun Access

By Debbie Gregory. A coalition of retired admirals and generals are protesting “irresponsible and dangerous” legislation they say that would put mentally ill veterans in harm’s way by providing them easy access to firearms. The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, sponsored by Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Chairman of […]

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Immigrants Who Served In US Military Fight Deportation Orders

By Debbie Gregory. Immigrants serving in the United States military have deep historical roots. Non-citizens have fought with the United States Armed forces since the Revolutionary War, and offer greater racial, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity than citizen recruits. This diversity is particularly valuable given the military’s increasingly global agenda. But now, the futures of […]

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