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Entries for April, 2017

The Veteran’s Experience

By Debbie Gregory. Have you ever heard of the Veterans Experience Office? The VA is looking to change the culture of a massive federal agency that provides everything from medical care to monthly disability checks to funerals. The “Veteran’s Experience” campaign started in 2015 under former VA Secretary Bob McDonald. The office’s budget this fiscal […]

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Two U.S. Servicemembers Killed in Afghanistan

By Debbie Gregory Two U.S. Army Rangers who were killed in Afghanistan on April 26th  may have been struck by “friendly fire” according to the Pentagon. Both Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron Thomas, 23, were deployed from Fort Benning, Ga. A third soldier was wounded in the operation. Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis […]

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California Governor Pardons Three Deported Veterans To Help Them Regain Residency

Following their honorable discharges from the military, three former servicemembers were convicted of crimes and deported. None of these crimes resulted in a physical injury to another party. Marines Erasmo Apodaca Mendizabal and Marco Antonio Chavez, as well as former soldier Hector Barajas Varela are the Veterans pardoned by California Governor Jerry Brown, which may […]

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Paralyzed Army Veteran Walking Again

By Debbie Gregory. In 2004, Eugene Simpson Jr, 26, was an Army tank commander with the1st Battalion, 77th Armor, based in Schweinfurt, Germany. His unit deployed to Iraq to help train the Iraqi Army and conduct patrol missions. One day his patrol unit was struck by the force of an improvised explosive device as they […]

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Service Disabled Veteran Business Owners Info

The purpose of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Procurement Program is to provide procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. The program also has the authority to make sole source awards to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns if certain conditions are met. At […]

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