Entries for August, 2017

VA Appeals Reform Will Overhaul Appeals Process

By Debbie Gregory. Bipartisan reforms to speed up the veteran disability appeals process have been signed by the president. The changes will likely take about 18 months from now. The appeals reform measure was passed by the Senate before summer recess, and was recently finalized by the House. The number of backlogged claims in the […]

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Navy Football Is About To Get Its Own TV Series

By Debbie Gregory. Are you ready for some football? More to the point, are you ready for some Navy football? The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen won’t just be playing on Saturdays, they’ll also be featured on third installment of A Season With — , the Showtime series that takes viewers behind the scenes with a […]

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WWII Vet Continues to Defend the Flag

By Debbie Gregory. A 92-year-old World War II veteran was injured by a vandal as he protecting the American flag outside his home. But this story has a happy ending. Following the incident in which Howard Banks was pushed to the ground, resulting in several bumps, bruises, and a twisted knee, he received a visit […]

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Army National Guard Training Changes

By Debbie Gregory. Army National Guard Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy is looking at flexibility and specialized training to create more career opportunities and shorter deployments for National Guard soldiers. Guard members will continue to serve 39 days a year — one weekend each month and a 15-day training exercise. Guard Soldiers respond when disaster strikes […]

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Vet Filmmaker Who Wrote “Sand Castle” Salutes His Generation

By Debbie Gregory. Screenwriter Chris Roessner, an Army and Iraq war veteran, turned his war experiences into the controversial Netflix film, Sand Castle. The Canton, Ohio native grew up in rural Texas and joined the Army when he was 18, a few months before 9/11. Less than two years later he was deployed to Iraq, […]

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