VA Rapid Appeal Modernization Program Information By Debbie Gregory Late last year, the VA launched Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) with the goal of providing eligible Veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disability compensation claim. On April 2, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs expanded the program by removing the previous requirement that […]
Entries for July, 2018
Pentagon’s New Cellphone Restrictions By Debbie Gregory The Defense Department has decided it will continue allowing the use of cellphones at the Pentagon in common areas and other offices in the Pentagon if classified information is not present, but it will strictly enforce existing rules to prevent cell phones from being brought into secure areas […]
Reported Military Sexual Assault Increases 10 Percent By Debbie Gregory According to the Defense Department’s Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, servicemember reporting of sexual assault increased by about 10 percent in fiscal year 2017. Although the increase in reporting occurred across all four military services, the overall increase was spiked by […]
Navy Using New System to Remotely Control Fighter Jets By Debbie Gregory. Not to be confused with the arcade game company, the United States Navy is testing a new system called the ATARI, which stands for aircraft terminal approach remote inceptor. ATARI hands control of an aircraft that’s on approach to an aircraft carrier […]
VA’s Caregiving Program Is Still Dropping Veterans with Disabilities By Debbie Gregory In 2015, veterans and their caregivers began sharing reports about being cut from the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). The program pays a stipend to family members, often a wife or mother, of a disabled Post 9/11 veteran, who […]
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