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Dr Bash and John Dorle will be our guest speakers. Great Veterans advocates.
Topics for today- Can the Department of Veterans Affairs be saved? Ending the show with music from Lara James.
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Secretary Eric Shinseki has stepped down as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. We'll talk about what went wrong.
Jay Carney is leaving as White House Press Secretary.
And, it's Friday. Your calls.
On this Veterans Day, it's important to note that U.S. veterans are dying by the tens of thousands every year and nobody is being held accountable. Very few VA employees have been indicted or arrested for these crimes. Over 8,000 veterans a year are committing suicide because they cannot get access to federally mandated health care as earned benefits, the equivalent of a World War II Bataan Death march every year.
Because of this, a group of veterans is suing the United States of America, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as all past Secretaries still living.
Dave Gahary speaks with two of them, Tony Woody and Gary Kendall.
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns. Will this make the Department of Veterans Affairs better ? Will this have any long term impact at all. No, this only matters in the world of politics. No one is talking about any real long term plans to make the VA better. There has been many problems with the VA for many years. The government is just not capable of giving vets the care they need. They have shown this time and time again. We just can't keep waiting on the government as they keep trying to get it right. 10 years from now I'm sure we will be talking about the problems with the VA. They are only two ways to make the VA better.
Number 1 - Do not tie down the vets to VA hospitals for care. Vets should be able to go to any hospital , any doctor at any time. And this should not costs the Vets any extra money. This should have always been the way the VA worked.
Number 2 - Fire everyone at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Staff the VA hospitals with military personnel. Make the VA a division of the Department of Defense. This would streamlined paperwork and processing time.
I think these are the only two options. I don't think anything else will make any difference.
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Is President Barack Obama’s pick for inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs a good one?, Can the VA fire away it's problems?,
Dozens of Secret Service Agents Suspended For Congressman Smear
Join your host, Susan Knowles of Stand For Truth Radio as I welcome my guest Attorney BENJAMIN KRAUSE. We will be talking about the VA and VETERANS' issues. So invite veterans and others who you believe will benefit from an hour jam packed with information on issues that impact many but may not be known by many in the general public.
Benjamin Krause is an award winning veterans rights attorney and journalist who investigates government fraud, waste and abuse within the Department of Veterans Affairs. He uses advanced cyber advocacy techniques to help disabled veterans access the benefits they deserve while ensuring VA does not misallocate resources. He is considered an authority on veterans’ rights. His work has been featured within various media outlets including NBC, Bloomberg News, Foreign Policy, CBS, Fox News, Washington Times, National Review and Star Tribune.
Benjamin is a disabled veteran of the US Air Force where he served in its Special Operations Command. After receiving an honorable discharge, he fought with the agency for fifteen years to finally win his benefits. After the military, he studied economics at Northwestern University and attended law school at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Benjamin writes about veterans’ issues regularly on the website DisabledVeterans.org.
President Obama will use his Veterans Day platform to push Congress for a broad slate of new legislation and reforms, including plans to squeeze for-profit colleges' ability to accept GI Bill benefits.
The commander in chief is also touting progress and reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs at a time when public confidence in the agency is still shaky, and lawmakers’ criticism of operations continues to rise.But White House officials said progress on a number of veterans priorities has been steady and laudable, including a dramatic reduction in the benefits claims backlog in recent years and improved aid for homeless veterans.
On Wednesday, Virginia officials will announce they will be the first state to end veterans homelessness, just a few weeks after Connecticut became the first state to end chronic homelessness within its borders.MilitaryTimes
The late Jerry Pippin recalls his service during Vietnam War recorded in 2011
Veterans of the United States armed forces (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard) may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Some of these benefits may be utilized while on active duty. These benefits are codified in Title 38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2013. For additional information, visit www.va.gov.
General Eligibility: Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. Active service means full-time service, other than active duty for training, as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer of the Public Health Service, Environmental Science Services Administration or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or its predecessor, the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Dishonorable and bad conduct discharges issued by general courts-martial may bar VA benefits. Veterans in prison must contact VA to determine eligibility. VA benefits will not be provided to any Veteran or dependent wanted for an outstanding felony warrant.
We invite Virgin Islands veterans to share their stories. Stories connect generations and help our young people learn about the past and maybe choose a military career.
Unity America Radio is a Digital Media Presentation Broadcast that is both educational and motivational. Unity America, offers The United American Veterans Paid Internship Program as an opportunity for Vets and college students to gain practical work experience in the digital media journalism and broadcast field; including social networking, marketing, public presentation, and FUN-raising! We also encourage transitional Veterans to actively establish a business as free enterprise.
Our Primary objective is to help Veterans transition from Active Duty to Productive Members of Society by raising awareness pertaining to Support Structures available bringing Veterans with the rest of our Community together. 4 of 5 college students do not find employment after graduation due to lack of experience. The United American Veterans Internship combats that statistic. Our Internship is a stepping stone to secure and help advance the preservation of America. Our intent is to establish a private non-profit school for selected Veterans, and College Students we choose to help us on our mission. Our school will not charge for tuition nor require any payment from our Veterans and Interns.
Unity America Radio raises awareness, empowers education and promotes Unity. "UNITED WE STAND" Subjects include: what, where, when, and how to benefit our social support structure as well as matters pertaining to our education, military, economy, workforce, civil rights, recreation, leadership and much more. The discussions are open for everyone with interaction and implore through communication the changes and ongoing traditions we continue to uphold.
On tonight's The Voice of Americans and Veterans, we bring back Aynaz Anni Cyrus, a woman who grew up with this culture and lifestyle all around! What do you need to know to be watchful of Muslim activity in your area? What are the warning signs of impending attacks? What is the possible impact of bringing the refugees to our shores? Are they likely to be what the President says they are? How likely is it they are to be considered a threat? All this and MUCH MUCH more....TONIGHT! Tune in by calling the number below and press 1 after you hear, "Blog talk radio" to be a guest or click the link to tune in!!!
It is Monday the 4th Monday of November 2015 and we are looking forward to the calls of our veterans as we will be discussing the latest news items that have effected the veterans community today. Like the issue that has been abuzz this past weekend with the Save the Benefit Act Senate Bill 2251 and HR1292 The Disabled Veteran commissary act that are current in the 114th session of congress
We are opening our Brooklyn Navy Yard lines 347-884-8078 at 2300 Zulu time! That would be as follows in US times (for our new civilian family and friends) Atlantic/ Eastern is 7PM,Central 6PM, Alaska/Mountain is 5pm,Pacific is 4PM, Hawaii is 1PM, Guam is 0900 AM
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