Category Archives: major

Major veterans groups call for VA secretary’s ouster following damning report

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A day after the Veterans Affairs Inspector General blasted VA Secretary Robert Wilkie for his handling of a sexual assault allegation at a department hospital, most of the country’s major veterans organizations called for his immediate firing, citing a lack of confidence in his leadership. “Secretary Wilkie and several members of his executive staff violated […]

This Army major may have just solved your range time problems

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A panel of soldiers with the XVIII Airborne Corps has selected its first “Dragon Innovation Challenge” winner. Maj. Evan Adams with the 101st Airborne Division, was selected Tuesday from five finalists for his work designing a user-friendly application for “scheduling, managing and forecasting ranges and land across the Army.” The competition began in August, reaching […]

Sergeant Major of the Army questions military child care in wake of COVID

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Defense officials should expand child care capacity to ensure that military families’ needs are met during crisis conditions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recommendation on its way to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper from the high-level DoD Military Family Readiness Council. The council also voted Tuesday to recommend addressing shortages of specialty […]

Major veterans suicide prevention legislation advances, but without discussion of guns

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Congressional lawmakers reached a deal this week to send sweeping veterans suicide prevention legislation to the White House later this month, but the plan for now will abandon any serious discussion about gun safety for at-risk veterans. The connection between veterans suicide and firearms safety was promoted by House lawmakers throughout the summer and included […]

Major veterans suicide prevention legislation advances, but without discussion of guns

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Congressional lawmakers reached a deal this week to send sweeping veterans suicide prevention legislation to the White House later this month, but the plan for now will abandon any serious discussion about gun safety for at-risk veterans. The connection between veterans suicide and firearms safety was promoted by House lawmakers throughout the summer and included […]

Will major veterans suicide prevention legislation pass this year, or get stalled by political fights?

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The future of major legislation on veterans suicide prevention policy in Congress remains unsettled for now despite claims of a breakthrough this week from Senate leaders and pleas from veterans advocates to pass something on the issue as soon as possible. At issue are a pair of policy packages under debate in the House and […]

Ruling on major GI Bill benefits case won’t come in time for fall classes

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Student veterans hoping for resolution in a court case which could open an extra year of GI Bill education benefits to hundreds of thousands of individuals won’t get any resolution before the start of the fall semester. But may see some legal progress in time for the spring. The case — Rudisill v. Wilkie, pending […]

Ruling on major GI Bill benefits case won’t come in time for fall classes

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Student veterans hoping for resolution in a court case which could open an extra year of GI Bill education benefits to hundreds of thousands of individuals won’t get any resolution before the start of the fall semester. But may see some legal progress in time for the spring. The case — Rudisill v. Wilkie, pending […]