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Post by dlr110 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:41 am

Damaged submarine Connecticut arrives in San Diego
By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Dec 13, 04:42 PM

The fast-attack submarine Connecticut departs Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., May 27, 2021, for a deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th fleets. The Connecticut, which collided with an undersea mount in the South China Sea Oct. 2, arrived in San Diego Sunday after transiting from Guam. https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-nav ... san-diego/
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Post by dlr110 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:46 am

Military Retirees, Disabled Veterans to See Largest Pay Raise in Decades for 2022
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Post by orvet » Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:59 am

Thank you David that's great news! Too bad we have to have runaway inflation to have a decent increase in our pay.
It's great to know that it's coming! ::nod::
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Post by dlr110 » Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:53 pm

Dec. 14, 2021
"WASHINGTON — The U.S. Marine Corps is in a vulnerable position as it prepares for fiscal 2023, having made enough progress on its Force Design 2030 effort that it shed a significant amount of outdated capabilities but is lacking replacements."

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2021/ ... n-a-lurch/
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Post by dlr110 » Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:27 am

TAX TIME APPROACHES
I went on the DFAS My Pay website and it looks like the Military Retiree 1099-R 2021 is ready to download. At least mine was there.
And the Military/Military Retiree IRS From 1095 will be ready on or before 1/31/2022.
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Post by dlr110 » Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:37 pm

While Americans See an End to 20 Years of War, VA’s Job Has Just Begun Dec 2, 2021

https://thewarhorse.org/veterans-affair ... f-war-end/
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Post by dlr110 » Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:40 pm

Is the Cure for America’s “Next War-itis” a Military Culture Shift? Dec 16, 2021

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Post by dlr110 » Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:57 pm

Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch dies at 74

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Post by dlr110 » Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:56 am

Changes to VA caregiver programs being reconsidered amid complaints

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Post by dlr110 » Thu Feb 17, 2022 4:03 am

Russia Forces 'A New Normal' on Europe, Stoltenberg Says
FEB. 16, 2022 | BY JIM GARAMONE, DOD NEWS


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Post by dlr110 » Thu May 12, 2022 4:11 pm

CHAIRMAN DELIVERS REMARKS AT HEARING ON VA BUDGET REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023 - APRIL 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C—Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif) delivered opening remarks at the Full Committee Hearing on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Budget Request For Fiscal Year 2023. This year’s request provides for an 11.3% increase over 2022’s funding and demonstrates this Administration’s firm commitment to our nation’s veterans.

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Post by dlr110 » Thu May 12, 2022 4:13 pm

CHAIRMAN TAKANO INTRODUCES REMOVE COPAYS ACT
Legislation will remove financial barrier to VA mental healthcare - APRIL 27, 2022

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Post by dlr110 » Thu May 12, 2022 4:27 pm

This week in Congress: Military leaders line up to ask for bigger budgets next year - Sunday, May 8

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Post by dlr110 » Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:44 pm

Just a tidbit of news.
The National Defense Service Medal is going back into retirement as of December 31, 2022.
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your ... n=navy-dnr
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Post by dlr110 » Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:48 pm

VA often failed to inform patients about risks of COVID antiviral drug.
By Irene Loewenson Sep 6, 03:14 PM

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