vietnam memorial Military & Veterans News Scott's View: This Week We Honor the Service of Our Vietnam Veterans on “National Vietnam War Veterans Day”  I was pleased to see the DoD recognize my fellow Vietnam Veterans with a wreath-laying ceremony at The Vietnam War Memorial today. It sets the stage for a weekend of “Welcome Home” tributes for a generation of war veterans that never received recognition for their service and sacrifice to our country, many of whom are still dealing with the aftershocks and consequences of that war.
Military & Veterans News Live From The U.S. Capitol On The 150th Anniversary Of Memorial Day: An American Tradition Honoring Our Heroes PBS' National Memorial Day Concert On the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, PBS' multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT returns live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise. The 29th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
Department of Veterans Affairs Military & Veterans News "Prescribed to Death" Opioid Memorial Raises Awareness of Prescription Drug Crisis On April 17, VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie visited the National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" opioid memorial and recorded this video message I'm Robert Wilkie. I'm visiting the National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" opioid memorial. The memorial is currently located here at the White House. It's part of President Trump's Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand.
Department of Veterans Affairs Military & Veterans News VA Updates and Improves Assistance Program for Transitioning Service Members WASHINGTON — As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ongoing efforts to help transitioning service members navigate and understand VA’s various benefits, the agency recently updated VA’s briefing portion of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – an interagency initiative authorized as a voluntary program in 1991 under the National Defense Authorization Act and made mandatory under the VOW to Hire Heroes Act in 2011 to help service members adjust to civilian life.
the white house Military & Veterans News White House: Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please.  I want to thank Vice President Pence, along with the many members of my Cabinet here with us today. I also want to thank all of the dedicated professionals — military, civilian, and law enforcement — who devote their lives to serving our nation.  In particular, I want to recognize General Dunford and the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  (Applause.)
department of defense seal Military & Veterans News Department of Defense Issues Interpretive Rule Amendment Under the Military Lending Act, Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to Service Members and Dependents The Department of Defense announced today that an Interpretive Rule Amendment under the Military Lending Act (MLA) Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to service members and dependents, was published today in the Federal Register. The interpretive rule amendment provides additional guidance on questions the Department received regarding compliance with the July 2015 Final Rule.

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