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Burn Pits Legislation Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill Military & Veterans News Burn Pits Legislation Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), America’s leading post-9/11 veterans empowerment organization, announced today significant, additional support for its Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R. 5671/S. 3181) to improve the tracking and reporting of servicemembers’ exposure to burn pits and airborne toxins during their deployments, and the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018. Burn Pits are among IAVA’s 2018 Big 6 Priorities for post 9/11 veterans.
Rod Rodriguez and President Bush Photo Credit Grant Miller Photography Website Military & Veterans News President Goerge W. Bush Takes on New Role as the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation's Honorary Chairman The Global War on Terror (GWOT) Memorial Foundation, the congressionally-designated non-profit foundation tasked with organizing, fundraising and coordinating efforts to build a new memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., today announced new board of directors, staff, advisory board members, ambassadors and architectural partner, including naming former President George W. Bush as its Honorary Chairman.
Barbara Corcoran Navy Veteran Spouse Veterans Advantage Awards VetFamily: Barbara Corcoran Barbara Corcoran is a businesswoman best-known for her role on one of America's top-rated TV shows, Shark Tank, by acclaimed TV producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) that airs on the ABC Network. She is a self-made real-estate millionaire, possesses a commanding presence in the boardroom, and is a role model for business entrepreneurs across America. She is also the spouse of former FBI agent and retired Navy captain, Bill Higgins, who also pursued a career in real estate after his military service.
Richard Blumenthal Discounts & Benefits Blumenthal Files Amendment to Reinstate Veterans Advantage Amtrak Discount in Major Appropriations Bill Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) filed an amendment in the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and General Government Appropriations Act of 2019 to reinstate the Veterans Advantage discount program through Amtrak. The program, which ended in March 2018, provided members of Veterans Advantage with a 15 percent discount on Amtrak tickets for veterans and their family members. The appropriations bill is currently being considered on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

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