Veterans

 
 

Whistleblower Finds Cockroaches Scurrying Around At Phoenix VA

  Whistleblower Finds Cockroaches Scurrying Around At Phoenix VA Jonah Bennett National Security/Politics Reporter A patient whistleblower from the Phoenix, Ariz., Veteran Affairs (VA) medical center has captured footage of cockroaches scurrying around the pharmacy room at the medical center. The whistleblower, who elected to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation, took video footage of several cockroaches at the Phoenix VA medical center’s pharmacy, Fox 10 Phoenix reports. Patients tried to stomp on one of the cockroaches on the pharmacy floor. Another video shows a roach crawling on aRead More


Trump’s VA Terminates 548 and Suspends 200 For Misconduct

  Luke Rosiak Investigative Reporter Five hundred and forty-eight Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees have been terminated since President Donald Trump took office, indicating that his campaign pledge to clean up “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States” by relentlessly putting his TV catch phrase “you’re fired” into action was more than just empty rhetoric. Another 200 VA workers were suspended and 33 demoted, according to data newly published by the department as part of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s commitment to greater transparency. Those disciplined includeRead More


Oklahoma: Army Combat Veteran Shot Dead in Front of His Home

Neighbors Stunned By Murder Of Bixby Man by Erin Conrad – News on 6 Army combat veteran, father, and competitive jui-jitsu fighter Kevin Phelps was shot dead in front of his home in Bixby. Those who knew him say they are still trying to wrap their minds around his sudden death. Bixby police told News On 6 Phelps and Earnest Liggins were having an argument when a neighbor called police. Before officers could arrive, they say shots had been fired. Read more: http://m.newson6.com/story.aspx?story=35710262&catId=112042       LOCAL COVERAGE:    


U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran To Receive Medal Of Honor From President Trump

                                President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor On July 31, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to former Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War. McCloughan will receive the Medal of Honor for distinguished actions during 48 hours of close-combat fighting against enemy forces near Don Que, Vietnam, from May 13 to 15, 1969. McCloughan was serving with CompanyRead More


Trump Signed American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017

                      The bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, guaranteeing the use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services program prioritizing the hiring and training of veterans as career law enforcement officers.   S. 583 – American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017 S. 583 One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America AT THE FIRST SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day ofRead More


Rep. Jackie Walorski: VA Will Keep Failing Our Veterans Until It Is Reformed

Opinion VA Will Keep Failing Our Veterans Until It Is Reformed Rep. Jackie Walorski Freelance Writer The mountain of evidence that the Department of Veterans Affairs is broken and needs reform grew with recent reports of improper care and scheduling manipulations at a veterans clinic in northern Indiana. According to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, a VA investigation confirmed allegations made by veterans and whistleblowers at the VA’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Peru, Ind., which I represent in Congress. Last year, I requested this investigation along with then-chairman ofRead More


Trump Will Sign Executive Order to Fire Incompetent Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Employees or Managers

Trump Will Sign An Executive Order Creating An Office To Get Rid Of Bad Veterans Affairs Employees Jonah Bennett National Security/Politics Reporter President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday establishing an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to discipline or fire incompetent employees or managers. The executive order, likely to be signed Thursday according to a source with direct knowledge, will create an Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. The order “will help the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to discipline or terminate VA managers orRead More


Marine woke up to find his American flag was set on fire in his driveway

Marine Brian Ellison awoke to find his driveway covered in the burnt remains of Old Glory. “When I looked down, it was the American flag that we fly on the front of our house,” said Ellison. “It had been burned. It had caught fire. And then I looked at the flagpole and all of the flag had burned off of the pole.” Ellison told AZ station KPHO/KTVK


Patriot Alert: Marine Veteran Becomes First Double-Amputee Cop!

Marine Veteran Conquers Odds, Becomes First Double-Amputee Copby Jonah Bennett National Security/Politics Reporter Against all odds, Marine Corps veteran Matias Ferreira graduated from Suffolk County Police Department Academy in New York on Friday to become the first active-duty, double-amputee cop in the country. Ferreira, a 28-year-old who deployed to Afghanistan and lost both of his legs in 2011 after stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED), graduated after 29 weeks at the academy and has now become a legend, NBC New York reports. The Suffolk County Police Department believes FerreiraRead More


Happy 105th Birthday to Pearl Harbor Veteran Ray Chavez: ‘Keep Going!’

Happy Birthday Mr. Chavez, , the oldest living Pearl Harbor veteran,President Trump and all of here at I Bleed Red White and Blue wish you a very, happy 105th birthday! Happy 105th Birthday Mr. Chavez! “Keep Going!”