Veterans

 
 

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!”


VA Hospital Celebrated its 20-Person Transgender Program, While Failing to Care for Remaining 111,000 Veterans

While VA Hospital Boasted Of 20-Person Transgender Program, 100,000 Vets Lacked ‘Safe’ Careby Luke Rosiak A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital that touted its program focusing on 20 transgendered individuals failed in caring for the remaining 111,000 veterans on health care essentials like keeping its medical equipment clean and properly training employees, government auditors found. “We could not gain reasonable assurance that clinical managers effectively monitor the professional competency of providers … patient equipment is clean … [and] employees ensure a safe and healthy environment,” according to the InspectRead More


Trump VA Secretary Shulkin Aims to End 40-mile, 30-day Rule for Veteran Access Private Healthcare

VA Secretary Wants To End Major Rules In The Way Of Vets Getting Private Sector Careby Juliegrace Brufke VA Secretary David Shulkin outlined his aim Sunday to remove the 40-mile, 30-day rule for veterans accessing private sector care outside the VA system. Among other proposals, Shulkin unveiled his plan to dramatically increase the ability of veterans to get care outside of the VA at the Disabled American Veterans annual conference, which is ironic, as DAV has been one of the groups most consistently opposed to the VA Choice Program. In Shulkin’sRead More


Oklahoma VA: Maggots found in patient’s wound while still alive

The horrendous treatment of a Vietnam Veteran.TALIHINA, Okla. – Owen Reese Peterson, a 73-year-old Vietnam Veteran, passed away on October 3rd from complications of sepsis. According to multiple sources, maggots were found growing in Peterson’s wound while he was still alive. According to Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs executive director Myles Deering; The maggots were indeed found while Mr. Peterson was alive at the facility, but the maggots did not cause his death.   Associated Press reporting: A physician’s assistant and three nurses, including the director of nursing, resigned afterRead More