Veterans

VA, Congress work to change VA Choice eligibility

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Patricia Kime, staff writer

Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department are working to change eligibility rules and open the VA Choice program to veterans who can’t get needed medical care at their closest VA facility. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said lawmakers and VA officials are working to change the regulation that bars…

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Former CMSAF Binnicker passes away at 76

Posted March 27, 2015 by By Stephen Losey

Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Binnicker, who was the service’s top enlisted man from 1986 to 1990, passed away in Calhoun, Georgia, on Saturday, the Air Force said. He was 76. Binnicker, a Vietnam veteran, served for 33 years before retiring in 1990. He had a considerable effect on the lives…

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Understanding and caring for women veterans

Posted March 20, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

The 163rd Reconnaissance Wing hosted the Caring for Women Veterans event, presented by the Inland Empire Veterans Mental Health Collaborative and held at the regional training site at March Air Reserve Base, Mar. 12. The program takes place quarterly at different locations throughout the community with a different topic pertaining to veterans at each event….

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AFN producer is one of 40 ‘Veterans in Blue’

Posted December 18, 2015 by by George A. Smith

Forty veterans have been singled out for how they helped shape the Air Force, including three retired generals, one former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and one former Staff Sergeant … Patrice Rock Grant.  The Air Force is honoring Grant and 39 other Air Force Veterans by displaying their portraits in the Pentagon,…

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Team March 101: The Veterans Administration Office of Research Oversight (VAORO)

Posted November 6, 2015 by

(This will be an ongoing series to introduce  you to individual units or offices that make up Team March. The series will run before each Unit Training Assembly or twice a month.) The Veterans Administration Office of Research Oversight (VAORO) has been at March Air Reserve Base nearly 10 years, according to John Farley, health…

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First sergeant appointed to California Veteran’s Board

Posted March 4, 2016 by by Linda Welz

Master Sgt. Carla J. Thornton, acting first sergeant, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, was appointed to the California Veteran’s Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on February 11, 2016. As a veteran, member of a military organization, and California resident, Thornton met the requirements to serve on the board and applied in 2012. It wasn’t…

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Free resources available for all Veterans in need or at risk

Posted September 25, 2015 by

Below you will find a list of free resources and programs for veterans. All links are current as of September 1, 2015. You can visit www.TADPGS.com to enter your resume and review the available jobs. If there any that you feel you are qualified for, apply immediately on the website. You can join the Linkedin…

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VA partners with PGA to support PGA HOPE Program for Veterans with disabilities

Posted March 11, 2016 by by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs public affairs

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with PGA REACH, the philanthropic arm of PGA of America, to bring a specialized golf program to disabled Veterans. The program, PGA HOPE – Helping Our Patriots Everywhere, is a therapeutic program to aid in the rehabilitation process for disabled Veterans. The purpose of PGA…

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VA launches new no-cost training programs

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials (www.va.gov) WASHINGTON –  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) August 5 launched two new no-cost training programs, Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning Hubs, to help transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans from all eras learn skills, earn credentials, and advance in civilian…

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Retired Air Force, RAO staff member passes

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Courtesy photo/Linda Brown The March Air Reserve Base Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of longtime staff member and retired Senior Master Sgt. William Brown following his recent passing. After retiring from the Air Force following 27 years of service, Brown continued to serve his…

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