VFW Action Corps Weekly, December 6, 2019



December 6, 2019 In This Issue:1. Remembering Our Fallen at Pearl Harbor2. VFW Leadership Visits White House3. House Committee Passes the IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act4. Citizenship for Children

December 6, 2019

In This Issue:
1. Remembering Our Fallen at Pearl Harbor
2. VFW Leadership Visits White House
3. House Committee Passes the IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act
4. Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act Passed
5. Senate Holds Hearing on Military Housing
6. House Holds Hearing on Military Housing
7. National Wreaths Across America Day is December 14
8. Atlanta Area TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries Have a New Option
9. MIA Update
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DoD to extend Commissary/BX/MWR privileges to Veterans, MISSION Act Urgent Care, Lay Wreaths on Veteran Graves



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National Wreaths Across America Day is December 14th

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that has coordinated laying Christmas wreaths on Veteran's graves every year since 2007. Their mission involves honoring and remembering Veterans around the holiday season. You can get involved and volunteer to lay wreaths!

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Veterans need Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) to access bases for commissary/BX/MWR privileges

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The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access for Veterans on Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.

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K9s for Warriors provides service dogs for Post-9/11 Veterans

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K9s for Warriors is a non-profit organization that provides trained service dogs for Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma related to their service. The group helps to end Veteran suicide and to restore dignity and independence to those who have served in the military.

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Continuing the Fight: Veterans at the CIA

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Veterans comprise nearly 15% of CIA's workforce, and the CIA continues to serve alongside our military partners across the globe. CIA, the broader Intelligence Community, and the American people benefit from the insight and impact of Veterans who bring to their work a wealth of experience and knowledge.

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VA MISSION Act: Answers to questions about VA's urgent care benefit

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There are no urgent care clinics in my area. What do I do?

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Borne The Battle: Wayne Hanson

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As Christmas draws near, Army Veteran Wayne Hanson reminds us to honor our Veterans during the holiday season. Every year on December 14th, Wreaths Across America celebrates Wreath Day by placing wreaths for fallen Veterans. Hanson discusses his work with Wreaths Across America and his desire to help these fallen soldiers be remembered.

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VFW Action Corps Weekly, November 27, 2019



November 27, 2019In This Issue:1. Secretary of the Navy Relieved of Command2. VFW-Supported Burn Pit Legislation Introduced3. John Lowry III Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of DOL-VETS4. State Progra

November 27, 2019

In This Issue:
1. Secretary of the Navy Relieved of Command
2. VFW-Supported Burn Pit Legislation Introduced
3. John Lowry III Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of DOL-VETS
4. State Programs and Benefits for Veterans
5. TRICARE Open Season
6. Holiday Overseas Mail Deadlines Approaching
7. Bring the Joy of Christmas Through Toys for Tots
8. MIA Update
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MI veterans can have voices heard, get benefits info at Listening Sessions




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MVAA HOSTS VETERAN LISTENING SESSIONS

Michigan Veteran:

You can have your voice heard and get valuable information on federal and state benefits and services that may be available to you at the first round of MVAA's Listening Sessions, being held through Nov. 19.

The informal sessions are free and open to all Veterans. MVAA Director Zaneta Adams and experts in Veteran resources will be on hand to provide information and answer questions on Veteran-specific topics.

Upcoming sessions will be in St. Johns, Detroit, Muskegon, Taylor, Warren, Bloomfield Township, Ypsilanti, Flint and Saginaw. For Veterans in the Upper Peninsula, stay tuned for more information on Listening Sessions coming your way.

For more information, call 1-800-MICH-VET or Andy Henion with the MVAA at 517-284-5228.

Thank you for your service, and we hope to see you there!
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