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Monday, 05 February 2018
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- Monday, 05 February 2018

- Did you know:

- As military preps for new shutdown threat, lawmakers sound optimistic tone.
- Continuing resolutions jack up government costs.
- Trump meets with N. Korean defectors, among those who 'have suffered so much'.
- Mattis warns Syria: Stop using chemical weapons.
- DARPA wants to identify WMD threats through genetics.
- 8 Turkish troops die in Syria operation; Russian pilot slain.
- In Turkey, soaring support for Syrian offensive and rising anti-Americanism.
- Plan to relocate US air base in Okinawa gets boost.
- Tillerson praises Monroe Doctrine, warns Latin America of ‘Imperial’ Chinese ambitions.
- Interview: Former Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Trump, Syria and NKorea.
- SMA takes ‘pinks and greens’ - plus a new maternity option - back to Capitol Hill.
- Army opens three more posts to women in infantry, armor.
- Marines seek young, tough recruits in Super Bowl ad.
- Khakis at sea? The Navy’s plan for a new operational uniform.
- First female student at JU to earn submarine officer post.
- Wilson: Air Force to bolster 'high-end' fighting capabilities.
- Air Force responds to reports that its newest gunship is having problems with its big guns.
- Sexual Assault Risks In The US Military: Deployed Vs. Non-Deployed Service Women.
- Vets use podcasts to bridge the civilian-military divide.
- Veteran unemployment hit record low in 2017.
- Federal workers on edge over Trump call for firing power.
- Senate committee aims to solidify VA Choice reforms.
- Sen. Tester: ‘Now is the year Shulkin really needs to perform’.
- An overlooked bipartisan success story in 2017: VA reform.
- VA should drop Lincoln quote as official motto, group says.
- VA disregards request to make agency motto gender-neutral.
- Second Lady Karen Pence Advocates Art Therapy for Wounded Warriors .
- VA Will Provide In-Home Care for Iraq Veteran.
- Nation’s first Virtual Living Room Telehealth Center brings unique care to Appalachian Veterans.
- Ketamine could help Veterans with PTSD, but clinics may be jumping the gun.
- CBD is not marijuana.
- Legislation Would Expand Veterans’ Access to Counseling.
- VA hospital director in Oregon removed as agency vows to crackdown on troubled facilities.
- VA” Leadership change a necessary step to improve Veteran care.
- Veterans Group reacts to exit of Roseburg VA Director.
- Washington DC Medical Center Listed as ‘High Risk,’ ‘Low Performing.
- 3 of Tennessee’s VA hospitals part of ‘aggressive’ improvements plan.
- 1-star El Paso VA in ‘aggressive new’ national improvement plan.
- Memphis, Jackson VA centers targeted for ‘aggressive’ improvements.
- Michiana Veterans enjoying improved VA service.
- VA announces aggressive new approach for low-performing medical centers .
- Cellphone radiation study finds more questions than answers .
- 11,000 disable student Veterans left without rent and expense money due to computer glitch.
- There’s an app for that – but getting access to Apple Health for Military and Vets is a long shot.
- New tool help Veterans seeking to upgrade military discharge.
- Veterans Journal: New online tool helps Veterans upgrade discharge status.
- Veterans Affairs Wasted Closer to $2 Billion On Failed IT Projects.
- Four Chaplains Day marks anniversary of heroic chaplains’ last sacrifice for others.
- Heroes-turned-actors: 3 stars of ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ talk about their roles of a lifetime.
- Veterans take part in the Wounded Warrior games in Minnesota.
- Retired Army leader joins Wounded Warrior board.
- Veteran of the Day – Dan Inosanto.


Did you know:

Heart Health Month: Stopping the number-one killer: As a cardiologist, the overall health of my patients is my priority and heart health a major focus. Cardiovascular disease, commonly known as heart disease, is often misunderstood to be a disease that only affects those in their 60s, 70s, and 80s. The alarming truth is it can also impact fit and healthy service members in their 30s and 40s. When I treated a young service member for chest discomfort after he had passed physical tests with ease, I witnessed his dismay as he was told he’d have to have a stent placed in an artery.


Stars and Stripes: As military preps for new shutdown threat, lawmakers sound optimistic tone. The military, along with the rest of the government, is operating off its fourth short-term funding bill since the 2018 fiscal year started Oct. 1. Some are betting against a Feb. 8 shutdown, especially if House Republican fiscal hawks and Senate Democrats are on board with a funding deal.

Federal Times Continuing resolutions jack up government costs. Despite their intended purpose of keeping the government spending at even levels while budget negotiations occur, continuing resolutions actually cost the government more money, according to government contractors who spoke at a CR roundtable with Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on Feb. 1, 2018.

Stars and Stripes: Trump meets with N. Korean defectors, among those who 'have suffered so much'. With just a week before the Olympic Games begin on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump on Friday sought to increase pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program by consulting with allies and highlighting the human rights abuses suffered by defectors from North Korea.

Stars and Stripes: Mattis warns Syria: Stop using chemical weapons. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a stern warning Friday to the embattled Syrian regime that the United States is investigating claims of its recent use of banned chemical weapons.

C4ISRNET DARPA wants to identify WMD threats through genetics. An office within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is preparing to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by developing a portable device that can identify exposure to a threat agent.

Military Times 8 Turkish troops die in Syria operation; Russian pilot slain. Turkey said eight of its troops were killed Saturday in Ankara’s military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin, while in another part of Syria, al-Qaida-linked militants downed a Russian fighter jet, then shot and killed the pilot.

Stars and Stripes: In Turkey, soaring support for Syrian offensive and rising anti-Americanism. On a celebrity gossip show here, the hosts recently projected the Instagram profiles of Turkish actors and pop stars on the screen and berated those who had not yet posted support for Turkey's military offensive in Syria.

AFP Plan to relocate US air base in Okinawa gets boost. Efforts to relocate a US air base on Japan's Okinawa appeared to move a step forward on Sunday (Feb 4), more than two decades after they began, with the electoral victory of a new mayor backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc.

Foreign Policy Tillerson praises Monroe Doctrine, warns Latin America of ‘Imperial’ Chinese ambitions. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have stumbled out of the gate as he kicked off a trip to Latin America by praising a controversial 200-year-old foreign-policy doctrine, warning of “imperial” Chinese trade ambitions, and touting the United States as the region’s preferred trade partner.

Defense News Interview: Former Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Trump, Syria and NKorea. From 1997 to 2009, Chuck Hagel represented the state of Nebraska as a Republican member of the U.S. Senate.

Army Times SMA takes ‘pinks and greens’ - plus a new maternity option - back to Capitol Hill. With an eye toward an upcoming final decision on the new uniform, Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey took four soldiers in pinks and greens, along with Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy, to a Capitol Hill reception on Wednesday to show lawmakers what he’s been working on.

Army Times Army opens three more posts to women in infantry, armor. In the two years since the Army lifted its ban on women serving in infantry and armor jobs, more than 150 have joined formations on two of the service’s largest installations.

Marine Corps Times Marines seek young, tough recruits in Super Bowl ad. For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Marine Corps will air an ad during the Super Bowl, using an online-only spot Sunday to target a young, tough, tech-savvy audience for potential recruits looking for a challenge.

Navy Times Khakis at sea? The Navy’s plan for a new operational uniform. The Navy is developing a new two-piece, command-issued uniform that could bring khakis back to sea for the first time in years.

The Associated Press First female student at JU to earn submarine officer post. Misha Chalkley doesn’t think about the fact that when she graduates from Jacksonville University in April she will be the first woman from the school’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps to earn a post as a submarine warfare officer.

Stars and Stripes: Wilson: Air Force to bolster 'high-end' fighting capabilities. The Air Force is ramping up its doctrine to prepare for the possibility of a “high-end” fight against its chief rivals and plans to add more than 7,000 airmen this fiscal year to continue growing a force that’s too small for the missions it may be called upon to perform, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Friday.

Air Force Times Air Force responds to reports that its newest gunship is having problems with its big guns. The 30mm cannon on the Air Force’s next gunship is having multiple problems, limiting its ability to track targets and maintain a full and consistent rate of fire, according to a new Pentagon report.

Science Trends: Sexual Assault Risks In The US Military: Deployed Vs. Non-Deployed Service Women. Unprecedented numbers of women have been deployed to combat zones in Iraq/Afghanistan following 9/11 and servicewomen now comprise approximately 16% of United States active duty and 19% of Reserve/National Guard troops. Since 1990, approximately one in four servicewomen report combat experiences.

Stars and Stripes: Vets use podcasts to bridge the civilian-military divide. Thom Tran was only four days into his first deployment when he was shot in the head. After his medical discharge from the Army, Tran found the transition to civilian life difficult. Having discovered how helpful it was to discuss his troubles with other veterans, he launched a podcast called “Battle Scars” last year

Military Times Veteran unemployment hit record low in 2017. Veteran unemployment hit a record low in 2017, creeping below 4 percent for the first time on record, federal statistics show.

The Hill: Federal workers on edge over Trump call for firing power. Federal employee unions are on edge after President Trump called on Congress Tuesday night to give agencies the power to fire federal workers at will. In his first State of the Union address, Trump praised the VA Accountability Act — a law he signed last year to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees accused of misconduct — and called for similar powers to be extended to all agencies.

Modern Healthcare: Senate committee aims to solidify VA Choice reforms. The Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee is slated to have a busy week tackling some critical healthcare issues. The committee plans to kick-start stalled negotiations on VA Choice reforms that petered out late last year after Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) introduced a counter bill to legislation that the committee previously approved with bipartisan support.

WFED (AM-1500, Audio): Sen. Tester: ‘Now is the year Shulkin really needs to perform’. Congress went all out for Veterans Affairs reform in 2017, passing bills to overhaul veterans’ education benefits, improve employee accountability and protections for whistleblowers at the department and modernize the claims appeals process, among others.

Washington Examiner: An overlooked bipartisan success story in 2017: VA reform. From the Grammy Awards to the Pro Bowl, it is an American tradition to start the new year by celebrating last year’s successes. These celebrations may seem indulgent, but they serve a purpose: to remind us about achievements that might otherwise be forgotten. Just like sports or entertainment, the end of the year dominated headlines when it came to what Congress accomplished (or didn’t) in 2017.

FOX News (Stars and Stripes, Video): VA should drop Lincoln quote as official motto, group says. Abraham Lincoln sexist and outdated? The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has received complaints about its official motto, which is a quote from Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865. The quote, which has been the VA’s motto for 59 years, reads: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”

Stars and Stripes: VA disregards request to make agency motto gender-neutral. The Department of Veterans Affairs won’t pursue a change to its longtime motto despite complaints that it excludes women and symbolizes barriers for female veterans within the VA health care system. The VA has had the same motto for 59 years: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”

Department of Defense Second Lady Karen Pence Advocates Art Therapy for Wounded Warriors . Pence has partnered with the Creative Forces Military Healing Arts Network, a joint pro-arts initiative amongst the National Endowment for the Arts, the Defense Department and Veterans Affairs, which put creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care at Fort Hood and 10 other military ...

U.S. News & World Report (AP, The Oregonian): VA Will Provide In-Home Care for Iraq Veteran. Facing a federal lawsuit, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that it had reached an agreement to extend in-home health care through April for a Springfield veteran with Lou Gehrig's disease who needs around-the-clock care.

Kentucky Today: Nation’s first Virtual Living Room Telehealth Center brings unique care to Appalachian Veterans. The home of the nation’s first Virtual Living Room Telehealth Center is in Appalachia Kentucky. A partnership between Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative, a Blueprint Partner of Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc., the Jackson County Public Library, NTCA and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington, Ky. is eliminating burdens for veterans to receive quality healthcare.

San Antonio Express-News: Ketamine could help Veterans with PTSD, but clinics may be jumping the gun. Blanca Torres winces as the needle pierces her skin. Nurses always have trouble finding her veins, Torres says, almost apologetically. After a couple more tries, Torres, a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, leans back in her recliner as ketamine pumps into her veins.

Washington Examiner: CBD is not marijuana. As a combat veteran who has spent more than a decade working with severely injured veterans, both while in uniform and with numerous nonprofits, I can attest to the devastating effect that the over-prescription of opiate-based medications have had on our veteran population.

Washington Missourian: Legislation Would Expand Veterans’ Access to Counseling. Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) to expand veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists passed the Senate by unanimous consent. Peer specialists can be particularly effective in combating the risks of suicide and addressing other mental health needs amongst veterans.

Stars and Stripes: VA hospital director in Oregon removed as agency vows to crackdown on troubled facilities. The director of a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Oregon was replaced and reassigned this week as part of an agency-wide crackdown on poor-performing VA medical centers. The VA announced Doug Paxton, who has led the medical center in Roseburg, Ore., since 2015, will be reassigned as the assistant director of the VA hospital in the Huntington, W.V., effective Sunday.

The News-Review: VA” Leadership change a necessary step to improve Veteran care. Doug Paxton’s stepping down as director of the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a step “aimed at improving care for veterans,” according to the VA. The official announcement came Thursday afternoon, a few hours after The News-Review first reported on Paxton’s reassignment to a West Virginia VA.

KVAL (CBS-13): Veterans Group reacts to exit of Roseburg VA Director. A veterans group in Douglas County is reacting to the exit of the director at the Roseburg VA. The Department of Veterans Affairs made an announcement saying that Director Doug Paxton was reassigned. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Umpqua Chapter 805, held a rally last week to show support for the VA and Paxton.

WRC (NBC-4): Washington DC Medical Center Listed as ‘High Risk,’ ‘Low Performing. The Washington DC VA Medical Center is listed as “high risk” and “low performing” in an internal agency memo and has been ordered to undergo monthly progress reports until improvements are made.

The Tennessean (USA Today Network, Video): 3 of Tennessee’s VA hospitals part of ‘aggressive’ improvements plan. Three of the Veterans Affairs' 15 worst hospitals are in Tennessee, and are now part of a plan to produce "rapid improvements" at the agency's lowest-rated hospitals. Announced Thursday, the plan includes hospitals in Nashville, Memphis and Murfreesboro, all three of which are rated at just one star out of five, and have failed to increase that rating in the two years since the once-secret ratings system became public.

El Paso Times (Video): 1-star El Paso VA in ‘aggressive new’ national improvement plan. The El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System is among one-star VA medical facilities set for an "aggressive new approach" for rapid improvement, the VA said. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday announced new strategies to improve low-performing facilities nationwide. The VA has 15 one-star facilities across the nation, including the El Paso VA and the West Texas VA Health Care System in Big Spring.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal: Memphis, Jackson VA centers targeted for ‘aggressive’ improvements. Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Memphis and Jackson are among the 15 lowest performing VA facilities nationwide targeted for “rapid improvements,” the federal agency announced this week. Many Northeast Mississippi veterans use the VA in Memphis, as well as the facility in Jackson. An “aggressive” approach to quickly improve those VA medical facilities was unveiled this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

WNDU (NBC-16, Video): Michiana Veterans enjoying improved VA service. President Trump promised Americans there’d be big changes to Veterans Affairs. And after passing the VA Accountability Act, veterans living in Michiana are seeing a change for the better. The VA clinic in Mishawaka opened last summer, and veterans we asked say things are improving.

Lake County News VA announces aggressive new approach for low-performing medical centers . On Thursday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced steps that it is taking as part of an aggressive new approach to ... Accountability for results: VA's Central Office will review each of the facilities quarterly, and if the facilities fail to make rapid substantial progress in their ...

LocalNews8.com Cellphone radiation study finds more questions than answers . Now, two much-anticipated reports released Friday by the US Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program add to the .... The early research Phillips conducted, as a scientist previously with the US Department of Veterans Affairs' Pettis VA Medical Center in California, was ...

The Washington Post: 11,000 disable student Veterans left without rent and expense money due to computer glitch. Monthly government stipends for 11,000 disabled student veterans are delayed this month, potentially causing the former troops to be late paying rent and other pressing bills. The subsistence allowance payments are made through the Department of Veterans Affairs as part of its Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program.

Federal Times (Video): There’s an app for that – but getting access to Apple Health for Military and Vets is a long shot. It sounds so convenient, as Apple products often do: an app that would aggregate all of a user’s medical records, from test results to medications, in a single place. And, in theory, the military and veterans could eventually be able to take advantage. But it might take a while.

The Fayetteville Observer: New tool help Veterans seeking to upgrade military discharge. The Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs have launched a new online tool to help guide veterans through upgrading their military discharge. The joint initiative was created in response to criticism of the review process, which had been deemed daunting or difficult to understand by some.

Providence Journal: Veterans Journal: New online tool helps Veterans upgrade discharge status. “Veterans who believe their discharge was unjust, erroneous or warrants an upgrade are encouraged to use the tool and then apply for review,” says VA Secretary David Shulkin. The Department of Defense, through a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has launched a new web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge.

Nextgov (Updated): Veterans Affairs Wasted Closer to $2 Billion On Failed IT Projects. The department misspent even more than government investigators initially believed in attempting to modernize its health records system. The Veterans Affairs Department blew almost $2 billion over three attempts to modernize the electronic health records system it uses to provide care to 9 million veterans.

Army Times Four Chaplains Day marks anniversary of heroic chaplains’ last sacrifice for others. It’s been 75 years since the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester was hit by German submarine U-223 while transporting 902 servicemen, merchant seamen and civilian workers to Greenland.

Military Times Heroes-turned-actors: 3 stars of ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ talk about their roles of a lifetime. Two and a half years after three friends helped thwart a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train, their story is getting told on the big screen.

ABC News (Video): Veterans take part in the Wounded Warrior games in Minnesota. The veterans, who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan, say the annual game is one more opportunity to show what wounded warriors can do. And I'm thankful that I just have a paper cut. Just a below the knee amputation. Compared what it could have been. It's a game of honor and a game of inspiration. It's not about us, it's about what we can be.

Stars and Stripes: Retired Army leader joins Wounded Warrior board. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith brings 33 years of military experience to the Wounded Warrior Project's board, according to a spokesman for the charity organization.

Dept of Veterans Affairs Veteran of the Day – Dan Inosanto. Army Veteran Dan Inosanto. Dan served from 1959 to 1961. Dan was assigned to Fort Campbell where he served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed the Screaming Eagles. He was also a member of the Strategic Army Corps. It was at Fort Campbell that Dan refined his skills and interest in various martial arts. He trained under Sgt. Maj. Henry Slomanski.

After leaving the service, Dan continued to study and teach martial arts. He trained with Bruce Lee and was commissioned in 1977 by the Dallas Cowboys to incorporate martial arts into the team’s training. Dan currently runs the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts. His former students include fellow Veterans and military personnel. Thank you for your service, Dan!

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