Yearly Archives: 2014

INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future | Veterans for Common Sense

Veterans for Common Sense is proud to be a supporter of the Incentives for our Nation’s Veterans in Energy Sustainability Technologies (INVEST) Act, H.R. 5494.   ***** SOURCE:  Huffington Post, Nov. 10, 2014: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-barbara-lee/invest-in-our-veterans–o_b_6136436.html INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future … Continue reading

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VA Announces Camp LeJeune Medical Reimbursement Program | Veterans for Common Sense

  Did you live at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between 1957-87? Veterans and their families who lived at the U.S. Marine Corps base and were potentially affected by contaminated water may be eligible for VA health benefits.  Learn … Continue reading

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AUSTIN STATESMAN: Congress to Probe VA Research Program | Veterans for Common Sense

A Congressional committee has begun a probe of VA’s failed health research program, according to news from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper that helps show the critically important role of the media in holding VA accountable.   [Austin American-Statesman, “Congress to probe VA … Continue reading

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Pentagon Report Calls Climate Change a “National Security Threat Multiplier” | Veterans for Common Sense

The Pentagon released a landmark report this week, “asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as … Continue reading

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Ex-Chair of Federal Gulf War Panel Says Concerns Remain | Veterans for Common Sense

The recently “rotated out” chairman of the federal panel charged with overseeing health research related to veterans of the 1991 Gulf War was quoted extensively today in an Arizona Republic news article, expressing reasoned concerns regarding the approach of VA … Continue reading

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VCS in the News: Guarded Optimism on New VA Secretary, Need to Reach Deeper | Veterans for Common Sense

As new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob MacDonald passes his two-month mark in office, the news media have begun trying to determine whether or not he is likely to be effective in redirecting VA to a more … Continue reading

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Gulf War Advisory Committee Letter Expresses Grave Concerns to New VA Secretary | Veterans for Common Sense

The following is reposted from 91outcomes.com with permission. *** “I ask you to please post … this letter RAC members sent to Secretary McDonald after the RAC meeting this week.  VA staff now controls what is posted to the RAC … Continue reading

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MEDIA REPORTS: The Beginning of Finally Some Truth about the VA | Veterans for Common Sense

After a great deal of covering up, retaliation against and intimidation of whistleblowers, media reporting, Congressional hearing and inquiries, and VA delays, denial, and more covering up, finally this week it appears as though the first elements of truth are … Continue reading

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VCS to Participate in Sgt. Sullivan Center’s Event: Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science | Veterans for Common Sense

  Having trouble viewing this?  Click here Sergeant Sullivan Center Reception: Honoring Excellence in Post-Deployment Health Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science:            Awards Ceremony 2014 “If you blow the whistle … Continue reading

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VA Officials Spun Inspector General Report to Make VA Appear Not at Fault for 40+ Veteran Deaths in Phoenix | Veterans for Common Sense

A new investigative report by the Arizona Republic newspaper has found that officials in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) whitewashed a report by the VA’s Inspector General regarding the depth, breadth, and scope of the healthcare access scandal … Continue reading

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