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VetLikeMe Weekly 12/27/2010

In 2010 an investigation was conducted by the Veterans Administration (VA) Inspector General’s Office into allegations of corruption and kickbacks of a VA Contracting Officer.

VetLikeMe Weekly 12/16/2014

By the time all protests are resolved, there might not be anyone left to take the reins of the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (“CVE”).

VetLikeMe Weekly 10/23/2014

- Lloyd Chapman is a nationally-known advocate for small businesses that primarily do business with the federal government. He is a contributor to VetLikeMe.

VetLikeMe July 24, 2014

A recent Gallup poll puts Congress’s approval rating at 15 percent (which is actually up six points since November).

VetLikeMe Weekly July 10

Submitted by Sarah Schauerte On Monday, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). On July 7, the President referred his nominee to the U.S. Senate. This, of course, comes on the heels of former Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation last month, which followed high-profile scandals surrounding several VA medical centers.

We’ve Cut Off the Chicken’s Head

Montel Williams says “It’s time we took the chicken down…”

We Have Found the Enemy!

War is Hell! Whether America’s Military men and women are fighting a war or trying to heal from fighting a war, it’s always hell because the war never ends.

Truth is love, so surrender!

If we are all interconnected, as Dr. Allen Roland believes, we have been (in essence) interning ourselves, torturing ourselves, spying on ourselves, and going to war against ourselves.

Obama Favors Ukraine Citizenry Over Homeless Veterans

If President Barack Obama was as assertive at protecting the property rights of the Los Angeles National Veterans Home as he is at protecting the borders of Ukraine, we wouldn't have 20,000 war-injured and impoverished U.S. Military Veterans living homeless and hungry in America’s capital for homeless Veterans.

Do ‘millennials’ have business acumen?

Millions of people turn to Twitter every day to learn about local news, world events, and to participate in live conversations about topics that interest them.

VetLikeMe Weekly, Edition 5.7 March 14, 2014

VetLikeMe receives dozens of emails each week that convey various points of view of the veterans we serve.

VetLikeMe Weekly, Edition 5.7, March 14, 2014–Feature Article

This report is part of the RAND Corporation research series. RAND reports present research findings and objective analysis that address challenges facing the public sector.

Are We Really Taking Care of Our Veterans?

When it comes to being on the wrong side of issues, those in Congress — regardless of political affiliation — have proven that they are fully capable of at least a modicum of success.

Microtech, SBA Strike Agreement

In the January 15, 2014 issue of VetLikeMe Weekly, we reported on Microtech, the embattled SDVOSB that was accused of abusing the SBA set-aside program for SDVOSB through its complex dealings with larger companies and improper representation as SDVOSB.

VetLikeMe, edition 4.6, March 7, 2014

Ranger UpA trend-setting lifestyle brand and veteran-owned company, Ranger Up, announces the next phase of its successful veteran entrepreneurship program that seeks new candidates and increased funding.

Master Chief Bob Hesser

A regular contributor to VetLikeMe in our early days, Master Chief Robert Hesser passed away Friday, 21 February 2014. A tireless advocate for SDVOSB, Bob Hesser had a lasting effect on the often rocky turf of veteran-owned business.

The Cost of Freedom and SDVOSB

There are few people on earth who understand total commitment like the present and former members of United States Armed Forces.

Shinseki Must Fire VA Director Beiter or Obama Must Fire Him!

Donna Beiter, executive director of the Los Angeles VA must be fired posthaste because serious misconduct is her Modus Operandi and it flows downhill.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 27, 2013

Last week, the city of Phoenix made a startling announcement. The Arizona capital had previously identified 222 chronically homeless veterans living in the city, more than half of them veterans of the Vietnam War.

Veterans Groups Say Military Cuts Should Prompt Obama Budget Veto

Two veterans groups demanded Thursday that President Obama veto the budget bill Congress passed earlier this week, saying that the cuts to military retirement benefits — which even the bill’s authors now admit were a partial mistake — are an insult to former troops.

Veterans Waiting on New Payday Promise

Wednesday was supposed to be payday---again---for veterans in the Salem area working for Tim Leatherby of Leatherby Tools.

Senators Fight Cuts to Veteran Benefits Ahead of Key Budget Test...

Republican senators were making a last-ditch bid to undo cuts to military retiree benefits in the House-passed budget deal ahead of a crucial test vote Tuesday morning in the Senate.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 17, 2013

Dr. Ron Pekala, a VA researcher, helps his patients find happiness and is concerned about how the holiday blues affect them. He helps them understand happiness and what it takes to be happy.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 13, 2013

“Big data” and “data analytics” are hot topics in government and industry, but how much do they affect the care that Veterans receive at VA?

VA Chaplain and Former Anglican Ordained a Catholic Priest

Father Bill Cantrell, a chaplain in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a former Anglican priest, was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday, December 7, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

VA Progress on Claims Backlog Highlighted during Congressional Testimony

At a hearing today before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Under Secretary for Benefits, Allison A. Hickey, outlined progress made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in reducing the backlog of Veterans’ disability compensation and pension claims by 36 percent since March -- attributing the success to the combined impact of VBA's transformation initiatives and increased employee productivity.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 09, 2013

If you'd like your health coverage to begin January 1, 2014, be sure to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace by December 23, 2013.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 07, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently posted an alert on its Facebook page warning of a marketing scam targeting veterans.

Process for Complex VA Claims Examined at House Hearing

The House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing today to examine the VA’s process for adjudicating complex disability claims.

VA and Defense Chiefs Confront Reality of 700,000 Incarcerated Veterans

The conference, sponsored by the Justice for Vets division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, focuses on veterans involved in the criminal justice system as a result of substance abuse and mental health problems.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 04, 2013

Ten years ago, My HealtheVet began as an electronic health record (EHR) pilot program with 7,000 users nationwide. Today, more than 2.5 million registered users actively participate in their health care using My HealtheVet.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 03, 2013

Flu is no common cold. Thousands die from it. Are you in a high risk group? Over 50? Diabetes? Read about it in this article and learn how to protect yourself and your family.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 02, 2013

Did you know that 6.1 million Veterans live and work in America’s rural communities, and half of those Veterans are enrolled for VA health care?

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 27, 2013

The holiday season is upon us and many of us open our hearts — and our wallets—this time of year. However, the holidays are also a prime time for online fraud and phishing scams.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 25, 2013

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, check out some travel resources to help you keep up with traffic conditions and airport delays and get through the airport security line faster.

Disabled Vets National Foundation Launches Website Featuring Benefits

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is pleased to announce its newly redesigned website, which is now live at www.dvnf.org.

VA and HUD Announce Twenty-Four Percent Reduction in Vets Homelessness since...

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that a new national report shows a 24 percent reduction in homelessness among Veterans since 2010.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 19, 2013

Find more photos from the graduation here. Thirteen happy and formerly homeless Veterans were the center of attention at a graduation ceremony for the 2013 Homeless Veterans Apprenticeship Program class Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C. The graduates had just completed …

JOB FAIR- MLT Systems Seeking for Qualified Professionals

MLT Systems and our strategic partners are seeking qualified professionals for several opportunities, including GCSS-MC.

Veterans’ Panel Advances Health Care, Jobs and Other Legislation

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today advanced legislation to expand access to health care and dental care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.