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Retiree and Veteran Affairs News

February 17, 2017
Feb. 17, 2017 A list of the 100 most “influential and impactful” people supporting veterans in 2016 includes 45 Army-related names, including two Medal of Honor recipients, a professional football player, and the billionaire who withdrew from...
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December 22, 2016
DEAL REACHED ON 2017 NDAA A halt to the drawdown of Soldiers was only one of the items AUSA cheered as the details of a negotiated annual defense policy bill were released. The topline for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2017 is...
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November 28, 2016
AUSA ASKS CONGRESS TO QUICKLY PASS DEFENSE BUDGET The Association of the U.S. Army has joined other defense-related associations in urging Congress to pass a complete and fully funded 2017 defense budget before the end of the calendar year, and not...
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October 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2016 VA Streamlining Process for Medical/Surgical Purchases Changes will improve efficiency, supply management, and bottom line . WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking a major step toward...
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September 28, 2016
DEFENSE SPENDING STALLED AGAIN It’s a 99.9% probability that Congress will pass a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government running past the Oct. 1 deadline. How they reach their goal is the billion dollar question. Any optimism the Senate...
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August 25, 2016
DoD Official: We Want You Back in our Hospitals According to a report in Military.com, “Shifting military family members back into military hospitals and clinics for health care is a top priority …” for the Defense Health Agency. For many years,...
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July 18, 2016
WHERE WE STAND House and Senate conference negotiations on the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill are underway. Lawmakers on committees that share jurisdiction on some provisions offered their views in a closed-door meeting with the leaders of...
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June 14, 2016
GEN Sullivan of AUSA Honored Retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan was honored June 9 during a speech in the House of Representatives as he prepares to step down after more than 18 years as president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army. “I...
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May 26, 2016
MILITARY HEALTH CARE REFORM DETAILS RELEASED BY SENATE Now that the Senate Armed Services Committee has approved its version of the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2017, we have a clearer picture of what direction they are taking with respect...
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April 26, 2016
BUDGET INDECISION LEAVES A RESTLESS ARMY April 12th, 2016 10:44 AM By Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, U.S. Army retired Our nation’s security and the lives of our soldiers are being put at risk by clinging to the notion that playing political games with...