LVMAC Tidbit: Notice! DC Military Parade Cancelled

August 18, 2018

In the event any of you from the Lehigh Valley were planning on attending but did the get the word, the Washington DC military parade scheduled for 10 November to ostensibly re-commemorate the end of World War I was cancelled due to unreasonable cost.  American pragmatism prevailed.

Source: Military Times article

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As of 18 August 2018

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LVMAC Tidbit: August 16 Webinar to Empower Military Parents

August 14, 2018

[Editor’s Note: This is what is what used to be called a “late wire” before the days of high technology, but here it goes …  hoping this reaches you, if it applies, in time.]

Growing up as a military child has both its advantages and difficulties; and the military services have always depended upon stable families to help ensure unit readiness. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy has partnered with Penn State University’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness to implement what is called the THRIVE Initiative in yet another effort to empower military parents as they nurture their children. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Queen City 75th Anniversary Also Honors WWII Veterans

August 14, 2018

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LVMAC Tidbit: Department of Defense Toys with “Forever” GI Bill Dependent Benefits

July 21, 2018

Pentagon Announces Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill

Washington D.C., 12 July 2018:  The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to department policy on the transfer by service members in the Uniformed Services of“Post-9/11 GI Bill” educational benefits to eligible … Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit:  Getting It Wrong on VA Healthcare — How Our Media Fails Us

July 20, 2018

[Editor’s Note:  One of the more thorough, balanced and probative articles about the failure of the our national and local media regarding their reporting and conclusions on the state of VA healthcare in quite a while.  Also provides some insights on the thinking of our Congress and Executive; and the vested interests for privatizing the Veterans Health Administration.  Published by the Washington Monthly in its July/August issue. Worth reading the complete article.]

Journalists cover the Veterans Administration like it’s a disaster—but study after study shows the exact opposite.

Source: How the media gets the VA all wrong

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As of 20 July 2018


LVMAC Tidbit: DoD Erroneously Taxed Those It Medically Separated

July 14, 2018

The statement below is from the VFW’s 13 July Action Corps Weekly.  In the event this situation may applies to you, ensure you read the provided links for advice on how to proceed.  It is not widely known a special law, which went into effect in 2017,  was passed to help remedy the situation.  However, it has taken the Defense Department until now to determine which veterans were affected and how much they overpaid. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Desert Storm Memorial “Sited”

June 29, 2018

The decision ends a three-year debate over the best location to honor troops who served in that conflict.

Source: Desert Storm memorial to be built on National Mall near Vietnam Wall


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