Navy Stories Of Heroism: Read Our Memorial Day Tribute
“On June 1, 1813, James Lawrence was just two months removed from being promoted to Captain when his frigate – the USS Chesapeake – encountered the blockading Royal Navy frigate Shannon on his way to Boston. By this point, the United States of America was just 37 years old, and the War of 1812 presented a grave threat to the fledgling nation. Lawrence knew his duty, and he engaged the Shannon in one of the fiercest battles in U.S. Navy history.” Read more.
House Unanimously Passes Blue Water Navy, But Concerns Remain
A recent article noted that not everyone is satisfied by the recent passage of HR 299 due to language that would unnecessarily limit the number of veterans who would have access to care under the bill. Several organizations, including AUSN, have raised issue with the language, which we feel would limit the scope of the Procopio court decision earlier this year and potentially deny tens of thousands of veterans the coverage they deserve. However, we are optimistic that the Senate version will include more favorable language if and when it passes.
VA, Microsoft Partner To Improve Rural Health Care Access
The Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Microsoft to improve access to health care for veterans located in rural areas, of which there are an estimated 4.7 million. The VA and Microsoft would seek to accomplish this by “identifying opportunities to extend broadband internet connectivity to underserved rural Veteran communities,” according to a statement. Learn more about the initiative here