FROM WASHINGTON:

News for the Enlisted  Monday Sept. 1, 2014

 

Now are the dog days of summer in Washington DC. The town is emptying for Labor Day events (hope all of you are going to do something festive). And federal Departments and Agencies are putting out stories that they hope will be covered during these slow news days. (As you can see some of them are interesting.)

 

Please remember that there is still time to plan to come down to TREA’s National Convention in Norfolk Virginia. It would be grand for us in the Washington Office to get to talk to you directly about what is going on in DC and what your thoughts and needs are. If you can, please come. It should be both useful and great fun.

 

Employers are Looking for Veteran Applicants Online: Are You Ready to Connect?

President Obama Announces Executive Orders on Veteran Access to Mental Health, Veteran Suicide, and More

VA’s Inspector General’s Report on Hidden Medical Appointment Delays Does Not Find That Delays Caused Death; Did Cause Misery.

VA Releases New Version of GI Bill® Comparison Tool

DoD Has said NO to the Ice Bucket Challenge

Student Veterans Receive New Protections

HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veterans Homelessness Since 2010

 

Click Here to view full Update

 

 

 

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TSCL - Trustee Positions Openings

All Veterans Eligible for VA Dental Coverage

There are two vacancies opening up on The Senior Citizens League Board of Trustees.  These vacancies will be filled at the TREA National Convention in September.  Candidates need not attend to be considered.  The candidates selected will be notified either in person, if at the convention, or by the telephone number or email address provided on the TREA Form 100-3MT they submitted.  Resumes will be accepted until the day before the start of TREAs National Convention. Please submit resumes on-line or send to tammyc@trea.org and/or sbenton@tsclhq.org .

 

Please contact Shannon Benton at 1-800-333-8725 with any questions you may have.

 

Together - Defending The Earned Benefits of America’s Senior Citizens!

The U. S. Government has authorized a national dental insurance program for Veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care and individuals  enrolled in VA's CHAMPVA program.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/04/14/all-veterans-eligible-for-va-dental-coverage/

 

VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members enrolled in(CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance now. There are no eligibility limitations based on service-connected disability rating or enrollment priority assignment. Complete an application on-line through either Delta Dental: www.deltadentalvadip.org, or

MetLife: www.metlife.com/vadip

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