Thank you Operation Stand Together!
Thank you to everyone who turned out for Operation Stand Together on May 20, 2017. Vince Diem, you deserve to be applauded for pulling the event off! It was a great venue and it gave us all a chance to meet the people we have worked with and worked for. Special thanks to Erin Brokovich, Commander Wells, and David Carpenter. Your willingness to help keeps us going strong. Thanks, also, to CNN who sent a crew out to cover the event.Read more »
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Pentagon's budget concerns overshadow veterans' needs
Top Obama appointee says cost to notify soldiers of possible exposure to toxins too high By Alex Swoyer - The Washington Times - Sunday, January 11, 2015 Putting budget concerns ahead of troop welfare, a top Obama administration appointee declared to Congress that the Pentagon doesn’t want to spend the money to alert hundreds of thousands of soldiers who served at a once-contaminated Army base that they may have been exposed to toxins. “The cost of attempting to identify all these individuals, including the cost of media advertising, would be a significant burden on the Army’s budget and at a time when the Army is furloughing personnel due to a shortage of funds,” Elizabeth King, the Pentagon’s top liaison to Congress, wrote in an internal email to a House staffer in 2013. The email, obtained and authenticated by The Washington Times, was written in response to unsuccessful efforts by Rep. Paul Tonko, New York Democrat, to get legislation passed in the last Congress that would require notification to veterans who were stationed at Fort McClellan, inAnniston, Alabama, before it was closed for widespread contamination 15 years ago.Read more »