Vietnam KIA Casualty Rank Breakdown

Here is a list of military lost in Vietnam by rank.

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The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29 Annually.
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017: National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29 Annually It’s Official: March 29 Is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. (Washington, DC) – “Forty-two years ago on march 29th, the last American combat troops left the former South Vietnam, marking the end of what was then our nation’s longest war,” Yesterday, the bipartisan legislation, S.305, authored by Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), permanently designating March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, was signed into law by President Trump.” “The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 is the first federal statute to recognize in perpetuity the bravery and sacrifice of veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
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VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card
WASHINGTON
— Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.
This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.
Only those Veterans with
honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, and may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form to obtain promotional discounts and other services where offered to Veterans.
“The new Veterans Identification Card provides a safer and more convenient and efficient way for most Veterans to show proof of service,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “With the card, Veterans with honorable service to our nation will no longer need to carry around their paper DD-214s to obtain Veteran discounts and other services.”  
The VIC provides a more portable and secure alternative for those who served the minimum obligated time in service, but did not meet the retirement or medical discharge threshold. Veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, and who have a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) can request a VIC.
To request a VIC, Veterans must visit
vets.gov
, click on“
Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card
” on the bottom left of the page
and
sign in or create an account.
Veterans who apply for a card should receive it within 60 days and can check delivery status of their cards at
vets.gov
. A digital version of the VIC will be available online by mid-December.
White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed and Operational Around the Clock to Serve Nation’s Veterans
 
WASHINGTON
— Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House VA Hotline, first launched in June as part of President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reforming VA, is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve Veterans 24-hours a day, 365 days a year
.
The hotline, which became 24-hour operational in mid-October, is now staffed by a team consisting of 90 percent Veterans or employees who have a Veteran family member, and is in
response to Veterans’ requests
to talk to agents who could relate to their experiences.
The White House VA Hotline provides our nation’s Veterans with a direct, dedicated contact line that allows them to interact with highly trained, live agents to answer their needs and concerns,” said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin.
“Since the initial launch of the hotline in June, we listened to our Veterans, who indicated that they prefer speaking with other Veterans and Veteran family members, and we adjusted our hiring based on that feedback,”added Shulkin. 
“We’re proud that the hotline is now staffed 24/7 by a team of mostly Veterans or Veteran family members who have direct knowledge of their particular concerns and can use their experience to address them in the best way possible with the resources of the VA.  This represents a true win-win for Veterans and their loved ones.”
Since 24/7 coverage began in October, the hotline has served more than 10,000 callers.
Hotline agents answer inquiries, provide directory assistance, document concerns about VA care, benefits and services, and expedite the referral and resolution of those concerns. Agents undergo regular updates and training on VA services based on hotline trends and are assisted by newly implemented tracking software to help VA capture and improve its response, referral and resolution processes to best support Veterans.
The hotline can be accessed at
855-948-2311
and is VA’s first non-clinical, non-emergency around-the-clock call center. It provides Veterans a supplemental option to report issues if they are not being addressed through VA’s normal customer service channels.
The hotline’s agents are located at a VA facility in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Agents have access to a multitude of resources and contact information to help Veterans. The hotline
also generates real-time reports to VA experts who can help
address the specific issues of Veterans as well as make better-informed decisions on where program improvements are needed. New VA Veteran ID Card Stretchy Button VA Hot Line 24/7 VA Hot Line 24/7

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Event Flyer Event Flyer VA Offers Early Participation in a Faster New Claims Decision Review Process WASHINGTON  — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced  it is offering two opportunities for early participation in the new, more efficient claims decision review process outlined in the historic  Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 .   These two opportunities will allow eligible Veterans to receive a review of a decision on a claim much faster than the current appeals process. “VA is committed to transforming the appeals process,” said VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This is evidenced by the success of Rapid  Appeals Modernization Program which has seen over 12,000 Veterans opt-in.  In addition, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals has issued  approximately 46,000 decisions this fiscal year — nearly 23,000 more decisions than last year at this time. We are on pace to reach a  historical fiscal goal of 81,000 decisions.”   First, VA will expand the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP,) by removing the requirement that Veterans first receive an invitation from VA in order to elect participation in the program.  RAMP, which was initially launched in November 2017 as an invitation only program, allows eligible Veterans with a disability compensation appeal early access to the Higher-Level Review and Supplemental Claim Lanes outlined in the Appeals Modernization Act. By removing the invitation requirement, Veterans will have the opportunity to benefit from the new, more efficient decision review process, versus continuing to wait in the legacy appeal process.  As of March 31, RAMP reviews were completed in an average of 52 days.   Second, in May, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals will launch its Early Applicability of Appeals Modernization (BEAAM) pilot project. Under this project, the Board will partner with the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the California Department of Veterans Affairs to identify 50 Veterans who are dissatisfied with a recent decision on their benefits claim.  These Veterans will participate in a study that allows them the option of appealing directly to the Board or seeking a review in RAMP.  In this study, the Board will collect preliminary data about Veteran choices and experiences.   In October, the Board will begin deciding appeals from RAMP decisions using the features of the Appeals Modernization Act, specifically its new, separate Direct, Evidence and Hearing dockets. The expansion of RAMP, combined with the BEAAM, will allow VA to collect valuable data about implementation of the Appeals Modernization Act. 

The full House voted and passed 14 bill supporting veterans and their families

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A multi-day networking event for Arizona’s veterans will return to Phoenix 14 - 16 November to celebrate Heropreurs - veteran owned businesses and to support veteran employment.
, The VA Scheduling Accountability Act, which ensures that all
fulfill the
scheduling policies, requires the
VA
to report to Congress on individual facilities’ compliance
VA medical center
leaders from receiving bonuses if
, which directs the
VA
to enter into agreements with state veterans homes to pay for adult day health care for a veteran eligible for, but not receiving, nursing home care.
, The No Hero Left Untreated Act, which requires the
VA
to carry out a one-year pilot program to provide access to magnetic resonance therapy to veterans with
, traumatic brain injury (TBI),
, chronic pain or opiate addiction. Magnetic resonance therapy has been used successfully in he past to treat
,
PTSD
and TBI.
and prohibits
compliance.
their facility fails to certify
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Vietnam KIA Casualty

Rank Breakdown

Here is a list of military lost in Vietnam by rank.
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The Vietnam War Veterans

Recognition Act of 2017

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29 Annually.
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017: National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29 Annually It’s Official: March 29 Is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. (Washington, DC) – “Forty- two years ago on march 29th, the last American combat troops left the former South Vietnam, marking the end of what was then our nation’s longest war,” Yesterday, the bipartisan legislation, S.305, authored by Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), permanently designating March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, was signed into law by President Trump.” “The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 is the first federal statute to recognize in perpetuity the bravery and sacrifice of veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
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House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and related agencies, Chairman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Before the August recess,  the House Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs released H.R. 4355,  the VA FY2022, an appropriations bill which provides $124.5 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of more than 10 percent, to protect national security. 
https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/documents/MilCon%20Factsheet.pdf
;
https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr4355/BILLS-117hr4355rh.pdf
Chairman Takano Praises New VA Rule on Toxic Exposure, Urges Comprehensive Legislative Solution
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) praised VA Secretary Denis McDonough’s action to begin processing disability claims for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas in the following statement.
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/chairman-takano-praises-new-va-rule-on-toxic-exposure-urges-comprehensive-legislative-solution
Bost, Tester Urge VA to Improve Travel Reimbursement Program for Veterans 
The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make critical improvements to its travel reimbursement program for the nation’s veterans.  
https://republicans-veterans.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=5886
Tester Secures Billions to Support Military Projects and Veterans Nationwide in Federal Funding Bill
The Senator’s provisions to tackle benefits claims backlog, increase oversight of community care, ensure accountability for the electronic health record modernization program, and expand medical care successfully clear the committee.
https://www.veterans.senate.gov/newsroom/majority-news/tester-secures-billions-to-support-military-projects-and-veterans-nationwide-in-federal-funding-bill
Senate VA Committee Passes Sen. Moran’s Legislation to Address Gaps in Veteran Health Care
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee voted to pass the Guaranteeing Healthcare Access to Personnel Who Served (GHAPS) Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC) – that would address gaps in veteran health care to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is serving veterans in hard-to-reach places.
https://www.veterans.senate.gov/newsroom/news/senate-va-committee-passes-sen-morans-legislation-to-address-gaps-in-veteran-health-care
VA in a new research agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease,
https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/92682/
VA to start processing disability claims for certain conditions related to particulate matter
 The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas— if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.
https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5699
VA brings more appointees aboard
The latest Biden-Harris administration appoints three more leaders to the Department of Veteran Affairs.
https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5698
VA posts Under Secretary for Health job announcement 
Seeking assistance in creating a pool of viable candidates
 The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Under Secretary for Health. 
https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5695
VA Assistance to Help Avoid Eviction
https://www.va.gov/homeless/housingresources/index.asp
Veterans Health Administration
Challenges for Military Sexual Trauma Coordinators and Culture of Safety Considerations
https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-20-01979-199.pdf
 
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