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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post
    I think there was a contamination problem at Lejeune in the past (water?), Doc. I know I read something about it a few years a go & my friend, a USMC Veteran had received a form to fill out as he was stationed there for a few years. Later today if I think of it I'll google it & see if anything comes up. My friend recently had a heart attack & stroke & is sort of out of it at this time so I won't bother him with asking.
    Yes, its about your response Top. I read it about it in MOAA magazine.

    Here is a link on it.

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    Introduced: S. 1359: A bill to make the National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass available at a discount to members of the Armed Forces and veterans. Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]

    Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2] introduced H.R. 2530: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased flexibility in establishing rates for reimbursement of State homes by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for nursing home care provided to veterans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSGDay View Post
    Introduced: S. 1359: A bill to make the National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass available at a discount to members of the Armed Forces and veterans. Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]

    Rep. Michael Michaud [D-ME2] introduced H.R. 2530: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased flexibility in establishing rates for reimbursement of State homes by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for nursing home care provided to veterans.
    The only congressional action I want to see is the fixing of this debt ceiling and getting this country's back on track.
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    July 15, 2011

    Introduced: H.R. 2559: To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to homeless veterans, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Ted Deutch [D-FL19]

    Rep. Robert Schilling [R-IL17] introduced H.R. 2570: To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the permanent and expanded authority for Army industrial facilities to enter into certain cooperative arrangements with non-Army entities.

    Rep. Dan Boren [D-OK2] introduced H.R. 2550: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the transfer of entitlement to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs by deceased members of the Armed Forces.

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    Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT] introduced S. 1391: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.

    That a Democrat proposes this blows me away. He actually _cares_ about vets?

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    Jul 21, 2011 - Bill Action

    Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL16] introduced H.R. 2619: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that law enforcement personnel charged with security functions at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers receive active shooter training.

    [Just think! The actually expect security guards to hit a target? What'll come next?]

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSGDay View Post
    Jul 21, 2011 - Bill Action

    Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL16] introduced H.R. 2619: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that law enforcement personnel charged with security functions at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers receive active shooter training.

    [Just think! The actually expect security guards to hit a target? What'll come next?]
    In this context, 'active shooter' refers to a subject that enters a facility and begins shooting people. In the past, law enforcement officers were trained to cordon off the area and wait for a response team to arrive, but in the wake of Columbine and similar they are now being trained to enter the facility and aggressively pursue and engage the perpetrator with the intent of stopping him before he is able to inflict large scale casualties. Check out the link - several of my buddies have been through the course, and describe it as great training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt Medic TXARNG View Post
    In this context, 'active shooter' refers to a subject that enters a facility and begins shooting people. In the past, law enforcement officers were trained to cordon off the area and wait for a response team to arrive, but in the wake of Columbine and similar they are now being trained to enter the facility and aggressively pursue and engage the perpetrator with the intent of stopping him before he is able to inflict large scale casualties. Check out the link - several of my buddies have been through the course, and describe it as great training.

    ALERRT: Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training

    hooah! I see someone remembers their MP training.
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    Jul 26, 2011

    Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6] introduced H.R. 2646: To authorize certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility projects and leases, to extend certain expiring provisions of law, and to modify certain authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

    Introduced: H.R. 2642: To prohibit the disposal of certain Department of Veterans Affairs land and improvements in the Hudson Valley Healthcare System.
    Rep. Nan Hayworth [R-NY19] introduced this bill.

    Introduced: H.J.Res. 74: Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya.
    Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9] introduced this bill.

    Introduced: H.R. 2654: To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide servicemembers increased protection during a funding gap.
    Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5] introduced this bill.

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    July 29, 2011


    Introduced: H.R. 2703: To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the uniformed services are entitled to refractive eye surgery.
    Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]

    Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY21] introduced H.R. 2711: To provide relief payments for non-COLA years to recipients of social security, supplemental security income, railroad retirement benefits, and veterans disability compensation or pension benefits.

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